Domingue ignores rust, leads Bolts to victory

February 3, 2019 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. They took him out of mothballs Saturday night. They knocked the rust off. They chased the spiders away. And then they turned the game over to Louis Domingue, super-sub. Domingue, the backup goaltender of the Tampa Bay Lightning, again stepped in front of a net and kept his team winning in Saturday […]

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Ask Gary: Should the Bucs consider Kareem Hunt?

February 2, 2019 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, […]

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Some nights, no one is better than Vasilevskiy

February 2, 2019 general

Saturday, 3 a.m. Imagine them all, lined up and ready. Imagine that steely look in the eyes of all of them, that set jaw in anticipation. Imagine the coach, moving behind them on the bench. There is Carey Price. There is Pekka Rinne. There are Sergei Bobrovsky and Marc-Andre Fleury and Frederik Andersen and Martin […]

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How much shattered faith is due to Goodell?

February 1, 2019 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Okay, he’s a tool. He’s overpaid, and he strong-arms the players, and his sole purpose in life is put another dime in the pocket of another owner. All of that is true. To a fault, he thinks he’s right all of the time. He doesn’t explain himself or his league very well. […]

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Bolts open second half with a humbling loss

January 31, 2019 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. Okay, it was right here … just a minute ago. Maybe Jon Cooper left it in his other pants. Maybe it rolled beneath the couch. Maybe someone forgot to pack it. Whatever happened, the Tampa Bay Lighting’s mojo is missing. The Lightning opened the season half of their season Wednesday night with […]

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Which play best defines Tampa Bay?

January 30, 2019 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. In Green Bay, the greatest play of all time went all of two feet. That’s how far Bart Starr ran as he wedged in behind guard Jerry Kramer and center Ken Bowman to win the Ice Bowl game over Dallas. There have been other titles, yes, but this is the one that […]

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10 things to worry a Lightning fan

January 29, 2019 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Things are going so well. So what could go wrong? This is what a fan does. He worries. He frets. He wrings his hands and looks for dark clouds. So far, the Tampa Bay Lightning has been terrific. They have come from behind. They have charged ahead. They have been fast and […]

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Remembering the day the Bucs owned the NFL

January 28, 2019 general

Monday, 4 a.m. The way I remember it, we all followed Ronde Barber to San Diego. One day, we were freezing to death in that tombstone-cold press box in Philadelphia, and Rich McKay was screaming at the top of his lungs, and Barber turned off the volume in the old Veteran’s Stadium. The next, we […]

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Random thoughts: Want to bet what Brady eats?

January 27, 2019 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. Wanna bet? Of course you want to bet. The Super Bowl is the biggest day of gambling of the year. You can bet the winners. You can bet the losers. You can bet that something will fall out of the sky. Seriously, have you checked out the prop bets for Sunday? You […]

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Ask Gary: NFL has proven that rules need changing

January 26, 2019 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, […]

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