TAMPA, Fla. — Buccaneers super fan Big Nasty and his crew took over Main Street in Safety Harbor Friday morning.
They say there is no doubt the Buccaneers are Super Bowl-bound.
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“It’s gotta happen. This is destiny, just like my daughter’s name. This is destined to happen. Bucs are going to the Super Bowl, “Big Nasty said.
For the last six weeks, the guys have come to Bassano Cheesecake bakery in Safety Harbor, and each week, the Bucs have won.
“I’ve been coming in, sitting in the same chair (and) eating my Big Nasty Oreo Cheesecake. So that’s why we are here this morning. We actually made a mini-pep rally out of it,” said Big Nasty.
Also, in Safety Harbor, we found a house decked out with a yard full of Buccaneer’s decorations.
Sheryl Hollen-Hugg says as soon as the Christmas season is over, the Bucs gear takes over her front yard.
“True Bucs fans have gone through so much over the years. And to hang in there with them for these special times is just everything,” she said.
But not everyone around here is rooting for the Bucs.
Angye Fox lives in Tampa but is a huge Packers fan from Green Bay.
“I love my Packers. I also love the Bucs. So I look at it this way, whatever team wins Sunday, I’ll be excited. But I am going to be in Packers gear,” Fox said.
She’s heading to Lambeau Field and will be one of the few fans inside for the NFC Title Game.
“I’ve got my hand warmers. I’ve got my winter boots (and) my winter coat. I didn’t get rid of any of that stuff,” Fox said.
No matter what happens, Tampa is hosting the Super Bowl.
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We will find out Sunday who will be playing in it.