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A second-generation St. Petersburg native, I learned to score a baseball game at Al Lang Stadium watching the St. Louis Cardinals during Spring Training. I had a poster of the Tampa Bay Rowdies on my childhood bedroom wall and both won and lost my school lunch money betting on major sports events (Thanks, Big Red Machine. No thanks, Minnesota Vikings.) I watched every single painful loss in person at the Big Sombrero during the Bucs’ inaugural season and drank beer while enjoying some Bandit ball when home from college. And somewhere in my house, I have a seat cushion from the very first Rays game ever played. A graduate of both the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, I consider myself a true Bull Gator who’s not above painting my nails the colors of my favorite teams. I am a chick who loves sports. Especially my hometown teams. Always have, always will. It’s a great time to be a sports fan in Tampa Bay. Let’s talk about it.

... And It All Comes Down to This

The Burgeoning Union Of Sports And Social Media

The role of social media in the sports world is evolving. How the teams themselves act and react to this new public profile of their players is interesting to watch.

The Echo Off An Empty Seat Heard 'Round the World

On Any Given Sunday...

Back to Basics

Arrrrrrrrgggh! 'Tis A Good Day To Be A Buccaneer

Rays/Yankees Round Two: Electric Boogaloo

I'm In: Betting with a Yankee Fan

Mike Williams: Fantasy Starter Or Fantasy Benchwarmer?

She Says: Go Gators!

Jane loves both of her alma maters but when push comes to shove, she's a Florida Gator

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.