As a kid growing up in the 70’s, I loved Bruce Buccanneer and the Tampa Bay uniforms. They were the best uniforms this side of my Always Classic Steelers (before the recent number changes) and the Baltimore Colts. Classic Blue and White with that white horseshoe on the helmet.
I think it would have been great to see Bruce the Buccanneer kick the living snot of the proud Oakland Raiders. That scene would have set the Pride of the Raiders sliding into the abyss of humiliation, a place they wouldn’t have climbed from anytime soon.
Besides the obvious reasons (sissified, losing mascot that was a link to their terrible past), why did they get rid of Bruce? Outside of the powder blue Charger jerseys, these uniforms were the most unique and recognizible in all the league.