Thursday, April 24, 2014
April 24, 1974: The NFL Awards Tampa a Franchise
On April 24, 1974, it was announced that the City of Tampa, Florida would be the home of an NFL franchise. There were many questions surrounding the team that would take the field during the '76 season, such as what division they would play in and what would they be called. Of course we know now that the team took the moniker Buccaneers, and have been playing ball in Tampa since the start of the '76 campaign. The Seattle Seahawks were also christened in '76 along with the Bucs as they each started their own respective eras in the National Football League. Both teams have suffered through highs and lows, and both teams have reached the top of the NFL mountain.