We've got a special treat on this week's episode of the Tampa Bay 55 podcast! In the spirit of the virtual 2020 NFL Draft later on this week, commissioner Ryan Bass (CBS Tampa Bay) hosts our “Tampa Bay LV Social QB” Draft, centered around the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee’s three-pillared tagline: Forward, Forever and Together. Local professional franchises, official Super Bowl Host Committee media partners along with key municipal and community partners are "drafted" to one of our three Social QB teams: Team Forward (Will Weatherford), Team Forever (Derrick Brooks) or Team Together (Rob Higgins)!
Ep. 15: Super Bowl LV planning continues, Lightning’s Alex Killorn wants Dock Talk with Tom Brady and Bolts CEO Steve Griggs on giving back!
10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, join each other on Zoom to discuss the next steps in planning for Super Bowl LV, including Business Connect and the ambassador program! Today's pod was also an all-Lightning lineup, with winger Alex Killorn joining the guys to discuss his time away from the ice, when we may see hockey back and the popularity of his #DockTalk series and why he's pushing for Tom Brady to make an appearance! Ryan and Rob also welcome Steve Griggs, the CEO of the Tampa Bay Lightning, to talk about the generosity of the club during the pandemic, their rise to one of the best all-around franchises in sports, his background and how he came to work for Jeff Vinik and how excited the team is to be involved in Super Bowl LV!
Ep. 14: Tom Brady’s first game ball, OJ Howard on his new quarterback and Fox Sports’ Sara Walsh talks Tampa!
10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, join each other on Zoom to discuss the new Tampa Bay LV Game Ball campaign and the Elite 8 of the Team Tampa Bay bracket challenge! Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard joins the guys via video chat to share his thoughts on Tom Brady and the Bucs new jerseys. Also, the guys air a previous interview with Fox Sports NFL reporter and former ESPN "SportsCenter" anchor Sara Walsh, who is from Tampa!
Ep. 13: Zoom to the rescue, a Super Bowl LV update, plus Ronde Barber on Philly fans and Devin White’s Tom Brady fandom
We're back! 10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, join each other on Zoom to chat about the latest developments with Super Bowl LV and if there's talk of contingency plans (5:00). The Tampa Bay LV Bracket Challenge heats up (7:45) as we've reached the Round of 32. Buccaneers legend Ronde Barber also joined the podcast to discuss his favorite Super Bowl memory and the current state of the 2020 Bucs (15:00). The guys also welcomed in Buccaneers linebacker Devin White, who revealed his fandom for his new quarterback, Tom Brady (38:50)!