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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. 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. [ANDY KROPA   |  Andy Kropa /Invision/AP]
  2. 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. [BUTCH DILL  |  Associated Press (2017)]
  3. 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. [(Credit Image: © Stephen M. Dowell/TNS via ZUMA Wire)]
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  5. 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.
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