78 Bryant the Monday Night receiving starAntonio Bryant really did come out of nowhere to become the Bucs' go-to-guy during the 2008 season and this amazing touchdown pass in the Monday Night game in Carolina was part of the second-best receiving day in franchise history.
TAMPA SPORTING SUCCESSAfter the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl in January 2003, the Tampa Bay Lightning followed up with their Stanley Cup success the following June. In 2008, the Rays made the World Series and have had three other playoff appearances since. Now the Rays are contending in the AL East in spite of a series of crippling pitching injuries and the Lightning are one game away from returning to the Stanley Cup. So with these other local sporting success stories, it becomes more important than ever for the Bucs to return to NFL respectability this season and show that the Bay Area is home to top sporting performers across all three major professional sports in the market.