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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1976. The team has always been known as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – The Championship Record
One Super Bowl Championship:
XXXVII January 26, 2003 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21

Three NFC Championship Games:
January 6, 1980 Los Angeles 9, Tampa Bay 0
January 23, 2000 St. Louis 11, Tampa Bay 6
January 19, 2003 Tampa Bay 27, Philadelphia 10

Six Division Championships:
1979 NFC Central Champions 10-6 record
1981 NFC Central Champions 9-7 record
1999 NFC Central Champions 11-5 record
2002 NFC South Champions 12-4 record
2005 NFC South Champions 11-5 record
2007 NFC South Champions 9-7 record

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Home Stadium History
1. Tampa Stadium / Houlihan Stadium, Tampa
1976-97
2. Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
1998-Present

4. For more information on the Buccaneers, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Buccaneers' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tampa_Bay_Buccaneers_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Buccaneers' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the history of the Buccaneers franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 13 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 13 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Tampa Bay Buccaneers YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=IupM4HEMeiQ or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Tampa-Bay-Buccaneers-c132/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Buccaneers.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 19, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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