For the fifth year in a row, members of the Tampa Bay Lightning participated in Movember, a global movement which raises money and awareness for men’s health issues during the month of November.
Happy Halloween, Tampa Sports Fans. Did you know that Raymond James Stadium absolutely loves this deliciously evil holiday? Every time I stumble in, literally thousands (okay, hundreds) of fans collectively yell, "BOO!", scaring the crap out of me and making me spill my terrifyingly expensive beer on my frighteningly filthy flip-flops. Then throughout the game, I hear the agonizing groans of zombies, the pulse-pounding profanity spewing from vomit-soaked fans clearly possessed by the devil and getting all compelled by the power of Christ and stuff, and the booming voice of Satan himself over the PA piercing our ears with the hellish chant, "4th down...4th down...4th down...redrum...". Howl-O-Scream ain't got nuthin' on Sundays at RayJay. And don't even get me started on the locker room showers.
"I want the entire area scrubbed, sterilized and disinfected!"
-Judge Elihu Smails
The judge was referring to Tampa Bay, of course, after the recent Boston and Philadelphia fan infestation over the last week … also? Staph.
Shortly before the Buccaneers hosted the Filthy-delpia Eagles Sunday afternoon, it was discovered that a third player had contracted Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a bacteria so riddled with hard-to-pronounce syllables that many antibiotics have no affect. Bucs General Manager Mark Dominik said the team has been working with infectious disease specialists to treat and educate it's players, sanitize its training facility and install new health and safety protocols. In other words, clean your f*****g showers and wear flip-flops.
Oh, the game? Yeah we lost … again … sorry.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos gave the Girsch family a surprise of a lifetime by hand delivering them their season tickets.