* Not that anyone asked, but I would rather have seen the latest iteration of St. Petersburg’s Pier look less like another homage to modernism and much more like the Mediterranean Revival Million Dollar Pier that was demolished in 1967.
* Gay Culverhouse, 73, daughter of Bucs’ original owner Hugh Culverhouse, recently passed away. She was president of the franchise from 1990-94. But her legacy is more than having been one of the highest-ranking women in the NFL. She also founded the Gay Culverhouse Players’ Outreach Program–now known as Retired Players Assistance–that locates former players with dementia, provides them with medical assistance and helps them apply for a league program that provides financial aid for long-term dementia aid.