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A team stuck in the traffic has a new license plate

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In their efforts to drive toward success, the Tampa Bay Bucs have a new license plate.

The Bucs have announced that a new car license plate is for sale at all Tax Collector offices and It has white lettering on a dark background, with the familiar red-and-white flag. The Bucs’ flag has been the most popular among the state’s three NFL teams.

Plates can also be had for the Lightning, Rays, Heat, Magic, Marlins, Dolphins, Jaguars, NASCAR and soccer.

The annual cost of the plate is $25; it pays the cost of the plate switch out and state registration fees.

There is no word if coach Lovie Smith has registered for his yet.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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