Super Bowl LV is coming to Tampa Bay, and the prep is already underway. Long before the teams score at Raymond James Stadium, thousands of hours of work goes into the making of the big game and the amazing spectacle that accompanies it! Tampa Bay 55, a new podcast, is YOUR exclusive all-access pass, behind-the-scenes with the deal makers, hand shakers, celebrities and athletes.

Listeners will go inside the planning meetings and hear firsthand from the people responsible for ensuring every detail is perfect. Our microphones will record the 55 weeks leading up to Super Bowl 55. They’ll be capturing not only what's being done for NFL fans -- but how organizers are giving back and making sure the spirit of Tampa Bay is showcased on the global stage. You’ll learn about that and other exclusive details right here on Tampa Bay 55!

The podcast is hosted by Ryan Bass, anchor at 10News WTSP -- the CBS affiliated television station in the Tampa Bay area and Rob Higgins, executive director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee. They will be joined by special guests weekly as we countdown to the main event in the heart of Florida’s gorgeous west coast! New episodes will be released weekly. Super Bowl LV will be broadcast nationally on CBS.

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Tampa Bay 55 Top Plays

  • Top Play: Tampa General Hospital President and CEO, John Couris
    December 24, 2020
    Ep. 50: 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss the excitement around NBA tip off in Tampa, as the Raptors begin their tenure in town. The guys also finish off 2020 with an update on the Forever 55 initiatives, including the addition of a new partner for Super Bowl LV in Tampa General Hospital. The hospital's president and CEO, John Couris, joins the show to discuss his excitement to be a part of the festivities, how his team has fought on the front lines of the pandemic and the success of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Rob also gives Ryan a not-so-thoughtful gift ahead of the Christmas holiday.
  • Top Play: Thomas Mantz, Feeding Tampa Bay President and CEO
    December 17, 2020
    Ep. 49: 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's visit to Tampa, his impressions of Raymond James Stadium and the thank you letter he sent to Rob that went viral. We discuss the league's thank you to health care workers and hear from Goodell on how safe the Super Bowl will be. Rob also discusses his five minutes of fame on TMZ and updates us on the formation of Forever 55's pillars. The guys also visit with Feeding Tampa Bay President and CEO Thomas Mantz on the important work to help families in our area that need it most.
  • Top Play : Matt Mitchell, President and CEO at Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCAs
    December 10, 2020
    Ep. 48: 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss Monday's mile marker of 55 days out from Super Bowl LV, capped off by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's visit to Tampa this weekend. Rob explains why Goodell is in town and the progress being on Super Bowl planning. Ryan and Rob also welcome GENYOUth CEO Alexis Glick, a former television personality, to the pod to discuss the Forever 55 Super School Breakfast Initiative, which will help feed students at 55 schools across Tampa Bay. The guys also discuss the birth of Ryan's jump shot at the YMCA with Matt Mitchell, the President and CEO at Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCAs, as well as the launch of the Super Kids Super Sharing program in Tampa Bay!
  • Top Play: Alexis Glic, CEO of GENYOUth
    December 10, 2020
    Ep. 48:10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss Monday's mile marker of 55 days out from Super Bowl LV, capped off by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's visit to Tampa this weekend. Rob explains why Goodell is in town and the progress being on Super Bowl planning. Ryan and Rob also welcome GENYOUth CEO Alexis Glick, a former television personality, to the pod to discuss the Forever 55 Super School Breakfast Initiative, which will help feed students at 55 schools across Tampa Bay. The guys also discuss the birth of Ryan's jump shot at the YMCA with Matt Mitchell, the President and CEO at Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCAs, as well as the launch of the Super Kids Super Sharing program in Tampa Bay!
  • Top Play: Jon Cooper, Head Coach Tampa Bay Lightning
    December 04, 2020
    Ep.47: 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss the final production week ahead of Super Bowl LV! We set the state for what's to come over the next 68 days, get you ready for Restaurant Week and welcome in Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper to recap the Stanley Cup run, life as a champion, December tee times and his charitable work! Ryan and Rob also divulge their Black Friday text thread, and the riveting UCF-USF rivalry, of course!
  • Top Play: Vincent Jackson, Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer - Part 1
    November 26, 2020
    Ep. 46: 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, hold their mini restaurant tour across Tampa Bay, visiting 7th and Grove, MR. B’s, Raw Smoothie and Flames Indian Cuisine! Rob recaps his first taste of Indian food and Ryan professes his love for honey hot chicken! The fellas are also joined by former Buccaneers wide receiver and hospitality entrepreneur Vincent Jackson, who owns Cask Social Kitchen in Tampa! They also discuss his military roots and charitable work with the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation.
  • Top Play: Vincent Jackson, Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer - Part 2
    November 26, 2020
    Ep.46: 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, hold their mini restaurant tour across Tampa Bay, visiting 7th and Grove, MR. B’s, Raw Smoothie and Flames Indian Cuisine! Rob recaps his first taste of Indian food and Ryan professes his love for honey hot chicken! The fellas are also joined by former Buccaneers wide receiver and hospitality entrepreneur Vincent Jackson, who owns Cask Social Kitchen in Tampa! They also discuss his military roots and charitable work with the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation.
  • Top Play: Stephen Bowen of the NFL
    November 20, 2020
    Ep. 45: 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss the progress with the community ambassador program and celebrate WWE's residency at Tropicana Field in St. Pete! The guys also welcome the NFL's Director of Game Initiatives Stephen Bowen, who played for the Cowboys, Redskins and Jets, to the podcast to highlight his role with the league, plus history in the making Monday with the first all-black officiating crew for Buccaneers-Rams. Which brings us to Ryan and Rob's stories of their, well, not-so-storied football careers. You won't want to miss it!
  • Top Play: Jeff Darlington of ESPN
    November 12, 2020
    Ep. 43: 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, celebrate the announcement of The Weeknd as the NFL's Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime show in Tampa! ESPN NFL reporter Jeff Darlington also joins the guys to discuss his roots in Tampa Bay, what makes a great Super Bowl, the link between Kenny Chesney and the Buccaneers' Cameron Brate as well as work-life balance. Ryan and Rob also discuss the possibility of the Toronto Raptors playing their NBA season in Tampa and why Amalie Arena is ready and willing to play host. Plus, big Forever 55 announcements as we're 87 days out!
  • Top Play: Tony Mulkey of the City of Tampa
    November 06, 2020
    Ep. 43: 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, continue to countdown, now under 100 days, until Super Bowl 55 in Tampa! The guys are joined by Tony Mulkey, the City of Tampa Special Events Superintendent, for an update on how the city is preparing for the Big Game and Ryan adds another request to his growing list! Also, Rob and Ryan update us on the volunteer count for Super Bowl LV's community ambassador program!
  • Top Play: Jason Aughey of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee
    October 30, 2020
    Ep. 42: 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss the latest rumors of a capacity cap for attending Super Bowl LV and what's happening 100 days out from kickoff. Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, a USF alum, also joins the guys to talk about the vibe of this Bucs team and what it would be like to win a ring in a stadium he's long called home. Plus, Jason Aughey, the Host Committee's Senior Vice President of Sports Tourism, stops by to fill us in on what's in the works for Super Bowl 55 and elaborates on the future events coming to town!
  • Top Play: Jason Pierre-Paul of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Part 1
    October 29, 2020
    Ep. 42: Capacity limit? Our stance on Super Bowl LV attendance rumors, plus Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul on Tampa’s run of success 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss the latest rumors of a capacity cap for attending Super Bowl LV and what's happening 100 days out from kickoff. Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, a USF alum, also joins the guys to talk about the vibe of this Bucs team and what it would be like to win a ring in a stadium he's long called home. Plus, Jason Aughey, the Host Committee's Senior Vice President of Sports Tourism, stops by to fill us in on what's in the works for Super Bowl 55 and elaborates on the future events coming to town!
  • Top Play: Erik Neander of the Tampa Bay Rays - Part 1
    October 22, 2020
    Episode 41: Call us the "Champa Bay" 55 podcast, plus the Erik and Eric show: Rays GM on World Series run and TSA boss on Ray Jay protocols 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, unveil a new (and hopefully permanent) name for the podcast, especially with Rays General Manager Erik Neander joining us from Arlington, Texas amid the World Series. Neander discusses his rise through the Rays ranks, this team's success and why this run is extra special. Keeping with the theme, Eric Hart, the CEO of the Tampa Sports Authority, stops by to update us on all the changes at Raymond James Stadium and why it's important to all stay safe as we get closer to Super Bowl Sunday! Rob also gives an update on this weekend's NFL site visit and more of what's on the horizon!
  • Top Play: Erik Neander of the Tampa Bay Rays - Part 2
    October 22, 2020
    Episode 41: Call us the "Champa Bay" 55 podcast, plus the Erik and Eric show: Rays GM on World Series run and TSA boss on Ray Jay protocols 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, unveil a new (and hopefully permanent) name for the podcast, especially with Rays General Manager Erik Neander joining us from Arlington, Texas amid the World Series. Neander discusses his rise through the Rays ranks, this team's success and why this run is extra special. Keeping with the theme, Eric Hart, the CEO of the Tampa Sports Authority, stops by to update us on all the changes at Raymond James Stadium and why it's important to all stay safe as we get closer to Super Bowl Sunday! Rob also gives an update on this weekend's NFL site visit and more of what's on the horizon!
  • Top Play: Eric Hart of the Tampa Sports Authority - Part 1
    October 22, 2020
    Episode 41: Call us the "Champa Bay" 55 podcast, plus the Erik and Eric show: Rays GM on World Series run and TSA boss on Ray Jay protocols 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, unveil a new (and hopefully permanent) name for the podcast, especially with Rays General Manager Erik Neander joining us from Arlington, Texas amid the World Series. Neander discusses his rise through the Rays ranks, this team's success and why this run is extra special. Keeping with the theme, Eric Hart, the CEO of the Tampa Sports Authority, stops by to update us on all the changes at Raymond James Stadium and why it's important to all stay safe as we get closer to Super Bowl Sunday! Rob also gives an update on this weekend's NFL site visit and more of what's on the horizon!
  • Top Play: Eric Hart of the Tampa Sports Authority - Part 2
    October 22, 2020
    Episode 41: Call us the "Champa Bay" 55 podcast, plus the Erik and Eric show: Rays GM on World Series run and TSA boss on Ray Jay protocols 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, unveil a new (and hopefully permanent) name for the podcast, especially with Rays General Manager Erik Neander joining us from Arlington, Texas amid the World Series. Neander discusses his rise through the Rays ranks, this team's success and why this run is extra special. Keeping with the theme, Eric Hart, the CEO of the Tampa Sports Authority, stops by to update us on all the changes at Raymond James Stadium and why it's important to all stay safe as we get closer to Super Bowl Sunday! Rob also gives an update on this weekend's NFL site visit and more of what's on the horizon!
  • Top Play: LaKendria Robinson of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee
    October 15, 2020
    Ep. 40: Foodies, this is for you: Restaurant week is coming. We also celebrate our future NCAA events and more NFL friends are coming to town! 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, are joined Lakendria Robinson, the Director of Business Connect & Community Outreach for the Host Committee, who has a special announcement on Restaurant Week in Tampa Bay, and how local owners can sign up! We also check in with our Host Committee COO Claire Lessinger on the upcoming sustainability efforts, progress on Forever 55 and her projects over the next 100+ days. Rob also fills us in on this weekend's visit from NFL folks and what they'll be in town for. We also celebrate our city's future with numerous NCAA sporting events on the horizon!
  • Top Play: Claire Lessinger of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee - Part 2
    October 15, 2020
    Ep. 40: Foodies, this is for you: Restaurant week is coming. We also celebrate our future NCAA events and more NFL friends are coming to town! 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, are joined Lakendria Robinson, the Director of Business Connect & Community Outreach for the Host Committee, who has a special announcement on Restaurant Week in Tampa Bay, and how local owners can sign up! We also check in with our Host Committee COO Claire Lessinger on the upcoming sustainability efforts, progress on Forever 55 and her projects over the next 100+ days. Rob also fills us in on this weekend's visit from NFL folks and what they'll be in town for. We also celebrate our city's future with numerous NCAA sporting events on the horizon!
  • Top Play: Claire Lessinger of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee - Part 1
    October 15, 2020
    Ep. 40: Foodies, this is for you: Restaurant week is coming. We also celebrate our future NCAA events and more NFL friends are coming to town! 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, are joined Lakendria Robinson, the Director of Business Connect & Community Outreach for the Host Committee, who has a special announcement on Restaurant Week in Tampa Bay, and how local owners can sign up! We also check in with our Host Committee COO Claire Lessinger on the upcoming sustainability efforts, progress on Forever 55 and her projects over the next 100+ days. Rob also fills us in on this weekend's visit from NFL folks and what they'll be in town for. We also celebrate our city's future with numerous NCAA sporting events on the horizon!
  • Top Play: Jack and Susan Groh of NFL Green
    October 08, 2020
    Ep. 39: We’re going green! The golden shovel, powering SBLV and 100 Yards of Hope: sustainability is a centerpiece of Forward Forever! 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, are joined by a trio of excellent partners that help further our mission of forward, forever, together through sustainability efforts around Super Bowl LV! First up, Jack and Susan Groh of NFL Green help explain all the ways they're working to make Tampa Bay a more beautiful place, thanks to the NFL and sponsors' help. Wait until you hear about how the "golden shovel" arrived on our shores! Next, Florida Aquarium President and CEO Roger Germann stops by to showcase their work with the Super Bowl LV Sustainability Program, and updates us on how the "100 Yards of Hope" coral restoration project is coming along. He has a great Jeff Vinik story, too! And lastly, we welcome back TECO's Rene Gallant to explain the "Sun to Go" program and how it'll benefit our city not just for the big game, but long after the Super Bowl leaves town!
  • Top Play: Jack & Susan Groh of NFL Green
    October 08, 2020
    Ep. 39: We’re going green! The golden shovel, powering SBLV and 100 Yards of Hope: sustainability is a centerpiece of Forward Forever! 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, are joined by a trio of excellent partners that help further our mission of forward, forever, together through sustainability efforts around Super Bowl LV! First up, Jack and Susan Groh of NFL Green help explain all the ways they're working to make Tampa Bay a more beautiful place, thanks to the NFL and sponsors' help. Wait until you hear about how the "golden shovel" arrived on our shores! Next, Florida Aquarium President and CEO Roger Germann stops by to showcase their work with the Super Bowl LV Sustainability Program, and updates us on how the "100 Yards of Hope" coral restoration project is coming along. He has a great Jeff Vinik story, too! And lastly, we welcome back TECO's Rene Gallant to explain the "Sun to Go" program and how it'll benefit our city not just for the big game, but long after the Super Bowl leaves town!
  • Top Play: Roger Germann of the Florida Aquarium
    October 08, 2020
    Ep. 39: We’re going green! The golden shovel, powering SBLV and 100 Yards of Hope: sustainability is a centerpiece of Forward Forever! 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, are joined by a trio of excellent partners that help further our mission of forward, forever, together through sustainability efforts around Super Bowl LV! First up, Jack and Susan Groh of NFL Green help explain all the ways they're working to make Tampa Bay a more beautiful place, thanks to the NFL and sponsors' help. Wait until you hear about how the "golden shovel" arrived on our shores! Next, Florida Aquarium President and CEO Roger Germann stops by to showcase their work with the Super Bowl LV Sustainability Program, and updates us on how the "100 Yards of Hope" coral restoration project is coming along. He has a great Jeff Vinik story, too! And lastly, we welcome back TECO's Rene Gallant to explain the "Sun to Go" program and how it'll benefit our city not just for the big game, but long after the Super Bowl leaves town!
  • Top Play: Rene Gallant of Tampa Electric
    October 08, 2020
    Ep. 39: We’re going green! The golden shovel, powering SBLV and 100 Yards of Hope: sustainability is a centerpiece of Forward Forever! 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, are joined by a trio of excellent partners that help further our mission of forward, forever, together through sustainability efforts around Super Bowl LV! First up, Jack and Susan Groh of NFL Green help explain all the ways they're working to make Tampa Bay a more beautiful place, thanks to the NFL and sponsors' help. Wait until you hear about how the "golden shovel" arrived on our shores! Next, Florida Aquarium President and CEO Roger Germann stops by to showcase their work with the Super Bowl LV Sustainability Program, and updates us on how the "100 Yards of Hope" coral restoration project is coming along. He has a great Jeff Vinik story, too! And lastly, we welcome back TECO's Rene Gallant to explain the "Sun to Go" program and how it'll benefit our city not just for the big game, but long after the Super Bowl leaves town!
  • Top Play: Carolina Meneses of Ashley HomeStore
    October 01, 2020
    Ep. 38: CHAMPIONS! It’s parade day and a dry run for Super Bowl LV, plus Lightning EVP Bill Wickett on the improbable Stanley Cup run 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, celebrate the 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the boat parade down the Tampa Riverwalk, which will also serve as the heartbeat of Super Bowl LV. Rob discusses how the Lightning's celebration serves as a dry run for what's to come in February, plus Lightning Executive Vice President Bill Wickett joins the podcast to recap the improbable Stanley Cup run, how it compares to 2004 and why Steven Stamkos' 2:47 of ice time in the Cup Finals will live on in Lightning lore! Also, a special giveaway for our listeners that you NEED TO HEAR ABOUT!
  • Top Play: Bill Wickett of the Tampa Bay Lightning - Part 1
    October 01, 2020
    Ep. 38: CHAMPIONS! It’s parade day and a dry run for Super Bowl LV, plus Lightning EVP Bill Wickett on the improbable Stanley Cup run 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, celebrate the 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the boat parade down the Tampa Riverwalk, which will also serve as the heartbeat of Super Bowl LV. Rob discusses how the Lightning's celebration serves as a dry run for what's to come in February, plus Lightning Executive Vice President Bill Wickett joins the podcast to recap the improbable Stanley Cup run, how it compares to 2004 and why Steven Stamkos' 2:47 of ice time in the Cup Finals will live on in Lightning lore! Also, a special giveaway for our listeners that you NEED TO HEAR ABOUT!
  • Top Play: Bill Wickett of the Tampa Bay Lightning - Part 2
    October 01, 2020
    Ep. 38: CHAMPIONS! It’s parade day and a dry run for Super Bowl LV, plus Lightning EVP Bill Wickett on the improbable Stanley Cup run 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, celebrate the 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the boat parade down the Tampa Riverwalk, which will also serve as the heartbeat of Super Bowl LV. Rob discusses how the Lightning's celebration serves as a dry run for what's to come in February, plus Lightning Executive Vice President Bill Wickett joins the podcast to recap the improbable Stanley Cup run, how it compares to 2004 and why Steven Stamkos' 2:47 of ice time in the Cup Finals will live on in Lightning lore! Also, a special giveaway for our listeners that you NEED TO HEAR ABOUT!
  • Top Play: Lavonte David of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Part 1
    September 17, 2020
    Ep. 36: Ryan’s new BFF, a cascade of committees and Bucs LB Lavonte David on his relationship with Derrick Brooks 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, recap a busy week of meetings as the planning for Super Bowl LV continues, and Ryan rambles about his new famous best friend. The guys also welcome Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David to the pod, who looks ahead to Week 2, opens up on his road to the NFL and what it's like to have Hall of Fame linebacker and Host Committee Co-Chair Derrick Brooks as a mentor.
  • Top Play: Lavonte David of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Part 2
    September 17, 2020
    Ep. 36: Ryan’s new BFF, a cascade of committees and Bucs LB Lavonte David on his relationship with Derrick Brooks 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, recap a busy week of meetings as the planning for Super Bowl LV continues, and Ryan rambles about his new famous best friend. The guys also welcome Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David to the pod, who looks ahead to Week 2, opens up on his road to the NFL and what it's like to have Hall of Fame linebacker and Host Committee Co-Chair Derrick Brooks as a mentor.
  • Top Play: Lavonte David of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Part 3
    September 17, 2020
    Ep. 36: Ryan’s new BFF, a cascade of committees and Bucs LB Lavonte David on his relationship with Derrick Brooks 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, recap a busy week of meetings as the planning for Super Bowl LV continues, and Ryan rambles about his new famous best friend. The guys also welcome Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David to the pod, who looks ahead to Week 2, opens up on his road to the NFL and what it's like to have Hall of Fame linebacker and Host Committee Co-Chair Derrick Brooks as a mentor.
  • Top Play: Brian Auld of the Tampa Bay Rays
    September 10, 2020
    Ep. 35: Welcome back, football! We’re 150 days out from Super Bowl LV and Bill Cowher stops by! Plus, Rays President Brian Auld on baseball, social justice and sister-city concept! 10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, celebrate the return of the NFL season, as it kicks off with Chiefs-Texans and look ahead to a big season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Rob gives us an update on where things stand in the Super Bowl LV planning process as we're 150 days out from game day on February 7th! Speaking of, Hall of Fame coach and The NFL Today's Bill Cowher chats with Ryan about the Bucs chances this season and Tampa as a Super Bowl city! Finally, a candid conversation with Tampa Bay Rays President Brian Auld on his team's success, sports' role in ending racism in America, the team's push to get people to the polls and why the sister-city concept with Montreal is essential to the Rays future in Tampa Bay. Enjoy!
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