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John Romano

Tampa Bay Times

Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Hurry up and jump on the Todd Bowles bandwagon

John Romano | Sure, it’s silly and premature. But the new head coach might have the right mix of calm and cool for this Bucs team. → Read More

The name may not be famous, but the impact in Tampa Bay will last forever

Leonard Levy, who passed away Thursday, was a giant behind the scenes in Tampa Bay’s rise as a sports market. → Read More

The Lightning have run into a better version of themselves

John Romano | After two titles and three consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup final, the Tampa Bay may have met its match in Colorado. → Read More

How do the Lightning stack up against history’s best?

In each decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, one team won the Stanley Cup at least three times in succession. → Read More

After first positive COVID tests, Rays are crossing their fingers

Catcher Francisco Mejia has been the only player affected so far, but multiple staff members have tested positive this week. → Read More

So far, Francisco Mejia only Rays player to test positive for COVID

Several other staff members from Tampa Bay’s traveling party also have tested positive. → Read More

Tom Brady is taking a huge risk. And Tampa Bay should thank its lucky stars.

John Romano | Brady’s unretirement makes the Bucs a better team, but the salary cap could still take a bite out of success. → Read More

Neither greed nor deception can destroy our love for baseball

John Romano | MLB owners played an unnecessary game of deceit before getting serious about a labor agreement Monday night. → Read More

The only records left for Tom Brady to break are his own

The Bucs quarterback is lapping the field when it comes to playoff victories for quarterbacks who have passed their 40th birthday. → Read More

The end was always going to be ugly, and needlessly sad, for Antonio Brown

John Romano | The Bucs receiver has had issues for more than a decade, but they were always excused due to his talent. → Read More

Bobby Bowden’s legacy will live on far beyond the titles and victories

Along with the former FSU football coach, the Tampa Bay area lost a number of former players and executives with the Bucs, Rays and Lightning. → Read More

Now that the Rays have invested in Wander Franco, you can, too

John Romano | Trades are a fact of life in Tampa Bay, but Wander Franco’s contract means fans have a player they can follow for the foreseeable future. → Read More

Rays lose Sherriff, Drake, Reed as roster shuffle begins

Tampa Bay needed to clear space on the 40-man roster to reinstate a half-dozen pitchers on the 60-day injured list, including Tyler Glasnow and Yonny Chirinos. → Read More

Did you hear the one about the pitcher being pulled in the World Series?

John Romano | One year after Rays manager Kevin Cash was pilloried for pulling Blake Snell, the Braves pulled Ian Anderson after five no-hit innings. And won! → Read More

Young Tom Brady vs. Old Tom Brady: Week 8 comparison

Checking out how the Bucs quarterback fares at age 44 in comparison to how he played in Week 8 at ages 24 and 34. → Read More

Better hop aboard, the Bucs defense is about to set sail

John Romano | With their injured players starting to return, Tampa Bay’s defense looked like its old self against the Bears. → Read More

Young Tom Brady vs. Old Tom Brady: Week 7 comparison

C’mon now, Tom Brady can’t really be better than ever at age 44, can he? Common sense says no, but the numbers would disagree. Brady’s performance in his... → Read More

Hey Rays fans, it’s just one loss; One critical, depressing, ominous loss

John Romano | Tampa Bay was the better team in the regular season, but a five-game series can be unforgiving. → Read More

Young Tom Brady vs. Old Tom Brady: Week 4 comparison

Checking out how Tom Brady fares at age 44 in comparison to how he played in Week 4 at ages 24 and 34. → Read More

New England might need a couples therapist after Tom Brady visits

John Romano | He’s been gone 18 months, but Patriots fans are still pining for the love of their lives. → Read More