TAMPA They came by the carload parents and children toting sports gear, small bags with ever-present needles and glucose meters, and big dreams.
A thousand miles to the north, a weekend of Super Bowl mania was reaching fever pitch in downtown Indianapolis. But here at the University of South Florida, the story was all about families flocking to an event with far more meaning to them than the mega-hyped showdown between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.
On this weekend, it was all about Super Sam and the kids.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld earned his nickname last season with one sensational diving and leaping catch after the next, even spawning a team promotion with a blue Super Sam cape giveaway.
To anyone attending his first annual Sam Fuld Diabetes Sports Camp on Friday and Saturday where more than 100 Bay-area youngsters refined skills in baseball, softball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis and cheerleading he earned it all over again for a different...