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“Attention, Attention” Shinedown Starts Their Tour in Estero

Opening night of Shinedown’s 2019 headlining tour started in their home state of Florida on Wednesday, February 20th at Hertz Arena in Fort Myers, FL. Hertz Arena, home of the Florida  Everblades hockey team opened their venue to the musical icons Shinedown. The supporting acts for this evening included artists Asking Alexandria, and Papa Roach. […]

Garth a Pirate

County Western Singer Garth Brooks makes a sliding catch during outfield drills at the Pittsburgh Pirates spring training in Bradenton, Fl.  Brooks has been at Pirate City since camp opened on February 14th with Tuesday February 19th being the first day of full squad workouts.  Brooks has been participating in all activities on the field […]

An Evening with Dave Siegal

Jordan Raiff:                                       Dave Siegel first and foremost, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us here at Rocket Sports and Entertainment Network. With recording a new special at the Tampa Improv, features on Sirius XM, and being contributing writer at CNN as well as a father, I know you’ve got a lot on […]

Kicking off the Season With Sevendust & Tremonti

The first big hard rock show of the 2019 season kicked off on Tuesday night at Jannus Live in Saint Petersburg.  Sevendust and Tremonti headlined a five band bill that also included Cane Hill, Lullwater, and Kirra. It was a beautiful Florida winter night topping out at 65 degrees, and Jannus Live was packed to […]

Halladay to Hall

Posthumously, Roy Halladay is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Halladay was tragically killed in a single passenger plane crash in Tampa Bay on November 7, 2017. Halladay’s 16 year career spanning from 1998 to his retirement after the 2013 season. Spending the first 12 seasons he was a fixture in the Toronto […]

Shutout of Jackets Rings in New Year Homecoming for Bolts

Tampa, Fla. — It’s a new year for the Tampa Bay Lightning but their winning ways continue just the same as their first home game of 2019 finished with a 4-0 victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets. The first period was fast, with both teams going back and forth early, but no one on […]

Where’s the Nest?

Construction crews started removing light towers at the Englebert Complex on Monday.  These towers were put up when the complex was expanded from three to five fields in 2002.  The tower removed prior to the one shown was missing one important item, an osprey nest.

An Osprey’s Nest: Changes in Dunedin

The complex, given to the residents of Dunedin, Fl. by the Louis A. Vanech Foundation will soon be no more.  The area with two parking lots, a children’s playground, two dog parks and three slow-pitch softball fields was given to the Toronto Blue Jays by the city’s mayor and commissioners.  The Blue Jays will be […]

Iowa Wins the Outback Bowl as the Hawkeyes Rough up the Bulldogs

Tampa, Fla. — 2019 kicked off on Tuesday with Iowa and #18 Mississippi State – two of the nation’s top scoring defenses – battling the heat and each other for the first time ever in the 33rd annual Outback Bowl. After a rough-and-tumble four quarters Iowa was able to escape with 27-22 victory. Mississippi State entered […]

Dunedin Giving

Large trees are being trimmed on the Pinellas County property adjacent to the Vanech Recreational Complex and Garrison-Jones Elementary School to provide parking for the school. The need was because the City of Dunedin gave the remainder of the citizen owned Vanech Complex to the Toronto Blue Jays for the expansion of the Englebert Recreational […]