Tampa - Recently, we had a polar shift, scientifically speaking. We also had one in the NFL.
Four frigid weather teams pulled off a power play for passage to Super Bowl XLV.
Green Bay and Pittsburgh punched the ticket, and punched out Chicago and the NY Jets, respectively.
Don't really care what anyone says, being from the Midwest (Chicago area), playing football in that type of weather @#$$!
Cold weather teams always have a huge advantage in the playoffs, because they never get into a weather pattern that plays out their favor.
So, are you one of those that think Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler wimped out yesterday, and wasn't really that hurt to hit the bench?
I would hold back those thoughts. Cutler may likely be headed for surgery on his knee soon.
Just when the Australian Open starts getting interesting, we have no Americans to watch. They've all been eliminated.
I never realized that a 12-game home stand can be a bad thing, promoting complacency, and boredom. Sleeping in your old bed, practicing in your own building, driving your own car, being around your family, and then playing all those game in front of your home crowd could be so.....well, scary.
Thank the Lightning for small tips!
Holy smokes, the Rays got "Man Ram" and Johnny Damon! A little star power, and hopefully more power at the plate. We'll see. By the way, how's that bullpen coming along?
No, Jon Gruden will not coach this year!
So, the Bucs fired OL Coach Pete Mangurian, the same guy Morris hired when he became head coach. Bucs say it was promote "cohension."
Is that another way of saying ole' Pete was putting his two sense in where it didn't belong?
Anyone from the TB area going to the Big D to pay $200.00 and watch Super Bowl XLV on the big screen outside the stadium? Email me, please! I want to know why.
Did the Gators really think they had a shot at Alonzo's Anthony Chickillo after Randy Shannon got fired at Miami? Blood is thicker than water.
Carrying on family tradition in these parts is almost a given. See John Brantley.
Professional golfer Martin Kaymer has just passed Tiger Woods for the #2 hole in golf's world pecking order. Kaymer won the European PGA event in Abu Dhabi over the weekend.
Don't expect that to last long, unless Kaymer stays on European Tour to play. He's got game, but needs to prove it here in the states.
Oh, by the way, Tiger Woods starts his 2011 PGA season this week.
Nice to see Bucs LT Donald Penn will make the trip to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. This guy deserved it. Think Penn will remind Carolina's Jordan Gross of that fact?
Finally, Lance Armstrong was bombarded with the same old "performance enhancing drug" use storyline while competing in Australia.
Armstrong didn't mention a word to reporters. If he's denied usage for these many years, do you really think he's going to change his story? Better yet, do we really care?
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Top Sports Headlines
Scottie Wilbekin scored a career-high 18 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 15 and No. 19 Florida held on to beat No. 13 Kansas 67-61 on Tuesday night.