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Sunday, January 24, 2021

After the Green Bay Packers kicked a field goal on fourth-and-goal to go down by 5 with 2:05 remaining, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers never gave the ball back in a 31-26 upset victory to advance to Super Bowl 0x37. Tom Brady had the Bucs up 28-10 in the third but threw three interceptions to give Aaron Rodgers a chance for a comeback. The Bucs will be playing the game at their home stadium in Tampa.

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Unreal. After a decade of fandom misery... in a year+ mired by a pandemic, a few of my teams have managed to inspire hope and keep their city entertained in a large way.

Tampa bay = Title town.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-01-24 07:26 PM | Reply

'Tom Brady and the Buccaneers' sounds like a Brady Bunch adult spin-off.

So, football is still a thing? Huh.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2021-01-24 07:53 PM | Reply

#2

"So, football is still a thing? Huh."

Yes. Unlike soccer, it's a real sport.

#3 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-24 08:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hersey. Soccer is glorious.

Can't believe Green Bay kicked a field goal late instead of going for the TD on fourth and goal with 2:05 left.

#4 | Posted by rcade at 2021-01-24 08:53 PM | Reply

Tampa bay = Title town.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92

Congrats!

I heard one of the announcers mention this will be the first time a team has played on their home field in a Super Bowl.

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-01-24 09:15 PM | Reply

Not to quibble about sophistical equivocation over "sports," but at least there are no fat guys in soccer. If you crave watching tubby dudes vying for physical supremacy, sumo wrestling has that covered. If codified thuggery is your thing, rugby has all the bells and whistles. The current iteration of American football is a made-for-TV commercial production created to sell you watery skunk brew and car insurance, plus provide odds-makers another way to fleece the gullible. I find the only exception to my pithy observation is played on Friday nights. Some people in Texas actually consider it a religion.

#6 | Posted by dutch46 at 2021-01-24 09:41 PM | Reply

I heard one of the announcers mention this will be the first time a team has played on their home field in a Super Bowl.
#5 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

Yup, Minnesota almost pulled it off a couple years ago.

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-01-24 10:09 PM | Reply

Go Chiefs

#8 | Posted by hamburglar at 2021-01-24 10:18 PM | Reply

"Hersey. Soccer is glorious."

To all those who can't play a real sport, soccer is a hope that springs eternal.

#9 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-24 10:47 PM | Reply

I was so hoping it would be a Bucs-Bills superbowl so I could watch Brady make the Bills his Bitsh yet again.

#10 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-24 10:47 PM | Reply

soccer is a hope that springs eternal.

I'm not sure, but I think Lionel Messi makes about 5x what Tom Brady does.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-01-24 10:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But Brady's wife is worth 300 million, so he has a long history of getting paid less so the team has more room to work the salary cap.

#12 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-24 11:02 PM | Reply

Cuz that's how sports are supposed to work.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-01-24 11:05 PM | Reply

"After the Green Bay Packers kicked a field goal on fourth-and-goal to go down by 5 with 2:05 remaining"

Who do they think they are, the Philadelphia Eagles?

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-24 11:05 PM | Reply

#11

More proof P.T. Barnum was right.

#15 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-24 11:06 PM | Reply

It always helps when you can count on the refs to call the game in your favor at critical moments. Brady has made a career of it.

#16 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-01-25 12:20 AM | Reply

#16 that's cute, pretending that he gets more calls than anyone else. It's only because he wins so much that he is higher profile.

The dude is the greatest athlete to ever play any sport.

Period.

#17 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-25 05:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Michael Jordan. Wayne Gretzky. Lionel Messi...

#18 | Posted by hamburglar at 2021-01-25 05:22 AM | Reply

......aren't anywhere near him.

The dude is averaging going to the Super Bowl every other year of a over two decade career..... he is averaging going to the conference championship 2 out of every 3 years. It's insane.

#19 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-25 05:33 AM | Reply

He's successful. Not the same as greatest athlete.

#20 | Posted by hamburglar at 2021-01-25 05:45 AM | Reply

Pure athleticism. A quarterback requires intelligence, skill, a strong arm. The Lionel Messi equivalent in the NFL would be Tom Brady with Michael Vick's legs. Michael Jordan was much more explosive and dominant and aside from Pippen did not have the strongest of supporting casts.

#21 | Posted by hamburglar at 2021-01-25 05:52 AM | Reply

Of all the possible matchups going into the playoffs, Chiefs-Bucs was the lamest

#22 | Posted by hamburglar at 2021-01-25 05:55 AM | Reply

He's successful because he is the greatest athlete ever. He is proving whatever checklist people use to determine a "great" quarterback is laughable window dressing at best, and useless at worst. The guy knows how to win, in every situation. No one does or has ever done it better.

#23 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-25 06:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's insane. #19 | POSTED BY ABH

In a 21 year career, Tom Brady has led teams to the Super Bowl 10 times, 48%. unreal.

#24 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-01-25 08:14 AM | Reply

He's only started 19 seasons.......

If you ask any coach: Do you want the best arm? The most mobile? Or the winningest? They are going to pick winningest, all day every day.

#25 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-25 08:32 AM | Reply

There have been many many quarterbacks with skill equal to or higher than Brady for a time during their career.

But Brady has managed to maintain his physical skills for so long without serious injury and keep his speed, strength, etc at a NFL level into his 40s. That's the part about him I scratch my head over....how in the hell has he done that? It's sure as hell not about money. He could OWN an NFL team soon.

He's a winner, period.

As a lifelong Chiefs fan.....I'll have to start hating him again. I stopped once he left the AFC.....but he's back.

SOB!

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2021-01-25 09:36 AM | Reply

I'm not sure, but I think Lionel Messi makes about 5x what Tom Brady does.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL

Brady's deal with the Bucs is $50,000,000 for two years plus bonuses.

According to the Google Oracle, Messi's Barcelona salary was $35,500,000 last year.

#27 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-01-25 02:28 PM | Reply

"After the Green Bay Packers kicked a field goal on fourth-and-goal to go down by 5 with 2:05 remaining"

Rodgers could have easily run in GB's last 3rd and goal, which would have been the winning TD.

The right side was wide open.

#28 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-01-25 02:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Shady Brady is going to get crushed by Mahomes and KC.
Tawmmmmmmy better bring his officials with him, as that's the only way this will be a close game.

#29 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-01-25 04:26 PM | Reply

Man, there's some Brady hatey up in this thread. Whatever. Seems like he's done all right for an old man, even with the new team.

#30 | Posted by cbob at 2021-01-25 08:28 PM | Reply

Seems like he's done all right for an old man, even with the new team.
#30 | POSTED BY CBOB

Even without a win, I think it solidifies Brady as the best of all time. It was always the question whether he could do it without Bellicheck, whelp, Billy boy didn't even make the playoffs this year. Clearly, Brady was/is the difference maker. Add in the fact he was paid as a middle of the pack QB so that his GM could surround him with better talent just shows his level of commitment to winning. I was really wondering what Kraft was doing up there the past couple years with the lack of weapons for Brady to use on offense. It's got to be one of the reasons he left.

#31 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-01-25 09:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#31 | Posted by rstybeach11

Great points.

How many other players would have forgone huge salaries in the prime of the earning years so their salary-capped team could sign other talented players?

#32 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-01-26 12:52 AM | Reply

I love the "referees in his pocket" morons. It's completely false, but it's easy for them to prove it in their own weak mind.

He is the greatest to ever play. It's not even close. It's not even debatable. Just stop with the nonsense.

I should hate the guy right now. I am a life long Patriots fan, and he fled to another team. He had his reasons and they are good ones so I find fault with the Pats, not him.

Dude is a winner. All day, every day. If you can't appreciate his greatness that says much more about your pettiness than it does throw shade on his ability.

#33 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-26 08:41 AM | Reply

Calling him the greatest athlete ever is dumb and saying it's not debatable is dumber. He's an iron man who was on good teams with good coaching and cheating.

#34 | Posted by hamburglar at 2021-01-26 06:33 PM | Reply

I knew you were a Patriots fan before you said so, somehow...

#35 | Posted by hamburglar at 2021-01-26 06:34 PM | Reply

Riiiiiiiight. It's totally average to go to the super bowl every other year. Everyone does it! Is totally normal to go the conference championship 2 out of every 3 years! Happens all the time!

#36 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-26 06:44 PM | Reply

Riiiiiiiight. It's totally average to go to the super bowl every other year. Everyone does it! Is totally normal to go the conference championship 2 out of every 3 years! Happens all the time!

#37 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-26 06:44 PM | Reply

Riiiiiiiight. It's totally average to go to the super bowl every other year. Everyone does it! Is totally normal to go the conference championship 2 out of every 3 years! Happens all the time!

#38 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-26 06:44 PM | Reply

Riiiiiiiight. It's totally average to go to the super bowl every other year. Everyone does it! Is totally normal to go the conference championship 2 out of every 3 years! Happens all the time!

#39 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-26 06:45 PM | Reply

Riiiiiiiight. It's totally average to go to the super bowl every other year. Everyone does it! Is totally normal to go the conference championship 2 out of every 3 years! Happens all the time!

#40 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-26 06:45 PM | Reply

Riiiiiiiight. It's totally average to go to the super bowl every other year. Everyone does it! Is totally normal to go the conference championship 2 out of every 3 years! Happens all the time!

#41 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-26 06:45 PM | Reply

Riiiiiiiight. It's totally average to go to the super bowl every other year. Everyone does it! Is totally normal to go the conference championship 2 out of every 3 years! Happens all the time!

#42 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-26 06:45 PM | Reply

Riiiiiiiight. It's totally average to go to the super bowl every other year. Everyone does it! Is totally normal to go the conference championship 2 out of every 3 years! Happens all the time!

#43 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-26 06:47 PM | Reply

Whoa. That was some interesting Internet craziness.

#44 | Posted by ABH at 2021-01-26 06:47 PM | Reply

"Calling him the greatest athlete ever is dumb and saying it's not debatable is dumber."

Everybody knows Babe Didrikson was the greatest athlete ever!

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-26 07:17 PM | Reply

I'm looking forward to seeing whether Brady can pull a Peyton Manning and have a SB ring on two different teams. That is a whole new level of winning.

#46 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-01-26 09:02 PM | Reply

#45

What about Jim Thorpe? In my elementary social studies classes, he was arguably considered the best American athlete. As far as best player in a sport ever, Wayne Gretzky hands down.

#47 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-26 09:20 PM | Reply

What about Jim Thorpe?

What about Michael Phelps? Ali? Tiger? It's a silly argument.

#48 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-01-26 09:44 PM | Reply

#48

Good point, redial, as are any all time comparisons. At least it's something other than politics to argue about.

#49 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-26 10:03 PM | Reply

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