Kicker – Super bowl thanks

NICK EICHER, HOST: The last 11 months or so have been tough on healthcare workers, to say the least. And they certainly deserve our thanks. 

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently crashed a Florida hospital’s Zoom meeting to do just that—to thank them for their life-saving work. 

And he had a little surprise for the staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

GOODELL: The reason that I wanted to get on this call for a minute to thank you all is that I wanted to tell you that we want each member of your team to be our guest at the Super Bowl. (celebration)

22,000 fans will attend the game this Sunday in Tampa and at least 7,500 of them will be healthcare workers, all guests of the NFL.  

In fact: all 32 teams will also send healthcare workers from their hometowns to the game.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the first team in history to play in a Super Bowl hosted at their home stadium as they welcome the Kansas City Chiefs.

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(Perry Knotts/NFL via AP) NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference ahead of Super Bowl 55, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. 

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