Tampa Bay’s owners needed harder questions

by Gary Shelton on March 1, 2016 · 2 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays

6 a.m., Tuesday

As the men in charge of the games approached their chairs on the stage, it was a bit like the ascension of man, each trying to stand tall and walk erect.

There was Bryan Glazer, whose Bucs look as if they might be improving.

There was Stu Sternberg, whose Rays have gone a step forward and a step back for the past several years.

And there was Jeff Vinik, whose Lightning are suddenly playing as if they plan to visit Lord Stanley again.

Together, all in blue sports coats, they walked toward the stage, the principal owners of profession sports teams in Tampa Bay, united by hope. For Glazer, a quarterback has finally

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Cecil DeBald March 1, 2016 at 8:50 am

I saw this was going to occur, and you’re right, I would have liked to watch it on television. That said, I suppose the question is, what was the purpose of the gathering? If it was to tell us about our teams currently in detail, then the tough questions evidently weren’t there. But I’m not sure that was the purpose. I think maybe the purpose was to allow the owners to show solidarity with each other and the Tampa Bay area.

Cecil

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Gary Shelton March 1, 2016 at 9:02 pm

It was a meeting in front of the Associated Press sports editors of the country at the Pointer, a journalism think tank. I can think of no reason that decent questions wouldn’t be asked.

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