Mike Sherman, Deputy Editor, Sports

Mike Sherman

Deputy Editor, Sports

I grew up in Savage, Md., listening to the Orioles pregame show at dinner time. My mom would say “if we hurry up with the dishes, we can be at the stadium for the first pitch,” and there we were. When the Colts won Super Bowl V, there we were, at Friendship Airport with 2,000 Colts fans in 19-degree temperature on a school night. We always had four newspapers at the house; two delivered (The Sun and Evening Sun) and two swapped with neighbors (The Washington Post and Star). The next best thing to a game was reading about it. I was raised on stories and have been blessed to tell them in places like Utica, N.Y., and Nashville and Oklahoma City and now Tampa Bay. I’ve been sports editor at the Times since August 2016.. When I’m not going to games or watching them, I like to be at the beach with my wife, four children and son-in-law, sharing stories. If you know a good one, call me at 727-893-8201 or email msherman@tampabay.com.

World Series predictions from the Tampa Bay Times staff

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer warms up during batting practice for baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Houston. The Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) David J. Phillip  |  AP
Predictions from Marc Topkin, Martin Fennelly and John Romano.

NFL Picks Week 7: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Teddy Bridgewater (5)  will look to stay unbeaten as Drew Brees' fill-in when the Saints play the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. Phelan M. Ebenhack  |  AP
Here are our picks for this week’s NFL games.

NFL Picks Week 5: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston. Brian Blanco  |  AP
Here are our picks for the Bucs-Panthers and the 13 other NFL games this week

Astros eliminate Rays

Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Tommy Pham (29) is seen in the dugout in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the American League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in Houston. DIRK SHADD  |  Times
Astros 6, Rays 1: The Astros started and ended strong. In between, there was Gerrit Cole to haunt their dreams.

Bucs can’t keep up with Saints, Teddy Bridgewater

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston avoids a sack under pressure from New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Gerald Herbert  |  AP
Saints 31, Bucs 24: Tampa Bay’s offense sputters in the Superdome.