Bucs have had bad moments vs. Jaguars

August 19, 2016 general

Friday, 5:30 a.m. In the moments before a football game starts, there are a thousand things to do in an NFL press box. You schmooze. You go over your notes. You watch the teams practice. What you never do — absolutely never — is read the game program. So there I was, in the Jacksonville […]

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The state of Florida is the state of chaos

August 5, 2016 general

Friday, 6 a.m. They share a state. And, if you want to know the truth, a certain amount of embarrassment. They are the Dolphins, who were good when TV was in black and white. They are the Bucs, who were nifty when we were all adjusting rabbit ears. They are the Jaguars, who were decent […]

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Bucs win, but fall short of making fans happy

October 11, 2015 general

Sunday, 6:51 p.m. TAMPA It was like having a candy bar for dinner. Sweet, perhaps, but hardly satisfying. With a team trying to learn how to walk, however, this is what you get. Thirty-eight points worth of offense. Thirty-one given up by the defense. Finally, a win at home. Almost, a secondary capable of blowing […]

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Bucs have fellow losers in state of Florida

October 9, 2015 general

Wednesday, 6:01 a.m. They have the coordinates of the Devils’ Triangle all wrong. In reality, it has nothing to do with Bermuda. The real lost souls come somewhere west, somewhere above landfall. It starts in Tampa, and it stretches across Florida to Jacksonville. From there, it juts down to the Southern Tip, to Miami. And […]

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