Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tom Jones' Two Cents

Tiger Woods mania hits Innisbrook

Tiger Woods mania hits Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR — It's 10 minutes shy of 7 a.m., the sun has barely risen and already more than 100 people have gathered around the first tee of the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook. Up comes the man of the hour. Actually, make that the man of the y...
Updated: 4 months ago
Fox Sports Sun coverage ramps up Lightning’s fun level

Fox Sports Sun coverage ramps up Lightning’s fun level

Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.Most funThe Lightning might not win the Stanley Cup, but man, this hockey team is fun to watch.Saturday was a beautiful day in Tampa Bay. Blue sky...
Updated: 5 months ago
Why we can’t stop watching Tiger Woods

Why we can’t stop watching Tiger Woods

We've hosted Super Bowls. A World Series and Stanley Cup, too.We've had Final Fours and All-Star Games and the college football national championship.But never have we had an athlete come here to play as famous as the one who is coming this week.Tige...
Updated: 5 months ago
Tampa Bay could be where Tiger Woods returns to greatness

Tampa Bay could be where Tiger Woods returns to greatness

Not all that long ago, we wondered if Tiger Woods would ever even play golf again.His back was a mess. His life was even messier.Arguably the greatest golfer to ever live was a beat-up has-been who seemed closer to retirement than his days of winning...
Updated: 5 months ago
Dick Vitale is heartbroken over the state of college basketball

Dick Vitale is heartbroken over the state of college basketball

Nobody — and I mean nobody — loves college basketball more than Dick Vitale.That's why his heart is breaking today."I don't like what's out there,'' Vitale said. "I don't like the sleaziness, the corruption. I don't like the fraud that co...
Updated: 5 months ago
Tom Jones’ Two Cents: Praise for NBC’s Olympics coverage

Tom Jones’ Two Cents: Praise for NBC’s Olympics coverage

Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend – and in the just-concluded Olympics case, almost three weeks –  of televised sports.Best coverageThe length of the Olympics is just about perfect.It's 19 days...
Updated: 5 months ago
USA women’s hockey gives us a night to remember

USA women’s hockey gives us a night to remember

Our team.They're Americans, yes. But they are more than that.They're one of us. Adopted Floridians. Honorary members of Tampa Bay.And they gave us the signature moment of the Winter Olympics.USA! USA! USA!In the greatest moment in American hockey sin...
Updated: 5 months ago
Here’s really how to fix Major League Baseball

Here’s really how to fix Major League Baseball

ST. PETERSBURG — Major League Baseball has a problem. A big problem.The games are too long. They are too boring. They are too slow.Something needed to be done and, well, Major League Baseball did something.The brain trust put those big brains t...
Updated: 5 months ago
Shooting from the Lip

Shooting from the Lip

Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.Worst newsSaturday night could not have been fun for Rays fans. Their team traded solid pitcher Jake Odorizzi and essentially let go of 2017 All-Star Corey ...
Updated: 5 months ago
Tom Jones’ Two Cents guide to spring training

Tom Jones’ Two Cents guide to spring training

Times columnist Tom Jones give his Two Cents guide to spring training.Best place to watch a gameBradenton's LECOM Park, although if you're a true Floridian and spring training aficionado, you still and will always refer to it as McKechnie Field. The ...
Updated: 5 months ago