After raising the Stanley Cup Championship banner before the home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins at AMALIE Arena, the Lightning went on to lose 6-2. Team captain Steve Stamkos called the team’s performance “a dud.” It was the first time the team had lost a home opener since the 2013-2014 season.
Former Tampa Bucs coach Jon Gruden has resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after he was accused of sending what was described as a “racially insensitive” email involving DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association ten years ago. Now the Tampa Bay Bucs have removed Gruden’s name from the Ring of Honor. Special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia will take over as the Raiders’ interim head coach.
Southwest Airlines passengers may still find some delays after the airline canceled over 1,000 flights Sunday, and hundreds more Monday. The airline blamed issues with air traffic control and the weather, but the FAA questioned that saying they did not have any staffing issues. If you do have a flight on Southwest definitely call ahead.
Florida First Lady Casey Santis has left her position of chairwoman of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Monday his wife Casey has been diagnosed with breast cancer, describing her as a a “true fighter who will never give up. The couple has three children and have been married since 2010. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for more information on screenings and assistance please click here.
The Bucs had no problem against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium Sunday afternoon with a 45-17 win. Tom Brady threw for over 400 yards with five touchdowns for the win. The Bucs are now 4-1 on the season with a quick turn-around on their next game Thursday night at Philadelphia at 8:20 pm.
Clearwater residents are going to get 50% off on parking fees anywhere in the city, but you must use the ParkMobile app to get the discount. You can sign up on the city’s web site which will ask for proof of residency along with your driver’s license and vehicle registration.
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