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Random thoughts: Hurts was the perfect backup QB

December 2, 2018 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. You have to be thankful that Jalen Hurts didn’t run, and he didn’t transfer, and he didn’t sulk. He just backed up, and then he led Alabama to a win in the SEC title game. That’s the perfect way to handle a difficult situation. — Nobody asked me, but I’m going with […]

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Random Thoughts: Florida picked the better coach

November 25, 2018 general

Random thoughts: Maybe it’s just me, but I’m watching the Florida-FSU game, and this occurs to me. would the result have been different if Dan Mullen went to FSU and Willie Taggart to Florida? I think it would have been. — Phil Mickelson, old guy, beating Tiger Woods, old guy, was the biggest farce since […]

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Ask Gary: Why would the Rays throw away their power?

November 24, 2018 general

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The world is full of things that make us thankful

November 22, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. I am thankful I live in warm weather. You don’t have to shovel grass. I am thankful for bacon. I intend on giving its discoverer a high-five in the afterlife. I am thankful for a nice mist of rain on a hot day. I am thankful for Bruce Springsteen, especially when he […]

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Ask Gary: Shouldn’t the Bucs play Winston Sunday?

November 17, 2018 general

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Random Thoughts: Tebow’s loyalty is to college

October 21, 2018 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. I understand where Tim Tebow is coming from when he says Nick Bosa will regret leaving Ohio State to concentrate on the NFL. The thing is, Tebow’s legacy (the part he likes) is all about college football. Bosa’s isn’t. Bosa’s just another guy who has left college early. He’ll be remembered if […]

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Pierre-Paul off a good start with Tampa Bay

October 11, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Four. It doesn’t sound like a lot. Four. Heck, there were that many Beatles. That many seasons in a year. That many leaves on some clover That many Cartwrights (original issue). Four. Four is a start. Four is a solid month. Four is a full set of Horsemen. And in the case […]

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Ask Gary: What are the odds Bucs’ brass survives?

October 6, 2018 general

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Looking back at the 2018 Rays’ season

October 3, 2018 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. If you aren’t convinced yet about the strength of the opener, you will be. Too many teams simply don’t have enough starters and, as a result, will try to limit the matchups. You’ll see more in the future. 2. The reason I would vote for Kevin Cash for Manager […]

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Rays finish impressive season with win No. 90

October 1, 2018 general

Monday, 3 a.m. We will remember them as plucky. We will remember them as scrappy. Most of all, we will remember the 2018 Tampa Bay Rays as overachievers. The Rays wrapped up their season Sunday afternoon in fine style. They won their 90th game, and rookie Joey Wendle finished with a .300 batting average, and […]

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