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If you ran the Knights, which Bolt would you want?

June 19, 2017 general

Monday, 4 a.m. You are Vegas. You are the Strip. You are loaded dice. You have a locker between Sigfried and Roy. You eat figs with Wayne Newton. You went to school with Dan Tanna. Your dad used to hang out with Bugsy Siegel and Moe Greene. Your second-favorite team is the Flying Elvises, Utah […]

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Random thoughts: Winston has to rank higher

June 18, 2017 general

According to the Sporting News, Jameis Winston is the number (cough) 17 quarterback in the NFL. That isn’t that much higher than the Bears’ Mike Glennon (27th) and the Jets’ Josh McCown (32nd). Among the quarterbacks the website likes better are Eli Manning, Dak Prescott, Alex Smith and Marcus Mariota. All of that’s kind of […]

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Ask Gary: It takes trust to like Lightning trade

June 17, 2017 general

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Bolts deal Drouin to obtain Sergachev

June 15, 2017 general

Thursday, 6:30 p.m. At the moment, it’s sure to be an unpopular trade. At the moment, the Tampa Bay Lighthing appears to have traded today’s cheers for tomorrow’s. Or the day after’s. You look at stats. You read the analysts. You try to get your head around this trade. And what you come up with […]

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Ask Gary: Has Joe earned the HOF yet?

June 10, 2017 general

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Random thoughts: My kingdom for a punter?

June 4, 2017 general

Elvis was the King. Micheal Jackson was the King of Pop. Richard was the King of England. Richard Petty was the King. Felix Hernandez has been the King, but not lately. Bernard and Albert were Kings. And, of course, LeBron James is King James, though not the original one. So when Raiders’ punter Marquette King […]

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Ask Gary: Baseball games go … so … slowly

June 3, 2017 general

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NHL all-star game coming to Tampa in 2018

May 30, 2017 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. The sporting world, it seems, has re-discovered Tampa Bay. Only days after being awarded the 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa, the NHL has announced that the 2018 all-star game will be held at Amalie Arena. In 2020, Tampa will host the first- and second-round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Tampa will […]

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Ask Gary? Why is NBA bigger than a better NHL?

May 27, 2017 general

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Lightning needs to remember bad moments

April 11, 2017 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. At a time like this, a team can warm itself in the knowledge that it barely missed. Golly, it was charging at the end. Gee,  it had enough points to make the post-season in other years. Willikers , it overcame a lot of injuries. Wow, it was almost good enough. Ah, but […]

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