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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. Buccaneers fans in Tampa Bay will see their team play in person for the first time in 49 days at 1 p.m. Sunday when Tampa Bay plays host to the Arizona Cardinals at Raymond James Stadium.
    Tampa Bay’s playoff hopes are shot. But as it returns home Sunday for the first time in seven weeks, here’s a look at what’s still on the line.
  2. In this 1987 file photo, Deion Sanders stands on the field during a game against the Florida Gators in Gainesville.
    Roundtable: Was this just Friday afternoon internet clickbait or an idea worth Seminole consideration?
  3. USF Bulls head coach Charlie Strong on the sideline during the second half of the game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
    Here are our picks for this week’s top college football games, including USF-Temple, FSU-Boston College, Florida-Vanderbilt and Alabama-LSU.
  4. FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury talks with quarterback Kyler Murray (1) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Glendale, Ariz. Being a rookie head coach in the NFL is challenging enough, and also calling plays for the offense only increases the difficulty. Murray has helped ease the growing pains for Kingsbury.
    Here are our picks for this week’s NFL games.
  5. The Florida Gators are looking for their first victory since 2016 over the Georgia Bulldogs, led by quarterback Jake Fromm (11), Saturday at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.
    Here are our picks for this week’s top college football games, including Florida-Georgia and Florida State-Miami.
  6. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson signals on the field during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
    Here are our picks for this week’s NFL games.
  7. Tennessee Titans kick holder Brett Kern (6) is brought down by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White on a fake field goal play in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
    Replay shows Devin White’s big hit on Tennessee’s holder should have done more than foil a fake field goal.
  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians answers questions after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 27-23. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
    In Arians’ 99th game as an NFL head coach, he experienced something for the first time Sunday.
  9. Tennessee Titans kick holder Brett Kern (6) is brought down by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White on a fake field goal play in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
    Titans 27, Bucs 23: Tampa Bay stuffed on a critical fourth-and-1 play.
  10. With 923 yards combined rushing and receiving and 11 touchdowns, Florida State's Cam Akers is playing as recruiting analysts projected when they made him the top running back recruit from 2017.
    Here are our picks for this week’s top college football games, including Florida State, USF and Miami.