Going up against Darrelle Revis is no day at the beach for quarterbacks, unlike a ceremony for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their fans Thursday in Treasure Island.
Mayor Bob Mining has proclaimed that the Pinellas County beach town will officially change its name to “Revis Island, Florida,” a reference to the moniker Revis picked up as perhaps the best cornerback in the NFL in recent years. He was traded to the Bucs this offseason from the New York Jets.
In a statement, Mining joked that Treasure Island beachgoers normally have to wear sunscreen, but on Revis Island “you don’t need any sunscreen because ... you’re always covered.”
Thursday’s special ceremony honors the Bucs in advance of this weekend’s home opener.
The public is invited to attend the event, which begins at 2 p.m. at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway.
Scheduled to attend are Bucs mascot Captain Fear, the team’s cheerleaders and other team representatives.
The Bucs and New Orleans Saints play at 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.