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Tampa Bay’s Most Important People To Sports

By: Justin Pawlowski Twitter: @Commishonline Facebook: facebook.com/fairandjust E-mail: commish@987thefan.com
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Here is a master list that listeners started to make on The Commish’s Show on Monday.

By this weekend, we will cut this master list down to 50 names and then rank these names to be unveiled next week.

If don’t see a name that you believe should be on the list, be sure to call (888-9-987-987) or text (98190) The Commish during his show.

Lee Roy Selmon – Bucs/USF

Vince Namoli – Rays Founder

Phil Esposito – Lightning Founder

Rob Higgins – Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Hugh Culverhouse – Buccaneers Founder

Rich McKay – Buccaneers GM

George Steinbrenner – Yankees Owner

Jim Leavitt – USF’s 1st football coach

Billy Tuner – Legendary High School Football coach

Eddie Debartolo – Former 49ers Owner

John McKay – 1st Bucs coach

Bill Parcells – Turned the Bucs down twice which led to Tony Dungy becoming coach

Hulk Hogan – Wrestler

Earl Garcia – Long-time Hillsborough High School football coach

Tom McEwen – Tampa Tribune

Hubert Mizell – St. Pete Times

Chris Thomas – Former TV and Radio star

Dick Crippen – Long-time TV

Freddie Solomon – University of Tampa football star

Tino Martinez – Tampa Resident and player for the Yankees/Rays

Wade Boggs – Tampa Resident and player for Red Sox/Yankees/Rays

Doug Williams – QB that led Bucs to NFC Champ. Game in 1979

Jon Gruden – Bucs only Super Bowl winning coach

Gary Shelton – Tampa Bay Times Columnist

Al Davis – Raiders Owner that traded Jon Gruden to the Bucs

Dick Vitale – ESPN College basketball analyst

Warrick Dunn – Former Bucs player and runs Home for the Holidays

Marty St. Louis – Lightning Player

Sean Callahan – Armwood Football Coach

Outback Steakhouse Group

Jim McVay – Executive Director of the Outback Bowl

Tony Dungy – Former Bucs Coach that turned around the franchise

Dwight Gooden – Tampa Resident and Mets star

Gary Sheffield – Tampa Resident and long-time baseball star

Vinny Lecavalier – Lightning player and major contributor to charity

Gene Deckerhoff – Play by Play voice of the Buccaneers

Aaron Rodgers – Bucs drafted Cadillac Williams over him

Russ Cozart – Brandon High School Wrestling Coach

Brian Bradley – Lightning Player

Steven Stamkos – Lightning player

Adrian Peterson – Bucs drafted Gaines Adams over him

John Matuzak – University of Tampa Star, 1st pick in 1973 draft, and played Sloth

Malcolm Glazer – Buccaneers Owner who brought 1st Super Bowl Win

Jeff Vinik – Current Lightning Owner

Leonard Levy – Formerly of Tampa City Council – Help build Tampa Stadium, get an NFL franchise, and build Raymond James Stadium

Bill Foster – Mayor of St. Pete

Andrew Friedman – Current Rays Executive Vice PResident of Baseball Operations

Dave Andreychuk – Leader of Lightning’s Stanley Cup Run

Darren Puppa – Long-time Lightning goalie

Bo Jackson – Refused to play for the Buccaneers

Nickolai Khabibulin – Goalie who led Lightning to Stanley Cup win

Brad Richards – Lightning Playoff MVP during Stanley Cup Run

Ronde Barber – Involved in greatest play in Tampa Sports History

Steve Spurrier – Former QB of the Bandits/Bucs and long-time Gators coach

Fred McGriff – Long-time MLB star

John Tortorella – Coach that led Lightning to 1st Stanley Cup win

Jay Feester – Lightning GM during Stanley Cup Win

Dan Johnson – HR on game 162

Robert Weiner – Plant Football head coach

Eric Hart – CEO Tampa Sports Authority

Mike Alstott – Tampa Bay Buccaneer

Derrick Brooks – Tampa Bay Buccaneer

John Lynch – Tampa Bay Buccaneer

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