It took 13 years to get back here but with the Bucs win over the Detroit Lions 47-7 Saturday, the Bucs are in the playoffs. Tom Brady had four touchdowns in the first half alone and the team had a franchise record 588 yards. The final regular season game is this Sunday at Raymond James Stadium against Atlanta at 1 pm.
The chilly weekend weather had many Florida strawberry farmers spending long hours out in the fields overnight. It appears most made it through with little or no damage but did have to spray the berries for protection.
Rays Manager Kevin Cash received AL Manager of the Year honors Tuesday night. but he may be without Blake Snell next season. Snell is allegedly going to the San Diego. Padres. And Florida’s Kyle Trask is one of four Heisman finalists announced over the weekend. Alabama’s Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith as well as Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence are also on the list. A virtual ceremony to announce the winner will be January 5th. And finally, Sunday was the final day of greyhound racing at Derby Lane.
Adding in the Christmas weekend COVID-19 cases, the Florida total is now at 1,271,979. 21,212 Floridians have died after contracting the the virus. Hillsborough County still has the most reported cases in the state at Hillsborough: 74,368. If you have questions or need more information from the Florida Department of Health, the COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 be calling 1-866-779-6121. You can also reach them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will be sent during call center hours. BayCare is offering rapid result tests at nine Urgent Care Centers for asymptomatic individuals. This is one you’ll have to pay for up front at $150 and can make an online appointment for on the BayCare web site. The newest locations for free, drive through shots are at five Hillsborough County school locations which will require a reservation. You can take care of that by calling 813-307-8085 Monday through Friday from 8-5 pm. Other Free COVID-19 tests are available in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. For more please check in with us daily here.
First Night St Petersburg will be a virtual event this year, but with your sponsorship, or purchase of the First Night buttons you can support the work of local artists and create a bigger and better event for 2021. Please click here for additional information special events throughout the night like the Bubble Stomp for the kids.