Tampa Bay Prevails in Lopsided Super Bowl

Tom Brady, the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, won his record seventh Super Bowl on February 7. The Bucs blew out the Chiefs 31-9 in a much-anticipated battle of a more senior quarterback and the younger heir to the throne, but Brady showed he still had plenty in the tank. As Brady led Tampa Bay to their second title, he showed he still has more games and showed he isn’t ready to retire quite yet.

Brady has set records off the field as well. Brady has generated more merchandise sales for Fanatics, the NFL’s official e-commerce partner, in three hours following the Super Bowl win than any other player in a day after the big win. Even before the Super Bowl, Brady broke another Fanatics record with the most sales in the time between the NFL conference championships and the Super Bowl.

Brady went 21-for-29 201 yards with three touchdowns, and this earned him his record fifth Super Bowl MVP.

The Tampa Buccaneers held a boat parade to celebrate their championship win. Thousands of fans watched from the lining of the Hillsborough River. Brady even threw the NFL Lombardi Trophy from his boat across the water to a fellow teammate in another boat. Many fans and players responded with wild cheers. As the parade came to a closing, Coach Bruce Arians said the Buccaneers could easily repeat Super Bowl champions if the teams stayed intact. Coach Arians is determined to hold on to several key players for the next season.

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https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/super-bowl-champion-buccaneers-celebrating-boat-parade-75802725 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/super-bowl/2021/02/11/tom-brady-fanatics-records-super-bowl-2021/6726989002/