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
“We are so spoiled,” she said to me from across the bar, cold pint in front of her, husband to her side. This woman has been a friend of mine for years. Having been raised a Sabres fan (and her Continue reading History in the making
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
I experienced a moment of sheer nervousness scant minutes before the Magic game was about to start. Having arrived ninety minutes before tip-off to catch a glimpse of the five, future Hall of Famers that would grace the floor that Continue reading Sights, sounds and suggestions on the Orlando Magic
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
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!!!
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
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)
Two things stand out most to me about the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals. First is, I went to see three of those Finals games here in Tampa with my stepfather. He had the hook up on some primo seats. Not Continue reading At long last, once again… the Lord’s Tan!!!
Breathe. The top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning got swept out of last year’s NHL Playoffs in the opening round by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Breathe. Those 2018-19 Lightning, who were the league favorite to win the Stanley Cup, ended up making Continue reading Five Overtimes? Why Not?