The Super Bowl is being played in Tampa later today. The same city that the Phillies went through to earn their World Series victory only a couple months ago. I just happened to be on vacation in Tampa for the start of World Series in a trip that was planned months prior. It was really cool being down there hearing all of the hype down in Florida just prior to the series starting. The Rays had to go to a Game 7 against Boston who came back to life in the ALCS to force the young Rays team to have to win to advance into the World Series. The Phillies had to wait till the last minute to see who their opponent would be.
My wife and I made the short drive to St. Petersburg which is where the Rays play, just the day after the Rays made it into the World Series with this Game 7 victory. Here's a couple photos of what we saw:
Around the area, we are still celebrating the Phillies World Series win, the World Series trophy has traveled hundreds of miles to visit fans in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware along with the players that have traveled with it. I will always remember the road through Tampa that the Phillies have to go thorough to win it though.
Rich Baxter - Fightin Phillies blog