Cronkrite keeps running and running in Bulls’ win

October 7, 2018 general

Sunday, 2 a.m. They are a hard team to figure out, these USF Bulls. They are explosive, and sometimes, it as if they are playing with explosives. They eat up yardage in huge chunks, and they give it up the same way. They are near the top 25 in the college polls, and sometimes, they […]

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Random thoughts: Welcome back, Lightning

October 7, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 4 a.m. I don’t know about you, but I thought it was cool to see the Lightning return Saturday night. Let’s see: Kucherov scored the winner in a shootout. Vasilevskiy was solid in goal. The team won a comeback. Yeah, those were the Lightning, all right. — Now that Richie Incognito is a memory, […]

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Lightning start season with shootout victory

October 7, 2018 general

Saturday, 3:30 a.m. As games go, this one was the kind of contest that warned you of the journey ahead. It wasn’t always smooth, and it wasn’t ever dominant. It was filled with hairpin turns and bumps in the road. The team started slowly, and only later did it find its mojo. On the other […]

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State roundup: Miami edges FSU; Florida beats LSU

October 7, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 1 a.m. In the trial of Willie Taggart, it looked as if all things would be forgiven. After this, a new trial may begin. There for a while, Taggart’s Seminoles were in charge. They were playing well as they built a 20-point lead, and it seemed as if Taggart’s FSU team would win the […]

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

October 6, 2018 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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The Predictions: Could the Bucs lose to a bye week?

October 6, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 3 a.m. This just in. The Bucs are a three-point underdog to “bye” this week. I’m not sure they can cover. Here’s the thing you fear about an open date. By its very description, the receivers are always open. Heck, think of this as the fifth open date that the cornerbacks have had all […]

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What could go wrong for the boys of winter?

October 5, 2018 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Sometimes, the thing you dread the most is not having anything to dread. Take the Tampa Bay Lightning, a fairly loaded team that shouldn’t have much problem in making the post-season, which is its own worry Then again, no one judges the Bolts by anything but the post-season these days. As standards […]

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Looking Back at college football’s weekend

October 4, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Here’s a stunner. College football really doesn’t change from one season to the next. Take last year’s four playoff teams: Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Oklahoma. They’re all undefeated and ranked in the top seven nationally. Next year, I’ll wager that they’re all firmly in the top 10, too. And the […]

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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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Looking back on the Bucs’ loss to the Bears

October 2, 2018 general

Monday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Is this how Davey Crockett fans felt at the Alamo? Is this how the Cumberland groupies felt after Georgia Tech? Just that fast, and you can no longer feel the elation of holding off New Orleans or beating Philadelphia. This feels as bad as it ever has. It was […]

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