Bucs News And Notes: Monday

January 27 - Tampa Bay starting free safety reaped the benefits of being named MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII on Monday morning. In other news, quite a few people watched Tampa Bay's 48-21 win over Oakland on Sunday. PewterReport.com has compiled this short notebook with news and notes.

Super Bowl XXXVII MVP Dexter Jackson had a tough decision to make, but he decided on an a Cadillac Escalade.

The brand new vehicle was the award Jackson, who is Tampa Bay's starting free safety, received for being named MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII last Sunday.

Jackson hauled in two first-half interceptions during Tampa Bay's 48-21 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Despite being named MVP, Jackson was not invited to Disneyworld. Instead, Bucs quarterback Brad Johnson represented the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at arguably the world's most popular theme park.

"I'm a little disappointed," Jackson said of not getting to visit Disneyworld. "I always wanted to hang out with Mickey Mouse and the guys. I wasn't selected, but that's fine. I can ride by Disneyland in my new Cadillac. I'll toot my horn when I ride by Disneyland. I'll go to Six Flags or somewhere."

According to the Associated Press, ABC's telecast of Tampa Bay's 48-21 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday recorded a national rating of 40.7, which was 1 percent higher than last year and the best rating since 2000.

That rating means an average of 40.7 percent of the country's television homes were watching Super Bowl XXXVII at any given moment.

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