PONTIFICATING FROM THE SUNSHINE STATE – AUGUST 13
By Leo Haggerty

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL TOO

It’s that time of year again.  Major League Baseball is heading toward the last part of the regular season.  That’ll determine who will go to the playoffs and a chance to compete in the World Series.  Collegiate and professional football seasons are preparing to begin in less than a month.  The stadiums, as of this writing,  will be opened to full fan capacity for the 2021 season.  At least that’s the plan unless Covid rears its ugly head again.

One quick side note.  The National Football League is also opening up the press box to full capacity for the media.  The two stipulations are that they have to have been vaccinated and wear a face covering.

That means that, for the first time since the end of the 2019 regular season, I will be able to procure a press credential.  I will be seated in the Raymond James Stadium press box for the preseason contest tomorrow between the Cincinnati Bengals and the reigning World Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  To say I am really looking forward to that is an understatement.

This time of the year on the calendar also means that we will be calling our usual audible when it comes to our writing lineup.  Here’s what it will look like starting with the first week in September.

Monday – BUCS & BULLS & RAYS RECAP
Tuesday – SZNAP CHAT with Adam Sznapstajler
Wednesday – GAME ON with Rob Kriete
Thursday – THE FINISHING KICK with Paul Wales
Friday – LEO’S LOSERS with Leo Haggerty
Saturday – BUCS & BUCS & RAYS PREVIEW
Sunday – YOU TALKIN’ TO ME with Its Sports Magazine Staff

We will have to make some weekly changes when USF and Tampa Bay play on dates other than Saturday and Sunday.  They will be on a “need to” basis and we will give you, our loyal readers, a heads up as to when that will occur.

Until then, look for business as usual from ISM when it comes to our compelling and unique content.  It’s great to be in Champa Bay right now so just fasten your seats belts and get ready for another wild ride.