If the Buccaneers can beat the Chiefs this Sunday, the city of Tampa Bay might have a new name.
The mayor of Tampa Bay Jane Castor made some comments earlier this week and has reaffirmed that she wants to change the city’s name in honor of Tom Brady if the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl, according to BroBible. While she isn’t willing to discuss all the details of the new name of the city, she did give ESPN an insight and had this to say:
“I told him, we are not discussing changing our city’s name until he brings home that Lombardi trophy. So Tom and I will have that discussion in due time,” Castor said. “Yes, we will talk about that, changing ‘Tampa,’ since we are becoming a title town, to ‘Tompa Bay.’ We’ll have those discussions.”
Brady’s Tampa welcoming began when he was unceremoniously booted from a public park during stay-at-home orders in April. That led Castor to write Brady an open letter with a lighthearted apology for the misunderstanding, in which she told him, “Tom, it’s Tampa Bay. Not Tampa Brady. You win us a Super Bowl and we’ll discuss Tampa Brady.”
There's a lot of people who are rooting against Tom Brady, but I for one am rooting for him and the name change to the city of Tamp Bay! The Super Bowl starts at 5:30 on Sunday, on CBS.