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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Martin Fennelly

Tribune Staff
Fennelly, Martin

Let Marty healing begin with Rangers in Tampa to face Bolts

- A night like this was always going to happen, after Marty St. Louis demanded a trade from the Lightning. Martin Fennelly says fans should boo their lungs out but move on, because it’s the right thing to do.

Bucs’ McCown practically gives Bears a win

- When you’ve played for six teams in 12 seasons, you’re all over the map. Josh McCown reminded us of that again, Martin Fennelly said, as his fingerprints were all over the Bucs’ loss to the beatable Bea...

Lightning fans: Cheers or jeers for St. Louis’ return?

- Martin St. Louis makes his return to Tampa on Wednesday when his Rangers play the Lightning at Amalie Arena, the night before Thanksgiving. But will St. Louis be showered with thanks or boos? Let us know.

Returning McCown has earned Bears’ respect

- Having already made a same-season comeback with the Bucs, Marty Fennelly says Bucs quarterback Josh McCown returns to Soldier Field on Sunday to face former teammates who have nothing but good things to say about him.

Foley’s next hire must re-energize UF fan base

- After firing Will Muschamp, Jeremy Foley, about the best athletic director going, knows he’s 1-2 at hiring head Gators football coaches. Martin Fennelly says he needs to hit on this one.

Evans is playing like the ‘Next One’

- This is how it works when you’re on fire like Bucs rookie receiver Mike Evans is on fire, columnist Martin Fennelly writes.

No need for McCown to be sorry for showing emotions

- There have been mixed emotions over Josh McCown’s shedding tears after Sunday’s loss. But Martin Fennelly says he appreciates the honest display of emotion, because it shows McCown is a guy who cares. A lot.

Bucs are a prop for the rest of the league

- For crying out loud, writes Martin Fennelly, is there any end to this? Well, at least now Austin Seferian-Jenkins knows it’s always too early to celebrate when you’re these Bucs.

Shades of 1996? It’s difficult to see it now


— Lovie and Tony.

Streaking Lightning lone hope for our area


— Tampa Bay’s football team is a disaster. However, Josh McCown has edged back ahead of Mike Glennon in the all-important Bucs battle for the Tuesday night radio show.

Rays don't need to find a Maddon clone

- Columnist Martin Fennelly thinks the Rays are more than smart enough to hit on the right manager again, to surprise us with their list of candidates, and also by their final choice.

Desperation has the Bucs turning back to McCown

- Josh McCown was re-elected as the Bucs' quarterback. Lovie Smith put him over the top. No surprise there, Martin Fennelly writes, but how it became public was the mind bender.

Simply put, Glennon isn’t getting it done for Bucs

- Yes, Mike Glennon did some things, including his 260 passing yards. But Martin Fennelly says the bad, including those two first-half picks outweighed the good yet again.

Good start, but a wild ride awaits in college playoffs


We have our very first College Football Playoff rankings:

McCoy is winner, but wins missing

- Gerald McCoy knows a great player's legacy is measured by championships. Martin Fennelly. says that after signing an extension that could be worth as much as $98 million, wins have got to follow.

Good luck finding this team’s next win

- So much for a fresh start coming off a bye week, writes Martin Fennelly. But don't lay the Bucs' latest loss on the OT fumble. As usual, there is plenty of blame to go around.

Bucs should stick with Glennon at QB

- Is Mike Glennon the future? Maybe, maybe not, Martin Fennelly writes. But we'll never find out if Bucs coach Lovie Smith goes back to Josh McCown.

Yucks are back, and something needs to change

- Maybe the clown orange socks the Bucs wore should have tipped us off, writes Martin Fennelly. For the second time in 24 days, Tampa was home to the NFL's worst team.

When it mattered, Bucs can't get out of own way

- It would have been a terrific win, and should have been a terrific win, Martin Fennelly writes. Instead, they’re simply a 1-4 that led a late lead get away.

Glennon proved he's the guy, Bucs fans

- Quarterback Mike Glennon gets the start and the Buccaneers get their first win of the season, beating the Steelers 27-24 in Pittsburgh.