1. Urban Meyer's Departure Shocks Gator Nation: What's Next for Florida?

    The King Gator has left the building—cue the cheers throughout the rest of the nation. Urban Meyer's decision to resign from the University of Florida due to health concerns has left a large vacancy in the college football landscape...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 639 reads 0 comments

  2. Buccaneers-Saints Preview: Can the Bucs Save Raheem Morris?

    Typically, in these previews, I'd give you the full on breakdown of the Bucs offense versus the Saints defense and vice versa. We'd talk about matchups and factors that could be important in deciding the winner of the game on Sunday...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 448 reads 13 comments

  3. Tampa Bay Lightning Top Ten Players of the Decade

    The Tampa Bay Lightning had their most successful decade in franchise history, qualifying for the post-season four times and raising the Stanley Cup in 2004...

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  4. Top Ten Tampa Bay Rays Players of the Decade

    For a franchise that has managed one post season in their 12 year history, the Tampa Bay Rays (formerly known as the Devil Rays) do not possess an all time roster filled with hall of famers...

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  5. Tampa Bay Lightning Hoping End of Road Trip a Good Sign

    When it stretched to five games, we called it a slump. When it went to 11 games, you could see the worry begin to register on the players' and coaches' faces. The skid the Lightning suffered through during the month of December seemed to befuddle everyone

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  6. Tampa Bay Bucs-Seattle Seahawks: Bucs Give Raheem Morris a Nice Present

    It wasn't Avatar , but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave their coach and fans something to smile about before Christmas as they stunned the Seattle Seahawks 24-7...

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  7. Top 10 Tampa Bay Bucs' QBs of the Decade

    As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wrap up their final season of the 2000's and move into the next decade of football, let's take a look back at the men who led the Buccaneers to 3 division championships ...

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  8. Tampa Bay Lightning Continue Their Troubling Free-Fall

    Shortly after Thanksgiving, the Tampa Bay Lightning crushed the New York Rangers 5-1 to improve to four games over .500 for the first time in three years...

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  9. All I Want for Christmas Is for the Tampa Bay Bucs Season To Be Over

    As I emerged from the week long seclusion while finishing (or attempting to, at least) my speculative fiction short story collection to watch the Buccaneers face the New York Jets, something struck me; I'm really sick of this season...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 243 reads 8 comments

  10. Tampa Bay Rays Stun Fans and AL Competitors with Big Back-End Move

    When discussing the team's budget and off-season plans Rays Principal Owner Stu Sternberg told us, "There's not a $7 million dollar closer coming." Oh those tricky Rays...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 151 reads 3 comments

  11. Tampa Bay Rays Look To Shop at Wal-Mart

    If you're waiting for the Tampa Bay Rays to give you a big time free agent closer as a Christmas present, forget it. It's not happening...

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  12. Tampa Bay Lightning Finally Snap Skid Amid Vinny Rumors (Again)

    Mike Smith had perhaps his best game as goaltender of the Tampa Bay Lightning while the slumbering Bolts offense finally rumbled to life in Tampa Bay's 4-0 blanking of the New York Islanders...

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  13. Tampa Bay Bucs Seeing Red After Troubling Loss To Carolina Panthers

    Opportunity lost. In a season that already has seen more than its fair share of disappointing defeats, this one may stick in the craw of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a little while. Tampa Bay got a 300-yard passing game from their rookie quarterback...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 240 reads 11 comments

  14. Buccaneers-Carolina Panthers Preview: Bucs Try To Stop Having The Runs

    A lot has changed in the six weeks since the Carolina Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-21 in Week Six by a soul ripping final drive of the game...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 190 reads 3 comments

  15. Slumping Bolts Need Offensive Spark

    The Tampa Bay Lightning lost for the third time in as many games Wednesday night, and the theme has been the same for all three contests. As the old commercial went, "Where's the beef?" The beef, in this instance, is goal scoring...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  16. Rays' New Catcher Is a Lot Like The Old One

    The new catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, Kelly Shoppach (acquired for a player to be named later), is quite similar to their old one, Dioner Navarro. Shoppach is coming off an abysmal 2009 in Cleveland, where he batted ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 129 reads 2 comments

  17. Buccaneers-Falcons: Tampa Two Not Enough for Victory Number Two

    For awhile, the Bucs went in the time machine and looked like the team of old. They were grinding out a defensive battle with a hard-hitting defense, knocking out the Atlanta Falcons best two offensive playmakers—QB Matt Ryan and RB Michael Turner..

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 130 reads 2 comments

  18. Tampa Bay Lightning First Quarter Report

    The Tampa Bay Lightning concluded a solid first quarter of the 2009-10 NHL season with a winning record and some confidence. There have been playmakers, some solid goal tending, and something the team lacked last season: defense...

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  19. Latest Move by Tampa Bay Bucs Illustrates Failure of Morris-Dominik Regime

    It's gone from bad to absolutely ludicrous hasn't it? This season with Raheem Morris. A season that makes Richard Williamson look like Don Shula and Ray Perkins actually Hugh Culverhouse's Vince Lombardi...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 5 years ago 337 reads 4 comments

  20. Tampa Bay-New Orleans: Saints Get a Freebie, Blast Bucs

    Sooner or later it was going to happen. It's happened to Drew Brees. It's happened to Peyton Manning. It's been happening to Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, Mark Sanchez, and Matt Stafford...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 5 years ago 217 reads 2 comments

  21. Young Bolts Still Learning How To Win Consistently

    You get nights light these with a team still trying to figure it out. In a 3-1 loss to a team the Lightning need to learn to squash, Tampa Bay was beaten soundly. It happens in an 82 game schedule, you'll have an off night or two...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 5 years ago 57 reads 1 comments

  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-New Orleans Saints Preview: A Puncher's Chance

    A few weeks ago, the thought of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beating the mighty New Orleans Saints was unthinkable, even to the most kool-aid drinking fans...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 5 years ago 340 reads 4 comments

  23. Road No Longer Unkind for the Tampa Bay Lightning

    As the 2009-10 season began for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the road was not kind to the Bolts. In their first five road games, the Lightning managed no victories and only one point...

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  24. Stadium Journey: Inside Raymond James Stadium

    This article was originally printed at Stadiumjourney.com , a website dedicated to describing to fans what the experience is like at particular venues of stadiums...

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  25. Buccaneers-Dolphins: Analyzing the Michael Clayton Play

    On Sunday, the NFL officiating crew ruled that Clayton did not have control of the football, it was tipped up into the air and intercepted by the Dolphins...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about 5 years ago 282 reads 4 comments