Anthony “Booger” McFarland

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Anthony is well-known around the area as a former fixture on the menacing defenses of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a heralded defensive tackle who won a Super Bowl with the Bucs in 2003 and earned a second one with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007.

Anthony hails from Winnsboro, La. and graduated from Louisiana State University in 1999 with a degree in business management. He was drafted that same year in the first round (15th pick overall) by the Bucs and played for legendary head coaches Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay, then was reunited with Dungy again in Indianapolis.

After nine seasons in the NFL, he retired and transitioned into broadcasting. He co-hosted a player radio show from 2001-2003 on WDAE, and guest-hosted the Best Damn Sports Show, among other broadcasting stints.

Anthony’s View: “I want to bring a diverse opinion from someone who is not only an athlete but a member of society who understands the successes and pitfalls sports can create based on choices we make on a daily basis.”

Have a question for Booger? Email him: booger@987thefan.com

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 26:  Linebacker Derrick Brooks #55 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picks up a fumble by Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon and runs it in for a fourth quarter touchdown during Super Bowl XXXVII at Qualcomm Stadium on January 26, 2003 in San Diego, California.  The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 48-21. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

(AUDIO) Derrick Brooks Talks About His Fall of Fame Induction

They were once teammates and always friends. Booger McFarland and Derrick Brooks got together and talked about Brooks’ Hall of Fame induction this weekend and what that will mean to him. Brooks shared a story [...]

98.7 The Fan–08/01/2014

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(AUDIO) Booger: The Browns Should Cut Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon was arrested on DWI charges after receiving a year long suspension for substance abuse. Cris Carter, a former drug addict, said he thinks the Browns should cut Gordon because rock bottom is what [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/09/2014

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(AUDIO) David Price Shouldn’t Have Called Out Big Papi

David Price plunked David Ortiz on Friday night which led to a warning for both benches and John Farrell’s eventual ejection. After the scuffle, Ortiz said he no longer respects Price. Price responded by saying [...]

98.7 The Fan–06/02/2014

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(AUDIO) Booger: Rays Fans Just Don’t Care

Opening Day was a smash hit for the Rays. The team sold out The Trop and started the season off 1-0. But after two losses with little to no offensive production and attendance numbers barely [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/03/2014

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(AUDIO) Booger: Dashon Goldson Hiring a Tackling Coach is a Joke

After being fined and suspended last season for illegal hits, Bucs safety Dashon Goldson hired a tackling coach to help him get his form right. Booger said that to him it’s a joke. Why wouldn’t [...]

98.7 The Fan–03/21/2014

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Lovie Has Changed, But Will it Continue?

In 1996 when Lovie Smith got to Tampa Bay with Tony Dungy they were a team built on draft and develop. This week Lovie and Jason Licht have done anything but draft as they have [...]

98.7 The Fan–03/17/2014

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Tournament Time Means Money Time for the NCAA

The most hypocritical organization in America is about to embark on its biggest money maker of the year. For the NCAA, it’s tournament time which means they are about to make about 750 million dollars. [...]

98.7 The Fan–03/17/2014

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It’s Not Hard, Darrelle Revis Doesn’t Fit

For weeks I’ve tried to tell anyone who would listen but no one would. For weeks I said good value, good business decision, the system dictates but no one would listen. Now we all wanna [...]

98.7 The Fan–03/11/2014

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(AUDIO) Marty St. Louis Wanted Out of Tampa Partly Because His Wife Was Unhappy

According to one of Booger McFarland’s sources closest to the situation, Marty St. Louis had several different reasons for wanting to be traded to the New York Rangers before the deadline. The source says that [...]

98.7 The Fan–03/07/2014

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Jadeveon Clowney is Misunderstood

The NFL combine is winding down and some of you could care less but make no mistake about it, we all heard the sports world stop when Jadeveon Clowney ran an unofficial 4.47 forty yard [...]

98.7 The Fan–02/25/2014

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