This has got to be one of the most exciting times of the year. That thrill is back in the air. Granted, it may be because the humidity is dropping. But we are referring to something bigger. The NFL is back, baby! And Tim McGraw will be playing a free concert in Tampa to kick it off.
In four weeks the NFL Regular Season kicks off. This will be the 100-year anniversary of the National Football League.
The Bucs have three preseason matches to go before the season kicks off. Friday night, the Buccaneers host the Miami Dolphins before playing the new-look Cleveland Browns and then the Dallas Cowboys.
Apart from the thrill of seeing the return of football, Tampa Bay fans have a massive reason to be excited for this season's opening game against the San Francisco 49ers and it actually has nothing to do with football at all.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be teaming up with the one and only Tim McGraw on September 8th for their season opener. Bucs fans will get to enjoy a pregame concert delivered by the legendary Country artist free of charge.
All Bucs fan will have to provide is proof of purchase a game ticket for the Bucs game against the San Francisco 49ers and they will be able to enjoy some of the greatest country music ever.
The concert is part of the team's Fantennial initiative to commemorate the league's 100th anniversary.
The kind gesture to Tampa Bay fans has been noted. Buccaneers fans have taken note and cannot wait for the start of the season.
Here is what Bucs Nation had to say:
The Bucs will want fans to forget all about last season's disappointing record. The Tampa Bay team ended dead last in its division.
A free of charge performance from Tim McGraw is certainly a step in the direction toward asking forgiveness to your fan base.
Stadium doors will open by 11:30 a.m. and the concert is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. on September 8th. It will be a full day at Raymond James Stadium. Bucs fans will hope it ends with a win over the 49ers.