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5 Bucs to watch in playoff opener vs. Eagles

January 16, 2022 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. Tehy will be a little healthier on defense, but the Tampa Bay Bucs will still have to depend on backups when they play host to the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m. at Raymond James. Remember Antonio Brown, who left the team in a sulk a few weeks ago? He caught nine passes […]

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Kuch-to-Colton leads Lightning’s win

January 16, 2022 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. The goal was nice enough, a nifty breakaway that broke a 1-1 tie. Ross Colton, with two opponents close behind, deked to his right, then funneled the puck into the net with 9:23 to play. Ah, but the pass. The pass was perfect. Nikita Kucherov, whose comeback is still in its infancy, […]

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Bucs should follow familiar script against Eagles

January 15, 2022 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. You don’t need a prediction, really. By now, you know how this works. You have an entire season of evidence. You have seen the slow starts and the strong finishes. You have seen a dizzy secondary unable to make a play. You have seen the injuries and the penalties. You have sensed […]

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Bolts win on night they’re outplayed

January 14, 2022 general

Friday, 4 a.m. No one is going to apologize for winning, but the Tampa Bay Lightning got away with one Thursday night. Somehow, the Bolts came up with a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks in a game played at Amalie Arena. On the other hand, the Canucks had more energy and more speed than […]

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An improved Eagles team looks to upset Bucs

January 14, 2022 general

Friday, 3 a.m. At the time, they were an annoyance. A victory that was easy that the score would suggest. Another speed bump on the highway. At the time, there was no reasonable expectation that the Philadelphia Eagles would pose any sort of legitimate threat to the Tampa Bay Bucs. Ah, but times change, and […]

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Why is the world debating the MVP?

January 13, 2022 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. First, you notice the mountains around you. It is that way with stardom, too. So understand that a lot of people locally are going to favor Tom Brady over Aaron Rodgers in the ongoing MVP debate. It’s natural. Brady’s greatness happened here, and Rodgers happened up there, so more locals are going […]

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Kucherov’s hat trick too much for Sabres

January 12, 2022 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. When he is moving as if he owns the ice, when he is seeing the things that mortal skaters do not see, when his stick is once again golden, those are the times that the Tampa Bay Lightning remind you that they have won two straight Stanley Cup championships. They are, after […]

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Looking Back at the Bucs’ win over Carolina

January 11, 2022 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m 5 Thoughts. It probably won’t matter in the MVP race, but it should. Tom Brady was excellent despite the loss of his skill position players. Still, he held up this team. But too many voters seem simply tired of him winning. 2. I think every member of the Bucs’ secondary should go […]

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Bucs pull away late to end regular season

January 10, 2022 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Here is the reason they can’t survive long in the post-season. Tom Brady is out of weapons. For three drives Sunday afternoon, he and his Bucs’ offense were miserably. For 18 minutes. Brady hit just five of his first 10 passes for 34 yards, and the Bucs trailed 7-3 to a hopeless […]

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5 Bucs Who Need to Play Well Today

January 9, 2022 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Here at the end of the part of the season that no one will remember, the Tampa Bay Bucs are expected to win. Of course they are. It is, after all, a bottom-line league. No one will remember how many key players are hurt, or how many receivers have left the room […]

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