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Award Winning Journalist Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times takes you inside Tampa Bay Sports each weekday. Rick will go deeper into the biggest stories in Tampa Bay and have great guests to give even more insight on the Bucs, Rays, Lightning, USF and more.

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    Lightning Shutout Panthers To Complete 4-Game Sweep

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 32:07

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning completing a 4-game sweep of the Panthers as Andrei Vasilevskiy stops all 49 Panthers shots and Bolts advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the 6th time in 8 seasons. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead Over Panthers & Rays Rough Weekend In Baltimore

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 29:00

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 3-0 series lead against the Panthers as Nikita Kucherov is making unworldly plays and Andrei Vasilevskiy has been fantastic. Plus the Rays have a rough weekend in Baltimore as they blow 2 leads to lose in extra innings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    MAILBAG: Brayden Point, Rob Gronkowski, Randy Arozarena and More

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 66:53

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick answer your mailbag questions 100% correctly about the Lightning's chances vs. the Panthers, the President's Trophy curse, the Buccaneers offense under Todd Bowles, who is QB2, will Rob Gronkowski return, Tom Brady's Fox contract, Rays hitting and robot umps. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Many Bucs Veterans In Attendance at First OTAs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 39:38

    Rick Stroud is joined by Tampa Bay Times Bucs writer Joey Knight to discuss this week's first voluntary OTAs as many of the veterans were in attendance. Plus how USF Head Coach Jeff Scott got a transfer QB from Baylor. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning Win Game 1 Over Panthers, Rays Beat Tigers & Tom Brady's New Netflix Series

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 36:27

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 4-1 win over the Panthers in Game 1 as Nikita Kucherov shows why he's one of the best players in the world. Plus the Rays break out the bats as they beat the Tigers 8-1 and Tom Brady has another TV series deal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Buccaneers Rookie Minicamp Observations

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 36:16

    Rick Stroud with his observations from the Buccaneers rookie minicamp this past weekend and who the Bucs are looking to get production from this season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning Win Game 7 Over Leafs To Advance & Rays Take 2 of 3 From Blue Jays

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 44:49

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 2-1 win in Game 7 over the Maple Leafs to advance to the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs vs. the Panthers. Plus the Rays take 2 of 3 from the Blue Jays in a very Rays fashion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning Force Game 7 Against Maple Leafs & Bucs' Schedule is Released

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 31:54

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick break down the Lightning's 4-3 overtime win in Game 6 over the Maple Leafs to force a deciding Game 7 on Saturday night. Plus the Bucs learn there schedule and it's quite a gauntlet to start the season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    NIL: What Are We Doing Here?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 30:56

    Rick Stroud is joined by Tampa Bay Times College Football Writer Matt Baker to discuss the latest on Name, Image and Likeness in college sports and if it's simply become pay for play. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning On Brink Of Elimination, Rays No-Hit In Anaheim & Tom Brady's Post-Playing Career Plans

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 46:02

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on a dark day in Tampa Bay sports as the Lightning blow a 3rd period lead and face elimination on Thursday night in Game 6, the Rays are no-hit by Reid Detmers who only faced 1 batter over the minimum and Tom Brady announced his post-football career plans as an analyst for Fox Sports. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tom Brady's Back To Work & Lightning Preparing for Game 5 Tonight In Toronto

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 49:34

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on Tom Brady back to working out again as he posts a photo with a football while wearing a Bucs helmet and the Lightning prepare for tonight's pivotal Game 5 in Toronto. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning Even Series at 2-2, Rays Are Hot On West Coast & USF Gets A QB

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 42:57

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 7-3 win on Sunday to even their series with Toronto at 2-2. Plus the Rays are 6-1 on the West Coast and USF gets a new QB. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    MAILGBAG: Rob Gronkowski, Bucs Offense Under Todd Bowles, Mike Zunino & Anti-Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 38:57

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick answer your mailbag questions 100% correct about Rob Gronkowski's future, the Bucs schedule, the offense under Todd Bowles, why they didn't draft a wide receiver, Mike Zunino's bat and the Anti-Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay Sports. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning Even Playoff Series With 5-3 Win & Bucs To Play Seahawks In Germany

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 47:32

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 5-3 win in Game 2 over Toronto to even the series as the stars stepped up including Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov. Plus the Buccaneers will play the Seahawks in Germany in Week 10 the NFL season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning Looking For Better Effort In Game 2 & Why Bucs Drafted A Punter

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 32:59

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning looking for a better game tonight in Toronto for Game 2 of their series. Plus why the Bucs drafted a punter in the 4th round and how Devin White could have a big year this season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning Lose 5-0 To Open Stanley Cup Playoffs & Bucs Adding Small Wide Receivers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 44:29

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on Lightning's 5-0 loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Bolts struggled with mistakes and penalties. Plus the Bucs maybe changing some things on offense with Todd Bowles taking over as Head Coach and Rays win in Oakland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Breaking Down The Bucs NFL Draft & Lightning-Maple Leafs Playoff Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 61:56

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick break down the Buccaneers NFL Draft picks and how it impacts the team this year, preview the Lightning's 1st round matchup in the Stanley Cup Playoffs vs Toronto and the Rays send Josh Lowe back to Triple-A. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bucs Trade Out Of First Round In NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 38:11

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Bucs trading back in the NFL Draft from pick #27 to #33 so they don't select a player in Day 1. What does this mean and could they trade back again before they pick. Plus the Lightning lose in Columbus in a game that lacked effort and the Rays win their 3rd series in a row. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    MAILBAG: What Will Bucs Look To Do In NFL Draft & Lightning's Chances At Winning A 3 Straight Stanley Cup

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 71:27

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Buccaneers picking up the 5th year option on Devin White, Steven Stamkos with another milestone and your mailbag questions answered 100% correct on the Bucs present draft and past drafts, the salary cap, Shelton Quarles and the Lightning's chances of winning a 3rd straight Stanley Cup. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tom Brady's Retirement Gift To Bruce Arians & Chris Simms' Report On Dolphins Trying To Trade For Him

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 34:39

    Rick Stroud on the latest from the Buccaneers at the Bruce Arians Family Foundation Golf Outing including the watch Tom Brady is giving Bruce Arians and the latest on Chris Simms' report that the Dolphins offered a 2nd round pick for Brady while the Bucs deny ever talking about trading him. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning Score 22 Goals in 3 Games & Rays Playing Better After Red Sox Series Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 47:06

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 3-game winning streak which has seen them score 22 goals as the playoffs begin in less than 1 week and the Rays won their series over the Red Sox with a walk-off win in 10 innings on Saturday as they no-hit the Red Sox for 9 innings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tom Brady's Return Is Impacting The Bucs Preparation For This Week's NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 44:05

    Rick Stroud on the upcoming NFL Draft for the Buccaneers and some players and positions they could target as Tom Brady returns to quarterback the team which impacts their selections. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    MAILBAG: Bucs Draft, Tom Brady, Jason Light, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Kevin Kiermaier and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 47:15

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick answer your mailbag questions 100% correct about the Bucs Draft, Tom Brady's off-sesaon plans, Kyle Trask, Jason Licht, Lightning's season, Mikhail Sergachev, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Mike Zunino, Kevin Kiermaier and Ji-Man Choi. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Why Raheem Morris Should Get Another NFL Head Coaching Job

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 40:54

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick discuss Rams Head Coach Sean McVay's comments about why Raheem Morris isn't a Head Coach in the NFL again as Rick goes back down Misery Lane to remember the state of the Bucs 13 years ago. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tom Brady Says Bucs Need To Make A Lot of Corrections

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 41:34

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on Tom Brady's interview with ESPN where he said the Bucs have to make a lot of "corrections". Plus the Lightning lose to Detroit and the Rays beat the Cubs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tom Brady's Announcements, Bucs Assistant Promoted & Inside Breaking News Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 52:54

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on Tom Brady's announcements on the final episode of 'Man In The Arena' and 'The Match' golf tournament coming this June. Plus a Buccaneers Assistant Coach gets a promotion, the USFL cuts a guy over pizza and a mailbag questions about Adam Schefter and Adrian Wojnarowski. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning With 2 Wild Wins & Rays Struggling Defensively

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 46:31

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's wins over the Ducks and Jets that saw Andrei Vasilevskiy pulled, Alex Killorn with 2 goals overturned and the Bolts score the final 5 goals on Saturday. Plus the Rays are off to a rough start in the field as they are piecing together the pitching through injuries and the Bandits first game in the USFL was postponed until tonight with severe weather in Birmingham. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    MAILBAG: Lightning's Reign, Rays Pitching Injuries & Position Players Pitching

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 46:28

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick answer your questions about the Rays and Lightning including if we are seeing the Bolts dominant reign ending, Brian Elliott's performance, should the Rays have kept Joey Wendle, what's up with the pitching injuries, and if Rays don't win an championship soon will it be a lost decade. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Buccaneers Mailbag & USFL Kicks Off This Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 46:07

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick answer your Buccaneers mailbag questions about Tom Brady, Shaq Mason, Keanu Neal, and free agency. Plus the USFL kicks off this weekend and Derek Carr gets a big contract from the Raiders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Brett Phillips Homers For 8-Year-Old & Tristan Wirfs Finally Has Tom Brady's Phone Number

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 30:12

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on a touching moment at the Rays game as Brett Phillips hits a homerun for an 8-year-old girl who's battling cancer, Rays Pitching is struggling, Bucs Tackle Tristan Wirfs finally has Tom Brady's phone number and Lightning lose in Dallas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Why Tom Brady Is Comfortable With Todd Bowles As Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 34:09

    Rick Stroud details why Tom Brady may be more comfortable playing under Todd Bowles than Bruce Arians as he comes from the Bill Parcells coaching tree like Bill Belichick. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rays Sweep Orioles To Start 3-0 & Lightning Shutout Sabres

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 49:57

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Rays season opening sweep of the Orioles that saw Wander Franco get off to a hot start and Corey Kluber make his Rays debut. Plus the Lightning lose in OT to the Bruins then shutout the Sabres to lower their magic number to 2 to make the playoffs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rays Expectations As Opening Day Is Here

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 34:06

    Rick Stroud is joined by Tampa Bay Times Rays Beat Writer Marc Topkin as the Rays get set to host the Orioles today for Opening Day and the Rays looking to win the AL East for the 3rd straight season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bucs Re-Sign Blaine Gabbert Plus Mailbag Questions About Kyle Trask, Tom Brady and Brandon Lowe

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 44:30

    Rick Stroud answers your mailbag questions 100% correct about Kyle Trask, Bucs draft needs, defensive depth, Tom Brady ownership possibilities, Saints trading for a 1st round pick, Rays pitching and Brandon Lowe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Gronk Not Willing To Commit Right Now, Will Bucs Re-Sign Blaine Gabbert & Manuel Margot Gets A New Contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 41:57

    Rick Stroud on Rob Gronkowski's comments that he isn't willing to commit to playing football yet, why the Bucs haven't re-signed Blaine Gabbert and Manuel Margot gets a big contract from the Rays. Plus your mailbag questions on the Rays chances this season and the Bucs succession plan for Offensive Coordinator if Byron Leftwich gets a head coaching job next season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rays Trade Austin Meadows & Auston Matthews Lights Up The Bolts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 33:13

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Rays trading Austin Meadows to Detroit for an infielder and a draft pick clearing the way for Josh Lowe to play. Plus Auston Matthews get a hat trick as the Maple Leafs bury the Lightning 6-2, Kansas wins the National Championship in basketball and why Blaine Gabbert hasn't been re-signed by the Bucs yet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Debunking Bruce Arians Retirement Conspiracy Theories

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 47:37

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the conspiracy theories surrounding Bruce Arians' retirement as the Buccaneers Head Coach and why he made the decision. Plus the Lightning's weekend as they went 1-1, Tiger Woods might play at the Masters and tonight's National Championship Game. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Todd Bowles Introductory Press Conference & Lightning Enter Final Month Of Regular Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 55:39

    Steve Versnick is joined by Tampa Bay Times writer Joey Knight to discuss Bruce Arians' retirement and Todd Bowles introductory press conference. They Lightning Beat Writer Eduardo Encina joins us to discuss the Lightning's final month of the regular season and what to expect in the playoffs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bruce Arians Retires And Todd Bowles Named Buccaneers Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 28:10

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Buccaneers news that Bruce Arians is retiring from coaching to move to the front office and Todd Bowles has been given a 5-year contract to coach the Bucs. What does this mean moving forward and what is Arians' legacy in Tampa Bay. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Neil Solondz on What To Expect From The Rays This Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 30:56

    Steve Versnick is joined by Rays Radio's Neil Solondz to discuss the Tampa Bay Rays as Opening Day is now 9 days away. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tom Jones On Bucs Chances With Brady, Bolts Chances For 3 In A Row and Rays Chances This Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 41:58

    Steve Versnick is joined by former Tampa Bay Times writer Tom Jones to discuss the Buccaneers chances this year with Tom Brady returning, the Lightning's chances of 3 in a row as they are slumping and the Rays chances heading into a new season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lightning Start Winning Again, Bucs Sign More Players & Rays Trade for Right-Handed Outfielder

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 41:24

    Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick on the Lightning's 2 wins over the weekend where they finally started playing their game, the Bucs sign some more players, the Final Four is set and the Rays trade for a right-handed outfielder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    MAILBAG: Tom Brady, Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette, Rays Offseason & Andrei Vasilevskiy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 45:00

    Rick Stroud answers your mailbag questions 100% correct about Tom Brady, Ndamukong Suh, Jason Pierre-Paul, Logan Ryan, Alex Cappa, Jordan Whitehead, Leonard Fournette, Chris Godwin, NFL Draft, Rays offseason moves, the shift and Andrei Vasilevskiy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bucs GM Jason Licht Hopes Tom Brady Plays Here More Than 3 Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 40:13

    Rick Stroud on Buccaneers GM Jason Licht's comments that he hope Tom Brady plays in Tampa for many more years. Plus Tyreek Hill traded to the Dolphins and fallout from the Browns trading for Deshaun Watson. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Playoff Lenny Becomes "Paid Off" Lenny

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 38:52

    Rick Stroud on the Buccaneers re-signing Leonard Fournette to a 3-year deal and William Gholston to a 1-year deal. Plus Cam Brate shares a photo of Bucs players at his wedding and the Lightning lose a close one to Carolina as penalties cost them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    NFC South Quarterback Shuffle

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 43:56

    Rick Stroud details the QB Carousel in the NFC South that's gone from the Bucs having the biggest question mark to having the only playoff tested QB. Plus the Lightning make more deals and Shane Baz has minor elbow surgery for the Rays. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Did Tom Brady Return To The Bucs Because His Retirement Plans Fell Through?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 52:31

    Rick Stroud details how the returning to the Buccaneers might have been Plan B for Tom Brady after he announced his retirement in February. Plus the Bucs are now requiring a 2-year commitment for new season ticket holders and the Lightning make big moves in trading Mathieu Joseph, Taylor Raddysh and Boris Katchouk as they prepare for another playoff run. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chris Godwin Signs Long Term Deal With Bucs & Best Time Of Year In Tampa Bay

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 36:12

    Rick Stroud on Chris Godwin's new contract with the Buccaneers, Mike Evans restructures his deal and Cameron Brate takes a pay cut. Plus it's the best time of the year in Tampa Bay as the Valspar Championship is underway, March Madness is in full swing and Spring Training Baseball games are beginning. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    NFL's New Year Is Here and More Mailbag Questions On Tom Brady, Deshaun Watson, Rays and Lightning

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 65:36

    Rick Stroud with the latest on the Buccaneers as the NFL's new year begins and the Bucs have restructured some contracts to get under the salary cap. Plus more of your mailbag questions on Tom Brady's return, Deshaun Watson, Bucs throwback uniforms, the Rays and Lightning. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    BUCS MAILBAG: Tom Brady's Return, Russell Gage Added, Jordan Whitehead and Alex Cappa Depart

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 44:00

    Rick Stroud answers your Buccaneers mailbag questions 100% correct including why Tom Brady came back, how the addition of Russell Gage helps the Bucs, is Tyler Johnson and Ronald Jones busts, did the Bengals tamper with Alex Cappa, will Ryan Jensen go into the Bucs Ring of Honor and how many primetime games will Bucs get this year. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bucs Bring Back CB Carlton Davis As Tom Brady's Return Continues To Impact Free Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 55:53

    Rick Stroud has the latest on Bucs free agency as Carlton Davis signs a 3-year deal to return as Tom Brady's impact continues to be felt in re-signing guys. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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