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    USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

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    Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

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    In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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    Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

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    Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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    Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

    Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

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    For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

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    In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

    Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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    Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

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      A cold front will move south of the Tampa Bay area tonight, but the cloud cover will stick around. Spotty Light showers will also be possible through Friday evening.
      A cold front will move south of the Tampa Bay area tonight, but the cloud cover will stick around. Spotty Light showers will also be possible through Friday evening.
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    Is Flacco top 10?
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Coming off a Super Bowl title and one of the greatest playoff performances by a quarterback in NFL history, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is about to become a rich man. But how much should fantasy owners pony up for him in 2013 drafts?

    Is he even a top-15 fantasy quarterback?

    If you're going strictly by his playoff numbers, then the answer is yes. Flacco's 1,140 yards, 11 touchdowns and zero picks were good for 88* fantasy points, or 22 fantasy points per game (fppg). *Standard scoring leagues (25 passing yards per point, four points per touchdown, minus-2 for interceptions)

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees led all signal-callers with 337 fantasy points last season, which comes to 21.1 fppg, so Flacco's playoff pace would have ranked him first among all QBs in fantasy points in 2012.

    But fantasy owners are going to have to decide which set of numbers will better predict Flacco's future performance: four playoff games or the 89 games (regular and postseason) that preceded them.

    Flacco had Cam Cameron as his offensive coordinator for the first 82 games of his NFL career before he was fired and replaced by Jim Caldwell. Flacco's performance under Caldwell was astoundingly better.

    Not including Week 17 against Cincinnati, when most of Baltimore's starters were rested after a couple series, Flacco threw for 284 yards per game, 15 touchdowns and one interception in six games under Caldwell.

    With Cameron as his OC, Flacco averaged 221 yards per game and had 98 touchdowns and 55 picks in 77 regular season contests. Even if you only focus on 2011-12, when the team removed the restrictions and allowed Flacco to throw more than 530 passes both years, he only averaged 235.6 yards and threw for 38 touchdowns with 21 interceptions in 29 games under Cameron.

    So there's reason to believe that Flacco will continue to improve his numbers with a full season of Caldwell calling the plays.

    One thing that might hold him back is reduced talent around him. Baltimore may be forced to release Anquan Boldin to sign Flacco, so by taking Flacco you are gambling that Torrey Smith will step up and become a No. 1 receiver and that Baltimore can find a consistent No. 2.

    Even if Boldin is cut, it's highly likely Flacco will have the best statistical season of his career, but it's still going to be difficult to justify taking him in the top 10, or even top 12 given the proven fantasy talent ahead of him.

    Flacco won't go ahead of Brees, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Peyton Manning, Robert Griffin III, Matt Ryan or Super Bowl XLVII loser Colin Kaepernick. That's eight right there.

    Tony Romo has long been an underrated fantasy quarterback, and he is coming off a career-high 4,903 yards with 28 touchdowns. And even with a touchdown drop-off, Matthew Stafford still exceeded 4,900 yards for the second straight season. Those two are near-locks to reach the 4,500-yard plateau next season, and you have to think Stafford's passing touchdowns will increase back to the 25-27 level.

    The earliest he should go is 11th at the position, and even then there will still be players like Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger available. And Andy Dalton and Josh Freeman aren't sexy names, but both of them just had better fantasy seasons than any Flacco has produced in five years.

    I'll be interested to see where Flacco goes in early mock drafts this spring. If it's anywhere higher than 11th, he'll be overvalued.




    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Thomas J. Harrigan at tharrigan@sportsnetwork.com.

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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      • Great Stuff

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

      Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

      Updated:

      The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

      Updated:

      Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

      Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

      Updated:

      For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      • Great 38More>>

      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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      • Cloudy and cooler in Tampa Bay

        Cloudy and cooler in Tampa Bay

        Friday, March 6 2015 2:22 PM EST2015-03-06 19:22:54 GMT
        A cold front will move south of the Tampa Bay area tonight, but the cloud cover will stick around. Spotty Light showers will also be possible through Friday evening.
        A cold front will move south of the Tampa Bay area tonight, but the cloud cover will stick around. Spotty Light showers will also be possible through Friday evening.
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