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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated their Super Bowl LV victory with a wildly fun boat parade through the city of Tampa along the Hillsborough River in front of thousands of screaming fans. From Rob Gronkowski twerking on the side of the boat to Tom Brady tossing the Lombardi trophy from his boat to the one occupied by receivers and tight ends, there was no shortage of memorable moments.
As the players made their way to the stage, many of them with victory cigars lit, the whole team was dancing in celebration after a well earned and historic Super Bowl win in their hometown.
Speeches were started off by the Glazer family, general manager Jason Licht, and head coach Bruce Arians, who emphatically stated that the Bucs were going to do it again next year. The speech was briefly interrupted as Vita Vea comically doused Arians with a cooler of water.
Arians went on to say that they’d win again next season by bringing back their top players that are set for free agency this offseason. Those players in question are Lavonte David, Chris Godwin, Shaq Barrett and Ndamukong Suh.
But that wasn’t the last we heard from the Bucs’ coach.
On the player’s side, things were kicked off by the linebacker duo of Devin White and David. While David spoke about how he wants to come back Tampa Bay, Arians interrupted him and enthusiastically stated, “You’re ass ain’t going nowhere.”
Devin White and Lavonte David give a speech to the crowd, David says he really wants to come back.
Next up were star wide receivers Mike Evans and Godwin as they gave their appreciation for the fans and everyone in the organization. That’s when Arians took the mic once more to say that Godwin wouldn’t be going anywhere.
It was the defensive line’s turn to speak next as a fired up Jason Pierre-Paul talked about how much he enjoys playing in Tampa, citing that he also played his college football here. Barrett went on to start a “World Champs” chant as he stated that he’s coming back next season. This was supported by his head coach again.
“You’re ass ain’t going nowhere neither,” Arians said.
Following some words from Vea and Ndamukong Suh, who Arians for the last time said wasn’t going anywhere, the party was back on for the Bucs even after the ceremony wrapped up. It was certainly a moment that Bucs’ fans will have on their minds for a long time.