3 Fun Facts About the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were established in 1976. That was a strange year. The Apple 1 computer was created in April of that year. It was Apple’s very first product, and the main complaint about it was that it bent if you put it in your pocket.

The Bucs were the first expansion team since the 1970 merger with the AFL to capture a division tile, win a game in the playoffs and host a conference championship. This all happened in 1979. It was like that one year you had in high school where everything went right, but the next year you couldn’t get a date with one of the lunch ladies.

The Bucs persisted and worked hard to get better every year. It paid off when they won Super Bowl XXXVII to wrap up the 2002 season. However, so far they have not been back to the big game, making them a Super Bowl one-hit wonder.

Some music writers say another one one hit wonder from 2002 is country music star Chris Cagle. But you can’t believe these “one-hit wonder” articles online. Cagle’s “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out” was his only song that charted on the pop charts — it peaked at number 35 on the Billboard 100 in April of 2002 — but he has had a ton of hits on the country charts. So there is no way you can call Chris Cagle a one-hit wonder. What, the pop charts are the only ones that register hits? Let’s be serious.

To give you an idea of the song, here is a country music singer from a local honky tonk singing “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out”:

I breathe in
I breathe out
I breathe in
And shake it all about

You do the Chris Cagle
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about

“Now that is country music greatness, friend. The guy is a legend,” said the singer.

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