This week’s episode of Hello Old Sports is all about sports in Tampa Bay! The Lightning are Stanley Cup Champions. The Rays were in the World Series. And the Bucs are being led by Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback in NFL History.
With all of that going on, we thought this would be a good time to examine the sport’s history of a city that doesn’t get a lot of attention. Tune in to hear about Bill Parcells agreeing to coach the Bucs on two different occasions…and backing out both times! Or about Jose Canseco’s All-Star season in 1999 with the Devil Rays, and Wade Boggs’ 3,000th hit the same season.
The Lightning finish in the top 10 in NHL attendance every year, but the Rays can barely draw flies. We discuss these stories, as well as some of the ugliest uniforms in sports history, on the latest episode of Hello Old Sports.
This episode was inspired by Jason Gay’s October 15 article in the Wall Street Journal: Is Tampa Bay Becoming America’s Sports Titletown?
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