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The Predictions: USF should score with ease

October 13, 2017 College Sports in Florida

By now, you know how this works. The USF Bulls will spend the first quarter driving head coach Charlie Strong crazy. Quarterback Quinton Flowers will be wild-high in the second quarter. The running backs will sputter some in the third. And then you’ll glance at the scoreboard, and you’ll wonder where those 48 points came […]

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Ask the experts: Tim & Jerry

October 12, 2017 general

Here at GarySheltonsports.com, we have doubled our experts with the addition of former Bucs’ personnel director and former Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell. He joins his old friend and co-worker Jerry Angelo, a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo and Ruskell answer your questions regarding the NFL. […]

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Bucs return to the site of their biggest loss

October 12, 2017 general

Thursday, 3 p.m. Sunday, they return to the scene of the grime. This is where they lost their lunch money. This is where they fumbled their dignity. This is where they threw their fortunes away. It was a year ago, and the Arizona Cardinals were the big bully on the block. It was the most […]

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Does Peterson have one great day left in him?

October 11, 2017 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. He was in the wrong city, and the wrong colors, and the wrong time of his life. Earl Campbell was playing out the string, and by his standards, he wasn’t playing very well. Going back to his previous season, Campbell had played 17 straight games with fewer than 50 yards. For a […]

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Bucs’ latest contestant to the kicking game: Murray

October 10, 2017 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. The theory, I guess, is that Patrick Murray knows where the bones are buried. He knows where the black cats have crossed, and where the ladders have been erected. He knows the area that Mirro Roder cursed from the spot where Bill Capece spread his hoodoo to the place where Peter Rajecki […]

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Lightning comeback beats Caps in overtime

October 10, 2017 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. Finally, the NHL has found someone to stand in the way of Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov. Fortunately for the Lightning, it’s teammate Brayden Point. Kucherov scored to force overtime Monday night, then ripped a one-timer toward the goal 188 seconds into overtime that deflected off of Point for a 4-3 overtime victory […]

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Who is better than Winston? Who is worse?

October 9, 2017 general

Monday 4 a.m. I tried to watch. Honest I did. Right up til the point my eyes started bleeding and my brain went numb. For old time’s sake, I turned on the Miami Dolphins’ game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon. It lasted about 15 minutes until I felt like the guy in a Clockwork […]

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Random Thoughts: Simpson already selling his name

October 8, 2017 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. It’s a month into the NFL season. Is that too soon to talk about the draft? CBSsports.com has the Bucs taking LSU defensive end Arden Key with the 22nd pick. That would further the LSUing of the Bucs with ex-teammates Kwon Alexander and Kendall Beckwith. – Question: Why is Nick Folk still […]

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Missed extra point dooms Gators vs. LSU

October 8, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 3 a.m. It’s a sandwich play. You know, a bathroom play. A let-the-cat out play. A take-a-break-from-the-game play. Usually, you don’t even think about an extra point. It’s a short putt. It’s a layup. It’s a routine grounder to short. It’s a point-after kick. And when a team has a kicker like Eddy Piniero, […]

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Miami’s comeback finally overcomes FSU

October 8, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 2 a.m. They came back from a comeback. They came back from seven years of sorry. They came back in a rivalry that was threatening to grow stale. They came back from irrelevance. Finally, Miami came back from behind a team that had ceased to matter. The Hurricanes won 24-20. After seven years of […]

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