Today, Tampa Bay area Reps. Charlie Crist (FL-13) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) made a friendly wager with Kansas City Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) and Sharice Davids (KS-03) on the outcome of Super Bowl LV. If Tampa Bay wins, the Kansas City representatives will provide world-famous KC barbeque and wear Buccaneers masks on the House Floor when Congress is back in session, and if Kansas City wins, the Tampa members will provide beloved local Latin guava pastries, flan and Cuban sandwiches and wear Kansas City masks on the Floor.
“Our Bucs have the talent and heart to bring it home for the people of Tampa Bay. Beating the reigning champs on our own home turf, I couldn’t imagine a more incredible scenario,” said Rep. Crist. “I hope my esteemed colleagues from Kansas City are ready to rock the right shade of red on the House floor. The Lombardi Trophy isn’t leaving Tampa Bay. Go Bucs!”
“Chiefs Kingdom has been ready to Run It Back since last February, and the only way we fail to do so is if we miss the bus to the game on Sunday afternoon,” said Rep. Cleaver. “As the confetti begins to fall on Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the Chief champions on Sunday night, the only thing I’ll savor more than a second Lombardi trophy is the delectable desserts provided by my good friends, Rep. Castor and Crist. Let’s go Chiefs!”
“Tampa is the City of Champions, and we’ll continue the tradition when the Buccaneers become the first NFL team in history to play and win a home Super Bowl,” said Rep. Castor. “As we celebrate our victory, I’m looking forward to enjoying some Kansas City barbeque and seeing my colleagues wear Bucs masks on the House Floor. Rep. Cleaver paid a visit to Tampa a few years ago and I treated him to a Cuban Sandwich at La Segunda Bakery, so I’m sure that he’s hoping for a Kansas City victory, but that is not going to happen. Raise the flags! Let’s go Bucs!”
“I would never want to bet against Patrick Mahomes and the City of Champions,” said Rep. Sharice Davids. “Kansas City is ready to run it back and bring home another Super Bowl trophy, which will be made even sweeter by desserts from Tampa Bay.”
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the representatives also encourage those celebrating the Super Bowl to do so safely by following all public health guidance.