New Bucs coach Todd Bowles wins day by admitting he ‘blew it’
TAMPA — To triumph at the news conference, he first had to admit defeat. In that sense, Todd Bowles nailed it, with candor and conciseness. “I blew it,” the new Bucs head coach said Thursday. Know this about 58-year-old Todd Robert Bowles: While different in myriad ways from predecessor Bruce Arians, both share the blunt gene. It’s a trait generally appreciated by a fan base, a refreshing ...news.yahoo.com
Antonio Brown posts MRI image of foot injury, rips Tom Brady and Bruce Arians
TAMPA ― In case anyone disputed whether Antonio Brown was injured when he abruptly left the field during a game against the Jets in January ― even the Bucs have acknowledged that much ― the wide receiver posted an MRI image of his foot/ankle Monday on his Instagram account. Brown went even further, claiming the Bucs “tried to hurt me intentionally” by telling him to go back into the game in ...news.yahoo.com
This year's Gasparilla parades in Tampa are now canceled
click to enlarge Photosby Marlo Miller for Creative LoafingGasparilla 2020The run-up to and aftermath of the Bucs’ historic, home stadium Super Bowl victory may have felt like a mini-Gasparilla , but Tampeños should probably put their pirate cosplay away now, because Tampa’s Gasparilla parade is canceled for 2021.Citing the health and safety of parade-goers, organizers for the big Gasparilla parade as well as the kids’ parade — originally postponed until April 17 and April 10 respectively — canceled the gatherings outright on Tuesday.Instead, fans of Gasparilla should look forward to 2022, when the big parade and kids’ parade will happen on Jan. 29 and Jan. 22, respectively.“This year's cancellation of Gasparilla festivities is not the first in event history,” organizers wrote in a press release. “Over the past 107 years, parades were not held for numerous reasons, including when the city had limited public celebrations or during wartimes.”A rep for the Knight Parade, which is postponed until May , toldthat they were still waiting to get official word on that event.Ticketholders can get a refund, roll their credit over to 2022 or donate the value of their tickets to local charities. “Ticket holders will receive further information by email or can contact email@example.com or (813) 251-8844,” the release says.So what about the other Gasparilla-related events? A rep for Gasparilla Music Festival, which had yet to even announce dates for its 2021 concerts, toldthey would have an update later this week.also reached out to organizers for the Gasparilla International Film Festival ( postponed until May ), and we expect to see an update from the postponed Gasparilla Distance Classic soon, too.orlandoweekly.com
Buccaneers vs. Vikings: How to watch, stream, listen
The surging Vikings (6-6) are nipping at their heels in a crowded NFC race. That’s what December is all about.”If the playoffs started this week, the Bucs would hold the sixth seed in the NFC. The Vikings are in the seventh — and final — spot, with games against remaining against Chicago, New Orleans and Detroit after Sunday. The Vikings have been breaking in an especially young group of cornerbacks on the fly, with measured improvement after some rough performances earlier. They can’t worry too much about the aura of the great players that they have,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.
Bears beat Bucs despite Ronald Jones' impressive game
While Tampa Bay's high-profile running backs were non-factors Thursday night, Jones went over 100 yards rushing for the second straight game. But the Buccaneers stalled in the second half of a 20-19 loss to the Chicago Bears. Fournette had 103 yards rushing in Week 2 against Carolina — and just 20 yards in his other two games. He had a career-high 111 yards rushing against the Chargers, and he picked up right where left off against Chicago. He had 11 carries for 56 yards in the first half, while the Bears had 35 yards rushing — for the game.