TAMPA — As playoff time comes into view, most coaches choose to ignore the postseason chatter and focus on the present. A much smaller number of coaches talk openly about what lies ahead.
CLEVELAND — The Storm fought back from a bad first-half ending Friday night but fell to Cleveland 48-41.
TAMPA — Not much has separated Tampa Bay and Orlando through the years. Saturday night was no exception.
TAMPA — What a difference a month makes.
DES MOINES, Iowa — After blowing a 14-point lead in the final minute, and getting intercepted to start overtime, the Storm looked to be headed for a heartbreaking and critical loss Saturday night. What it got instead was its fourth straight victory, 62-56 in overtime.
TAMPA — As the final second ticked off the clock, nearly every Storm player jumped in the air to celebrate the win. Not quarterback Randy Hippeard.
He was looking for a place to sit down.
TAMPA — It didn't take long for James Harrell to learn the ways of Arena Football.
NEW ORLEANS — Plant High grad James Harrell bridged halftime with two touchdowns Friday to propel the Tampa Bay Storm to a second straight win, 62-48 over New Orleans.
TAMPA — It began with Jacksonville. And Saturday night, it ended with Jacksonville.
TAMPA — What began as a promising start for first-year coach Lawrence Samuels has taken a nose dive. The Storm (3-6) is in the midst of a five-game losing streak and hosts the team that started the skid, the Jacksonville Sharks, tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. At the halfway point of the season, it's time to …