The last Super Bowl hosted by Tampa was in 2001, the year that marked the end of the era of innocence. The game was played just eight months before terrorists attacked; it was a time of relaxed security, when law enforcement officers mostly tried to keep drunken fans from falling over the railings.
Since those days, security has tightened to throttling levels with authorities concerned about much more. Now, they are blocking off streets and banning items that previously had been acceptable at the games. Their concern is with explosions and mass casualties. (TBO)