Testimonial Tuesday: Talking about Gary Shelton

by Gary Shelton on February 3, 2015 · 2 comments

in general, NFL


Gary has keen knowledge of the sports landscape and has a special was of sharing his expertise.

Dick Vitale, Basketball Hall of Fame

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Not many people know it, but Gary Shelton invented the verb. Just kidding. But from the time I arrived in Tampa Bay, one of the few voices that made sense was Gary’s. He asked the best questions, and he wrote the best copy. He was tough, but he was fair. Still, after some of the things he wrote, it was nice to win the Super Bowl in his yard in front of him. Few quarterbacks have that kind of motivation.

Trent Dilfer, Former Bucs Quarterback


For many years, Gary Shelton has covered the NFL with an insightful and entertaining eye. Gary has used simplicity to explain a league with complicated issues, while peeling back many layers to highlight its multi-dimensional players. As one of the great writers in our league, Gary has consistently found the core of what matters most to NFL fans everywhere.

Solomon Wilcots, TV analyst

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To get inside the matter, read Gary Shelton. To learn about the soul, read Gary Shelton. To laugh and cry at the same time, read Gary Shelton. Gary is a brilliant writer and a better human being.

Bill Hancock, Executive director, College Football Playoffs



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Randal Willis February 9, 2015 at 10:59 pm

That is the Gary that I remember. A good human being at a young age and at his first writing job. What was that bald headed guys name that you worked for at the Gazette? Seriously, I can’t remember for the life of me, but he loved you, outwardly anyway. Can’t say the same for Mr. Hamilton, a legend in his own mind but you won him over. You had a way and cultivated it in a small town in So. Ga. It was a pleasure to work with you and call in those scores and talk sports with you and assist you in coaching those kids that needed someone like you who cared. Congrats to a great man who made it, with hard work. You are a credit to the American way and I remember you from the beginning. That is what counts, the foundation, without it, the building collapses. I will enjoy your stories till one of us is no longer on this earth. Keep on keeping on my long time friend. Going back to Omega in a couple of weeks to celebrate the Bluejays 50th reunion. You are welcome there, if you can find Omega….LOL


Gary Shelton February 10, 2015 at 9:00 am

I know Omega. You never outgrow Omega.


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