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Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Martin Fennelly Columns

McCown returns to Chicago after another comeback
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McCown returns to Chicago after another comeback

TAMPA — Before the season, he was supposed to be the bridge to the future. Then the season began and he was the bridge to nowhere. Then an injury — more waiting, then more backing up, like most of his NFL life. Then he was back. Then he...
Published: 11/21/14
Foley’s next hire must re-energize UF fan base
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Foley’s next hire must re-energize UF fan base

Watching the replay, things were so sentimental at Will Muschamp’s news conference Monday in Gainesville that you would have thought the guy was getting an extension, not the ax.
Published: 11/19/14
Buccaneers rookie Evans is playing like the ‘Next One’
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Buccaneers rookie Evans is playing like the ‘Next One’

LANDOVER, Md. — This is how it works when you’re on fire like Bucs rookie receiver Mike Evans is on fire. You see something, you say something, you do something. You make a touchdown. Another one. You dominate. You do a lot of that....
Published: 11/16/14
Updated: 11/17/14
No Lightning crisis, but time to nip this in the bud
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No Lightning crisis, but time to nip this in the bud

Most NHL teams would trade to be where the Lightning are right now, with 11 wins and 24 points. But the Bolts have, in fact, hit a speed bump, columnist Martin Fennelly writes.
Published: 11/15/14
No need for McCown to be sorry for showing emotions
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No need for McCown to be sorry for showing emotions

TAMPA — It will go down as “The Crying Game.”
Published: 11/13/14
Buccaneers are a prop for rest of league
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Buccaneers are a prop for rest of league

TAMPA — It didn't cost the Buccaneers the game Sunday. Nor did their quarterback. Nor was it as comically emblematic of this lost season as that Tampa Bay timeout that wiped out former Buc Matt Bryant's missed field goal and gave him a chance t...
Published: 11/09/14
Updated: 11/10/14
COLUMN

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

TAMPA — Lovie and Tony.
Published: 11/09/14
Streaking Lightning lone hope for our area
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Streaking Lightning lone hope for our area

TAMPA — 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.
Published: 11/08/14
Rays don't need to find a Maddon clone
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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.
Published: 11/06/14
Desperation has the Bucs turning back to McCown
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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.
Published: 11/05/14