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  Tampa Bay Rowdies
Yes, the Rowdies were not only a kick in the grass, they became household names, as much for their on-and-off the field joie de vivre’ as their nicknames.
The Rowdies built a reputation for excellence on the field, taking good value players and melding the right chemistry to produce contending teams which won outdoor titles, played in the finals numerous years, and captivated fans – and titles – indoors also.
Everywhere you look around the bay area, from as far south as Sarasota to as far north as Pasco County and as far west as the brilliant beaches of Clearwater to the farmlands of Lakeland, kids continue to play soccer and fall in love with the game.
www.tampabayrowdies.com   (1103 words)

 Tampa Bay Rowdies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Tampa Bay Rowdies were a professional soccer team from Tampa, Florida, USA.
The Rowdies also fielded an indoor soccer team from 1975-1984 and were two-time champions.
In the summer of 1988, the Rowdies joined the third incarnation of the American Soccer League.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tampa_Bay_Rowdies   (277 words)

 Tampa Sports Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tampa Stadium was constructed by the Authority with the financial assistance of Hillsborough County and the city of Tampa.
In 1991, the Tampa Bay area was awarded a National Hockey League Franchise, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were sold in early 1995 and new ownership expressed the necessity for a new stadium.
www.tampasportsauthority.com /tsa/background.htm   (541 words)

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United Soccer Leagues and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, announced Monday the inaugural USL SoccerFest will be held in Tampa, the home of the organization’s headquarters, in the fall of 2005.
Symons added that she expects Tampa to be the annual destination for this tournament, and would like to add another area location to the circuit.
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is a private, non-profit, 501c3, charitable corporation that serves the entire Tampa Bay area as the lead organization for bidding on and hosting major amateur sporting events.
www.tampabaysports.org /enewsletter/issue.php?id=10   (932 words)

 Tampa Sports - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Search Sports in Tampa Bay - Tampa Florida Sports
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the area's first major franchise in 1976, and brought the area its first major sports championship at the end of the 2002 season, winning Super Bowl XXXVII.
The NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning were established in 1992, and currently play their games in the St. Pete Times Forum.
After the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2004, a mural was commissioned by the Colonial Bank of Tampa, which hangs above its main branch at Park Tower on Kennedy Boulevard.
www.tampahomes-info.com /about-sports.php   (686 words)

Tampa, Fla. (Monday, August 8) – The University of South Florida men’s soccer team will revive its rivalry with the University of Tampa in an exhibition match on August 20 at the USF Soccer Stadium to battle for the Rowdies’ Cup at 8 p.m.
The Rowdies defeated the Portland Timbers, 2-0, to claim the 1975 Soccer Bowl championship in their inaugural season, becoming Tampa Bay’s first professional championship team.
Tampa Bay played for 10 seasons in the NASL, posting a 147-135 record, including two more appearances in the Soccer Bowl (1978 and 1979).
soccerfla.com /2005/808-3.htm   (333 words)

 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
TAMPA, FL — United Soccer Leagues and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, announced Monday the inaugural USL SoccerFest will be held in Tampa, the home of the organization’s headquarters, in the fall of 2005.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies were members of the North American Soccer League from 1975-84 and were one of the most successful teams in the league on and off the field, drawing crowds in excess of 40,000 and winning the Soccer Bowl in its inaugural season.
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission works to unite all interests in the Bay Area under one full-service approach that provides leadership and guidance for the benefit of all parties involved with amateur and youth sports.
www.uslsoccer.com /home/96999.html   (1080 words)

 Tampabay: After 46 years, man comes back to 'true love': radio
During the 1970s and 1980s, when the Devil Rays and Lightning were years away and the Bucs still were wearing orange jerseys, the Rowdies were arguably Tampa Bay's most popular sports attraction.
"Tampa was a growing area, and as of yet, it didn't have any major professional competition, so I thought people would notice a soccer team a bit more than they might in, say, Philadelphia," he said.
Strawbridge remembers the Rowdies as a "folksy, homey," community-oriented team that connected with fans because it was the only good game in town.
www.sptimes.com /2002/10/22/TampaBay/After_46_years__man_c.shtml   (963 words)

 Sports: Roots running deep in Tampa Bay
TAMPA - The Tampa Bay area doesn't have to wait for a World Cup every four years to go crazy about soccer.
The Tampa Bay metropolitan area (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Hernando counties) is sending 19 teams in seven age divisions to this year's Florida Youth Soccer Association State Cup final four in Palm Bay today and Sunday, including 10 from Hillsborough County.
Cote and Tampa Knights coach Adrian Bush have started a Women's Premier Soccer League team, the Tampa Bay Elite, out of their own pockets to give local female adult players a chance to keep competing at the top level.
www.sptimes.com /2006/06/10/Sports/Roots_running_deep_in.shtml   (486 words)

 ABC Action News - Jack Harris reporting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Longtime Tampa Bay fixture Jack Harris of 970 WFLA has joined the Action News team to help us cover the biggest stories of the day.
He is also a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers broadcast team, the voice of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the USF Basketball Bulls, the Tampa Bay Storm, and the Outback Bowl.
Longtime Tampa residents can not only tell you what 'Alcalde' means, but they can tell you that Jack has held the position (which means honorary mayor for Ybor City) for three terms.
www.tampabaylive.com /programming/jack.shtml   (337 words)

 Houlihan's Stadium
Built in 1967, Houlihan's Stadium, formerly known as Tampa Stadium, was designed to be home for the University of Tampa Football Team (now disbanded) and other college games.
The stadium became home to the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1975, and underwent a $10-million renovation that included the expansion of seating from 47,000 to 72,000, the addition of sky suites, and the enclosing of the end zones.
It was here, when Tampa Stadium often hosted pre-season NFL games, the Joe Namath suffered on of the knee injuries that cut his career short.
users.california.com /~csuppes/NFL/TampaBayBucs/oldindex.htm   (542 words)

 Historic Soccer Videotapes
Tampa beat NY 3-2 in front of 40,000 fans.
Aug 12, 1981 Atlanta Chiefs at Tampa Bay Rowdies
June 5, 1982: Tampa Bay Rowdies at Tulsa Roughnecks
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 Harborside Loan Officers
Tim is very active in the Tampa Bay community and spends much of his time doing charity work.
Tim was selected in 2000 as one of the top 40 executives under the age of 40 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Ken is a native of the Tampa Bay Area.
www.harborsidemortgage.com /hsm_brokers.html   (602 words)

 Peters Bio
He played 3 years for The Tampa Bay Rowdies and captained the team in the 1978 Soccer Bowl.
Bayshore has thrived through the harsh technology conditions of the last few years and is uniquely positioned for growth as we enter an economic upturn.
Anderson has close ties to the Tampa Chamber of Commerce where Bayshore Technologies supplied the Chamber with a technology center to assist small business in learning technology and understanding how to integrate this knowledge into their business structure.
www.btfl.com /subpages/Peters_Bio.asp   (228 words)

 kenn.com > work > writing > soccer writings > oops, they did it again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Tampa Bay Mutiny was one of two teams that Major League Soccer voted out of the tribe two days before the finale of Survivor: Africa and the only thing I can think of is, "Well, at least we don't have to look at those stupid uniforms anymore."
I adopted them because Tampa is my hometown, because the city where I was living at the time of MLS' birth (Indianapolis) bid for, but wasn't awarded a team, and because I lived and died with the old North American Soccer League's Tampa Bay Rowdies.
But seriously, folks, even after six years in the supposed soccer "hotbed" that is Tampa, the Mutiny failed to woo prospective owners, prospective fans, and this past season, prospective victories.
www.kenn.com /work/writing/mutiny.html   (540 words)

 Tampa Jaycees - Junior Chamber of Commerce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Dick is currently the Senior Advisor of Community Outreach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and also heads up their Rays of Hope Foundation.
The Quorum Tampa - Westshore is on the corner of Cypress and Westshore.
The Quorum Tampa - Westshore is on the left at the corner of Cypress and Westshore.
www.tampajaycees.com /Jaycees/eventsDetails.php?ex=103   (739 words)

 Tampa Bay Legends
A long time ago in a sports galaxy far, far away, he was known as “Iron Mike,” the most durable and, perhaps, the most recognizable of the area’s first, and most loved, pro franchise, the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
His endurance is practically non-existent, on and off the field, and those heady playing days, including that championship ring he earned with the 1975 Rowdies, are far behind the former sweeper who came to Tampa Bay as a fresh-faced, spindly-legged 18-year-old teenager from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Seven-year-old Mike, a whirling dervish of soccer ability and knowledge and a Manchester United fan, keeps the former Rowdie defender and his much younger, hot, and perky school teacher wife, Kimberly, on their toes, both athletically and scholastically.
www.teddwebb.com /legends/mike_connell.html   (370 words)

 South Jersey Barons - Super Y-League: General Information
TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced the 2006 USL SoccerFest will be held November 16-21 in Tampa, the home of the organization’s headquarters, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department.
“I was very proud to bring the USL SoccerFest to Tampa, my personal and soccer home, last year,” said USL President and Founder Francisco Marcos, who served as director of public relations and vice president of soccer operations for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the North American Soccer League for eight years in the 70’s.
The Tampa Convention Center, Port of Tampa, St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and the Museum of Fine Arts are only a few blocks from the hotel.
www.sjbarons.com /SuperYLeague/GeneralInformation/index_E.html   (1223 words)

 Florida Orthopaedic Institute - Keeping You Active
He has served as the team physician for the University of South Florida since 1984 and is also a team physician for Saint Leo University, and the University of Tampa.
Leffers has worked extensively with professional athletes and teams throughout the Tampa Bay area, including the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Mutiny and Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Gasser has lectured at medical conferences on a local, national, and international level, and is actively involved in research and education.
www.floridaortho.com /newsletter/08_01/page4.html   (801 words)

 baynews9.com - Our People: Dick Crippen- Catch 47 Show Host
Dick Crippen, host of Bay Sports with Dick Crippen on Catch 47, has been a staple of Tampa Bay Area broadcasting for more than four decades.
Dick is currently executive director of community development for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and also heads up their Rays of Hope Foundation.
He is also a lifetime member of the board for the Suncoast Ronald McDonald Houses and serves on the Board of Counselors at the University of Tampa and the President's Council at the University of South Florida.
www.baynews9.com /content/13/2006/12/13/206781.html   (429 words)

 Camp Directors
He turned Pro at 17 when he signed with Brazil's Sao Paulo Futebol Club in 1979 and came to the US in 1981 to play for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL.
He is known for his custom of throwing his jersey (see a movie) after scoring a goal.
Voted Tampa Bay's MVP and was named to the NASL All-Star team in '81-'82.
www.tatusoccer.com /coaches.htm   (635 words)

 APSL 1992 Season
A neck and neck race for the regular season championship between the Colorado Foxes and the Tampa Bay Rowdies, ended with the Foxes finishing just two points ahead.
In the semifinals, Tampa Bay defeated San Francisco Bay, and Colorado defeated Ft. Lauderdale.
The championship was taken by Colorado, who defeated Tampa Bay 1-0.
a-leaguearchive.tripod.com /1992/1992.htm   (267 words)

 Orthopedic Surgeons - Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee, Shoulder, Ankle - Tampa, Florida
The Clinic was founded in 1985 and was one of the first orthopedic surgery offices in the Tampa Bay area to specialize in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.
Because of our extensive experience in serving as team physicians and in treating thousands of sports injuries, all patients at our clinic are treated with the latest diagnostic and outpatient surgical techniques that will allow them to return to their particular activity or sport as quickly and as safely as possible.
Even though The Sports Medicine Clinic of Tampa has earned a regional reputation for excellence in orthopedics and sports medicine, what makes our office truly unique is the individual attention that our physicians give to their patients.
www.sportsmedicineclinicoftampa.com /aboutus.html   (363 words)

 Massage Therapy
He received his massage therapy training at the Suncoast School of Massage Therapy in Tampa Florida and has dual certifications in massage therapy and athletic training, something that is rare in the field.
He was an athletic training intern with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Team and also performed the massage therapy for the team.
He acted as the massage therapist for the Tampa Bay Rowdies Professional Soccer Team and was involved in Arena Football, Jai-Ali, Professional Ballet, and college athletics.
www.tridenttech.edu /4628_4644.htm   (336 words)

 USSoccerPlayers Alumni: Winston DuBose   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Part of the 1983 North American Soccer League champion Tulsa Roughnecks and a regular on the US National Team in the early 1980's, DuBose's life is still connected to the game and the club where he spent the bulk of his professional career, the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies entered the North American Soccer League as an expansion club in 1975, becoming the fourth NASL team to win the league championship in their first season.
Though the NASL went under in early 1985, the Rowdies continued as a club, eventually joining the American Soccer League that merged into the American Professional Soccer League.
ussoccerplayers.com /latest_soccer_news/529392.html   (2168 words)

 eBay.co.uk - tampa, Lighting, Prints, American Football Memorabilia items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Light Sign Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Budweiser Beer 1063
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 USL announces SYL SoccerFest in Tampa
TAMPA, FL (April 18, 2005) - United Soccer Leagues and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, announced Monday the inaugural USL SoccerFest will be held in Tampa, the home of the organization’s headquarters, in the fall of 2005.
The 2005 USL SoccerFest is expected to draw 5,000-plus participants and family members to Tampa for the events.
The Sports Commission works with the Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau to provide a wealth of services to potential events and their governing bodies.
www.mysoccer.com /usl5/usl0418.php   (1103 words)

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