Friday, October 19, 2018

Tom Jones' Two Cents

College football can learn from Jordan McNair. Will it?

College football can learn from Jordan McNair. Will it?

Today, every college football program in the country should be having a discussion that starts with these two words:Jordan McNair.Jordan should be getting ready for the upcoming season with his University of Maryland teammates. He should be getting r...
Updated: 2 months ago
If you’re going to bad-mouth Tampa Bay, try harder

If you’re going to bad-mouth Tampa Bay, try harder

TAMPA —We're being called out.Some dude from something called NJ Advance Media called out me and a few of my Tampa Bay Times colleagues for having the nerve to pick the Lightning to beat the Devils in this first-round playoff series.He cal...
Updated a year ago
Tom Jones’ Shooting from the Lip: Rays a broadcast challenge

Tom Jones’ Shooting from the Lip: Rays a broadcast challenge

Times columnist Tom Jones look back at a weekend of televised sports.Roughest broadcastMan, this could be a rough year for the gang over at Fox Sports Sun showing Rays games. To be fair, the season has only just begun and the Rays (1-8) haven't ...
Updated a year ago
With one win, Lightning looks like a Cup contender again

With one win, Lightning looks like a Cup contender again

TAMPA — Well, hello there, Lightning. Welcome back.Don't know where you've been for the past few weeks. And who knows how long you're going to stick around.But you certainly were a sight for your fans' sore eyes Tuesday. You looked strong. You ...
Updated a year ago
Tom Jones’ Two Cents: Hamilton’s meltdown for FSU; A-Rod’s conflict

Tom Jones’ Two Cents: Hamilton’s meltdown for FSU; A-Rod’s conflict

Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports. Worst performanceJust when we thought it was safe to praise Florida State basketball coach Leonard Hamilton for doing a good job, he once again ...
Updated a year ago
Bucs having a heck of an offseason … even before Jason Pierre-Paul

Bucs having a heck of an offseason … even before Jason Pierre-Paul

Happy now, Bucs fans?Feeling better? Ready to stop your bellyaching and hand-wringing?The Bucs finally gave you the splash move you've been yelling for all offseason. They went out and got themselves a pass rusher.A real, honest-to-goodness, chase-do...
Updated a year ago
All your rowdy friends are at the golf course … and that’s a problem

All your rowdy friends are at the golf course … and that’s a problem

We have never seen crowds at the Valspar Championship like we did this year. And considering that there were upwards of 30,000 fans a day, the environment, for the most part, was pleasant and respectful.But it was not perfect.I walked the course for ...
Updated a year ago
My love-hate relationship with March Madness

My love-hate relationship with March Madness

I have a love-hate relationship with March Madness.Mostly, I love it. What's not to love about spending three weeks overdosing on college basketball? It's the one time a year when you can sneak a peek at games while working, mostly because your boss ...
Updated a year ago
Sports or sleep? Sleep or sports? Floridians may have to choose

Sports or sleep? Sleep or sports? Floridians may have to choose

So you've heard about this idea that Florida wants to move to daylight saving time all year long, right?When most of the rest of the country turns its clocks back in the fall, we're going to be too cool for that and just leave the clocks as they are....
Updated a year ago
Can Tiger Woods win the Valspar?

Can Tiger Woods win the Valspar?

PALM HARBOR – Can Tiger do it?The eyes of the sporting world will be on Innisbrook this afternoon as Tiger Woods tries to win his first PGA Tour event since 2013.Woods tees off at 1:50 p.m. in the next-to-last group of the day. He's tied with t...
Updated a year ago