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Anthony Perez - Night Sports Editor

Night Sports Editor

Yes, unicorns do exist, meaning I'm a Tampa native, third generation, so don't even think about putting lettuce and tomato on a Cuban, and it's a devil crab, not deviled. I was raised in Seminole Heights, and ink, along with cafe con leche y pan tostado, has been in my blood from the start. My maternal great grandfather was a Lector in the cigar factories of Ybor City and founded one of the first Spanish newspapers. I'm an alumnus of Tampa Catholic and USF, where the Oracle gave me my start in journalism. I came back home to the Times in 1995. I have grown triplets who have put up with Dad for 25 years, his crazy nighttime work hours, and rants that all his Tampa roadway shortcuts have been revealed. Ay dios mio!

  1. The Bucs' Tom Brady, left, is escorted by fellow quarterback Ryan Griffin as tight end Cameron Brate chimes in after arriving at Port Tampa Bay following their Super Bowl boat parade on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.
  2. Bill Russell, left, shares his iconic laugh with Kobe Bryant of the Lakers during NBA All-Star weekend in 2007 in Las Vegas. Russell turned 87 on Friday.
  3. Police detain a fan who ran onto the field during the second half of the Super Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
  4. The Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, and the Bulls' Michael Jordan talk during a game on Dec. 17, 1997, at the United Center in Chicago.
  5. In this Sept. 19, 2005, file photo, former Dallas Cowboys players, from left, Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith enjoy a moment together after being inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.
  6. In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of Super Bowl 54 in Miami Gardens.
  7. Bucs wide receiver Scotty Miller (10) makes a touchdown catch at the end of the first half of the NFC Championship Game at Green Bay.
  8. Bills quarterback Josh Allen is sacked by Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark during the second half of the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.
  9. Alabama running back Najee Harris hurdles Notre Dame cornerback Nick McCloud during a run in the first quarter of the Rose Bowl game in Arlington, Texas on riday, Jan. 1, 2021.
  10. New Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski, shown here on Feb. 14, 2015, made a virtual visit on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
  11. Tom Brady may not be so keen to shake hands with Saints coach Sean Payton if his Bucs falter in the season opener to their NFC South rival.
  12. WWE wrestler Mojo Rawley, left, and then-Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski celebrate in the ring during WrestleMania 33 on April 2, 2017 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Three years later, Gronkowski would take the 24/7 title from his friend and then-champion Rawley during WrestleMania 36.
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans celebrate the first win in franchise history, a  33-14 at New Orleans on Dec. 11, 1977 -- 40 years ago Monday. TIMES ARCHIVES.
  14. Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa is offering Jameis Winston free crab legs if he is drafted by the Bucs in 2015. Times (2010)
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