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Retirement Party: The Buccaneers (Former & Current) sent Alstott out in style

Last night was huge if you cared at all about the career and man that was Mike Alstott. The Glazers held a Retirement Party for their beloved Full Back which included an invitation only, black tie-affair. The Party took place in a lounge at Raymond James Stadium. A few of the guests included:

"Tony Dungy, Rod Marinelli, Mike Shula, John Lynch, Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Warrick Dunn, Brad Johnson, Dexter Jackson, Trent Dilfer, Ronde Barber, Lorenzo Neal, Joe Jurevicius, Simeon Rice, Booger McFarland -- all of them and hundreds more were on hand Saturday to honor Alstott." - Stephen Holder of the St. Pete Times

Alstott's best friend and teammate TE Dave Moore gave a toast followed by video clips including ESPN's Chris Berman, the Cowboy's Troy Aikman, and Subway's Jared. One can only hope these will leak onto YouTube...

John Lynch, Warren Sapp, and Derrick Brooks recapped their memories of Mike Alstott. Sapp said of his pre-game routine always ending with him head-butting Alstott, "[I did it] because I had Brooks and Lynch and he had nobody" .. That speaks volumes of the kind of offense we had while Lynch, Sapp, and Brooks roamed the field at the same time.

Alstott's brother, Mark, said what every Bucs fan is probably thinking, "I look at pictures of him running the football and I just can't believe that we'll never see that again" ... Holder capped off his report with the following Alstott quote: "Everyone here helped my dreams come true," ....

Good stuff Stephen, I feel like I witnessed the event myself!