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Mike Sherman - Deputy Editor, Sports

Deputy Editor, Sports

I grew up in Savage, Md., listening to the Orioles pregame show at dinner time. My mom would say “if we hurry up with the dishes, we can be at the stadium for the first pitch,” and there we were. When the Colts won Super Bowl V, there we were, at Friendship Airport with 2,000 Colts fans in 19-degree temperature on a school night. We always had four newspapers at the house; two delivered (The Sun and Evening Sun) and two swapped with neighbors (The Washington Post and Star). The next best thing to a game was reading about it. I was raised on stories and have been blessed to tell them in places like Utica, N.Y., and Nashville and Oklahoma City and now Tampa Bay. I’ve been sports editor at the Times since August 2016.. When I’m not going to games or watching them, I like to be at the beach with my wife, four children and son-in-law, sharing stories. If you know a good one, call me at 727-893-8201 or email msherman@tampabay.com.

  1. Players with the Winthrop and Port Tampa middle schools compete last February February during a street hockey tournament as part of Hockey Day in Tampa Bay community event at Amalie Arena in Tampa. This year's "Hockey Week" event runs Feb. 9-17.
  2. Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) calls a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.
  3. Todd Monken spent two seasons in Tampa Bay, the last as offensive coordinator, before being dismissed along with the rest of head coach Dirk Koetter's staff after the 2018 season.
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  5. Urban Meyer talks with former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, right, during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles.
  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) runs 91-yards with a fumble by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a score during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
  7. The 2019 NFL season will conclude in the same place that the 2018 season ended for Dirk Koetter: with a Falcons-Buccaneers game at Raymond James Stadium. The former Tampa Bay head coach is now Atlanta's offensive coordinator and will face his former team in a 1 p.m. game Sunday in Tampa.
  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) celebrates his sack on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the Bucs' 35-22 victory in Atlanta on Nov. 24, 2019.
  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) points to the sky while running on the field during player introductions just prior to taking the Houston Texans Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.
  10. Houston's Deshaun Watson, left, and Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston, right, meet for the first time as pros Saturday when the Texans come to Raymond James Stadium for a 1 p.m. game against the Bucs.  Both led their collegiate teams to national championships, Watson at Clemson and Winston at Florida State.
  11. The Bucs have a chance to treat their fans to a fifth straight victory on Saturday when they play the Houston Texans in a 1 p.m. game at Raymond James Stadium.
  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19), defended by Detroit Lions cornerback Rashaan Melvin (29), catches a 34-yard pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
  13. Bucs career receptions leader Mike Evans (left) won't be available to help quarterback Jameis Winston and Tampa Bay for Sunday's 1 p.m. game at Detroit.
  14. Quarterback Jameis Winston (3) and the Bucs face the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. Sunday in Detroit.
  15. Jeff Scott is introduced as the new USF Bulls head football coach at the University of South Florida Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
  16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, right, shakes hands with quarterback Jameis Winston (3) after his touchdown pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians stops to autograph a football for seven-year-old Jhamius Metelus, of Deerfield Beach, before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  18. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers face Georgia in the SEC Championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday in Atlanta.
  19. Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston and the Bucs face the Indianapolis Colts at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (33) follows a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla.
  21. Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew warms up before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla.
  22. In this file photo, Florida State's Cam Akers (3) makes a long reception and run past Florida defensive back Trey Dean III (21) during Florida's 41-14 victory in Tallahassee on Nov. 24, 2018.
  23. Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (33) celebrates his interception during Tampa Bay's 35-22 victory at Atlanta Sunday.
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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (33) intercepts the ball against Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (18) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)