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Tampa Bay Lightning changes their name to Tampa Bay Pikachus

TB Pikachu

In a shocking first this week, the now former Tampa Bay Lightning have become the first major US sports team to change their mascot to a Pokémon. With abstract and fantasy based mascots like the Dragons, the Heat, and Jazz, this natural progression in branding seems almost inevitable.  “As long as it still relates to…

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This year’s Lightning Fan Fest to be revamped and scaled back


As uncertainty continues to be part of the COVID-19 landscape, the Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that this year’s Fan Fest will happen but will be drastically different than it has been in the past. “We’re as eager as anyone to get ‘back to normal’ but the surge in COVID cases, complicated by variants that…

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Tampa man loves Lightning so much he marries them

Man marries the Tampa Bay Lightning

Burt Smitheren of Tampa is a diehard Tampa Bay Lightning fan and loves the defending Stanley Cup Champion team more than anything else in the world. “We’ve been on such a great run these last few years, how could you NOT love this team?”, he said. “LET’S GO LIGHTNING!” Monday night at Sudspuckers Sports Pubbery…

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Lightning dress code expanded to accept anything

Amalie Arena New Dress Code

In the wake of a recent incident captured on video of Amalie Arena staff members attempting to enforce a dress code policy that went viral on line, the arena has announced that the parameters of the policy have been broadened and will now allow patrons to wear anything they want. The previous policy was as…

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Lightning fans seek creative ways to watch games

No Bolts on TV

A bitter battle over carriage fees between Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns Fox Sports Sun and 20 other regional sports networks across the country that have rights for NHL, NBA and MLB teams, and the cable and streaming subscription services that no longer carry the stations continues to wage with no resolution in sight. This…

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Random family spends weekend with Stanley Cup

Cup Fam

Dennis and Jo Ann Jitworth and their two kids Teddy and Marcus enjoyed a nice pleasant weekend with the Stanley Cup, courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the reigning NHL champions. “Yeah, pretty cool, huh?”, said Dennis. “I don’t understand why but it was nice of them to let us have it for a couple…

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