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

  1. 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.
    Tampa Bay’s former play-caller will be designing game plans for the Bulldogs against the Florida Gators next season.
  2. 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.
    Cleveland’s interviews begin with former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.
  3. 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.
    White finishes the season with consecutive NFL rookie of the month honors
  4. 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.
    Our picks for the Tampa Bay-Atlanta game at Raymond James Stadium.
  5. 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.
    Here are our picks for this week’s NFL games.
  6. 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.
    Winston spurs more comparisons with Peyton Manning, but not in a good way.
  7. 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.
    Our picks for the Tampa Bay-Houston game at Raymond James Stadium.
  8. 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.
    Here are our picks for this week’s NFL games.
  9. 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)
    Bucs 38, Lions 17: Winston becomes the first player in league history to post back-to-back 450-yard passing games.
  10. 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.
    The Bucs are without Mike Evans for the first time since 2017, but Ndamukong Suh is back in Motown.