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It’s official: Tom Brady is headed to Tampa

Wow, I have to admit, I had my suspicions that this likely wouldn’t happen. But it appears the G.O.A.T. is headed to the Bay Area. Yes, it’s official and Tom Brady is headed to Tampa. It’s easy to see why this took some time. Players have to have physicals with doctors. Contracts need to be signed. Not easy tasks when you have a global pandemic on your hands. But while I bleed...

Tom Brady to Tampa Bay feels familiar

We have been in a spin-cycle of news. Never has it been so busy. Literally, I will check my phone and there will be authentic, reportable material we could air almost by the second. That never happens. And then you tell me Tom Brady is heading to Tampa Bay. What is happening? On a football front (sans coronavirus), I remember this feeling from somewhere else. That somewhere else was Minnesota...

Free courses for kids while they’re stuck home from coronavirus

Getting to stay home from school is awesome. For a day or two. Once you find yourself stuck home from school for weeks on end thanks to a global pandemic, it just isn’t as cool anymore as a student. For parents? We already know how you feel. The good news is there are free courses for kids while they’re stuck home from coronavirus. They can learn, you can keep you sanity and everyone...

The black, white and pink nursery is done

We’ll have a new member of the family in a few days (12 to be exact). And I’m happy to say her black, white and pink nursery is ready to go. We generally like to take things down to the wire around here, so 12 days to spare is pretty good in my book. It starts with a vision The vision was created from my wife Tara. For months she talked about ‘a black wall’ and ‘a...

We’re having a baby during a global pandemic

Ah, what a time to be alive. Even crazier, is the thought of bringing a baby into a world that is completely terrified, confused, frustrated and alarmed. It’s not what I had envisioned during the last few years of trying to get to this finish line, but alas, here we are. Welcome to the world, Brooklyn! All of this can be yours! Our daughter will be born two weeks from yesterday barring any...

What a half-hour its been

I was walking out of work with a co-worker, chatting to her and listening to the President give his address on Coronavirus. I was asking her if she was planning to cancel her upcoming trip overseas. She said no, because she’d never be able to take that trip and get time off of work. Seconds later, President Trump announced all travel from Europe to the United States would be suspended for...

It’s a date (with myself)

I’m excited for Saturday. There’s nothing over-the-top exciting happening. My wife is going out with friends. And I get to play full-time Dad all day (and night). That’s a rarity around our house. Thanks to my wife, Tara, our daughter is well taken care of. Tara spends her days tending to Bella’s schedule, her wins, losses, tantrums and learning experiences. I get my time...

Your phone is way dirtier than your toilet seat

Well, that’s what they tell me. But with all the recent talk about Coronavirus (and endless coverage, no less), it’s hard not to think about germs in general. We’re all instructed to wash our hands constantly. And when I was in a daze staring at my phone, it made me think about how dirty my phone was. The answer? Your phone is way dirtier than your toilet seat. Think about it...

Bella’s first Bolts game

Yesterday was a great day for a matinee. The Tampa Bay Lighting were playing the Calgary Flames at Amalie Arena (which is just a few blocks from our condo). So it was a great time to bring Bella to her first game. First period. She was loving the energy of the crowd. The horn when the team scored a goal was too much for her little ears and she cowered in her seat. There was some coloring thanks...

We want our baby to arrive soon, just not today

Today would be a strange day for a birthday being Leap Year and all. I don’t think I know too many people with this birthday. But man, it must be strange to be born on Leap Year, er, Leap Day. Whatever you call it. My wife and I were talking about this. While the issue isn’t as critical when it comes to birthdays (since you can just celebrate yesterday or tomorrow), we figured there...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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