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Brady vs. Brees round three
Author: Ken Filler
January 17, 2021
Before the 2020 season, Tom Brady and Drew Brees had faced off five times in their NFL careers, with Brady winning twice and winning three times. They will meet again on Sunday for the third time this season with a berth in the NFC Championship game on the line. Brees and the New Orleans Saints […]
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Lightning impressive in sweeping Chicago
Author: Ken Filler
January 17, 2021
The Tampa Bay Lightning started the season the way they ended last season, winning impressively. The Lightning, one of the best offensive teams in the NHL last season, has scored ten goals in two games and averaged five goals a game to open the season as they took down the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 and 5-2 […]
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Third times a charm for the Bucs against the Saints
Author: Ken Filler
January 16, 2021
Will the third time be the charm? That is the question as the Buccaneers, and the Saints meet up for the third time this season in the NFC Divisional playoffs. Many of us thought that these two teams would meet in the post-season, although we thought it would be in the NFC Championship game for […]
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Lightning ready to strike in 2021
Author: Ken Filler
January 13, 2021
Can Lightning strike twice? That is the question that the Lightning will be trying to answer all season. The Lightning now will be the hunted all instead of being the hunter as they begin defense of their Stanley Cup Championship. Last season was one of the most unique seasons that we will ever see as […]
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Bucs win first playoff game in 18 years
Author: Ken Filler
January 11, 2021
The Buccaneers went into Washington and beat the NFC east Champions 31-23 as they advanced to the NFL playoffs’ divisional round. The Bucs will play on the road in New Orleans next week against the Saints. The Bucs have struggled against the Saints this year, going 0-2, and are looking to redeem themselves. There was […]
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Bucs ready for first playoff game in 13 years
Author: Ken Filler
January 9, 2021
This is the moment that has been 13 years in the making for Buccaneer fans. The road back to the Super Bowl starts tonight in Washington.  The Bucs are 6-9 all-time in the playoffs and will be playing in their first playoff game since 2008. The Bucs will also be looking for their first playoff […]
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Bucs offense playoff ready in win against the Falcons
Author: Ken Filler
January 4, 2021
The Bucs offense picked up where it left off in Detroit as the Bucs beat the Atlanta Falcons 44-27 to lock up the fifth seed in the playoffs. The Bucs will play at Washington next Saturday at 8:15 PM. The Buccaneers finish 11-5, their best record since 2005. The Buccaneers were sharp offensively, started quickly, […]
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Devin White and Shaq Barrett out for game against the Falcons
Author: Ken Filler
January 2, 2021
It’s hard to believe, but here we are in the last week of the NFL season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers clinched their first playoff berth in 13 seasons last week with their 47-7 win against the Lions. Although the Bucs have a playoff berth clinched, the Bucs still have a lot to play for. A […]
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Tampa Bay Pro Sports top five sports stories of 2020
Author: Ken Filler
December 31, 2020
What a year for sports in 2020! Who would have thought that as much pain that 2020 would dish out, that the sports teams of Tampa would bring a smile to our souls? It started in March when Tom Brady announced that he would be bringing his talents to Tampa after 20 seasons in New […]
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Rays trade Blake Snell to the Padres for prospects
Author: Ken Filler
December 29, 2020
The Tampa Bay Rays traded left-hander Blake Snell to the San Diego Padres in a five-player deal that nets the Rays four prospects. The Rays picked up two catchers in the deal, Francisco Mejia and Blake Hunt. Two hard-throwing right-handers Luis Patino, and Cole Wilcox, will also be headed to Tampa. Snell, who is entering […]
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Bucs clinch playoff berth in rout of the Lions
Author: Ken Filler
December 28, 2020
It has been 13 years, 156 months, and 4,745 days since the Bucs last qualified for the playoffs. Today the Buccaneers broke that streak as the Buccaneers punched their ticket to the NFL playoffs. The Bucs did it in dramatic fashion playing one of their most complete games of the season, smashing the Detroit Lions […]
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Buccaneers shown no respect in Pro Bowl voting
Author: Ken Filler
December 24, 2020
The Buccaneers are having their best season since 2010 when they finished 10-6. Two more wins, and the Buccaneers will finish 11-5, and that would be their best record since 2005 when the Bucs finished 11-5. For all the team’s improvements this season, there was little love to go around when it came time to […]
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Bucs squeak by Falcons despite another slow start
Author: Ken Filler
December 21, 2020
2020 has been a weird year. For the Buccaneers, it has been one of the strangest years in the team’s history. Oh, sure, the Bucs are 9-5 and still have a slight chance to win the NFC South should the New Orleans Saints lose their final two games. What is perplexing is the way this […]
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Falcons look to play spoiler against the Bucs
Author: Ken Filler
December 20, 2020
The Buccaneers can clinch a playoff spot this weekend, their first playoff berth in 13 years. The Bucs would need to beat the Atlanta Falcons and have the Chicago Minnesota game end in a tie. The Bucs 8-5 will take on a Falcons team that has been a major disappointment this season. The Falcons fired […]
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Should the Lightning move Steven Stamkos
Author: Ken Filler
December 19, 2020
As the Lightning make plans for the 20-21 NHL season, many tough decisions will need to be made regarding the roster’s composition for the upcoming season. The Lightning are in salary cap hell as they have 15 players under contract and are still looking to ink Erik Cernak and Anthony Cirelli to new deals. The […]
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Bucs offense out of synch with Antonio Brown
Author: Ken Filler
December 7, 2020
What ails the Bucs offense? Is it the Antonio Brown factor? Ever since Brown arrived on the scene in Tampa, the Buccaneers are 1-3. You could argue that the Bucs have played three excellent teams and two Super Bowl contenders in that four-game stretch. The Bucs will have to play much better and beat these […]
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Bucs have a lot to fix on both sides of the ball
Author: Ken Filler
December 5, 2020
The Buccaneers have their bye this week, one of the last teams to get the bye in the NFL. With 75 percent of the season gone, the Bucs find themselves at 7-5 and having lost three of their last four. Overall the season has been disappointing due to the high expectations everyone had for this […]
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Another slow start dooms the Buccaneers
Author: Ken Filler
December 1, 2020
The Buccaneers came up short for the second week in a row, falling to the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24. The Bucs lost their second consecutive game for the first time this season and will go unto their bye week with a 7-5 record. The Chiefs jumped out to a quick 17-0 lead as Patric Mahomes […]
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Bucs face tough test against the Chiefs
Author: Ken Filler
November 29, 2020
The Buccaneers are looking to get their swagger back as they will take on the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday Afternoon. The Super Bowl Champions came to Tampa to take on a Buccaneers team that has lost two of their last three and needs a win in the […]
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Lynch and Barber are semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Author: Ken Filler
November 28, 2020
If the Calendar reads late November, it must be time for the annual announcement from the Pro Football Hall of Fame as to who is in the final 25. Once again, two all-time great Buccaneers, safety John Lynch and cornerback Ronde Barber are in the final 25 and hoping their name will get called Super […]
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Offense and defense to blame in loss to the Rams
Author: Ken Filler
November 25, 2020
The Buccaneers proved to every Bucs fan and the nation that they are pretenders and not contenders in their 27-24 loss to the Rams on Monday night. The list of issues on this team is more than you can count on one hand, and the blame falls equally on both the offense and the defense. […]
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Bucs want to show the country they are contenders not pretenders
Author: Ken Filler
November 23, 2020
The Buccaneers will play their final prime time game of the season Monday night when they take on the Los Angeles Rams at Raymond James Stadium. The Rams bring their 6-3 record to Tampa and will be looking to tie the Seahawks for first place in the NFC West. The Bucs come into the game […]
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Tampa could host an NBA team for the 2020-21 season
Author: Ken Filler
November 18, 2020
Could the Toronto Raptors become the Tampa Bay Raptors for the 2020-21 season? It is looking more and more like that will be the case as the Raptors had a delegation in Tampa last week scoping out practice facilities in the Tampa area. With Covid cases on the rise across the country, Canada has had […]
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Despite slow start Bucs dismantle the Panthers
Author: Ken Filler
November 16, 2020
This was a game the Bucs needed to win to shut up their critics. They delivered blasting the Panthers 46-23, The Bucs and several players in the game set records that will not be broken for a long time. Running back Ronald Jones had his best game as a pro as he ripped off a […]
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Buccaneers look for better effort against the Panthers
Author: Ken Filler
November 15, 2020
After their embarrassing 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints last Sunday night, the Bucs have another division game this week in Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers. The Bucs beat the Panthers in week two 31-17. Teddy Bridgewater torched the Bucs secondary for 367 yards but was intercepted twice. The game was not put away […]
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NHL making plans for the 2020-21 season
Author: Ken Filler
November 15, 2020
The National Hockey league is taking steps toward a 2020-2021 season, but those are baby steps. As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the sports landscape, the NHL is doing its best to put together a plan to play from 48-60 games this upcoming season. It is doubtful that any travel will be allowed across […]
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Kevin Cash is the American League Manager of the Year
Author: Ken Filler
November 13, 2020
For the Tampa Bay Rays, the off-season accolades continue as manager Kevin Cash has voted American League Manager of the year. Cash received 22 of the 30 first-place votes and beat out Rick Renteria of the White Sox, Charlie Montoya of Toronto, and Bob Melvin of Oakland. Cash led the Rays to one of the […]
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Bucs humiliated in loss to the Saints
Author: Ken Filler
November 10, 2020
The New Orleans Saints came to play. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not. And the Saints walked into Raymond James Stadium and in the words of Bruce Arians “kicked the Bucs ass” 38-3. There is no way to sugarcoat this. No way to rationalize what happened. This was an epic fail on all fronts. The […]
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Bucs battle Saints for first place in the division
Author: Ken Filler
November 7, 2020
This is the most important game the Bucs have played in quite some time. Two of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game Tom Brady and Drew Brees will be matched up against one another with first place on the line in the NFC South. The Saints won the first matchup between these two […]
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Antonio Brown grateful for another opportunity
Author: Ken Filler
November 6, 2020
Antonio Brown is officially a Buccaneer. Brown has served his eight-game suspension and is ready to take the field for the Buccaneers on Sunday Night when the Bucs take on the New Orleans Saints. Brown held court with the media this week and had a lot of things to say. This was a more mature […]
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Kevin Cash and a lack of offense cost the Rays the World Series
Author: Ken Filler
October 29, 2020
It is not quite 24 hours since the Rays lost the 2020 World Series to the Los Angels Dodgers. A game that had one of the worst managerial moves that I have ever seen in 50 years of watching baseball. I am still in shock. I still can’t believe it. Blake Snell was in Cy […]
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Rays face another must win game tonight
Author: Ken Filler
October 27, 2020
After an off day, the Rays and the Dodgers are back it once again in game six of the World Series. This is another game that is a must-win for the Rays if they want to extend their season. The Dodgers lead the Rays three games to two going into game six tonight. The Dodgers […]
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Bucs offense impressive again in win against the Raiders
Author: Ken Filler
October 27, 2020
The Buccaneers went on the road and put another impressive win in the books as they beat up the Las Vegas Raiders 45-20 to get their fifth win of the season. The game was close at halftime and even into the early fourth quarter before the Bucs scored 21 unanswered points. The Bucs led 14-10 […]
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Rays win to tie the series in an epic finish
Author: Ken Filler
October 25, 2020
“I don’t believe what I just saw” to quote the late Jack Buck. This was one of the most incredible baseball games I have ever seen in my life. It was a back and forth game with both teams landing blows. This was like a heavyweight fight, with one boxer landing a big punch, and […]
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Rays face must win game tonight against the Dodgers
Author: Ken Filler
October 24, 2020
After last night’s 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rays are faced with their biggest game of the 2020 season tonight.
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Bucs plan to sign wide receiver Antonio Brown
Author: Ken Filler
October 24, 2020
Like it or not, Antonio Brown is coming to Tampa. The Bucs made it official earlier tonight announcing that Brown would be signing a one year contract. Is this a good move for the Buccaneers? Tom Brady was a big advocate behind the scenes of urging the organization to sign Antonio Brown. Brown last played […]
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Rays even up series with the Dodgers
Author: Ken Filler
October 23, 2020
The Rays are back in the series after their 6-4 win against the Dodgers on Wednesday night. This is the Rays team that we have seen all season. A team that gets timely hitting, scores a few runs and then turns the game over to its bullpen.
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Buccaneers make statement in domination of the Packers
Author: Ken Filler
October 20, 2020
This was a statement game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With most of the country getting this game, once again Tampa was on the national stage and the Buccaneers delivered. It did not start well for the Buccaneers as they quickly fell behind 10-0. A Jamel Dean interception returned for a touchdown was the play […]
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Bucs face tough matchup with the Packers
Author: Ken Filler
October 18, 2020
After a loss in Chicago last Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, the Buccaneers will be back in action against the Green Bay Packers in a nationally televised game on Sunday afternoon. The Packers come to Tampa as one of four unbeaten teams in the league. The Packers are 4-0, while the Bucs come in […]
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Rays eliminate Yankees in dramatic fashion
Author: Ken Filler
October 10, 2020
Kevin Cash called this the greatest moment in his baseball career so far. I’m sure that many Tampa Bay baseball fans are feeling the same way after the Rays deposed of the hated New York Yankees 2-1 in a winner take all fifth game. Tensions were high from the start as Gerrit Cole started for […]
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