Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Martin Chronicles

All things sports and beyond

You can’t go to sleep on Lightning

You can’t go to sleep on Lightning

You stay up to watch these guys.The Lightning were in Los Angeles last Thursday night, into Friday morning, and it was worth keeping your eyes open. You can't take your eyes off the best team in hockey.You watched to see if Nikita Kucherov, the most ...
Updated one month ago
Gator fans’ Steve Spurrier dreams are just that — dreams

Gator fans’ Steve Spurrier dreams are just that — dreams

Let those dreams die, Florida fans.There will be no second act from Steve Spurrier.Yes, the Spur Dog has returned to Florida. He is a legend-in-residence. He has an office at the football stadium.But hold all fantasies.The Spur Dog isn't coming back ...
Updated one month ago
Strong words from Charlie Strong, but do you believe him?

Strong words from Charlie Strong, but do you believe him?

"I want to be here next year."Strong words. Literally.Believe them?Those were USF coach Charlie Strong's words on Tuesday, and if you want to hold him to them, Bulls fans, go right ahead.I want to be here next year.Pants on fire?But what was Strong s...
Updated: 2 months ago

Tampa’s Lance McCullers Jr. Takes Series Biggest Stage

He will take the mound at Dodger Stadium tonight with no tomorrow in sight. It's Game 7 of the World Series for the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tampa's Lance McCullers Jr. will get the start for Houston.It's a stage unlike almost ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Gators don’t need to hire Chip Kelly

Gators don’t need to hire Chip Kelly

All I want to is that if Florida doesn't get Chip Kelly, do they settle for Greg Schiano? How badly does Florida want offense? Chip Kelly might be the test case. I wouldn't do it. There is no doubt that Kelly would bring some fireworks to the Gat...
Updated: 2 months ago
Warren Sapp Says Bucs Should Make Gerald McCoy The “Lead Dog.”

Warren Sapp Says Bucs Should Make Gerald McCoy The “Lead Dog.”

Warren Sapp is not coming back to the NFL. He doesn't think Simeon Rice is, either. But the Bucs Hall of Fame tackle, who with Rice helped underwrite one of the great defenses in NFL history with a menacing pass rush, can't stomach what he's seeing."...
Updated: 2 months ago

Now, About The Goaltender

Everywhere you turn when it comes to the Lightning these days, you're talking about something outstanding.The team leads the NHL with eight wins and 17 points. Captain Steven Stamkos leads the league in scoring with 20 points. Nikita Kucherov leads t...
Updated: 2 months ago
It Was The Best Of Times: 2:28, in fact

It Was The Best Of Times: 2:28, in fact

Two hours, 28 minutes.Welcome to your father's World Series. Your grandfather's even.Two hours, 28 minutes.Wind: legal.Shorter than an NFL game. Shorter than an NCAA football game. Shorter than most NBA and NHL games.Way shorter than a regular-season...
Updated: 2 months ago
There's a path to a New Year's Day bowl for USF

There's a path to a New Year's Day bowl for USF

It’s a pretty clear track. USF now has a path to a New Year’s Six Bowl. And that would make it a transcendent season for Charlie Strong and his now 16th-ranked Bulls.
Updated: 2 months ago
Fennelly: Who needs curses?

Fennelly: Who needs curses?

Who needs curses when you playing lousy all by yourselves? Jameis Winston says he and his aching shoulder will be back soon. Bucs fans can put their hearts back in their chests. The Ryan Fitzpatrick Curse in on hold for now. What curse? Winston leavi...
Updated: 2 months ago