Tampa Mayor Jane Castor reached out to Tom Brady with a pun-heavy welcome letter

“Tom, it’s Tampa Bay. You win us a Super Bowl and we’ll discuss Tampa Brady.”

click to enlarge Tampa Mayor Jane Castor reached out to Tom Brady with a pun-heavy welcome letter
Screengrab via Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Twitter


From walking into a random man’s home to getting kicked out of a public park, Tom Brady has had a rough fews weeks in Tampa. But that didn’t stop Tampa mayor Jane Castor from welcoming him and Rob Gronkowski to the Bay though.

In a welcome letter posted to Twitter, Castor attempted to smooth everything out with the new Buccaneers while also telling the pair to not “pARGGHty” too hard at Gasparilla next year (it’s the week before the Super Bowl, which is slated to happen at Raymond James Stadium).

“Tom, my apologies for the miscommunication when you arrived — not the best first impression,” Castor said in the letter. “But given my law enforcement background, I couldn’t help but have someone investigate the sighting of a G.O.A.T. running wild in one of our beautiful city parks.”

Castor addressed Gronkowski next, and encouraged him to check out Tampa’s “eclectic neighborhoods” once social distancing has wrapped up. She also threw in the infamous Ybor City Chickens. Though she didn’t tell him to look for them sleeping in the trees when he’s leaving those Ybor bars. (Seriously, it’s the cutest shit ever.)


Castor did thank Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, for donating 750,000 meals to Feeding Tampa Bay, but also closed out the letter with a PS for Brady.

“Tom, it’s Tampa Bay. You win us a Super Bowl and we’ll discuss Tampa Brady.”

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