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Welcome to 'Champa' Bay: Can the Rays, Bucs keep the streak going?

One could say Tampa is turning a bit into Titletown.

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa is turning into Titletown, USA: first the Tampa Bay Lightning and now the Tampa Bay Rays.

We'd be among some pretty elite company if we keep this going.

The Tampa Bay Lightning, of course, got everything on the right track by winning their second Stanely Cup championship inside the NHL bubble. And for the first time since 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays are going to the World Series.

How about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? There's still a lot of season to go with a 4-2 record but with Tom Brady at the helm, well, it's hard to write off a six-time Super Bowl champion.

Super Bowl LV is at Raymond James Stadium this year and if the Bucs make it in, they'd be the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium.

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Until then, let's keep sending good vibes to the Rays and Bucs -- and hear a little from famed sportscaster and Tampa Bay superfan Dick Vitale.

Let's take a deeper dive into which other cities have brought home more than one championship in the same season:

  • The Red Sox and Patriots won in 2004 and again in 2018.
  • Los Angeles has done in with both the Angels and Lakers in 2002.
  • And then Dodgers and Lakers in 1988.
  • Detroit is the only city ever to win three championships in the same year: the Lions, Red Wings and Tigers back in 1935.

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