1. Ohlund and the Improved Defense Has Led to Lightning's Resurgence

    The Tampa Bay Lightning notched their first victory of the 2009-10 campaign, beating their nemesis, Carolina, 5-2. Going into the game, the Hurricanes had won eight straight meetings with the Lightning, but it wasn't going to happen this night...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 4 years ago 144 reads 4 comments

  2. Buccaneers-Eagles Preview: Because We Have To

    The title of this article may seem a little strange. It's because we honestly do not have a choice when it comes to giving a preview of the Week 5 showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about over 4 years ago 279 reads 0 comments

  3. Lightning-Devils: Bedeviled Buzzer-Beater Burns Bolts

    The Tampa Bay Lightning deserved better, but learned a tough lesson against the veteran-laden New Jersey Devils on Thursday night...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  4. Tampa Bay Lightning-Carolina Hurricanes: Do Not Adjust Your Television

    I'd like to give you my analysis of the Tampa Bay Lightning-Carolina Hurricanes showdown tonight, but I can't. I can tell you that the Lightning lost to the Hurricanes in a shootout by the score of 2-1 (2-0 shootout) ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 190 reads 2 comments

  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers First Quarter Report: Indecision 2009

    We're at the quarter pole of the 2009 NFL Season and for the fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers it couldn't be more of a trying season...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 286 reads 6 comments

  6. Rays Put 2009 To Bed With Some Lasting Magical Moments

    Of all the people to get the first cycle in Tampa Bay Rays history, I considered BJ Upton to be an unlikely candidate...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  7. Buccaneers-Redskins: Tampa Bay Snags Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory

    The defense was stuffing the run, sacking the quarterback, and causing turnovers. The offense was running the ball well and a young quarterback was playing well. It felt like old times for one half of play...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 307 reads 13 comments

  8. Tampa Bay Bucs: Is Ownership Putting Resources Into The Club?

    ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas put together an interesting article (Cheapskates? No, Bucs actually have a plan) on the Bucs' owners, the Glazers, and how the view around the league that the Buccaneers have gone cheap is unwarranted...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 503 reads 8 comments

  9. Tampa Bay Lightning-Atlanta Thrashers: Bolts Open to Bad Bounces

    After a promising pre-season and a renewed confidence, the Tampa Bay Lightning opened the season with a disappointing 6-3 loss to Southeast Division rival Atlanta...

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

  10. Bucs-Redskins Preview: Just Win One, Baby

    There's been ugly teams and sometimes those teams face off in the NFL. However, in the long storied history of the NFL there may have never been a meeting of teams coming off such ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  11. Tampa Bay Rays Wrap Up Winning Year

    It wasn't the season everyone had hoped for. Management hoped for more fans at the gate; fans hoped for higher numbers in the win column. Joe Maddon hoped for better performance from Pat Burrell, B...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  12. Tampa Bay Lightning Preview: Bolt Out of the Blue?

    It's been a wild couple years for the Tampa Bay Lightning. After five straight years in the playoffs that included a Stanley Cup championship, the Lightning were sold twice, fired two ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 217 reads 3 comments

  13. Morris Failing to Follow Dungy's Example

    Recently, Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris has reminisced a lot on the 1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers squad. That was Tony Dungy's first year as the head coach of the Buccaneers and things started terribly for the future Hall of Famer...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 428 reads 3 comments

  14. Ahmad and Giants Run Over Offensively Challenged Bucs 24-0

    Earlier in the week, Coach Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said earlier in the week that the New York Giants were who they want to become...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 597 reads 11 comments

  15. Gators Nation Gets Major Scare From Tim Tebow Head Injury

    The Kentucky defensive lineman barreled around the down blocking offensive lineman. He was a train, rumbling down the track toward an unsuspecting bull. The collision was legal, violent and sent the great Tim Tebow to the hospital...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 1,076 reads 4 comments

  16. Can The Rays Finish Out As a Winner?

    It was a question that seemed absurd a month ago. Will the Tampa Bay Rays finish with a winning season? A month ago, with the team over .500 by 14 games it seemed assured...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 50 reads 0 comments

  17. USF-FSU: Bulls Make a STATEment, Stun Noles 17-7

    There have been signature victories at South Florida before. They've won in Auburn, West Virginia, and Kansas. Saturday took it to another level. For the longest time, it's been the Big Three in the state of Florida—Florida, Florida State, and Miami...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 954 reads 5 comments

  18. Buccaneers-Giants: Hide The Women and Children, Folks

    As the eternal optimist among the Featured Columnists of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it's been said that I own a pair of Pewter-Colored glasses...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 373 reads 4 comments

  19. What's Wrong With The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Defense?

    For eleven of the past thirteen years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the top ten defenses in the NFL. Today, they sit at 31st...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 880 reads 14 comments

  20. Rays Showing Some Fight Left In Them for the Last Go around

    Last week I lambasted the Rays for not playing with much heart down the stretch. While I know my article had no impact on them whatsoever, I'd like to think that somewhere in the baseball ...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  21. Tampa Bay-Buffalo: Bills Blast Bumbling Bucs, 33-20

    It may be quite a while before Tampa Bay Head Coach Raheem Morris experiences the thrill of his first NFL coaching victory...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 206 reads 2 comments

  22. Gators Get the Win, Vols Get Respect

    Lane Kiffin failed in his opportunity to sing "Rocky Top" in Gainesville, but he succeeded in getting some respect from the Gators and the rest of the nation as the Vols fought the Gators tooth and nail, eventually falling 23-13 in the Swamp...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 292 reads 14 comments

  23. Florida-Tennessee: Gators' Chomp Trumps Lane Kiffin's Mouth Every Time in SEC

    Ah, Lane Kiffin. Gotta love the chutzpah of the guy. His first act as Vols coach was to say he was going to enjoy singing "Rocky Top" after the Vols won in Gainesville this season...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 491 reads 1 comments

  24. Free Fall Has Rays Bickering

    It wasn't enough that the Tampa Bay Rays lost for the 13th time in their last 14 games. Now they're fighting amongst themselves...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 135 reads 1 comments

  25. Bucs At Bills: Two Teams Try To Recover From Week One Disappointment

    The Bucs were victimized at home while the Bills were heartbroken on the road. As both Tampa Bay and Buffalo set their sights on major opening upsets, both teams fell short and find themselves staring at an 0-2 start...

    JC De La Torre Written by JC De La Torre about almost 5 years ago 164 reads 0 comments