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The Bucs will not fire their traditional cannons during the game

Tampa Bay- For the first time ever, the Buccaneers will not fire their cannons after scoring a touchdown.


In a very unique situation with the hometown team hosting a Super Bowl, the NFL has decided that they want a very neutral setting. Tampa can only fire their cannons before the game and potential after the game, if they pull out the victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.


"The firing of the cannons after big plays is a tradition that defines what it means to be a Buccaneer fan and serves as a signature element of our home game experience at Raymond James Stadium," the Bucs' organization said in a press release. "


However, we also acknowledge and understand the NFL's position with regards to maintaining the integrity of a neutral site atmosphere for Super Bowl LV. While the cannons may not fire in their typical fashion, we look forward to showcasing parts of our tradition while working within the league's guidelines."


You would think the NFL would try to keep the game as normal as possible, with the uncanny year that they had, due to the pandemic. Only 20,000 fans will be in the stands, along with paper cut faces to fill up the stadium, but rules are rules.

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