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Super Bowl LV: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis predicts a Tampa Bay Bucs victory

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference at a Publix Super Market in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got the endorsement of the man in the state's highest office today.

While at an opening of a vaccination site in Pahokee, Gov. Ron DeSantis predicted Tampa Bay would win Sunday's Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The Bucs play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at 6:30 p.m. in what will be the first home game in Super Bowl history.

"I am happy to go on the record and predict a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl victory," DeSantis said. "Tom Brady -- it'll be his seventh Super Bowl. ... I think a 43-year-old quarterback, who was already in my judgment the ‘GOAT’ (greatest of all time) coming here and winning will be one of the greatest team sports achievements of all time. You would say (Dolphins going undefeated in 1972) and the Bucs with Brady, maybe two of the best."

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Florida Lottery Secretary John Davis, a standout safety for Florida State University, echoed the governor's prediction. NFL great Anquan Boldin, however, declined to jump on the Bucs bandwagon.

"I'll save my prediction," he said, while standing outside the Pahokee High School football stadium that bears his name.

Meanwhile, Missouri's governor, Mike Parson, said on Twitter that the bet between the two governors had not been announced yet, but he did say that the Chiefs would win 35-21. Past Super Bowls have been the subject of bets between the governors of the states where the teams play, usually with products from the states.