Yes, Franco was worth the investment

November 25, 2021 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. There was a time, back when the world was in black and white, when the Rays were simply giddy in announcing they had signed Evan Longoria to a 10-year extension. It was party time, pat-each-other-on-the-backs time. After all, this was Longo, the best-ever play in the history of the franchise. Why, he […]

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Godwin has had a solid year for Bucs

November 25, 2021 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. This time of year, the air gets thinner. The pressure builds. The end zone seems farther away. This time of year, football games matter more. You can mark an NFL season by the holidays. Labor Day is the start, and Halloween is the halfway point. By Thanksgiving, the lights shine brighter. By […]

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Bolts get help in victory over Flyers

November 24, 2021 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. At a time when their ranks are thin, at a time when an entire team is limping, perhaps it is time the Tampa Bay Lightning welcomed too old-timers to the lineup. Well, hello there Zach Bogosian. And isn’t that Corey Perry standing beside you. Perry, 36, and Bogosian, 32, each scored goals […]

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Looking back at Bucs’ win over Giants

November 24, 2021 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. 5 Thoughts What kind of reputation do you think the Bucs’ defense has? Well, not good. The Giants’ plane rarely landed back in New York when the team fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett after his latest debacle. 2. I guess Garrett had it coming to him for sticking with a rotten offensive […]

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Bucs win again with solid performance

November 23, 2021 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Now that victory has returned to the Tampa Bay Bucs, will their fans remember how to act? For a month, the Bucs went without a win. For a month, their own followers could be accused of targeting. You heard the talk. The coaches were confused, and their quarterback was aging, and their […]

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Lightning survive with shootout win

November 22, 2021 general

Another coach, another night, and voices would be raised. Another opponent, another view, and doors would be kicked. Instead, Jon Cooper was smiling. And that’s how much winning a game matters. For the second straight night, the Lightning blew a two-goal lead in the third period. That would make most coaches talk about the closing […]

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5 Bucs Who Have to Play Well Tonight

November 22, 2021 general

Monday, 3 a.m. Yeah, the quarterback needs to be better. But doesn’t everyone? The Tampa Bay Bucs, in too many games, have turned into a one-man show. All of the headlines are about Tom Brady, and most of the photos. He’s the star of most wins, and he’s the disappointment in most losses. But now […]

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Lightning blow lead against Jersey

November 21, 2021 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. No wonder they call them the Devils. Games like this can leave an opponent feeling like hell. The Tampa Bay Lightning saw a game they had in control lost in a total collapse Saturday afternoon in a 5-3 embarrassment against New Jersey. The Bolts blew a 3-1 lead on home ice, breaking […]

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USF bashed by a weak Tulane team

November 21, 2021 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. Remember all of those small clues that suggested USF might be an improving team? Well, forget those. The Bulls were squashed Saturday in perhaps their most disappointing loss of the Jeff Scott era — and there have been plenty — in a 45-14 embarrassment against a weak Tulane team. Content beyond this […]

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Brady wants to start winning again

November 21, 2021 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. There have not been a lot of months like this for Tom Brady. There have not been a lot of stretches as long, as lonely, or as winless. It has been since Oct. 24 since Brady won a football game. In that time, there have been two defeats, an off-week and a […]

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