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Ask Gary: Is Harbaugh overdue or overrated?

January 6, 2018 College football

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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Talking their way into the 2018 Bucs’ season …

January 5, 2018 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. (A conversation that might have happened). JASON LICHT: Congratulations. You kept your job. DIRK KOETTER: Congratulations. You kept yours. LICHT: Kind of like Blazing Saddles, huh. Only without the Ping-Pong paddles. KOETTER: (quoting): “We’ve got to protect our phony-baloney jobs, gentlemen.” Both laugh, gaze through the window at the practice fields.  Content […]

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Lightning loses shootout to Montreal, Price

January 5, 2018 general

Friday, 2 a.m. This time, the Tampa Bay Lightning came out shot in a battle of titans. Carey Price of of the Montreal Canadiens out-dueled Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy Thursday night, stopping 44 shots  in a 2-1 shootout victory over the Bolts. It stopped a scoreless streak by Vasilevskiy that had reached 184:49. Vasilevskiy stopped […]

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Ask the experts: Tim & Jerry

January 4, 2018 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 […]

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Do SEC teams play too many soft touches?

January 3, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 3 a.m. No one prints a team’s schedule on the confetti as it falls. Once a team has arrived, no one checks to see where it  stopped along the way. And so we are here, ready to bow to  the SEC once more. And it is true, they play pretty good football around here. […]

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Vasilevskiy shuts out another opponent in win

January 3, 2018 general

Wednesday, 1 a.m. Every day, he gets bigger. Every game, he gets better. More and more, the image of Andrei Vasilevskiy looming in net becomes more intimidating. Not long ago, he was 6-foot-3. These days, he seems 10 feet tall, and he wears the net for a belt.  Content beyond this point is for members […]

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Looking Back on Bucs’ Victory Over Saints

January 2, 2018 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. 5 Observations I’m going to be honest here. If I was the coach, that last-second scoring pass from Jameis Winston to Chris Godwin never would have happened. I like Winston, but by that time, he would have been sitting on the pine. I said it after his second interception. “One more, and […]

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Gamecocks come from behind to beat Michigan

January 2, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Tuesday, 2 a.m. Too many turnovers. Too many field goals. Too much Jake Bentley. All of it taxed the Michigan Wolverines Monday afternoon at the Outback Bowl, helping South Carolina win a 26-19 game. The Wolverines had a 16-point lead in the second half, but South Carolina scored the game’s final 19 points. Bentley hit […]

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Finally, Bucs get over the hump to win a game

January 1, 2018 general

Monday, 3 a.m. The pass was 15 games, 59 minutes and 51 seconds in the making. The only moment that really counted in a season best forgotten finally came. At last, there was a reason to grin. Jameis Winston-to-Chris Godwin for the win. Who would have thought it?  Content beyond this point is for members […]

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Four quick goals leads Bolts to victory

January 1, 2018 general

Monday, 2 a.m. For the Tampa Bay Lightning these days, hockey is as easy as flipping a switch. Take Sunday’s game in Columbus, for instance, after the lights came on. There the Bolts were, stumbling through the dark, trying to score goals without shooting the puck. And then, everything changed. The Bolts scored four times […]

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