World, Meet Danny Dimes

It was an extraordinarily, beautiful Sunday afternoon in Tampa, Florida. Days like these are the reason so many people pay us a visit. Sun shining, the sky a beautiful bright blue and just enough of a September breeze to make Continue reading

Book Review: The SIS Football Rookie Handbook: Comprehensive Scouting and Analytics Guide 2019

I go to the race track once or twice a year.  When it comes to betting on horses, I pretty much roll the dice.  There is no method to my madness.  I simply look at the biggest underdogs, box them Continue reading

Your official NFL Draft Primer

It happens every year.  As reliable as the sun setting in the west or Blake Griffin getting hurt in the playoffs, some soon-to-be millionaire does the most inexplicable thing, costing himself a well-established reputation and more importantly, a bundle of Continue reading

And you thought Ryan Lochte had a bad week…

Ryan Lochte is home and safe from his now swimmingly, infamous excursions in Rio de Janeiro.  Sure he lost half his endorsers (worth about a million or so in change) for lying about his buddies taking a gas station men’s 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

Forty-four carries

I’m no football coach.  I never played the game.  I’ve never taught the game.  But I’ve watched plenty of football in my day. One thing I know is that as much as the game may have modernized, as much as 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

Chumpservations, Vol. 34: Draft picks, cookie monsters and the last great boxing match any of us will ever see

Draft Picks Gone Bad You see some disturbing things while surfing the internet but this week, disturbing just kicked it up a notch. I don’t know whether draft busts Sam Bowie or Ryan Leaf have ever sunk so low as Continue reading

Decisions, decisions: #1s versus #2s over the years

“Torn between two lovers, feeling like a fool” -Mary MacGregor By virtue of finishing dead last in the league in 2014, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the rights to the top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. What to do, Continue reading