Brady to the Buccaneers means good business for Tampa Bay from food to T-shirts

If it wasn’t for the coronavirus then today you would see dancing in the streets from Bayshore Blvd in Tampa to the new St. Petersburg Pier. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have suddenly become a hot ticket and an NFL Playoffs contender the same year that the Super Bowl will be played at Raymond James Stadium.

The reason that all of Tampa Bay is giddy is that Tom Brady is officially on board with the Buccaneers. Yes, if you are like me, a Bucs fan since the team played their first game back in 1976 as a member of the NFL this is the biggest player addition in team history and could change the reputation of the franchise in a good way forever.

This is the biggest day in team history without a question. For the first time ever the Bucs are a sexy team that free agent players are calling the offices in One Buc Place and wanting to join the party.

For the record the former New England Patriots quarterback announced Friday he was joining the team in the start of what he called “a new football journey.” The six-time Super Bowl champion and three-time MVP agreed to terms on a contract Tuesday but needed to take a physical to complete the deal.

Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.