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Another Super Bowl heads to Tampa

May 24, 2017 NFL

Wednesday, 4 a.m. You probably won’t get to the game. A ticket costs a fortune, and watching it at home is free. You won’t be invited the parties, the ones where the guy who once played Leonard’s cousin on the Big Bang Theory is singing. You won’t spot the celebrities. You won’t go to Media […]

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What’s the ceiling for the Evans-Jackson duo?

May 23, 2017 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. The best combos come in pairs. Batman and Robin. Starsky and Hutch. Simon and Garfunkel. Ben and Jerry. They play off each other, and they make each other better. Laurel and Hardy. Sears and Roebuck. Penn and Teller. Tom and Jerry. Waldorf and Statler. On days when one isn’t at the top […]

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Random thoughts: How about a bad Dad confab?

May 21, 2017 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Can anyone else imagine a Father’s Day panel with LaVar Ball, Richard Williams, Jim Pierce and Marv Marinovich? Why don’t we have a tournament to see who can embarrass their kids the most? – What do you know? Always Dreaming fell asleep. – For his next act, Joe Girardi will perform the […]

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Can Bucs’ Howard turn into the new Jimmie Giles?

May 3, 2017 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Sometime early in his career, perhaps the first time he sets foot in Raymond James Stadium, O.J. Howard is sure to look toward the sky. It’s an impressive stadium, one that Howard surely remembers from his national championship game against Clemson. But it will be quieter this time, and there will be […]

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Bottom line question: Are the Bucs better than a year ago?

April 30, 2017 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. The burning question is this: Are the Bucs a better football team? You can cheer the guys they drafted. You can lament the guys who got away. You can shake your head and ask about the offensive line or an edge rusher or a backup quarterback. But in the end, it comes […]

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Random Thoughts: Did Pace ace his Wonderlic test?

April 30, 2017 general

A question: What did Chicago Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace score on his Wonderlic? –  Just wondering: What did O.J. Howard think of the O.J. Simpson mini-series? –  Didn’t you expect John Lynch would ace the draft? What? He wasn’t supposed to get the intricacies of picking teams? –  Did the Bears catch the Browns […]

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Ask Gary: Kucherov translates easily into ‘controversy.’

April 29, 2017 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, make a comment […]

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In the end, the final Bucs’ grades will be on Licht

April 29, 2017 general

Saturday, 4 a.m. The day was only partially about safety Justin Evans, and only partially what you think of him. The day was only somewhat about receiver Chris Godwin, and only somewhat about what you think of him. This day, of all days, was about Jason Licht. This day, of all days, was about whether […]

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Bucs think they’ve caught a falling star in Howard

April 28, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. When the night began, he was considered beyond their team’s dreams. He was the Christmas gift your family cannot afford. The vacation you cannot purchase. The car you cannot even consider. And he fell. Still, it is a long way from the top 10 to 19. And for a while, O.J. Howard […]

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Ask the expert: Jerry Angelo

April 27, 2017 general

Jerry Angelo is a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo answers your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to GarySheltonsports@gmail.com with “ask the expert” in the subject line. The most interesting questions will be selected. Thursday, 4 a.m. The NFL Draft is Thursday. If […]

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