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Don’t let the score fool you; Cardinals clobber Bucs

October 15, 2017 general

Monday, 3 a.m. The run defense was bad. You know, 1986 bad. The pass defense was awful. You know, 1986 awful. The tackling was terrible. You know, 2011 terrible. After a whipping like this one, you can reference every bad season, every bad coach, and every bad player the Tampa Bay Bucs have ever had, […]

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Random thoughts: Beware the stealth tweet

October 15, 2017 general

Sunday, 5 a.m. I thought it was amusing that Roger Goodell’s wife Jane had a secret twitter account to defend him. What are the odds she has a second secret twitter account she uses when he doesn’t clean up the bathroom? – I never thought Chris Foerster was much of a line coach. I just […]

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Bulls ‘only’ win by 30 points against Cincinnati

October 15, 2017 general

Sunday, 5 a.m. Before you shake your head at the underachievement, before you roll your eyes at a sputtering offense, before you throw your hands in the air over the points that were not scored, consider this: The USF Bulls have now won 11 straight games, the most in America. The Bulls have now scored […]

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Florida’s offense continues to struggle in defeat

October 15, 2017 general

Sunday 4:30 a.m. Three years into the Jim McElwain era, and the Florida Gators remain stuck in the mud. They are going nowhere, and they are doing very little. They are not growing, not improving and not dangerous. The Gators lost again Saturday, 19-17 to Texas A&M, continuing an offensive funk that has continued since […]

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Kucherov scores again to lead Lightning’s streak

October 15, 2017 general

Sunday, 2:30 a.m. At this rate, Nikita Kucherov will score only 82 goals this season. Just that. Kucherov, a 40-goal scorer a year ago, is on pace to more than double that so far this season. Kucherov scored a goal for the fifth straight game Saturday night as the Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues, […]

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UM pulls out another miracle to take over division

October 15, 2017 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. The Miami Hurricanes evidently like pulling out games at the end. After all, they did it again Saturday. The ‘Canes have now won two straight games with a combined 10 seconds to play, and as a result have taken over the ACC Coastal Division. Miami trailed FSU by three and Georgia Tech […]

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FSU barely gets past Duke in shaky season

October 15, 2017 general

Saturday, 1 a.m. Once again, they tested your nerves. Once again, they checked your blood pressure. Once again, they attempted to take years off of your life. The skin-of-their-teeth season continued for the FSU Seminoles Saturday, heart palpitations included. This time, the Seminoles barely escaped Duke, a game after they barely lost to Miami, which […]

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Ask Gary: Will Winston-Jackson be a success?

October 14, 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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Bucs’ Winston has finished games strongly

October 13, 2017 general

Friday, 4 a.m. In the first quarter, he walks on wobbly legs. In the second quarter, he is still finding his way. In the third quarter, he can be had. Ah, but in the final quarter, in the grand separator of what is ordinary and what is awesome, Jameis Winston becomes a quarterback. It is […]

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Koekkoek drives Penguins cuckoo in Lightning win

October 13, 2017 general

Saturday, 3:30 a.m. It took 23 years and 263 days for Slater Koekkoek to score his first NHL goal. It took him one period to score his second. Koekkoek, a Lightning defenseman who has struggled to work his way into the lineup, scored a pair of goals Thursday night to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning […]

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