Tampa Bay Rowdies

Rowdies can’t score against Edmonton

August 21, 2016 general

Sunday, 3:30 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rowdies kept hammering at the opponents’ goal Saturday night. They simply couldn’t penetrate it. The Rowdies got off 21 shots, nine of them on goal, only to see Edmonton’s Matt van Oekel turn them all away in a 1-0 victory by the Eddies. The Rowdies fell to 10th place […]

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New Rowdies coach Campbell loses his debut

August 23, 2015 general

Sunday, 12:36 a.m. Sometimes, life itself is a counter-attack. You know the feeling. One minute, you are pushing forward as hard as you can. You are trying to help stop your team’s slide. You are a loyal assistant, playing your role. You are pushed ahead. And then next minute, the next instance, and everything has […]

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Still struggling to score, Rowdies fall to Strikers

August 15, 2015 general

Saturday,  10:59  p.m. Above all other things, the Tampa Bay Rowdies continue to have problems kicking the ball into the net. The Rowdies lost another match Saturday night, falling 2-1 to the Strikers in Fort Lauderdale. Sadly, it wasn’t the first time that Tampa Bay has struggled to score this year. With eight goals, the […]

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The best of Tampa Bay’s athletes across the board

July 20, 2015 general

Monday, 6 a.m. As a standup, grin-for-Twitter photo, it captured it all. Youth. Wealth. Fame. Three sports, three stars, three faces-of-a-franchise. Three NFL Pro Bowls. Three major league baseball All-Star games. Three NHL All-Star games. They stood shoulder to shoulder in the recent snap. Evan Longoria. Gerald McCoy. Steven Stamkos. You could not help but […]

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Admiring the attack of Rousey on Mayweather

July 19, 2015 general

Hello. I’m Tiger Woods, and I’ve gone through one more week without getting closer to Jack Nicklaus’ record. Now, as for Wilt Chamberlain’s record… – I normally don’t care who wins something as silly as an ESPY, but can we give the Fighter of the Year every year to Ronda Rousey. I just want to […]

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After another shutout, Rongen vows changes

July 19, 2015 general

Saturday, 12:17 a.m. Before the Tampa Bay Rowdies introduced Freddy Adu, they first had to demonstrate their crying need for him. The Rowdies were shut out again Saturday night, this time by FC Edmonton. It was the third time in four games that Tampa Bay has been shut out, and the sixth time this season, […]

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Can the rest of Tampa Bay’s teams copy the Bolts?

July 6, 2015 general

Monday, 6 a.m. As a sport, it grew up a long way from Tampa Bay. As an entertainment value, it took some growing pains. As a team, there were moments when you wondered if it would ever mature. But here it is, 2015, and the Tampa Bay Lightning owns this town. It has arrived, and […]

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Ask Gary: Voting for Rose for Hall of Fame?

July 4, 2015 general

Saturday, 6 a.m. (Each week, the readers take over Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, and we all talk about the world of sports.  Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, make a comment or be funny. Send the […]

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In sports, rule-breakers have become more common

June 25, 2015 general

Thursday, 8:13 a.m. What is cheating? And how rampant is it? Is cheating deflating a football? Is it corking a bat like Albert Bell? Is it spitting on a baseball? Is it Stick-Um all over the jersey? Is it stealing signs? Is it illegal taping of opponents? Is it tinkering with the headphones? Is it […]

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Rowdies win big, finish spring in 2nd

June 14, 2015 general

Sunday, 1:34 a.m. The Rowdies did their part, winning by three. The Cosmos, however, would not cooperate. On a night the team from New York would have had to lose by three, they instead tied Jacksonville. It left the Rowdies in second place in their spring season, but with positives. The Rowdies finished the spring […]

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