One more time: Bucs capture another huge upset

September 17, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. Call it the greatest story ever retold. It was the Tampa Bay Bucs, defying the odds and the analysts, the sequel. It was Ryan Fitzmagic, the amazing man with the beard, shocking an opponent, version 2.0. It was a crew of talented receivers winding through another confused secondary, one more time. It […]

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Random Thoughts: Should Green Bay play Rodgers?

September 16, 2018 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. The Packers need him. They want him. They rely on him. But should they play him? That’s the question for Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers. Obviously Green Bay could use Rodgers to play. But if it was me, I’d wrap him in styrofoam and put him behind the bench to watch. It’s […]

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Ask Gary: Is Yzerman ready to jump to Detroit?

September 15, 2018 general

Each week, the readers take over 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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Fitzpatrick tries to repeat his success against Eagles

September 14, 2018 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. For a week, Ryan Fitzpatrick was everything a team wants its backup quarterback to be. He was accurate. He threw deep. He moved the offense. He ran up 48 points and 529 yards. He made you forget the other guy was sitting at home eating popcorn. He was dangerous. He was good […]

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Predictions: Eagles to slip past Tampa Bay

September 14, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 2 a.m. The question is simple. Can they treat Tampa Bay to success, the sequel? For a week, the Tampa Bay Bucs were unstoppable. They were dynamic, and efficient, and creative. Their quarterback was a star, and their receivers were running wind sprints, and their offensive line gave up no pressure. And now? It’s […]

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Curry, Allen await their former Eagle teammates

September 13, 2018 general

Thursday, 2 a..m. The defense of the Tampa Bay Bucs, it seems, would have something to prove. Namely, they have to prove they can stay out of the way of their offense. And so it goes. The Bucs scored 48 points Sunday (counting a defensive turnover), but the defense allowed 40. The Bucs gained 529 […]

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Looking back at the Bucs’ victory over the Saints

September 11, 2018 general

5 Observations 1. Maybe it’s just me, but I wonder how many points Ryan Fitzpatrick would have scored against the Bucs’ defense on Sunday. A million? 2. There is never a good time for a concussion. Still, you feel for Bucs’ receiver DeSean Jackson. He struggled through most of last season to find chemistry with […]

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Fitzmagic leads the Bucs to upset of New Orleans

September 10, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. His bones are old. His eyesight might be fading. His arteries may be harder than they once were. But Ryan Fitzpatrick still has a bit of Fitzmagic to him. Fitzpatrick, the quarterback you doubted, the quarterback everyone doubted, stunned even the most optimistic of Tampa Bay Bucs’ fans on Sunday afternoon. Faced […]

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Random thoughts: Can Cleveland have a good year?

September 9, 2018 general

Former Eagles’ quarterback Ron Jaworski said the Browns can win eight games. Yeah, between now and 2022. — When did Serena Williams turn into John McEnroe? — USAToday ranks Jamies Winston as the 16th-best starting quarterback in the NFL. That’s about right. Fifteen better starters, 16 worse ones. Of course, right now, it’s hard to […]

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Fitzpatrick ready to fill in as an understudy

September 7, 2018 general

Friday, 4 a.m. His job description, to put it indelicately, is Miss Congeniality. If the pageant winner pulls a hamstring, then he might get to walk down the runway. On a football team, he is the vice president. In a Broadway play, he would be the understudy. He’s the second-best mechanic at the auto shop, […]

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