Sports Shorts

  • Putting the Rays season into context: Tampa Bay won 90 games, a number that often gets a team into the post-season. But so much depends on league-and-division variables. The Atlanta Braves, for example, had the same record as the Rays and won the National League East. The Cleveland Indians had one more win and won the American League Central. The Rays finished 43 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles.

Moreover, the 2018 Rays could also feature both a Cy Young Award winner and a Rookie of the Year honoree.

  • “We should fire every person that was on that field today, starting with me. That was horrific.” That was Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter after that horrifically embarrassing (48-10) loss to the Bears. (All too) well said, Dirk.

The “FitzMagic” show has ended, and the Bucs starting quarterback for the first four games is back to being Ryan Fitzpatrick, career back-up. But his numbers will live on. He became the first quarterback ever to throw for 400 or more yards in three consecutive games. And he has thrown 184 TD passes over his career, which is more than some Hall of Famers–namely Joe Namath, Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach.

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