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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. In this 2011 file photo, Florida's Patric Young dunks during an NCAA Tournament game in Tampa. [Times]
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos, left, and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell, right, received some bad news on the injury front last weekend. [DIRK SHADD, OCTAVIO JONES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Carolina Hurricanes right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) and center Martin Necas (88) speak to Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres as he takes the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. [FRANK GUNN  |  AP]
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  5. The streaming service announced late Friday that it will continue to carry the regional networks like Fox Sports Sun while it negotiates with Sinclair.
  6. In this August 2019 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster Rich Hollenberg, left, leans in along with guest Dante Bichette, center, as fellow broadcaster Orestes Destrade, right, takes a selfie of them together during the Fox Sports Sun pregame show before the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. DIRK SHADD   |   Times [DIRK SHADD   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  7. 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. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  8. 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. [CHARLIE RIEDEL  |  AP]
  9. 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.
  10. 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. [MICHAEL OWEN BAKER  |  AP]
  11. 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. [MARK LOMOGLIO  |  AP]
  12. 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. [JOHN BAZEMORE  |  AP]
  13. 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. [JOHN AMIS  |  AP]
  14. 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. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  15. 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.
  16. 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. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  17. 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) [RICK OSENTOSKI  |  AP]
  18. 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. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  19. Quarterback Jameis Winston (3) and the Bucs face the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. Sunday in Detroit. [Tampa Bay Times]
  20. 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.  [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  21. 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. [MARK LOMOGLIO  |  AP]
  22. 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. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  23. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers face Georgia in the SEC Championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday in Atlanta. [MATTHEW HINTON  |  AP]
  24. Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston and the Bucs face the Indianapolis Colts at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]