Bucs camp starts Saturday and I dont care.
Well, I care a little, I guess, but not like I used to in the past. I picked up the sports section today and there was the obligatory story about keen areas of competition expected in camp running backs, receivers, etc. and I barely skimmed it.
Last year, and the years before, I wouldve been all over it.
Why? The Rays, man.
Until this year, I, like so many Tampa Bay sports fans, slogged through late June and July — with the NBA Playoffs over and our baseball team already 20 games under .500.
Football training camp represented a rebirth. Throw me a crumb about the battle for whos going to return kickoffs, or the human interest story on the 127th kid whos overcome adversity, and I am on it.
Hey, Ill probably still read those stories, but they wont be the lifeline theyve been before. And Ill read the Rays stories first.