Pete Couture, tbt* Editor

Pete Couture

tbt* Editor

“I just love the tbt*.” That was a common reaction I’d get after telling people I worked for the Tampa Bay Times’ free daily tabloid. I’m a lifelong St. Petersburg resident and USF grad, and nothing made me feel connected to our community than hearing from people who liked our newspaper’s fun take on delivering “fast news you can use.” Even though tbt* is no longer a daily, I’m proud to be the editor now that it’s returned to its weekly roots. (I’m especially pleased with our unique coverage of LBGTQ issues.) I’ve also worked in various news departments - from Sports to Features - for the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times and wrote the the Daily Drivers auto-review column. Still, nothing makes me happier than writing a fun headline. My favorite? KOOK WITH A NUKE. Yes. that North Korea crisis has been front-page news for a long time ...

A guide to Tampa Bay sports this weekend

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77), right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) and center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during a game in Toronto this month. Cole Burston  |  AP
The Bolts are home for games against the Avalanche and Penguins, plus wrestling and volleyball.

What to watch this weekend in Tampa Bay sports

Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, left, stops a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli as Panthers left wing Mike Hoffman trails the play during an overtime period of an NHL preseason hockey game. Chris O'Meara  |  AP
The Lightning open the NHL season in Tampa, while the Bucs travel to New Orleans.

What to watch this weekend in Tampa Bay sports

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton winds up during the first inning of the team's game against the Los Angeles Angels on Sept. 13 in Anaheim, Calif. Mark J. Terrill  |  AP
The Rays end their regular season in Toronto, plus a rally for Bulls football, preseason Lightning hockey and the Bucs at the Rams.

This week’s best Tampa Bay sports events

Tampa Bay Rays sensation Austin Meadows, right, and shortstop Willy Adames will have plenty to celebrate if their team can make ground this week. ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times
Rays, Bucs, Bolts and boxing, plus the Red Sox and Yankees invade Tropicana Field. Boo!

What’s happening in Tampa Bay sports: Lightning launch, goat yoga, USF rally

Harrison Lipinoga, of Westchase, gets his face painted during the 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Luis Santana  |  Tampa Bay Times
The Bolts kick off the preseason with three days of fun.