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City in Florida will be renamed 'Revis Island' for one day

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Revis Island will be a real place on Sept. 12. (USATSI)
Revis Island will be a real place on Sept. 12. (USATSI)

If you've ever wanted to visit 'Revis Island,' make sure you're in Florida on Sept. 12 because on that day, Revis Island will be a real place that actually exists.

The mayor of Treasure Island, Fla., Bob Minning, has issued a special proclamation that will rename his city Revis Island for one day to honor Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Here are the details from the Buccaneers official website:

According to the mayoral proclamation, on Thursday, September 12, Treasure Island, Florida will hereby become "Revis Island, Florida" for one day -- and Revis Island is described in the proclamation as "an island filled with interceptions, touchdown returns and batted passes."

"I'm honored and humbled to receive this special honor from the City of Treasure Island," said Revis. "Ever since I became a Buccaneer, the support I've received from the Tampa Bay community has been tremendous. I'll do my best to live up to this honor on Sunday afternoon in our home opener against the New Orleans Saints."

When asked to describe the differences between Treasure Island and Revis Island, Mayor Minning paused briefly before replying: "In Treasure Island, we have the most beautiful beaches in all of Tampa Bay, and we always remind beachgoers to wear the appropriate sun screen. But I guess at Revis Island, you don't need any sun screen -- because at Revis Island, you're ALWAYS covered!"

If you're thinking about visiting Revis Island, here's a few things you should know: the city is about 5.3 square miles and they're building a bike trail, so you might want to bring your bike.

Also, you can play Bingo every Thursday, according to the city's Chamber of commerce website and there's free coffee at the Bingo, so there's really no reason not to go.

 
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