The Brady Effect

It is nice to be on the privileged side of the velvet rope for a change. When the National Football League released the 2020 regular-season schedule in May, the Tampa

2020: The year without sports

This sports year has been memorable for a few things that have taken place, like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signing Tom Brady. That truly was a landmark moment and not

What Tom Brady could mean for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Thanks to restrictions resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, St. Patrick’s Day was a muted affair. Yet, the luck of the Irish still managed to shine brightly on the Tampa Bay

Putting on the show

It is 4:30 p.m., on a Saturday afternoon in February, about 2½ hours before the Tampa Bay Lightning face off against the New York Islanders. John Franzone texts a reporter

Vipers ready to bring XFL hopes to life

“More ball, less stall” is what the second iteration of the XFL promises.  It is an uptempo style of football, combined with a fan-friendly atmosphere at family-friendly prices, that has

Outback Bowl 2020 teams announced: Auburn vs. Minnesota

The No. 12 Auburn Tigers will face the No. 18 Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day in Tampa. It will be the first match-up in

Luxe race experience gets checkered flag at the Daytona

Race fans gained one more reason to put Daytona Beach on their bucket list when the speedy and stylish The Daytona hotel opened directly across the street from the iconic

The Outback Bowl: More than a football game

Every New Year’s Day, near the end of the college football season, fans pile into Raymond James Stadium to watch one last game. It’s significant for the Southeastern Conference and

Polo: Invigorating a Florida Staple

It’s Sunday at a Florida polo field and hooves click through perfectly manicured grass. Riders swing mallets with seemingly effortless athleticism, spectators raise mimosas in toast and the “sport of

Valspar Championship tops $2 million for charity in 2019

The 2019 Valspar Championship generated $2,274,686 for charity in 2019, marking the fourth straight year the tournament has topped the $2 million mark, according to a statement. Copperhead Charities has

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