The Grind podcast 5/20- Burrell booted, fan banned, and Buccaneer blackouts


Blackout Loophole could give union some labor leverage


Remember last year when the Buccaneers got the holy snot beat out of them in front of thousands of fans dressed like seats? And you asked your buddy, "Why isn't this game blacked out?" Before sadly realizing you're all alone? We have the answer...about the blackouts, not your friendless existence. But it might help if you put the kibosh on the whole talking to yourself thingie.



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Another Northeastern elitist piles on our city for attendance issues. One question keeps eating away at us. Why do we give a crap? Newsflash, Peter. Tampa/St. Pete? Roughly 600,000 folks. NYC? 8.3 mil. It's called math, turd.


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Tebow Alert!


Quick, who's Tom Brandstater? No googling, cheater! He's currently starting ahead of our hopeless man-crush, Tim Tebow, who's currently the highest paid 4th string QB in the history of ever.


PLUS!!! Land investors eyeballing Tampa for a new stadium (zip-it St. Pete), Title Nine whiners, the best team in baseball (see, "not the Yankees"), Lebron's Mom may be a slut, and can Jack Bauer be any more of a badass? (Spoiler alert: No)


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Has it been a week, already? Welcome to The Grind's second voyage into the world of cyber-sports talk mediocrity. Apparently, the good folks at Creative Loafing Tampa have yet to hear last Thursday's show because they're letting us do it again. Suckers.

Today, Flip and Bill grab this week's top 10 sports stories, turn them upside-down, shake out their lunch money, and send them on their way with a swirly and a wedgie, metaphorically speaking, of course. Bullying is wrong, kids. Unless you want to be popular.

Here's some bite-size samples of the white noise that is The Grind, with Flip and Bill:

Rays Designate Burrell for Assignment

Pat Burrell is off the team. Congrats to the Rays for both picking up Hank Blalock in March and for finally figuring out why they did. Pat sucks.

Shirtless Rays fan tossed out of Trop — for good

Forever? I mean, really folks. Isn't that just a tad severe to ban a 19 year old for life just for running shirtless on the — wait, he's a dude? Oh, never mind. Punk. Here's the video:

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