"It's the greatest thing ever, this is for our fans and our
players. It's awesome. Hopefully, we earned a lot of respect
- Coach Jon Gruden
"We've got the greatest fans in the whole world!"
Sunday - January 26, 2003... Tampa Bay Buccaneers win
Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego by a score of 48-21 over the Oakland
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
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
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.