Milwaukee Maxes Out

“This is my home.  This is my city.” -Giannis Antetokounmpo The Bucks got their man.  “Whew!” sighed Milwaukee collectively. While Bucks fans (there are some, yes?) waited with bated breath to see whether Giannis Antetokounmpo would re-sign for the supermax Continue reading

Van Gogh Alive and well in Downtown St. Petersburg

I love when my readers get involved.  I’ve written countless posts over the years about the silliest and most serious of topics: readers’ e-mails, conversations across the bar, ballgames, movies, gambling, television, relationships, you name it.  If you’ve asked, I’ve Continue reading

Ohio State odds don’t justify premature panic

I love a healthy dose of recency bias, especially when you parlay it with a pinch of panic and a just a hint of woe is me. With only four, completed football games under their belt, Ohio State Buckeyes fans Continue reading

So close and yet so far away; Bucs’ Super Bowl winning quarterback falls short against another

‘Twas a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Tampa Bay, particularly for reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes who, along with Tyreke Hill, treated the Buccaneers secondary like his own personal pincushion. For the other former MVP on the field that day, the outcome Continue reading

Burrow, Luck and Gratitude

“What’s gonna set you free? Look inside and you’ll see. When you’ve got so much to say it’s called gratitude. And that’s right.” – Beastie Boys, Gratitude, 1992 “With a little luck, we can help it out.  We can make Continue reading

Tampa Bay has an NBA team! So now what do I do?

Dear Readers, I’m in a quagmire, a quandary, a mid-state scrum if you will.  So, I turn to you and ask, what is a dedicated roundball fan to do? Thanks wholeheartedly to coronavirus, the NBA has announced that the Toronto Continue reading

Do you believe in miracles? Western Michigan does!

I was staring a losing wager square in the face. The first half of my parlay was in but it takes two to tango.  On the road, Central Michigan had easily covered the five-and-a-half against Northern Illinois.  Western Michigan, however, Continue reading

Bucs Bamboozled… but at least the food was good

There we sat the lot of us on a rainy Sunday evening with yet another tropical storm headed our way.  It was a portent of things to come. Some of us in Bucs jerseys, several others in Saints gear and Continue reading