Super Bowl XXXVII Champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
"It's the greatest thing ever, this is for our fans and our players. It's awesome. Hopefully, we earned a lot of respect today."
- Coach Jon Gruden
"We've got the greatest fans in the whole world!"
- Malcolm Glazer
Sunday - January 26, 2003... Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego by a score of 48-21 over the Oakland Raiders
Monday - January 27, 2003... Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans staged a "Welcome Home" party for the team at Raymond James Stadium. Several busses and limos transported the Super Bowl champions through stopped traffic to their home field, which was packed to its 65,000-plus capacity by screaming fans.
The Buccaneers owner Malcom Glazer held the silver Vince Lombardi Trophy high as he ran onto the field with the players following behind him. He then thanked the Tampa Bay fans during the 25-minute pep rally, calling them the greatest fans in the world.
Tuesday - January 28, 2003... More than 100,000 Buccaneer fans lined the streets of Tampa Tuesday afternoon to throw a parade for the Super Bowl Champions. People turned out, some many hours in advance, to line Bayshore Blvd. and other streets to watch the team and the Lombardi Trophy-clutching Coach Jon Gruden lead the procession into downtown.
The parade terminated at the Lykes Gaslight Park, where a huge crowd of fans had gathered. Several Bay area politicians congratulated the team there, and Mayor Dick Greco presented Glazer and Gruden with ceremonial keys to the city.