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Looking back on the Bucs’ loss to the Giants

November 20, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Ladies and gentlemen, start your mock drafts. It’s the only pleasure left from this season, and while you’re at it, you can discuss whether you thought this team might have a higher draft choice (and a worse record) than last year. 2. The thing that Ryan Fitzmagic reminds you […]

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Bucs follow familiar script in loss to Giants

November 19, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Yeah, that figures. If you have watched the Bucs this season, there was nothing that should have surprised you about their latest disappointment. Tampa Bay didn’t protect the ball, didn’t rush the quarterback, didn’t stop the opponent. And for the sixth time in their last seven games, they lost. It was the […]

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Manning hopes to show Bucs that he still has it

November 16, 2018 general

Friday, 3 a.m. In the Big Apple, a lot fans aren’t so crazy about the little Manning these days. Manning, who has won two Super Bowls, has dared to turn 37, and he represents a franchise that has struggled lately. The Giants have won just five games over the last two years, and so a […]

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Looking back on the Bucs loss to the Redskins

November 13, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Have the Bucs officially given up on quarterback Jameis Winston? That was the first thing that entered my mind when the Bucs said they were sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had three turnovers Sunday. There is a lot of season left, and Winston could still play. But the Bucs […]

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Bucs’ turnovers doom them in loss to Washington

November 12, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Never have so many gained so much and ended up with so little as the Tampa Bay Bucs did Sunday. Didn’t Churchill say that? At times, they were unstoppable … by their opponent. At times, they were the very definition of offense … between the 20s. At times, they were a juggernaut […]

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It’s time for Fitzpatrick to retake control of the Bucs

October 29, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. There should be no vote. There should be no discussion. There should be no show of hands. Once again, this is Ryan Fitzpatrick’s team. Take it from him, if you can. Start him? Of course you start him next week against Carolina. You start him and you stick with him. If he […]

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Random thoughts: Bad day for Florida teams

October 28, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 4 a.m. Yeah, it’s a state for great defense, all right. FSU, USF and Florida gave up a combined 152 points on Saturday. Miami and FAU lost on Friday. Does anyone around here not chase receivers across goal lines? — John Tortorella, old Captain Torture, says he misses the hate that has gone from […]

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Ask Gary: Who is the best bet to lead the QBs?

October 27, 2018 general

Each week, the readers take over GarySheltonsports.com and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports. Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, […]

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Looking back on Bucs’ victory over Cleveland

October 23, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. How far was that overtime kick by Chandler Catanzaro? Oh, about as from Raymond James Stadium to the Unemployment office. If he misses that kick, on top of another extra point (his third) and the game-winning field goal, the kicking caravan would have started today. With one kick, Catanzaro […]

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Catanzaro finally kicks one, and Bucs finally win

October 22, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. A hundred times, they lost this game. A hundred and one, they managed to win it. They fumbled it away a dozen times, and they missed kicks for another dozen, and they threw interceptions for a dozen more. They blew a big lead, and they let a bottom-dweller like Cleveland hang around, […]

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