In one week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in maybe the most hyped Super Bowl ever.

That’s all because of the matchup between quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.

But now the Super Bowl will have a different look this year thanks to one major change.

Tampa Bay is all set to host the big game and now Mayor Jane Castor will mandate masks in high traffic areas for Super Bowl week.

“We want fans to feel confident knowing that when they come out to celebrate Super Bowl LV, (that) they can do so safely in a city that takes this pandemic seriously,” Castor claimed.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proved to be one of the best in the nation at handling the coronavirus outbreak simply because he rejected the hysteria surrounding the virus and refused to mandate masks or impose lockdowns.

Despite DeSantis proving the “science” behind masks and lockdowns being dubious at best after Florida performed much better in handling the virus when compared to other big states like New York and California that mandated masks back in April and are still in lockdown, Mayor Castor claimed a mask mandate was important part of keeping the Super Bowl crowd safe.

“Masks are the right defense. Don’t let COVID-19 intercept your ability to make unforgettable memories or keep your loved ones safe. We are grateful to the NFL and the Host Committee for being amazing partners and going above and beyond to implement strict COVID-19 safety precautions. Now, we need everyone to take personal responsibility to keep themselves, other fans, and our Tampa Bay community safe,” Castor continued.

Many believe Mayor Castor is mandating masks simply to virtue signal for the left-wing sports reporters who will descend on Tampa for the big game.

Leftists support lockdowns and mask mandates with religious fervor. The last thing Castor wants is a series of stories about how “Florida man” crowds into Tampa bars and restaurants without wearing a mask.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.