1. Tampa Bay Finally Ends Their 11 Game Skid Beating Orioles, 8-4

    After getting destroyed by some of the best teams in the American League, the Tampa Bay Rays finally found a team they could beat—the Baltimore Orioles. They didn't make it easy, rallying from an early 4-1 deficit to pull off an 8-4 win...

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  2. Buccaneers-Cowboys: Dallas Teaches Young Bucs Some Tough Lessons, 34-21

    When the Bucs look back at this one against the mighty Dallas Cowboys, they'll focus on four plays. Take away those four plays and the Bucs hold Tony Romo to 121 yds and six points...

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  3. Florida Gators-Troy Trojans: Sloppy Second for the Gators

    As preseason games go, the sloppy and wet first quarter of this one would be one the top ranked Florida Gators would like to forget...

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  4. Cowboys-Buccaneers: Surprise May Be in Store for Big D

    The Dallas Cowboys head to Tampa Bay to take on the new-look Buccaneers and kick off their 2009 season. Both teams shared a disappointing conclusion to the '08 season, collapsing down the stretch to miss the playoffs...

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  5. 2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Season Preview: A Magical Mystery Tour

    So much has changed in Tampa Bay in one off-season it's mind boggling. Gone is future Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks. Gone is the maniacal coach Jon Gruden, who led the franchise to a Super Bowl title and three division championships...

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  6. Reeling Rays Are Struggling To Find Something To Play for

    Last week I wrote an article, citing the some of the good things for the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2009 season. In that article, I thanked the Rays management for bringing another winning season to the Fruit Dome in St...

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  7. Just Joshin': Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall To Houston In Preseason Finale

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a glimpse of the future and some of it was pretty good as the Joshes—Josh Freeman and Josh Johnson—led the Greg Olsen Buccaneer offense against the Houston Texans...

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  8. Lightning Ownership Mess Gets Even More Peculiar

    As he seeks partners to take controlling ownership of the franchise, Tampa Bay Lightning co-owner Len Barrie is facing some significant accusations of fraud and shady business dealings according to an article in the St...

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  9. Thanks To The 2009 Tampa Bay Rays For Their Participation In This Season

    I've been accused of being entirely too negative about the Tampa Bay Rays chances down the stretch. With that in mind, I'm going to try to put together a positive column on the Rays...

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  10. Why Raheem Morris' Jeff Jagodzinski Mea Culpa Is a Bad Sign for the Buccaneers

    When I first listened to Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris' press conference regarding the shocking dismissal of offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski, I had assumed it must have been due to a power struggle in the organization...

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  11. Tampa Bay Rays: It's Now Or Never

    After 130 games it really comes down to this. A series win won't do the trick. A sweep is required. A losing series and you can start playing the youngsters...

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  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Choose Byron Leftwich

    NFL veteran Byron Leftwich has won the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting QB job according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer on Twitter. Morris apparently informed ownership and his coaching staff of his decision on Friday night, then the team this morning...

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  13. Alex Tanguay To Tampa Bay

    While the ownership group may be in disarray, the Tampa Bay Lightning continue to make moves to improve on the ice as according to news reports out of Canada, they have aquired free agent left winger Alex Tanguay...

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  14. Tampa Bay Rays Wave The White Flag In Scott Kazmir Deal

    The Tampa Bay Rays—smack dab in the middle of a playoff chase—decided to trade away one of their most consistent pitchers over the last month to another contender, essentially waving the white flag on the 2009 season...

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  15. Bucs QB Quandry Still Stormy

    The thunderheads rolled in like an ominous precursor to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers home schedule. Between the raindrops the inadequacy of the Tampa Bay starting back quarterback situation came to light for the entire nation to see...

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  16. Ray of Nope: Last Night's Tampa Bay Game Shows Why Postseason Won't Happen

    For teams that just miss the playoffs, there are nights like this. Nights when all the stars seemed aligned to bring you victory and some how, some way you blow it. It's been this way for the Tampa Bay Rays this season...

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  17. Bucs-Jags: Under Pressure

    After a week where the secondary was decimated by off the field incidents, the Buccaneers defensive backs dealt with on the field miscues, giving up two long plays that led to fourteen points by the Jacksonville Jaguars and a 14-3 deficit...

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  18. For Rays, It Takes Two To Make A Thing Stay Alive

    The Tampa Bay Rays took two out of three games against the Texas Rangers, gaining some ground in the wild card chase and keeping their playoff hopes alive as we close in on September...

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  19. T-Jacked: Tanard Jackson's Indiscretion Puts the Bucs in a Bind

    He's never been to the Pro Bowl, but he was a crucial part of the Buccaneer defense. Tanard Jackson was the one piece head coach Raheem Morris and defensive coordinator Jim Bates didn't need to worry about...

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  20. Rays-Jays: Toronto Is Tampa Bay's Slump Buster

    The Rays were reeling and they desperately needed some victories. Good thing the Toronto Blue Jays came to town. Tampa Bay improved to 8-3 against Toronto this season, taking two out of three ...

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  21. Bucs-Titans: More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

    For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there were some positives and some negatives to take out of the first dress rehearsal of 2009. Ironically, it was the distinct similarities to the '08 squad that seemed a bit perplexing for this football team...

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  22. Nine Game Homestand May Hold The Fate Of The Rays

    The Rays were ready to roll, coming off a terrific run at home that included a two-game sweep of the team they were chasing, the Boston Red Sox. The schedule makers decided to throw Tampa Bay a curve ball, sending them out to the west coast...

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  23. Lessons Learned: Rays Can Look Back On 08 For Pennant Race Experience

    As we move into Major League Baseball’s stretch run, the Tampa Bay Rays will have the added benefit of competing previously for the AL East championship as experience in their attempt to return to the post-season in 2009...

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  24. Rays-Mariners: Despite Losing Series, Rays Gain Ground

    For the Tampa Bay Rays, it's a case of "what might have been." The Rays gained more ground on the wildcard leading Boston Red Sox, thanks to the Sox abysmal performance in the Big Apple, but ...

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  25. Top 10 Football Players in SEC History

    In the 76 year history of the Southeastern Conference, some great players have blessed the gridiron. While top ten lists typically generate much debate, keep in mind this is simply one observer's opinion...

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