JC De La Torre writes about Tampa Bay professional sports for Bleacher Report. He is also an author of speculative fiction, with two published novels and a short story collection.

For the latest info on his speculative fiction, visit http://www.jcdelatorre.com

JC is a Bleacher Report featured columnist for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is also a frequent contributor for the Tampa Bay Rays and Buccaneers. De La Torre also blogs for NFL.com's Blog Blitz and is a contributor to Pewter Report, the top magazine on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Born and raised in Tampa, he has a passion for the Tampa Bay sports scene.

He lives in a Tampa Bay suburb with his wife, Rita, their two cats, Marius and Artemis, and their dog, LeStat.

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  • Tom Reading posted 1472 days ago

    Tom Reading

    Any chance of a follow up report on this? See where both teams stand as of 2014 and to see if the Bucs can emulate their English brothers success? Since The Glazer family took over, MUFC have won it all in one of their most successful 8 year periods and are well on the way to paying their debt, while turning handsome profits and some of the best revenues by any sports franchises. Plus they're also getting club-record $559m from Chevrolet, worth more than any naming rights deal, including the $400m Citigroup and Metlife deals.

    I think it's worth comparing both teams to see where the Bucs are going wrong.

  • juliet wilton posted 2532 days ago

    juliet wilton

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  • Jon Sachtjen posted 2656 days ago

    Jon Sachtjen

    JC- I really enjoy your articles on the Rays. I look forward to reading them, you are very knowledgable. I look forward to being a writer on B/R about the Rays myself having just signed on, but have to admit, I'll be walking in your shadow, so be nice! Ha. Cool, well, look forward to reading more, writing more and learning more.

  • Randy Lutz posted 2849 days ago

    Randy Lutz

    Breaking News! Patriots place franchise tag on DT Vince Wilfork Read more here:

  • Richard Bowler posted 2849 days ago

    Richard Bowler

    If you have time could you check out my mock draft

  • Randy Lutz posted 2850 days ago

    Randy Lutz

    Some News, Notes, and Thoughts regarding the NFL, check it out I'd love your input: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/349639-a-few-thoughts-regarding-free-agency-and-the-draft

  • Randy Lutz posted 2850 days ago

    Randy Lutz

    Is Randy Moss destined for a new uniform following the 2010 season? He thinks so. Read more here:

  • Richard Bowler posted 2859 days ago

    Richard Bowler

    Check out my newest Mock Draft

  • Andy Bensch posted 2867 days ago

    Andy Bensch

    Hi JC, Andy here (featured columnist from the sharks). I just wanted to get your take on Mattias Ohlund. The Sharks obviously need another defenseman and so I was wondering what the chances are Ohlund could be available and what type of defenseman is he exactly? I can look at all the stats I want, and his size makes it sound like he can be physical when needed but since I dont follow him game in and game out I cant really gauge his true abilities. Is he more physical or more of a puck mover? Is he above average in both those areas? Was he a free agent pickup or a trade with vancouver?

    any feedback is much appreciated,


  • D.A. posted 2868 days ago


    hey jc--

    Here's my 2010 al east preview if you have time...