Random Thoughts: The Bucs as a dynasty?

by Gary Shelton on December 10, 2017 · 2 comments

in College Sports in Florida, general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs, Tampa Bay Rays

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 make his signature move for the New York Yankees? He gave them Giancarlo Stanton. In return, Miami gets the right to not pay him.

– When you look at what the Yankees gave up for Stanton, a half-dozen autographs by Jeter would have been a better return.

– According to USA Today, the Gasparilla Bowl in St. Pete between FIU and Temple will be the second-worst bowl game of the year. With a little effort, I'm sure it can be No. 1.

– Boar's Head sent the Jacksonville Jags 100 pounds of bologna after reading that coach Doug Marrone 's post-game meal was a bologna sandwich. It reminds me of the time that ex-Buc coach John McKay said a group of sportswriters were  dumber than a bunch of bananas.” That week, writers left a bunch of bananas outside his office door. His response? “You guys are dumber than a new Mercedez Benz.”

– Hope Solo is running for the presidency of the U.S. Soccer Federation. That way, she can just suspend herself and cut out the middle man.

– The folks at thespun.com have picked the next five college national champions. They are Oklahoma (2018), Ohio State (2019), Michigan (2020), Florida (2021) and Georgia (2022). Love picking a national titlist on a team that doesn't have its recruits on campus yet. What? Does the website like the team colors?

– An idle (idol) thought: If Josh McDaniels can't get along with Tom Brady, how's he going to deal with the quarterback of a bad team?

– The Bills are giving out free tickets and $11 an hour to fans who will help them shovel snow. The catch? It has to be a Bills' game.

– Funny line of the week. The wife walks in while I'm watching the snowy Army-Navy game. “Is it the Army-Navy game from Sweden?” she asked.

– Don't give up on the Tampa Bay Rays. If they can get a closer though a Christmas sale and a couple of regulars on Bogo, why, they might win 75.

– I thought it was hilarious that Saints' coach Sean Peyton was flashing the “choke” sign at someone else, seing as how his team has lost nine games a year over the three seasons before this one. Payton has choked enough to star in a remake of “Hang 'em High.”

– Cleveland is still planning a parade if the Browns go winless. Helping to fund the outing? Why, it's Excedrin.

-- I am very impressed the Yankees could land Stanton. They'll be the most impressive wild-card loser around.

– Trivia contest. There are 10 Heisman Trophy winners in the Pro Football in the Hall of Fame. How many can you name? (Answers: Doak Walker, Paul Hornung, Roger Staubach, O.J. Simpson, Tony Dorsett,Earl Campbell, Marcus Allen, Barry Sanders, Tim Brown and Charles Woodson.) And I repeat: Paul Hornung?

– Prediction: Detroit 21, Tampa Bay 20.

– Two things I trust about the Rays. Evan Longoria and the hot dogs sold at the concession stand. Well, oops.

– Ranking the college coaches in Florida: 1. Mark Richt, Miami; 2. Willie Taggart, FSU; 3. Dan Mullen, Florida; 4. Charlie Strong, USF; 5. Lane Kiffin, FAU; 6. Butch Davis, FIU; 7. Josh Heupel, UCF.

– Some things seem simple to me. Everyone seems to agree that the NFL is over-exposed, and everyone thinks that Thursday night football was invented in the third room in hell. So why not pull the plug as a start?
Seeing as how Jake Ordorizzi gave up 30 home runs and Chris Archer 27, I can't wait for the Yankees to come to town.

– I forget. Is the new Star Wars about the Yankees?

– Prediction: Detroit 21, Tampa Bay 20.

– Two things I trust about the Rays. Evan Longoria and the hot dogs sold at the concession stand. Well, oops.

– Ranking the college coaches in Florida: 1. Mark Richt, Miami; 2. Willie Taggart, FSU; 3. Dan Mullen, Florida; 4. Charlie Strong, USF; 5. Lane Kiffin, FAU; 6. Butch Davis, FIU; 7. Josh Heupel, UCF.

– Some things seem simple to me. Everyone seems to agree that the NFL is over-exposed, and everyone thinks that Thursday night football was invented in the third room in hell. So why not pull the plug as a start?
Seeing as how Jake Ordorizzi gave up 30 home runs and Chris Archer 27, I can't wait for the Yankees to come to town.

– I saw a headline that asked “Are we nearing the end of Ohio State football invincibility?” Considering that Ohio State has won one of the last 15 titles, I'm prepared to say that the author has no idea was “invincibility means.” Sounds pretty vincible to me.

– Giants' quarterback Geno Smith said he got a death threat via a phone call from Missouri after replacing Eli Manning as quarterback. Just asking, but whatever was Archie Manning doing in Missouri?

– I forget. Is the new Star Wars film about the Angels or the Yankees?

– Don't you wish that the NFL's Rooney Rule meant that your team had to play like Rooney's?

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Larry Beller December 10, 2017 at 8:05 am

That first sentence would be a lot more interesting if you had printed all of it. What exactly did John Lynch say?

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Gary Shelton December 10, 2017 at 12:53 pm

fixed

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