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Making the Hall of Fame case for Simeon Rice

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With NFL training camps set to open, the first key date for fans is August 3 when the Hall of Fame Game begins preseason action. The enshrinement of this year’s class is slated for August 5 at 7 p.m. in Canton, Ohio. This year’s honorees include quarterback Kurt Warner, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, former Dolphin great defensive end Jason Taylor, kicker Morten Andersen, safety Kenny Easley, running back Terrell Davis, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. It does not include…

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Dolphins fan Marco Rubio ponders a Tom Brady-free NFL

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar. Operating on the theory that misery loves company, he tried Thursday to sell a fellow Patriot antagonist on a plan he’s cooked up to sideline New England’s star quarterback, Tom Brady.

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Blake Dowling: With ads, 2017 is an all-new animal

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Who remembers when beer commercials were awesome? What happened to Spuds McKenzie? This awesome Lone Star Beer ad really shines: Or the team of studs at Elsinore Brewery: And — last but not least – this Schlitz Malt Liquor ads that ruled the early 80s (which might have been the pinnacle). No one does it like the bull: For so long, TV was everything from a media buyer’s stand point — but then it all changed. When pushing a product,…

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Aviat helping host cities prepare for NFL love, Super Bowls in 2020-21

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While kickoff of the 2017 NFL season is still months away, Florida is already looking toward the Super Bowl — in 2020 and 2021. The biggest game in professional sports will be back-to-back in Miami Gardens in 2020 and Tampa in 2021 — thanks to a construction delay in Los Angeles — and no matter which Florida team you support, the Sunshine State is getting some major NFL love. For running a successful Super Bowl, preparations must start years in…

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Joe Henderson: When NFL suddenly needed a Super host, it knew who to call

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It wasn’t luck that Tampa was selected Tuesday to host its fifth Super Bowl. When the National Football League learned the new stadium being built in Los Angeles won’t be ready in time for the game in 2021, it had to find a city not only ready to step in on short notice, but one with a proven record of excellence. Tampa checks all the boxes, and that’s because the team Rob Higgins has assembled at the Tampa Bay Sports…

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Tampa Bay will host Super Bowl LV in 2021

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The NFL has awarded Super Bowl LV to Tampa Bay after stadium construction delays in Los Angeles required the league to move back their opportunity by one year. The league’s owners voted unanimously for the move to Raymond James Stadium. “From our standpoint, we felt this was an appropriate thing to do,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We were fortunate that Tampa had a very competitive presentation when they bid on the Super Bowl earlier (in 2016). So this was…

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After Ryan Fitzpatrick signing, Bucs fans wish good health for Jameis Winston

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new back-up quarterback. By signing Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $3 million deal (plus incentives), Tampa Bay fills the void left by Mike Glennon’s departure to the Chicago Bears. The good news is the Bucs are free from a problem that faces other franchises from time-to-time when training camps begin. The words “quarterback controversy” will not be spoken or written when training camp begins in two months. Unless a pre-season injury says otherwise, Jameis…

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