Happy Birthday To The Tampa Bay Buccaneers


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate their 49th birthday today. Yes, 49 years ago today the city of Tampa was awarded the expansion franchise.

The Bucs started play in 1976 as an expansion team, along with the Seattle Seahawks, and played its first season in the AFC West division. Prior to the 1977 season, Tampa Bay switched conferences and divisions with Seattle, becoming a member of the NFC Central division. As a result of the league’s realignment prior to the 2002 season, the Buccaneers joined the NFC South.

Thirteen playoff appearances, eight division championships, two conference championships and two Super Bowls later the Pewter Pirates turn 49!

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