A giant DJR Authentication congratulations goes out to this year's Super Bowl Champs, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buc’s franchise was granted on April 24,1974; their first season being 1976. Until this year, their one and only Super Bowl championship was Super Bowl XXXVII (2003) when they defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21. But this year due to the outstanding coaching skills of head coach Bruce Arians and the help of quarterback extraordinaire Tom Brady, the Bucs 'captured the rings' after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. And an outstanding game it was! FYI: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first team to actually play an entire 14-game season and fail to win or even tie a single game (1976). What? Some disgruntled fans even started referring to the team as the "Yucks" and chanting, "Go for 0" during games. It wasn't until the fourth game of that season that they even scored a touchdown! But hey, they're the champs now!
Baseball lost a legend. Born in Alabama, Hank Aaron, one of the greatest players in the history of professional baseball, died today at the age of 86. Hank enjoyed a twenty-three year (1954-1976) career spending that time with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers. On April 8,1974, with a sellout crowd looking on, Hammerin' Hank pulled off one of his most stellar lifetime achievements by smashing the Bambino's 714 home run record. When Hank retired his total home runs numbered a whopping 755! Hank became a Hall of Famer in 1982 with an impressive career batting average of 305. The Braves and the Brewers officially retired his number 44 uniform in 1976. The great Hank Aaron will be missed by so many.
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