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Ask Gary: What are the odds Bucs’ brass survives?

October 6, 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 the Bucs’ loss to the Bears

October 2, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Is this how Davey Crockett fans felt at the Alamo? Is this how the Cumberland groupies felt after Georgia Tech? Just that fast, and you can no longer feel the elation of holding off New Orleans or beating Philadelphia. This feels as bad as it ever has. It was […]

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Bears clobber suddenly hapless Bucs

October 1, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. You probably watched the game through your fingers, trying to endure the horror show that was the Tampa Bay Bucs. You watched as your head shook from side to side, as your eyes rolled. You watched until your face hurt. Them? The Tampa Bay Bucs watched this one from ground level, where […]

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Random thoughts: Is a Cy Young in Snell’s future?

September 30, 2018 general

Sunday, 3:30 a.m. Famous Youngs: Neil, Loretta, Steve, Mighty Joe  and the Cy that will soon be in Blake Snell’s mitts. – If you aren’t smart enough to tweet in the proper direction, you’re more of a lost cause than your victim. Ask TV reporter Chris Conte, who’s taking grief for the stiff-arm that was […]

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Five Bucs who must play well against Bears

September 30, 2018 general

Sunday, 3:30 a.m. Five players who need to play well for the Bucs in today’s game against Chicago. 1. Payton Barber, running back: I know, I know. It’s been tough sledding for Barber all season. On the other hand, I haven’t noticed him missing many wide-open holes. The Bucs’ coaches may like their offensive line, […]

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Ask Gary: Improved Bucs still have shortcomings

September 29, 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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Bears try to figure out Bucs’ quarterback options

September 29, 2018 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. (The following conversation may or may not have happened at Bears’ camp this week): Matt Nagy (Bears’ coach): Morning, Vic. Vic Fangio (Bears’ defensive coordinator): Morning. Nagy: So, what are you hearing about the Bucs’ quarterback situation? Fangio: Well, I keep hoping they’ll bring back Josh Freeman, you know? Maybe Trent Dilfer. […]

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The predictions: FSU to win Disappointment Bowl

September 29, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 1 a.m. Think of it as a fight between Pee-Wee Herman and Don Knotts. Neither FSU nor Louisville has been impressive this year. Both are 2-2, and both had near flirtations with disaster against tiny opposition, and the fan base is angry about both head coaches. Think of it as two disappointments getting together […]

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Bucs still waiting for impact from top two choices

September 28, 2018 general

Friday, 3 a.m. Finally, the Tampa Bay Bucs might be on the verge of getting some help from its top two draft picks. And isn’t it about time? Vita Vea has missed most of training camp and the early season with a leg injury, but he will be active soon in a limited role. Ronald […]

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Winston rejoins the Bucs as his suspension ends

September 27, 2018 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. The quarterback known for doing too many of the wrong things at least said the right ones as he exited the Phantom Zone on Wednesday. Quarterback Jameis Winston returned to the Bucs, and he made it clear that if the team wants to stand behind Ryan Fitzpatrick for the immediate future, well, […]

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