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Fred Ridley on the Road to Augusta

Fred Ridley on the Road to Augusta

Last week, I sat down with Fred Ridley, the new chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. Ridley, a lawyer who has resided in Tampa since 1981, was the 1975 U.S. Amateur champion and is the only Chairman to have played in the M...
Updated: 12 hours ago
There's a path to a New Year's Day bowl for USF

There's a path to a New Year's Day bowl for USF

It’s a pretty clear track. USF now has a path to a New Year’s Six Bowl. And that would make it a transcendent season for Charlie Strong and his now 16th-ranked Bulls. If USF wins out, hello to that elusive conference title. The Bulls have...
Published: 10/16/17
Fennelly: Who needs curses?

Fennelly: Who needs curses?

Who needs curses when you playing lousy all by yourselves? Jameis Winston says he and his aching shoulder will be back soon. Bucs fans can put their hearts back in their chests. The Ryan Fitzpatrick Curse in on hold for now. What curse? Winston leavi...
Published: 10/16/17
Playoff baseball: Pay no attention to the sleeping child

Playoff baseball: Pay no attention to the sleeping child

It's the usual postseason routine. Sometime tonight, very late tonight, Fox Sports cameras will search the stands at Yankee Stadium and find a sleeping child in his seat, or slumped against a parent’s shoulder as the Yankees and Houston Astros ...
Published: 10/16/17
Readers weigh in on the anthem debate

Readers weigh in on the anthem debate

A lot of readers felt strongly about a column I wrote earlier this week, praising athletes’ protests during the national anthem, but saying it’s time to move on to bigger and more meaningful work in the name of their causes. A brief sampl...
Published: 10/13/17

Bucs' clock buffoonery cost them chance to win

They should have spiked the football. Nick Folk is probably done as Bucs kicker. But just because he’s the face of the 19-14 loss to the Patriots doesn’t mean he’s the only one to blame. Let’s talk about coaching and lousy clo...
Published: 10/06/17
Rick and Tom podcast: Bucs Folk over game to Patriots

Rick and Tom podcast: Bucs Folk over game to Patriots

Nick Folk misses three kicks and the ofense struggles for three quarters as the Bucs come up short against the Patriots on Thursday night. Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down the game in their latest podcast. Among the topics: how well the defense...
Published: 10/06/17
Rick and Tom podcast: Are the Bucs ready for primetime?

Rick and Tom podcast: Are the Bucs ready for primetime?

The Bucs prepare for primetime football as the Patriots come to town for one of the most anticipated regular season games in Tampa Bay history. Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down the matchup, including how Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson will do ag...
Published: 10/05/17
Rick and Tom podcast: Breaking down Bucs-Giants

Rick and Tom podcast: Breaking down Bucs-Giants

Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down the Bucs-Giants matchup and are split on their picks to win in their latest podcast. Plus they look around the NFL, preview a rather weak lineup of college football games this Saturday and discuss the latest in ...
Updated one month ago

Fennelly: College basketball is on the bubble

Thinking about the big news Tuesday, I remembered Claude Rains in Casablanca. “I’m shocked. Shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.” March Madness, meet September Sleaze. But is it really that shocking? Okay, maybe t...
Updated one month ago