The Tampa Bay Bucs hosted the New England Patriots Thursday night time for the most important outside occasion in our space because the Las Vegas capturing.
Individuals on the recreation stated the tragedy was undoubtedly on their minds, however additionally they stated they weren’t going to let worry cease them from having an excellent time.
Safety measures have been in place on the stadium for a very long time–individuals move by way of examine factors and there’s all the time a heavy police presence at occasions.
“There’s little or no alternative to get one thing giant into the stadium. I attended the Nationwide Championship recreation right here this previous yr and once more I felt safer within the stadium than I did out right here,” Janel Laravie, who attended the sport, stated.
Safety specialists say it is necessary for anybody attending a big occasion to remain alert and conscious. They are saying it is best to search for exits and discover locations you may disguise in case of an assault. Additionally they say to report something suspicious you may see to police instantly.
And as for the sport, the Patriots beat the Bucs 19 – 14. However the recreation wasn’t the one memorable second–the halftime present was additionally a particular one.
The Bucs honored their late proprietor, Malcolm Glazer, by inducting him into the Ring of Honor. Glazer joins different ring members Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp, and Mike Alstott.
“He was the workforce,” Alstott stated. “I keep in mind him each Sunday, coming in there, shaking every certainly one of our arms.”
For the followers, Glazer helped ship the workforce’s solely Tremendous Bowl championship. After shopping for the staff in 1995, he shortly turned the franchise from the “Yuccaneers” right into a perennial playoff powerhouse.
“He was the person who introduced Tampa again and received us all collectively–Coach Dungy, Coach Gruden and everyone–to construct that course of. I am so pleased for him and his household. This can be a particular night time, a particular night time for your complete Glazer household,” Alstott stated.
Glazer handed away in 2014, however his legacy of caring for the gamers carries on.
“If he have been right here proper now, he would merely say thanks, put his thumbs within the air, and say Go Bucs,” Alstott stated.