A Tale of Two Owners, Part Two: Shaq Now

A gentleman walked into the bar the other day which is always my favorite way to start a blogpost. He works for the Tampa Bay Lightning as some sort of engineer who ensures the ice in the Amalie Arena meets Continue reading A Tale of Two Owners, Part Two: Shaq Now

A Rough Day at the Office

The day started out as delightful as any other: black coffee from my Kuerig, an everything bagel topped with nova and a text to Doctor Milhouse to review the day’s gambling lines. With a full slate of activity going into Continue reading A Rough Day at the Office

Eric Cernak, LeBrode and how fans become fans

My favorite player growing up was Carl Yastrzemski. Hailing from New York City but having spent formative years in Providence, Rhode Island, the Boston Red Sox became my favorite team.  This was the late 1970s.  Of all the Sox I Continue reading Eric Cernak, LeBrode and how fans become fans

A Serbian scuffle and the changing nature of NBA fisticuffs

Just when we thought we were about to witness an old-school NBA scuffle, the internet stepped in to remind us we’re in 2021 and not 1981. In Tuesday night’s game between the Nuggets and the Heat, reigning MVP Nikola Jokic Continue reading A Serbian scuffle and the changing nature of NBA fisticuffs

Come up with new Lightning slogan and WIN FREE BEER!!!

As all of you know, I work in a bar and sell drinks for a living.  As many of you also know, and have witnessed firsthand, I work in a high-volume bar which means I sell a LOT of drinks Continue reading Come up with new Lightning slogan and WIN FREE BEER!!!

Book Review: The Stats Game by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick

The Stats Game, written by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick, begins as if written by two angry old men, which is ironic considering the authors are far from it.  In fact, the whiz kids are still teenagers.  It doesn’t take long, Continue reading Book Review: The Stats Game by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick

Title Bay? We’re Well on Our Way

It’s an odd time here in Tampa Bay and not just because we’re in the middle of a global pandemic that has turned this, and pretty much every other city, on its head. No, it’s twilight zone time in Tampa Continue reading Title Bay? We’re Well on Our Way

One last Stanley Cup celebration for the ages (until the next one)

Sorry, this post has been delayed.  We’ve been celebrating Lord Stanley for two straight weeks.  Here goes our official recount… as we recall. Walking into a stadium felt odd.  After all, it’s been almost a full calendar year since any Continue reading One last Stanley Cup celebration for the ages (until the next one)