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Now, can we bear to watch the Bucs play?

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Now, the challenge changes. Now, the Bucs have to be worth watching. Otherwise, the Sunday afternoon movie is still going to be awfully tempting. While most of us weren’t looking, the NFL blacked out its own blackout rule a couple of weeks ago. The natural enemy of the TV-watching football fan is finally dead. There is no longer any reason to fear that this week’s game, or next week’s, won’t be on television. For local markets where the team is…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.13.15 — Random thoughts

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Welcome to the hottest Friday the 13th in March in Tampa Bay history. If it’s Friday in Tallahassee, it’s vacation day. Although the regular session began just 10 days ago, lawmakers are apparently burned out, and require a three-day weekend. No hearings are scheduled today in the Capitol. Then again, the House of Representatives have been off all week. Such work ethic is what prompted David Jolly to propose a bill last year that would require Congress to meet from 8…

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In remembrance, Peter J. Schorsch

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Here was the post I wrote four years ago in eulogy of Peter J. Schorsch. This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.– T.S. EliotThese were the last words of consequence that my father spoke before he passed away in his sleep this past Sunday. That he said them two days before his death is testament to how intelligent and…

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Peter J. Schorsch, 1941-2006

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This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. — T.S. Eliot These were the last words of consequence that my father spoke before he passed away in his sleep this past Sunday. That he said them two days before his death is testament to how intelligent and lucid he remained during his four-month struggle with bone, liver and lung cancer.…

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