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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
J.T. Brown of Lightning respects NFL players' protests

J.T. Brown of Lightning respects NFL players' protests

There was something in the air in the NFL on Sunday. President Trump’s comments and tweets on NFL player protests achieved the effect of creating more of them. Lightning winger J.T. Brown was asked about it as he stood in a hall at Amalie ...
Updated one month ago

Our president, our protests

Our president has done more to foster national anthem protests than the protestors. You saw it Sunday across the NFL. In Minneapolis, Bucs receivers Mike Evans (who has done this before) and DeSean Jackson both took a knee and put a hand over th...
Updated one month ago
Bucs-Vikings report card: Where’s this explosive offense we heard about all offseason?

Bucs-Vikings report card: Where’s this explosive offense we heard about all offseason?

O NOTrue, the Bucs defense looked pretty leaky in the 34-17 loss to the Vikings. But you know what needs to happen when the defense is getting torched? The offense needs to step up. In games such as these, with defensive players seemingly getting hur...
Updated one month ago
Rick and Tom podcast: Will Bucs go 2-0? Are Gators on upset alert?

Rick and Tom podcast: Will Bucs go 2-0? Are Gators on upset alert?

It's football friday as Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down the Bucs' game in Minnesota, including the improved offensive line. Also, Rick and Tom give their predictions on the key NFL games this weekend and break down the top college matchups in ...
Updated one month ago