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Ask Gary: Does Jackson have a place in the huddle?

January 12, 2019 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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Arians doesn’t think a turnaround will be hard

January 11, 2019 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Maybe we’ve been looking at this all wrong. Maybe the problem isn’t that Bruce Arians is too old. Maybe the problem is that all of those other head coaches were too young. Bruce Arians slipped on the Tampa Bay coaching job Thursday as if it were a comfortable old shoe. He didn’t […]

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Lightning comes from behind once again to win

January 11, 2019 general

Friday, 3 a.m. They didn’t have the jump in their legs. They had a tying goal disallowed.  Halfway through the third period, they were being shut out. And the Tampa Bay Lightning won. Of course they did. This is the way the season has gone for the Lightning. Even on “one of those nights,” even […]

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Arians will be busy from the start rebuilding Bucs

January 10, 2019 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Today’s Bruce Arians day-planner: 7 a.m. — Ask if your office is in the cellar. Everything else is with this franchise. 7:30 a.m. — Meet with Jameis Winston, even before you unpack your coach of the year awards and that plaque that says “Quarterback Whisperer.” Jameis is job one. He has to […]

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Arians set to take over hope for the Bucs

January 9, 2019 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. A great many things about the Tampa Bay Bucs have grown old. The losing, for instance, has lasted an eternity. The interceptions have lasted a millennium. The constant changing of head coaches has gone on for what seems like centuries. The penalties, the pass coverage, the woeful offensive line — all of […]

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All-Star game got it right with Vasy; is Point next?

January 9, 2019 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. Andrei Vasilevskiy proved the NHL was right when they added him to the All-Star game. Brayden Point, it seems, is still stating his case. Together, the duo made the return home of the Tampa Bay Lighting a success Tuesday night, both starring as the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0. The […]

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Freshman Lawrence boosts Clemson over the top

January 8, 2019 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. This is why is he is here. This is what he was brought here to do. He is the equalizer. He is the difference-maker. He is the not-so-secret weapon who boosted Clemson over the top. He is tall, and he is lanky, and he looks like the bassist for Metallica. Now, he […]

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Let’s hope the Bucs have options in this play-call

January 7, 2019 general

Monday, 4 a.m. And now, a word about the future coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs: “Next?” I mean, really. Give me a whisper. Give me a rumor. Give me one of those baseless connect-the-dots stories that the internet seems so wild about. Just give me someone else other than a blah collection of candidates, […]

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Random thoughts: Guess Hue’s coming

January 6, 2019 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Wow. The Bengals are interviewing Hue Jackson, who not only established his strengths by going 3-36-1 with the Browns. He also was part of a staff that was 1-7 after joining the Bengals as an assistant coach. Think he’ll bring an apple for the interviewer? — The last time the Lightning lost, […]

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Horrors! Bolts’ winning streak stopped by San Jose

January 6, 2019 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. Of all of the surprises the Tampa Bay Lightning have provided this season, this may have been the biggest one of them all. They lost. Brace yourself for chasms in the earth’s surface, for the sky to change colors and for plagues to commence. This was that shocking. The Bolts lost to […]

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