Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sports

Captain’s Corner: Pinellas south beaches strong for snook

Snook fishing along the south beaches of Pinellas County has been amazing. Large schools are hanging in the swash channels formed by wave motion right off the beach. The water clarity changes daily, depending on the wind direction. If the wind is out...
Published: 07/08/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Roof drives lofty cost of Rays’ proposed Ybor City ballpark

Roof drives lofty cost of Rays’ proposed Ybor City ballpark

TAMPA — Nobody pretends that $892 million to build a baseball stadium is pocket change, not even the guy who owns the team."That’s a large number, and it’s a shocking number when you see it," Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg says of th...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Pro Football Focus: The Earth is a cold, dark place and the Buccaneers are really, really bad

Pro Football Focus: The Earth is a cold, dark place and the Buccaneers are really, really bad

So training camp is less than two weeks away, and you're beginning to feel hopeful. Why not the Buccaneers, right?To which Pro Football Focus might respond, "We'll tell you why not."The analysts at the website are not high on the revamped offensive l...
Published: 07/13/18
Flashback: 1979 Bucs defense had ‘Mount Crushmore’

Flashback: 1979 Bucs defense had ‘Mount Crushmore’

As we roll out our own choices for "Mount Rushmore" honors for Tampa Bay sports teams, one of our readers was reminded of a similar treatment for the Bucs defensive line nearly 40 years ago.Sue Avery of Wesley Chapel e-mailed to share a photo  o...
Published: 07/13/18
Here’s our Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay individual sports

Here’s our Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay individual sports

Here's our Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay individual sports:Brooke BennettPlant City's Brooke Bennett was a three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer, winning a gold in the 1996 Atlanta Games and then two more in Sydney in 2000.RELATED: Here's the Mount ...
Published: 07/13/18
Here’s our Mount Rushmore of Rays

Here’s our Mount Rushmore of Rays

The first two choices for the Rays' Mount Rushmore are easy. They are the greatest players in 20 ½ seasons of Devil Rays/Rays franchise history. They got there, though, in different ways.RELATED: Here's the Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay sportsEvan...
Published: 07/13/18
Here’s our Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay college sports

Here’s our Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay college sports

Of all the Mount Rushmores being chiseled on our previously prostrate landscape, we defy you to find one encompassing more ESPY-worthy clips per granite inch than the carved homage to USF and the University of Tampa:Freddie Solomon, University of Tam...
Published: 07/13/18
Here’s our Mount Rushmore for the Lightning

Here’s our Mount Rushmore for the Lightning

The Lightning just celebrated its 25th anniversary season — long enough to have a Mount Rushmore.Here it is:Marty St. Louis (2000-14)St. Louis is the all-time franchise leader in points and the only Lightning player to make the Hall of Fame aft...
Published: 07/13/18
How Tampa Bay’s Mount Rushmore compares to the rest

How Tampa Bay’s Mount Rushmore compares to the rest

The original Mount Rushmore sits in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The four chiseled granite faces of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt look down on the gift shops.The memorial was conceived and sculpted by Gutzon Borglum, who t...
Published: 07/13/18
Here’s our Mount Rushmore of Bucs

Here’s our Mount Rushmore of Bucs

The selection process for a Mount Rushmore of former Bucs players— part of a project from the Times Sports department that includes an overall Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay athletes — is first incredibly easy, and then exceedingly diff...
Published: 07/13/18
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