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Monday, Feb 08, 2016

Martin Fennelly Columns

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Newton went from Superman to the Incredible Sulk

TAMPA — All season, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was a treat. Loved him. He also was a blueprint for Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston: This how is how you do it. Newton became MVP of the NFL. Winston had someone to model himself aft...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Dungy blazed a trail through respect, faith, humility
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Dungy blazed a trail through respect, faith, humility

TAMPA — Everybody won when they were around Tony Dungy. Even when they lost.
Published: 02/06/16
What the L? Super Bowl simply isn’t the same without Roman numerals
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What the L? Super Bowl simply isn’t the same without Roman numerals

Roman numerals are out for this golden anniversary, one numeral in particular.
Published: 02/06/16
Blake student’s turnaround a victory for all of us
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Blake student’s turnaround a victory for all of us

TAMPA — Wednesday was National Signing Day. Young men and women armed with letters-of-intent to play college sports, often on scholarships. Kids going places. Some moments remind you of how special it can be.
Published: 02/05/16
Tampa’s finest await call to Hall in several sports
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Tampa’s finest await call to Hall in several sports

TAMPA — Tony Dungy and John Lynch, Bucs pillars, are again finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We’ll know on Saturday if they’re in or out.
Published: 02/03/16
Maddon never one to change
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Maddon never one to change

TAMPA — Joe Maddon, former Rays manager (you might recall), was in the parking lot at Ava, the Italian restaurant he co-owns on South Howard Avenue, not far from his home on Bayshore Boulevard. Maddon left the Rays, but never completely left T...
Published: 01/31/16
Streaking Bolts will have lots to handle over All-Star weekend
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Streaking Bolts will have lots to handle over All-Star weekend

Steven Stamkos is going to Nashville.
Published: 01/29/16
QBs Newton, Winston are two of a kind
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QBs Newton, Winston are two of a kind

TAMPA — What a remarkable rookie season for Jameis Winston. He’s going to replace Tom Brady at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. True, he made it as an alternative, way down the list with all the other alternates. I think they called Joe Theisman...
Published: 01/28/16
How high are the Lightning willing to go to keep Steven Stamkos?
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How high are the Lightning willing to go to keep Steven Stamkos?

BRANDON — The Lightning host Toronto tonight,
Published: 01/27/16
Brady vs. Manning still a trip
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Brady vs. Manning still a trip

This might be the last time these two future hall-of-famers meet -- and possibly Peyton Manning's last game entirely. Even though the wear is showing, today's AFC championship will still be quite the show, Martin Fennelly says.
Updated one month ago