Champa Bay? Title Town? Tompa Bay?

Following the amazing stomp-down that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers delivered to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs — which followed in the wake of the Lightning’s Stanley Cup victory, the Rays’ World Series stand and the Rowdies’ USL Eastern Conference win — pundits everywhere were offering up new nicknames for the winningest region around. […]

Super Bowl LV: A big win for Brady and the unbelievable Bucs

It’s pinch-yourself time, Tampa — aka Title Town, a nickname the city can now officially adopt. Yes, it was distressing to see what happened after the game — like the unmasked masses gathering in close proximity to each other on South Howard (above, from a live WFLA-8 feed). But the fact that the Bucs, widely […]

Tampa Bay artist Ya La’Ford’s Super Bowl commission: “It’s huge”

La’Ford has been chosen by the NFL to create paintings for all 75 team owners.

SuperWeekend Top Ten: The Game, yes — but wait, there’s more

The Super Bowl is consuming most everyone’s ink, air and brain space hereabouts, including, I confess, my own. But surprise, surprise, it’s not the only thing happening this weekend! Here’s what else is up — plus, yes, a Super Bowl link or five. Women Photographers at the Tampa Museum of Art. Being as it’s right […]

The Super Bowl Experience: Fun in the sun (if you don’t mind the wait)

There’s a lot of fun to be had at the Super Bowl Experience, the big football fan-stravaganza in Tampa’s Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. But know this: You’ll have to wait in line to do most of it. Which is no big deal for anyone who’s ever been to, say, Disney World. But be forewarned: […]

Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar has opened just in time for a watch party on Sunday.

Super Bowl Watch Parties, Eats and Greets: An ever-expanding guide

Where to watch the Big Game with fellow fans (masked and distanced, of course).

Super Bowl LV Host Committee’s Claire Lessinger talks about Forever 55 with Tom duPont

Just before New Year’s, Claire Lessinger stopped by our offices to talk with Publisher Tom duPont about her work as COO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee and its signature initiative, Forever 55 — a massive effort reflecting the NFL’s desire to make a positive impact on communities where the Super Bowl is held. […]

Mike Alstott talks Bucs with Tom duPont

Shortly before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers triumphed over the Packers at Lambeau Field, duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay Publisher Tom duPont got the chance to chat with Bucs legend Mike Alstott, a key member of the team that won the Super Bowl in 2003. In this interview for Tampa Bay Talks, Alstott reminisces about The Big […]

Transformations: A new look for the fabled Culverhouse condo

With the Super Bowl so much on everyone’s minds, it’s likely that the name Culverhouse has popped up in the memory bank of more than a few Tampa Bay football fans — and not just because of football. Hugh Culverhouse was, of course, the owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during its inglorious initial decades. […]

Super Splendor: Inside the new JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, the designated Super Bowl hotel

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor was grinning, thrilled to stand outside in the heart of downtown under a bright blue winter sky and help open the luxurious new JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. Goodbye, 2020, and Hello, 2021. The new hotel is an inspiration, opening just in time to welcome fans as the designated Super Bowl […]