10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, serve as panel judges inside the pitch room for Business Connect, as two local vendors vie for a spot among in the program. You'll hear the powerful pitches from The Colorful Case (9:44) and Milan Catering (15:55) as they hope to land a contracting opportunity for Super Bowl LV. WWE's Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon, stops by to chat with Rob about Wrestlemania 36 in Tampa (23:30)!
10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, welcome NFL All-Pro and Buccaneers legend Gerald McCoy to the podcast! McCoy opens up about his growth in the city of Tampa (6:09), Lee Roy Selmon's legacy and what it has meant to him (7:00), if he'll always consider himself a Buccaneer (8:40), his NFL future now that he's a free agent (9:30), the moment he found out his teammates went to his son's senior night (11:30), keeping an eye on the Bucs from Carolina and holding his ex-teammates accountable (13:25), his charitable efforts in Tampa Bay (15:20), how being a father has changed him (19:42), what it would mean to come full-circle and play in Super Bowl LV in Tampa (23:30) and a fun rookie hazing story (26:45). Also, Jason Aughey of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission joins the podcast to delve into the hotel and lodging aspect of Super Bowl 55 (37:00). Finally, LaKendria Robinson, who leads the Business Connect effort for LV, updates us ahead of Tuesday's pitch day!
Ep. 8: Party planning with Jack Murphy, story time with Tampa legend Leonard Levy and Eric Hart on Ray Jay’s makeover, concerts
10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, get the Super Bowl LV party planning started as they're joined by Jack Murphy, president of Nomadic Entertainment Group, who is already in Tampa scouting locations for 2021! Rob and Ryan also welcome Leonard Levy, who was the Chairman of Tampa’s NFL Task Force Committee that helped land the city a NFL franchise, to share his memories of securing the first Super Bowl in Tampa and his relationship with countless NFL owners. Tampa Sports Authority President/CEO Eric Hart also stops by to rave about Ray Jay's improvements and the events coming to town before the Big Game.
Ep. 7: We’re 365 days out from SBLV, takeaways from Miami, Bucs COO Brian Ford on Ray Jay and making the Super Bowl a cross-bay event
10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, are back from Miami as we're officially one year away from Super Bowl LV in Tampa, which will be played on February 7, 2021! Buccaneers COO Brian Ford stops by the podcast to discuss Raymond James Stadium's improvements and what to look forward to for next year. Plus, Ryan and Rob review their experiences from Miami (7:00), including the halftime show and the NFL 100 commercial kickoff (14:00). Steve Hayes, the CEO of Visit St. Pete-Clearwater also joined the guys to discuss the importance of making the Super Bowl a community-wide event (20:30) and Rene Gallant from TECO talks about the company's excitement to be partnering with the host committee for the big game (25:00). Also, Rob gives insight into how technology will play a major part in Super Bowl LV (34:00).
Ep. 6: Goodbye to Radio Row, Ike Taylor’s 2009 Super Bowl splurge, Will Weatherford on co-chairing LV and USF’s Marquez Valdes-Scantling talks Aaron Rodgers
10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, say goodbye to Radio Row, but not before welcoming Ike Taylor, who won the 2009 Super Bowl in Tampa with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He told us the big buy he made after winning it all and his favorite play of that Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium (5:25). Super Bowl LV Host Committee co-chair Will Weatherford stops by to chat about his role leading up to Super Bowl 55 (11:09) and former Buccaneer Ryan Nece drops in to talk about what Derrick Brooks and the city of Tampa means to him (18:00). We're also joined by Jim Bunn of Raymond James Financial to discuss their partnership with the Super Bowl LV Host Committee (25:15) and former USF star and current Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling chats with Ryan about his time in Tampa and his first-ever meeting with Aaron Rodgers.