Tampa Bay 55
Ep. 31: The Super Bowl Experience revealed! 2.7 miles of NFL fun, and it’s all free!

Ep. 31: The Super Bowl Experience revealed! 2.7 miles of NFL fun, and it’s all free!

August 14, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, finally get the unveil plans for the NFL's first FREE and fully outdoors Super Bowl Experience, which will live along the 2.7 miles of Tampa's Riverwalk. NFL Events' Nicki Ewell joins the podcast to discuss all the details of the premiere part of Super Bowl LV week. Plus, Derrick Brooks on Forever 55 and the impact it'll have on Tampa Bay!

Ep. 30: Chopping it up with The Bam-Tino, Tom Brady as a neighbor and why you’ll want to pay attention next week

Ep. 30: Chopping it up with The Bam-Tino, Tom Brady as a neighbor and why you’ll want to pay attention next week

August 7, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, celebrate episode 30 with special guest Tino Martinez! The four-time World Series champ and New York Yankees legend discusses his Tampa roots, MLB's 60-game season, his relationship with Derek Jeter and what it's like to live near Jeter's new tenant, Tom Brady! Ryan and Rob also hint towards a big announcement next week. Tune in to find out why you'll want to be paying attention!

Ep. 29: Great Scott surprise! Goodell’s letter to fans and no, the Super Bowl isn’t moving out of Tampa

Ep. 29: Great Scott surprise! Goodell’s letter to fans and no, the Super Bowl isn’t moving out of Tampa

July 31, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, dispute the rumors of Super Bowl LV potentially moving out of Tampa due to the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's letter to fans. Rob also surprises Ryan with a "special guest" on the pod: USF football head coach Jeff Scott, who discuses his first year on the job during a pandemic, his team's march for social justice, the Bulls' outlook for 2020 and the upcoming birth of his son.

Ep. 28: 200 days out! Plus, the parallels of planning for 2009 and 2021 Super Bowls at Ray Jay with Ken Elder

Ep. 28: 200 days out! Plus, the parallels of planning for 2009 and 2021 Super Bowls at Ray Jay with Ken Elder

July 23, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss the 200-day milestone in the countdown to Super Bowl LV in Tampa, and if everything is still full speed ahead given the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Speaking of, Ryan and Rob welcome Ken Elder, Vice President of Partnerships for the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee, to discuss the parallels of planning for the 2009 Super Bowl, coming off a financial crisis, and the 2021 Super Bowl at Ray Jay in the new normal of COVID-19. Ken also discusses lessons learned from the past and why Tampa has become a destination for the biggest event in all of sports!

Ep. 27: You guys, seltzers are coming to Ray Jay! Plus, Tampa Bay LV’s Lisa Urban on how to become a volunteer for Super Bowl LV!

Ep. 27: You guys, seltzers are coming to Ray Jay! Plus, Tampa Bay LV’s Lisa Urban on how to become a volunteer for Super Bowl LV!

July 16, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss their favorite summertime seltzer as the Bucs make a big announcement. Plus, the guys welcome Tampa Bay LV Director of Community Ambassador Program Lisa Urban to the podcast to discuss what goes into the program, why people come from out of state to volunteer and how you can pitch in as well!

Ep. 26: Rob’s all-time favorite Buccaneer Cameron Brate finally finds time in his busy schedule to join us and Community Ambassadors assemble!

Ep. 26: Rob’s all-time favorite Buccaneer Cameron Brate finally finds time in his busy schedule to join us and Community Ambassadors assemble!

July 10, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, visit with Buccaneers tight end and Harvard grad Cameron Brate to discuss his affinity for the podcast, his recent engagement, what it has been like getting to know Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski and why attending Harvard wasn't as difficult for him as you might think! Ryan and Rob also catch you up on the current planning meetings between the Host Committee and the NFL for Super Bowl LV and we're getting closer to launching our Community Ambassador program!

Ep. 25: Teaming up to wear masks and Super Bowl LV host committee VP of Ops Tony Diaz on the jobs he’s juggling

Ep. 25: Teaming up to wear masks and Super Bowl LV host committee VP of Ops Tony Diaz on the jobs he’s juggling

July 2, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, catch up on zoom to discuss the Team Tampa Bay approach to mask wearing and why July is a critical month for sports, including the NFL. Plus, Super Bowl LV host committee's Vice President of Operations, Tony Diaz, joins the podcast to discuss how he's been preparing, behind the scenes, for Super Bowl 55, the future of youth sports events in Tampa Bay and to spread the love about his and Ryan's alma mater, UCF.

Ep. 24: Bucs WR Chris Godwin on Brady workouts and his new hobby, plus Rob’s viral vase!

Ep. 24: Bucs WR Chris Godwin on Brady workouts and his new hobby, plus Rob’s viral vase!

June 25, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, welcome Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin to the podcast to discuss his offseason, working out with Tom Brady at Berkeley Prep, his tandem with Mike Evans, what life has been like during COVID-19 and more! The guys also discuss Rob's viral vase, thanks to Room Rater! And what's on the horizon with Super Bowl 55 just 230+ days away!

Ep. 23: How to plan the Super Bowl of political events with Ken Jones and why July could be a big month for us!

Ep. 23: How to plan the Super Bowl of political events with Ken Jones and why July could be a big month for us!

June 19, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss the regional effort of Super Bowl 55 and how Pasco County will be featured! Also, Ken Jones joins the guys. He was the head of the host committee for the Republican National Convention when it was in Tampa in 2012. Jones discusses the logistics of planning a massive event and how it compares to gearing up for a Super Bowl. Also, July is gearing up to be a big month for announcements!

Ep. 22: WWE superstar Titus O’Neil on ending racism in America and a memorable unity walk with USF’s K.J. Sails

Ep. 22: WWE superstar Titus O’Neil on ending racism in America and a memorable unity walk with USF’s K.J. Sails

June 12, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, bring in WWE superstar Titus O'Neil to get his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement in America. USF's K.J. Sails and Jordan McCloud also chat with Ryan and Rob about K.J.'s unity walk and their collective drive to move Tampa Bay forward. Rob also gives an update of what's being worked on with Super Bowl 55 just over 240 days away!

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