Looking back on the Bucs’ victory over the Jets

November 14, 2017 general

5 Observations 1. There is a lot of speculation lately about the future of Jon Gruden and whether he and the Bucs might remarry. The first thing that strikes me is that it depends on who the general manager is. Gruden is a burlap bag of bobcats, and he isn’t for the thin-skinned. But I […]

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USF falls to Morgan State in disappointing loss

November 14, 2017 general

Tuesday, 2 a.m. One game in, and new USF coach Brian Gregory has a hint of how much work is head if he is turn around the school’s basketball program. Gregory saw the USF men fall 63-53 to a Morgan State team that was 14-15 in the MEAC last year. Morgan State played without all-conference […]

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Behind Fitz and the blitz, Bucs snap losing streak

November 13, 2017 general

Monday, 3 a.m. Canton will not call to ask for the game ball. Historians will not preserve the game film. Men will not cheer and women will not buy jerseys and children will not throw confetti. He won, okay. Just that. In the Grumpier Old Men Bowl, Ryan Fitzpatrick outlasted Josh McCown, 15-10, by hobbling […]

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Bolts take another West Coast victory

November 13, 2017 general

Monday, 2 a.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning continued its dominance of the West Coast Sunday night. This time, the Bolts beat the Anaheim Ducks, 2-1, to sweep their three-game trip to California. The Lightning scored on goals by Vladislav Namestnikov (his ninth) and J.T. Brown (his first of the year). “Coming through California is a […]

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Random Thoughts: Gabbert wears a tutu again

November 12, 2017 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. Say what you want, but those photos of Blaine Gabbert warming up as the tooth fairy show a man very comfortable in his tutu. Hey, ballet dancers can pull hamstrings, too. – Just guessing, but Gabbert had that tutu left over from his Jaguar days. – No, they still aren’t back yet. […]

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Miami stomps Irish to enter playoff conversation

November 12, 2017 general

Sunday, 2:30 a.m. There has been so much talk about where the University of Miami has been. Now, it only matters where they are going. Oh, Warren Sapp will be impressed. And Ray Lewis and Michael Irvin and Vinny Testaverde and Jonathan Vilma and the rest. At Miami, a team is always trying to keep […]

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Florida State sees Clemson run away late

November 12, 2017 general

Sunday, 1:30 a.m. This was a situation out of the past, an opportunity the FSU Seminoles always seemed to sieze. There was 6:36 to play, and FSU had just recovered a Clemson fumble. The Tigers’ three-point lead felt tenuous. Maybe, just maybe, this was where a turnaround would begin with a salvaged football game. Instead, […]

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No bowling: Florida loses its fifth straight game

November 12, 2017 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. In a way, the play typified the season for the Universty of Florida. There was hope, and then it was gone. There was a reason to smile, and there was a reason to shake your head. Again. It was still in the first period, and the Gators trailed by only a touchdown. […]

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Ask Gary: Should college playoffs expand?

November 11, 2017 general

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, make a comment […]

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USF men, women basketball teams win late

November 11, 2017 general

Saturday, 2 a.m. The haves or the have-nots of USF basketball followed the same path to victory Friday night. They both took over a game in the final 75 seconds to pull the win out. The haves, or the USF women, beat a name opponent to start a quest for yet another 20-win season when […]

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