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  • The Battle for the Passion of the Florida Sports Fan

    The Battle for the Passion of the Florida Sports Fan

    October 3, 2010 at 6:56 am 10 comments

    On August 3rd, 1980 more than 16,000 people packed Tampa Stadium for the “Last Tango in Tampa”, a Championship Wrestling of Florida event featuring the best wrestlers of the day. Through a sweltering heat – the air was “hot and heavy” according to announcer Gordon Solie – fans watched legends […]

     
  • What Was First Pro Sports Franchise To Use ‘Tampa Bay’?

    What Was First Pro Sports Franchise To Use ‘Tampa Bay’?

    August 17, 2010 at 9:30 am 22 comments

    An interesting question arose in the comments last week while discussing the Rays use of “Tampa Bay” and whether they would ever switch to the “Tampa Rays” or “Florida Rays.” Specifically, we wondered which pro sports team was the first to use the moniker “Tampa Bay” in order to represent […]