The belt clip on Derrick Brooks' right hip is shiny and silver, emblazoned with the logo of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But hanging from that clip on a weekday summer morning, faded and well-worn, is the security badge that identifies the former Bucs linebacker as an employee of the Tampa Bay Storm. …
TAMPA — The stage was set.
The Storm got the help it needed to make the playoffs when Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia earlier Saturday. A win against Cleveland that night meant a trip to the postseason. And an announced crowd of 14,770, the highest attendance in the Arena Football League this season, showed up …
TAMPA — It all comes down this.
The Storm will be fighting for its playoff life tonight when it hosts Cleveland at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in its regular-season finale.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Tampa Bay played a perfect game on offense for three quarters, but the first play of the fourth started the Storm's downfall Monday. Spokane took its first lead on a Terrance Sanders interception return and went on to beat the Storm 55-52.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dominique Curry scored five touchdowns and added a key onside kick recovery as San Jose beat the Tampa Bay Storm 52-43 early Saturday morning.
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.