Why West Virginians Should Cheer for Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl

Morgantown, West Virginia – Although West Virginians across the state will likely split their allegiances between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, there are several reasons why the people of our great state should cheer for Tampa Bay to win tonight.

1.  Keith Tandy – Tandy, a former West Virginia Mountaineer, is a current defensive/special teams assistant Tampa Bay.  During his time in Morgantown, Tandy was a two-time All Big East selection while recording 188 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 13 interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 45 career games from 2008 to 2011.

2.  Bruce Arians – Arians, the head coach of the Buccaneers, spent time as a child in Marlowe, West Virginia, and he often speaks fondly of the Mountain State.  He was also the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers when they won Super Bowl XLIII.

3.  Byron Leftwich – Leftwich was the quarterback Marshall Thundering Herd in the early 2000s and is second in total offense for the school.  Leftwich is now an offensive coordinator and will be calling plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tonight.

4. Tom Brady – Say what you will about him, but Tom Brady is still performing at a high level at age 43 and has an opportunity to win his seventh Super Bowl ring.  We’re literally watching one of the best to ever play the game tonight.

Let’s Go Tampa Bay!