September 24, 2022

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Bolts add pressure to the Bucs to get back to the Super Bowl

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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates his winning goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates Ondrej Palat (18), Patrick Maroon (14) and Alex Killorn (17) during the second overtime period of NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

So if the Bucs didn’t have enough pressure to repeat playing in the Super Bowl, they now have even more since the Tampa Bay Lightning are going to the Stanley Cup Final in back-to-back seasons.

The domination of Tampa Bay sports continues into 2021, with the Bolts looking to repeat. The Tampa Bay Rays atop the American League East Division, and in this off-season, all the talk about how Tom Brady and the Bucs managed to win the Super Bowl and how they’re able to get back to the Super Bowl again in 2021.

This is good pressure for the Bucs. You just know most of the Bucs players are watching the Bolts and Rays. The Bucs see their city’s counterparts succeed, and this rubs off on them and vice-versa.

The Bolts and Rays saw the greatest QB ever come to Tampa Bay and lead them to the NFL’s promise land.

But with all this winning and success, it creates a mark on each team’s backs — A good thing and a bad thing at times. Right now, it’s a good thing. I don’t want to think about the bad thing. (Losing).

So when you’re watching the Bolts play in the Stanley Cup, just remember that the Bucs players are watching and are getting psyched for their upcoming 2021 NFL season.

Tampa Bay has a winning culture right now, and I must say that it’s one of the greatest feelings ever as a Tampa Bay sports fan!
Go Bucs! Go Bolts! Go Rays!