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Random Thoughts: What should we have expected?

January 21, 2018 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. It was interesting that Jason Licht “cringed” at the expectations of the 2017 Bucs. What, exactly, made him recoil? That fans wanted a winning record? That they wanted the playoffs? That they expected improvement? Does any of that really make you hide behind the couch? — Guess what? The Bucs fans will […]

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Ask Gary: Is Harbaugh overdue or overrated?

January 6, 2018 College football

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Choices, choices. Everywhere are choices

December 27, 2017 College Sports in Florida

3Wednesday, 4 a.m. I like Christmas over birthdays. I like turkey over ham. I like opening presents on Christmas morning over Christmas Eve. I like staying the course over blowing up the Bucs. I like Peyton Barber over Doug Martin. I liked Lamar Jackson over Baker Mayfield for the Heisman. I like going for it […]

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Ask Gary: Are Glazers seeking a new coach?

December 23, 2017 general

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10 Farewells by the Tampa Bay Rays

December 22, 2017 general

Friday, 1 a.m. And they left. Saying goodbye to 10 Rays. Longo…Left 12-20-17…261 homers…1,471 hits…three all-star games…10 times in MVP top 20. Carl Crawford…Left 12-9-17…1.480 hits…4 all-star games. David Price … Left 7-29-15…won 82 games…3.18 ERA…finished first and second in Cy Young voting. James Shields …Left 12-9-12…won 87 games…3.89 ERA… Joe Maddon… Left 11-2-14…won 754 […]

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After Rays’ trade, Longo is long gone

December 21, 2017 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. And so it is time for goodbye once again. This time, it is Evan Longoria who switches off the light, who closes the door, who walks away to be part of someone else’s future. This time, it is Evan Longoria, the Ray who mattered the most, packing up his bat and his […]

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Ask Gary: Could Dungy help Bucs’ front office?

December 16, 2017 general

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Random Thoughts: The Bucs as a dynasty?

December 10, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. 49ers’ general manager John Lynch says that if the Bucs had a quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo, he’d have five rings. Let’s assume he’s correct. Who would have been the dynastic offensive coordinator: Mike Shula, Les Steckel or Clyde Christiansen? – For all the plays in all the parks, did Derek Jeter just […]

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Ask Gary: Flowers’ big night improved his status

December 2, 2017 College Sports in Florida

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Random thoughts: Beware the stealth tweet

October 15, 2017 general

Sunday, 5 a.m. I thought it was amusing that Roger Goodell’s wife Jane had a secret twitter account to defend him. What are the odds she has a second secret twitter account she uses when he doesn’t clean up the bathroom? – I never thought Chris Foerster was much of a line coach. I just […]

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