St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather

printer version

Letters to the Editors

Bucs chat

© St. Petersburg Times, published November 5, 2000

Fans back on board after defeat of Vikes

Okay, I'm eating crow. But I have a smile on my face. Don't mind being wrong about the also-rans. Warren Sapp just got promoted from all-world to all-universe. And who was that No. 28 for the Bucs? He reminded me of an All-American who played for FSU a few years ago. Who woke him up?
-- Michael Harris, Oldsmar

Hopefully, Shaun King will get a respite from the candy fans and boo-birds after the Minnesota win. People forget that it takes time to become a quality quarterback in the NFL, and that despite King's skills, experience is still the great teacher.

And don't forget to compare Trent Dilfer's performance Sunday to Shaun's.
-- Ross C. Herman, Largo

To paraphrase a famous quote, the reports of the Buccaneers' death have been greatly exaggerated. The players and the coaches didn't panic during the losing streak. That shows the character of this team.

Hopefully, the win against Minnesota will be the beginning of a long winning streak. I think we just needed to figure out how to use all the talent we have on offense.

A message to all those bandwagon jumpers who were ready to run Shaun King, Les Steckel and Keyshawn out of town: Don't you dare jump back on. We don't need any fair-weather fans. Stay in your armchair and shut up.
-- Frank Chatraw, Largo

Welcome to Tampa Bay, Keyshawn. You finally threw away that Jets jersey you hid underneath your Buccaneers jersey. My wife thinks Sapp put you over his knee and spanked some sense into you. The only thing you fumbled Sunday was your shoe, and you caught each and every pass. I guess my kids can now wear your jersey without the clown suit.
-- Rick Myers, Seminole

I have to hand it to the Buccaneers. They really came together as a team Sunday. And what a way to do it, against the only team in the league that didn't have a loss. They really put the "team" in "teamwork."
-- Joyce Cahill, Hernando Beach

Isn't Corey Dillon a free agent next year? How about an Alstott/Dunn transaction that lands Dillon here?
-- Paul Olivarez, via e-mail

Something wonderful happened Sunday at Raymond James Stadium -- the rebirth of a football team. The Bucs performance against the Vikings was nothing short of miraculous. But unlike most miracles, the one the Bucs pulled off can be explained. Instead of playing their usual two or three quarters of football, Sunday they actually played all four quarters, like a Super Bowl team might.

If they play their best game for four quarters for the rest of the season, they might just be playing a big post-season game right here in Tampa.
-- Fred Nassif, Clearwater

Back to Sports

Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright

From the Times sports desk
  • Taking a gamble on Winston Cup
  • Mizell

  • Columnist Mizell plans retirement
  • Sunshine State basking in BCS possibilities
  • Shelton

  • It's a case of terminal madness
  • Bucs

  • Calm after the storm
  • NFL games today
  • Hastings never lost his cool
  • A charmed childhood
  • At 4-4, Bucs remain a work in progress
  • Bucs chat
  • Buccaneers best and worst: Game 9
  • The young man and the sea
  • Falcons also deal with the drops
  • Analysis: Fox's Tim Green
  • Buccaneers by the numbers
  • Quick hits
  • Lightning

  • A wave of injuries batters defensemen
  • NHL briefs
  • Lightning closer to winning style
  • College football

  • Hurricane Vicktims
  • Grossman settles down, UF cruises after halftime
  • Bulls offense climbs hill, tops Western Kentucky
  • Bulls offense climbs hill, tops Western Kentucky
  • Daddy's boys show who's still the boss
  • Minnis gets milestone and 98-yard reception
  • College football briefs
  • College football this week on TV
  • USF sideliners
  • LB Marc hopes for future in NFL
  • Blackwell heads up homecoming party
  • UM sideliners
  • UM quotebook
  • Virginia Tech quotebook
  • Tech paid back for big mouths
  • Immobile Vick can't save Tech
  • FSU sideliners
  • Tommy to dad: Please go home
  • Louisville usurps power in C-USA
  • Nunnally passes Rice in victory
  • Carroll, UF defense healing at same time
  • Sheppard flashes two-way ability
  • UF sideliners
  • More sports

  • Tempest tossed in home opener
  • Woman supports Carruth's denial
  • Ludzik removal key if Lightning to improve
  • Highs and lows
  • Mizell mailbag
  • Sports briefs
  • The Great Off-season Salary Dump begins
  • Golf briefs
  • Baseball briefs
  • Slap shots
  • Panthers have plunged after breakout season
  • Breeders' Cup notebook
  • Horse racing briefs
  • Auto racing briefs
  • Tiznow's time
  • Help seabirds off the hook
  • Captain's corner
  • McGrady gets suspension
  • Ankle forces out Hill, maybe for two weeks
  • Bucs' rise brings them to state
  • AFA trounces Keswick, stays perfect
  • Bucs squeak by 3A-3 field
  • Hudson, Seven Rivers advance; River Ridge falls
  • Cobras play their best to reach semis at Disney
  • Spongers don't reach regional
  • CCC girls look to finish dream season on a high
  • Durant advances to 6A final four
  • Slow start, poor serves end Bayshore's season
  • Tornadoes have few problems in their victories
  • Cougars, Tornadoes advance
  • Lewis makes his Lambeau return

  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts