WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- According to ESPN’s Jenna Laine, Tampa Bay Mayor Jane Castor told Buccaneers’ Tom Brady that she would name the city after him if he bags the Super Bowl LV title.
- Castor also said that there would be a “Tom Brady Day” in Tampa Bay if the Bucs will be victorious.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Kansas City Chiefs for the Super Bowl LV showdown on Sunday.
As Super Bowl LV approaches in a few days, Tampa Bay Mayor Jane Castor joked that she would name the city after Tom Brady if he brings home the bacon.
ESPN’s Jenna Laine reported that Castor had a conversation with the Buccaneer’s quarterback.
“I told him, we are not discussing changing our city’s name until he brings home that Lombardi Trophy,” the mayor reportedly told Brady. “So Tom and I will have that discussion in due time. Yes, we will talk about that, changing ‘Tampa,’ since we are becoming a title town, to ‘Tompa Bay.’ We’ll have those discussions.”
According to Laine, Castor has already made a previous statement of poking fun at Brady to name the city after him.
In a hilarious apologetic letter to Brady in April last year when he was sacked in a public park because of stay-at-home restrictions, Castor wrote: “Tom, it’s Tampa Bay. Not Tampa Brady. You win us a Super Bowl and we’ll discuss Tampa Brady.”
The city is visibly excited about the fact that they would be participating in a Super Bowl showdown against the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs. As an NFL team, the Bucs did not even make it to the playoffs for the past 12 seasons.
And now, as they have Brady, arguably the NFL’s best quarterback with six Super Bowl rings, they have a chance of getting the title. The first and last time that the Bucs had a Super Bowl appearance was in 2003 (Super Bowl XXXVII) after defeating the Oakland Raiders.
The Bucs would have to go through the Chiefs with their superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who already has two Lombardie Trophies and becoming the league’s youngest MVP after starting his NFL career in 2017.
Castor also said that there would be a “Tom Brady day” if the Bucs bring home the championship on Sunday.
Source: Bleacher Report