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Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Martin Fennelly Columns

The greatest Buccaneer of all time

The greatest Buccaneer of all time

At his Tampa home, he still has all his notebooks from all those game weeks for all those seasons with the Buccaneers, from the first to the last, always the details, every line highlighted.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Rays shouldn’t think twice if price for Price is right

Rays shouldn’t think twice if price for Price is right

ST. PETERSBURG — Ah, yes, David Price’s final start as a Ray (sixth in a series).
Updated: 13 hours ago
From the beginning, Derrick Brooks was Carol’s ‘Bo’

From the beginning, Derrick Brooks was Carol’s ‘Bo’

TAMPA — “I’ve known Derrick since fourth grade. Let me just start right there.”
Published: 07/29/14
Updated: 07/30/14
For Derrick Brooks, philanthropy as important as football

For Derrick Brooks, philanthropy as important as football

TAMPA — Natasha Spencer met him when she was 12. She dreamed of being a doctor, but didn't know how she'd get there, or even escape her crime-ridden Tampa neighborhood.
Published: 07/28/14
Updated: 07/29/14
Rays, Big Babi go at each other one more time

Rays, Big Babi go at each other one more time

You'd never know Tampa Bay is in fourth place and Boston is in last when David Ortiz is at the plate and a Ray is pitching, writes columnist Martin Fennelly.
Published: 07/28/14
Their time to chase greatness

Their time to chase greatness

TAMPA — The chase is on.
Published: 07/27/14
Lovie believes, but can McCown deliver?

Lovie believes, but can McCown deliver?

Late Friday afternoon, for the first time in 10 years, since he was with the Arizona Cardinals, four whole NFL teams ago, Josh McCown stepped onto a field for training camp as an undisputed starter, The Man at last.
Published: 07/26/14
No #longform, but here are another 548 words on Bucs

No #longform, but here are another 548 words on Bucs

It's the Summer of Lovie, and after so much offseason discussion about the hiring of Lovie Smith as Bucs coach, Martin Fennelly says it's finally time to just watch him work.
Published: 07/20/14
Tiger Woods buzz is back despite all the doubts

Tiger Woods buzz is back despite all the doubts

Tiger Woods is set to play his first major of the season, the Open Championship, as they say in Merry Old. He tees off at Royal Liverpool at 4:04 a.m. our time. Some of you will set your alarm.
Published: 07/15/14
Updated: 07/16/14
Surge aside, there’s a mountain to climb for Rays

Surge aside, there’s a mountain to climb for Rays

For 10 days, the Rays played like they were supposed to play this season, that or they were master illusionists, enough to invoke “anything is possible.” That said, Martin Fennelly says, the Rays still face huge odds as they try to climb back into contention.
Published: 07/07/14
Updated: 07/08/14