The Flukish Sgreak or Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Since the 2019 Holiday Season

Awesome success, but don’t settle. Don’t be stupid in disappointment either. Push forward — the Tampa Bay Lightning are doing just that.


WalletHub’s unfair judgment of Tampa Bay as a basketball market

WalletHub’s unfair judgment of Tampa Bay as a basketball market

“Tampa Bay is a crappy basketball market”… just not as crappy as WalletHub’s study on the matter.


Lightning strikes blaze the NHL standings and Tampa Bay sports

They’re winning… oh, are they winning…!


The Tampa Bay Lightning thrives while the Tampa Bay media look elsewhere in sports

Late this summer, before the NFL season was underway, the Tampa Bay Times did the Tampa Bay-media thing and played up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers season ahead. “Most talented offense ever?” discussion before a regular season game had been played seemed like… well, an attempt to raise expectations. I’m not here to judge the Buccaneer […]


Regionalism versus myopia: The resumption of Hatfields versus McCoy in Tampa Bay sports

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Ballpark speculation only causes local division.


Best of the Bay and the Bolts for 2017

I may have touched on talking about music (sweet music…music everywhere) but the topic of note is the one that my name is usually linked to: The Tampa Bay Lightning. Creative Loafing’s 2017 reader poll doesn’t lack nor neglect notable aspects of the Bolts – directly or indirectly – which sets the table for Lightning […]


On Tampa Bay sports disappointment and media coverage

A disappointing season in sports – both professional and amateur — is just that, a disappointment, a downer. Things don’t go as planned and the results are lesser than you (as a fan) wish. It’s something that you can’t hold against a high school or college team while the pro sports competitive disappointments can be […]


Contention, mediocrity, and the future of Tampa Bay sports

The storied franchise of each city in the United States is different.  There’s a chance they are all on par, but that’s basically a decree toward the mega-markets – the New York Yankees, Giants, Rangers, Mets, Knicks, Jets; The Chicago Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox and Cubs (congratulations, Cubbies, on your World Series championship); the […]


The history of Tropicana Field and Tampa Bay’s quest for MLB is one hell of a book

Why is that stadium in St. Pete anyway?

One of the hot topics around the Tampa Bay metro region right now is the Tampa Bay Rays proposed stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida. I’m not going to bother getting into the arguments but after reading a few knee-jerk reactions and misinformation about the plans… Well, I felt it was important that people actually familiarize […]