NFL Reportedly In Talks Of Inviting Health Care Workers To Super Bowl LV
On December 16, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to the president of the Tampa Super Bowl host committee, Rob Higgins, that was obtained by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The letter started off by Goodell thanking Higgins for his hospitality and that his family enjoyed their visit to Tampa.
Goodell was impressed by Tampa’s preparations for the Super Bowl. The NFL commish also wanted Higgins to know the NFL was planning on discussing an idea of honoring health care workers “for their extraordinary service during the pandemic”.
“We are currently discussing with public health officials our desire to invite vaccinated health care workers to the Super Bowl as our guests,” Goodell said in the letter. “Subject to their approval and in consultation with your team, we aim to do this in a safe and responsible way.”
Goodell went on to say that “these frontline workers have put their own lives at risk to the benefit of society and we owe them our ongoing gratitude.”
“We also know that they will remain essential for months to come to treat those who are ill and administer vaccines,” Goodell said. “We hope that in some small way, this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes as we look forward to a better and healthier year.”
Super Bowl LV is set to take place on Sunday, February 7 in Tampa.
For all you Super Bowl halftime fans out there who are there just for the show, the halftime performer schedules is three-time Grammy winner, The Weeknd.
We’ll see who plays in the big game that weekend.
The stadium where this will all be going down? Raymond James Stadium. That’s, of course, that’s the home of Tom Brady, Gronk, and co. Could they play in the Super Bowl on their home turf in 2021? We will see. But it appears that they could be in the hunt, at the very least.
And is the Tampa Super Bowl committee leaning more towards seeing their hometown team in the big game? It looks that way as they’re keeping an eye on their team’s progress towards the playoffs, retweeting this:
And who can blame them! Gotta’ represent your city. Now, how many days until the Super Bowl and the big matchup of what’s been a crazy 2020? Well now, less than 50 days as of this article. But hey, who’s counting?
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