My Sports Week, Part Three: My Hypothetical Lunch with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This is the third installment of my uber-busy sports week.  The first involved driving to Orlando to see Jimmy Butler’s debut with the 76ers.  The second involved “watching” the Florida Gators in their annual tune-up before Florida State weekend.  As Continue reading

A Wolf in Sleek Clothing: Your first ever FitzMagic Caption Contest!

Oh, how I love a good caption contest so let’s have another one, shall we? Tampa is giddy over their new starting quarterback… and I’m not referring to the guy they drafted number one. After watching the bearded back-up Ryan Continue reading

Making a case for Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield’s been in the news a lot lately.  With good reason. The number-one drafted, Heisman Trophy-winning, boastfully flag-planting, sidelines crotch-grabbing, far-too-short to play the pro game, Johnny Manziel comparative is the new face of the Cleveland Browns.  He is Continue reading

Your no-frills, glass half empty, glass half full, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017-18 season preview

I have an oddball group of friends who love to talk to me about sports. This one friend, for example, swears Jameis Winston is primed and ready to throw for 5,000 yards this season.  We even bet a dinner on Continue reading

New England Patriots trade Jimmy Garoppolo and other unfounded falsehoods from the modern day media

I placed a wager with a friend last NFL off-season. Convinced that Mike Glennon was the hottest commodity on the market, my friend figured that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who already had their quarterback of the future in Jameis Winston, would Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 37: Back-up quarterbacks, Big Winners, Back To School and one Beautiful Bash Brother Bromance

Here are some quick thoughts from a wild opening weekend to our football season. Back It Up I’ve often wondered about the mindset of the backup quarterback.  Often jokingly referred to as the best job in professional sports (because you Continue reading

Flogging Draft Night

I went to last year’s Buccaneers Draft Party.  After all, it was a big event. The lowly (for far too long) Tampa Bay Buccaneers had earned the dubious distinction of drafting first in 2015.  I say dubious because the rights Continue reading

Bucs embarrass, fans boo: Same old, same old in Tampa Bay.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose Jean Baptiste Alphone Karr, 1849   I’ve set down bad books before.  I couldn’t get through them so I just chalked up the final, unturned pages to writing better left unread.  I’m Continue reading

Ten pressing questions for the 2015 NFL season

If we had a crystal ball to tell us what’s going to happen this NFL season, we’d all be millionaires.  Unfortunately, Lady Cleo and Dionne Warwick have cornered the market on clairvoyance so you and I are going to have Continue reading

No Shit, Sherlock: Volume One

Hotels.com has a new mascot.  His name is Captain Obvious.  His pitch in their relatively entertaining, television spots is that using their website to book a vacation is the obvious choice. Years ago while hosting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Continue reading