Just like every other NFL fan base, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers faithful have forged a tight bond with their beloved franchise.
Over the years, Bucs fans have endured some of the worst stretches of futility in all of professional sports, from the infamous 0-26 start to decades-long playoff droughts.
I have been a fan for 25 years and there are so many, but Winfield throwing the ✌🏼is all time for us Bucs fans who have been on the opposite end of winning for so long.
— Dayle B Runner II (@DBuc89) June 17, 2022
But while the valleys for Tampa Bay supporters have been deep, so have the peaks, including two Super Bowl victories, and a long list of iconic moments that will live forever in the hearts and minds of those who cheer the team on every Sunday.
Fans were asked to share their favorite personal memories and moments in franchise history, and they did not disappoint:
There have been dozens. Super Bowl 55 was the greatest day of my life.
But an under the radar one, Michael Spurlock's kickoff return was pretty amazing. Never heard Rayjay that loud.
— RarelyEvenn (@RarelyEvenn) June 16, 2022
Our first Super Bowl win
— Drew Carlson (@DrewCarls0n) June 16, 2022
1. Ronde pik6 vs Philly. 2. Mr C invites Leeman to his own firing. 3. Brady boat parade. 4. First playoff win over Eagles, 5. Beating Lions to clinch Central, greeted by 1000s at Bucs Place. 6. Dungy firing 7. Ending 0-26 at NO. 8. Parcells leaves Mr C at altar. 9. LeeRoy HOF.
— rmayer (@rmayer2361) June 16, 2022
During the Super Bowl run in 2003, I was living in Tampa and my whole neighborhood went nuts after we beat the Eagles and Raiders. I was 12 and I loved that everyone celebrated together. People were setting off fireworks, slamming pans together, honking their horns, yelling, etc.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 16, 2022
Ronde’s pick to shut down the vet in 2002 NFC title game.
Scottie Miller TD before halftime against the Packers in the NFC title game.
Seeing Mike Evans and LaVonte celebrate a superbowl victory.
— Jonathan Stutzman (@dustdancestoo) June 16, 2022
I was living in NYC when hurricane sandy hit. My apartment had to be evacuated because a construction crane was damaged and hanging over it. That Sunday was the Doug Martin 251 yard game. I was so pissed about the evacuation but that performance made me forget it for a little bit
— Ray Grange (@RayGrange) June 16, 2022
When Bucs won their 1st Super Bowl! The pick 6 Brooks got!!
— Lloyd James (@LloydJames15) June 16, 2022