Testing a fan’s patience: The Tampa Bay quiz

by Gary Shelton on January 26, 2020

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Will Winston be back with the Bucs in 2020?/JEFFREY S. KING

SUNDAY, 4 a.m.

So you say you've seen it all. You say you've got it all figured out. You have seen the past, and you can imagine the future.

Nope. Nothing is going to surprise you. All of your question marks are exclamation points.

You know what the Bucs are going to do with Jameis Winston, King of the Pick-Six. You know who is going to lead the Rays. You know how long the Lightning will last. You know who the Bucs will draft, and who they will re-sign. You know how many games Andrei Vasilevskiy will win. You know how many games Blake Snell will win.You know who wrote the book of love. You know who let the dogs out.

Here it is then, the latest sports quiz for the opinionated reader. Get out your No. 2 pencils (why don't the polls recognize them as No. 1) and follow along. Eyes on your own paper.

And you know how many post-season games are in store for a Tampa Bay sports fan.

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Question One: Who will be the Bucs' starting quarterback in 2020?

  1. Philip Rivers

2. Derek Carr

3. Andy Dalton

4. Jameis Winston.

Question Two: Who will lead the Rays in victories in 2020?

  1. Charlie Morton

2. Blake Snell

3. Tyler Glasnow

4. Brendan McKay

Question Three: How long will the Lightning last in this season's playoffs?

  1. First-round elimination.

2. Second-round elimination.

3. Third-round elimination.

4. Stanley Cup Champions.

Question Four: What position will the Bucs draft first in the first round?

  1. Safety.

2. Quarterback.

3. Running back.

4. Offensive lineman.

Question five: How many games will Jeff Scott win in his first season at USF?

  1. Four

2. Six

3. Eight

4. Ten

Question six: Who will represent the Rays in the all-star game?

  1. Charlie Morton

2. Austin Meadows

3. Willie Adames

4. Kevin Kiermaier

Question seven: Who will lead the Lightning in goals at the end of the regular season?

  1. Nikita Kucherov

2. Steven Stamkos

3. Alex Killorn

4. Brayden Point.

Question eight: Which player will NOT be back with the Bucs next season?

1 Shaq Barrett

2. Jason Pierre-Paul

3. Jameis Winston

4. Ndamukong Suh.

Question nine: Who will lead the Rays in home runs?

  1. Austin Meadows

2. Hunter Renfroe

3. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 

4. Brandon Lowe

Question Ten: In the last two years, Andrei Vasilevskiy has won 44 and 39 games. How many will he win this year.

  1. 33

2. 40

3. 44

4. 50

Question Eleven: How many games will the Bucs win in 2020?

  1. Seven

2. Nine

3. Two


Question 12: Where will the Rays end up playing Yoshitomo Tsutsugo?

  1. Third base

2. First base

3. Designated hitter

4. Left field

Question 13: What would the new Tampa Bay Vipers have to do to grab your attention.

  1. Go undefeated.

2. Sign Mike Alstott as a starting running back.

3. Hire Tony Dungy as head coach.

4. Sign Josh Freeman.

Question 14: Who will end up as the Lightning MVP?

  1. Victor Hedman

2. Mikhail Sergachev

3. Anthony Cirelli

4. Steven Stamkos

Question 15: Who will lead the Rays in strikeouts?

  1. Charlie Morton

2. Blake Snell

3. Tyler Glasnow

4. Austin Meadows

Question 16: If Winston doesn't re-sign with the Bucs, where might he end up:

  1. New England

2. Jacksonville

3. San Diego

4. Indianapolis

Question 17: Who will have the highest batting average on the Rays?

  1. Jose Martinez

2. Austin Meadows

3. Willie Adames

4. Randy Arozarena

Question 18: Who is the next inductee into the Buc's Ring of Honor?

  1. Hardy Nickerson

2. Simeon Rice

3. Monte Kiffin

4. James Wilder

Question 19: What city's mayor will Rays' owner Stuart Sternberg have the most lunches with in 2020?

  1. Montreal

2. St. Petersburg

3. Charlotte

4. Orlando

Question 20: Who will lead the Bucs in receiving in 2020?

  1. Mike Evans

2. Chris Godwin

3. Breshad Perriman

4. O.J. Howard

Question 21: The Bucs will make the playoffs in 2020 if ...

  1. Winston cuts his interceptions in half to 15.

2. Ronald Jones runs for 1,000 yards.

3. The Bucs get at least 47 sacks as they did in 2019.

4. Hell freezes over.

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