1. Highway Robbery: Controversial Calls Cost Bucs Against Fins

    Updated with a picture from the now infamous "Clayton Play". You make the call. Fans always believe the referees are out to get their team. My own mother believes there is an international conspiracy of referees against the Buccaneers...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 309 reads 7 comments

  2. Tampa Bay Lightning Fall To LA Kings In Shootout: Robbed By The Refs

    The celebration began at the 1:40 mark of overtime. It appeared that Lightning defenseman Andrej Meszaros had just won the game on a shot from the point. The Lightning players mobbed the ice congratulating their player on a job well done...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 290 reads 1 comments

  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Miami Dolphins Preview: One for the Road

    The Josh Freeman Fun Train heads to Miami for the young quarterback's first taste of life on the road in the NFL...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 273 reads 1 comments

  4. Burrell Appears To Be On The Block For The Rays

    Rumors are flooding the Internet that the Rays are offering up Pat Burrell in trade talks. The Rays are desperate to part with the bad contract of Burrell, a major disappointment in ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 210 reads 5 comments

  5. Quirky Schedule Helps Tampa Bay Lightning Get Some Early Season Wins

    It was a wild night at the St. Pete Times Forum Thursday night as the Tampa Bay rallied from a pair of two goal deficits and defeated the Minnesota Wild in a shoot out, 4-3...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 54 reads 2 comments

  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers' First Half Report: A New Hope

    Not a lot went right for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half of the 2009 season. They were blown out in five of their eight games and they find themselves at the bottom in most statistical categories in the league...

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  7. Buccaneers-Packers: Bucs Exorcise Demons of Bucco Bruce for First Win

    Hey Hey Tampa Bay, the Bucs Know How to Shine Hey Hey Tampa Bay, the Bucs Know How to Shine In the Bucs' retro weekend, the surreal experience in Raymond James Stadium where the Bucs and their ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 431 reads 0 comments

  8. Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman Learns The Hard Way

    The Lightning's top draft pick, defenseman Victor Hedman, has been sensational all season. Teamed with fellow Swede Mattais Ohlund, the hulking Hedman leads all NHL rookies in ice time...

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  9. Buccaneers-Packers Preview: The Power Of Bruce Compels You!

    So it's come to this for the fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hoping that creamsicle and a less-than-masculine looking winking pirate can bring you luck in ending one of the longest losing streaks in the franchise's sordid history...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 337 reads 7 comments

  10. The Dismanting of the 2008 AL Champion Rays Continues: Akinori Iwamura Traded

    As Tampa Bay Rays followers, we knew it wouldn't be long. As the Yankees close in our their latest purchase of another World Series, there's a stark realization that Tampa Bay fans must face...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 219 reads 4 comments

  11. Tampa Bay Lightning-Toronto Leafs: Bolts Exorcise Two Demons, Create Controversy

    The Tampa Bay Lightning finally earned their first road victory of 2009, and they did it in overtime— a double whammy that killed two issues plaguing the team this year...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 191 reads 2 comments

  12. Buccaneers: One Is the Loneliest Number

    Then there was one. Yes fans, your Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now the only win-less team in the National Football League, thanks to the Rams winning on the road in Detroit, and the Titans rising from the dead like a Halloween ghost, and thrashing the Jags.

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 184 reads 3 comments

  13. Seen Stamkos? Tampa Bay Lightning Forward is Lighting the Lamp Like an All-Star

    Shh, don't look. It's just Steven Stamkos scoring again. Have you seen it? The latest in the 19-year-old's blossoming highlight reel? If you're not in Tampa Bay, probably not...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 741 reads 5 comments

  14. An NFL Rookie QB Barometer For The Bucs' Josh Freeman

    Since the 1995 NFL Draft, there's been 35 quarterbacks chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft. Many of the League's franchises have done it differently during that time. Some throw their rookies right into the fire in a sink or swim type scenario...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 311 reads 4 comments

  15. Rays Fans Don't Have a Dog In This World Series Fight

    For Rays fans, it's probably the worst outcome possible. The Yankees versus the Phillies in the World Series. It may be hard for those outside the Tampa Bay area to understand, but there's something ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 139 reads 0 comments

  16. Bucs-Patriots: Bucs Are Free Fallin'

    So I gave it a day to collect my thoughts on another Buccaneers debacle - now the entire world (or at least England) knows how bad this team is after the 35-7 drubbing by the New England Patriots...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 156 reads 11 comments

  17. Lightning Goalie Mike Smith May Finally Have His Groove Back

    The final result won't be to his liking, but Tampa Bay goaltender Mike Smith may enjoy it anyway. Tampa Bay's top netminder has finally had the cobwebs or rust or whatever it has been ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 60 reads 1 comments

  18. Tampa Bay-New England Preview: Pats Prepare to Feast on Bucs London Broil-Style

    I can safely say that never in my wildest dreams did I expect my 100th article for Bleacher Report to be about the winless Bucs heading over the pond to face a New England Patriots team that just beat Tennessee 59-0...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 445 reads 10 comments

  19. The Wright Stuff: Tampa Bay Lightning Rookie Ascends to the Top Line

    For 19-year-old James Wright, it's a fantasy world. After being drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft from the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, the Saskatoon native figured he would be toiling in juniors and the minors for quite some time...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 117 reads 5 comments

  20. Buccaneers-Panthers: Bucs' Defense Giveth, Then Taketh Away

    Oh how tough it is when you are an NFL head coach in search of your first career victory. Some coaches get it right away and don't have to feel that pressure...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 177 reads 3 comments

  21. Tenure Of One Of The Biggest Busts In Bucs History Is Over

    He was the biggest in a year of defensive end busts in the NFL Draft. He was chosen over Adrian Peterson—yes, THAT Adrian Peterson...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 520 reads 10 comments

  22. Bolts, Smith Have Their First Clunker

    Now the pressure mounts for young Tampa Bay top netminder, Mike Smith. A day after allowing seven goals in the Lightning's 7-1 debacle in Ottawa, Smith now faces the questions of "what's ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 73 reads 3 comments

  23. Buccaneers-Panthers Preview: Tampa Bay Coach Raheem Morris' Last Stand?

    After an dreadful 0-5 start, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers return home to the friendly confines of Raymond James Stadium and face the team that began their demise in '08, the division rival Carolina Panthers...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 446 reads 14 comments

  24. Hey Coach Morris, I Take Your Dare on Michael Clayton

    It was supposed to be Jon Gruden's fault. After mentally abusing poor Michael Clayton, he lost his confidence and, seemingly, his ability to hold on to a football. Then it was supposed to be Raheem Morris and Greg Olsen's fault...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 785 reads 5 comments

  25. Buccaneers-Eagles: Red Zone Means Stop For Bucs

    It was a game that surprised no one. The Philadelphia Eagles made big plays, blitzed young Josh Johnson unmercifully and went on to a dominating 33-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 150 reads 3 comments