Then, for a 10-year period, they were consistent playoff contenders and won Super Bowl XXXVII at the end of the 2002 season, but have not yet returned to the Super Bowl; thus the Bucs, along with the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets, are the only NFL teams to win their lone Super Bowl appearance.Over the course of 41 seasons, the Buccaneers have compiled an overall record of The name "Tampa Bay" is often used to describe a geographic metropolitan area which encompasses the cities around the body of water known as Tampa Bay, including Tampa, St. Unlike in the case of Green Bay, Wisconsin, there is no municipality known as "Tampa Bay".Tampa Bay did not win their first game until the 13th week of their second season, starting with a record of 0–26 (though the Bucs had beaten the Atlanta Falcons 17–3 in a 1976 pre-season game before their first regular season).Their first win came in December 1977, on the road against the New Orleans Saints.Their uniforms and "Bucco Bruce" winking pirate logo were designed by Tampa Tribune artist Lamar Sparkman, with colors drawn from the state's four major college teams: orange from the universities of Miami and Florida, and red from Florida State and the University of Tampa.They were one of the few teams to wear white home uniforms, forcing opponents to wear their dark uniforms in Tampa's 90° fall heat.The "Tampa Bay" in the names of local professional sports franchises, such as the Buccaneers, Rowdies, Rays, Lightning, Storm, and the former Mutiny, denotes that they represent the entire region, not just Tampa.The Tampa Bay expansion franchise was originally awarded to Tom Mc Closkey, a construction company owner from Philadelphia.
The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture, a non-profit group, launched these hearings to revive a dimming light on the issue.The Buccaneers are the first post-merger expansion team to win a division title, win a playoff game, and to host and play in a conference championship game; all three accomplishments occurred during the 1979 season.They are also the first team since the merger to complete a winning season when starting 10 or more rookies, which happened in the 2010 season. After a brief winning era in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the team suffered through 14 consecutive losing seasons."My real concern here is that we keep the issue alive in front of the American people even if it's only one state," Wilkerson said.
The commission has another full day of testimony scheduled for Friday.Various investigations, including a 60 Minutes report, tied North Carolina based Aero Contractors to CIA leased flights, so-called torture taxis, that transported suspects to secret prisons overseas in the early 2000s.