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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    Gotta keep the sponsors happy.

    I thought the food talk was ok and genuine. The signs were waaaaay toooo big; covering the manicured beauty of shadow creek. But Whatever on that.

    The gambling talk is a total souls sell out to you know who.

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      Tom Edrington

      Oh yeah and The Sheriff is all on board with the gambling stuff…Spending 10 years as a sports writer taught me to never bet on sports…

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        baxter cepeda

        Make no mistake Ur still a sports writer Tom.
        Just not for a newspaper, whom got their own problems.
        Imo As a sports reporter you can have greater perspective from your couch than inside stinky locker rooms imo.

        Being around sports I resist sports bets also (for the most part); but have been feeling the bug, and yes, these gambling odds on golf channel definitely influencing me more than anything.

        Another issue is friends with the bet bug, knowing who I am, asking for golf and other sports betting tips. This puts me in a whole new moral issue because while I likely will resist gambling too much, my simple feedback could cause others close to me to further their gambling problems.

        As you are trying to address with your modern day sports journalism; Sports betting consequences (from newly legal gambling) is a really big issue in the making.


          Tom Edrington

          I know what you mean Baxter — one of my friends who gambles a LOT, always asks me about my alma mater, East Carolina and I’ve given him some good tips on the Pirates that he cashed in on……I used to be on Jai alai when there was a fronton here in Tampa — I was buddies with their PR guy and he’d tell me which players were under the weather, which ones were fighting with their wives, which of the single guys had ladies coming to watch them and so on…..made money there but wasn’t a big bettor on it….I won $50 from one of our Tribune staff guys who bet me I couldn’t hit the front wall from the back of the court — the motion was a lot like lacrosse and I played at ECU, easiest bet I ever won….Hit the front wall then caught ball on first bounce back and hit it again with a backhand…..


            baxter cepeda

            Lol. Inside info on Jai alai.
            Whats true is obscure sports gambling, lower division college gambling, counts just as much as big time Sports.

          2. Tom Edrington

            And it was good inside info!

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