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Can secondary overcome the Hurts?

October 14, 2021 general

Thursday, 3 a.m. Once again, you fear the quarterback. This time it’s Jalen Hurts, but with the confused secondary of the Tampa Bay Bucs, it doesn’t really matter who the passer is. This team can backpedal with the best of them. Five times, the Bucs have played, and five times, the opposing quarterback has thrown […]

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What you should make of disgrace of Jon Gruden

October 14, 2021 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. I thought he was egotistical. Then again, a great many NFL coaches are. Feeding that ego is part of their motivation. I thought he was stubborn. I thought he was confrontational. I thought he was overrated. I thought he had way too much power for his ability. But I never thought Jon […]

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Looking back on the Rays’ loss in the ALDS

October 13, 2021 general

5 Thoughts The best thing the Rays did in their ALDS loss was play defense. Don’t you wonder how many runs the Red Sox would have scored if they didn’t? 2. Over the last two post-seasons, Brandon Lowe is three-for-42. That’s a .071 average. That would be bad for the groundskeeper. Content beyond this point […]

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Lightning loses as it starts a new season

October 13, 2021 general

Wednesday, 3 a.m. The new banners were there to make you remember. The play itself? You want to forget. The Tampa Bay Lightning started its quest for a third consecutive Stanley Cup Tuesday night and, well, things could have gone better. The Bolts were hammered, 6-2, by a Pittsburg Penguins team that was missing both […]

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Rays eliminated despite coming from behind

October 12, 2021 general

Tuesday, 4 am. A baseball season died Monday night. After all the comebacks, after all the victories, after all the moments of new arrivals, the final heartbeat of a baseball team came on a baseball field in Boston. The Tampa Bay Rays, alas, are finished. It ended late in the night again, when another Rays’ […]

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Looking back on the Bucs’ win over Miami

October 12, 2021 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. 5 Thoughts It’s okay if Tom Brady makes you forget about the other quarterbacks in the history of the Bucs’ franchise. Frankly, it’s therapeutic. 2. If Leonard Fournette vs. Ronald Jones II were a fight, they’d stop it. Fournette has won the job. 3. Brady’s thumb will only be a factor if […]

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Botched play, homer lead Sox to key win

October 11, 2021 general

Monday, 4 a.m. The Boston Red Sox won a huge baseball game Sunday night after an outfielder made the ugliest play of the night. Call it the night the Sox flubbed their way to victory. Boston took a 2-1 lead in the ALDS in a five-hour, 13-inning game that was ended by Christian Vasquez’s walk-off […]

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Brady carves up Dolphins in big win

October 11, 2021 general

Monday, 3 a.m. Here’s a question: If Tom Brady got a shot at the Tampa Bay secondary, how many yards would he throw for? A thousand? Even by Brady’s standards, Brady was excellent on Sunday. He hit 30 of 41 passes for 411 yards and five touchdowns before sitting out the final few minutes of […]

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Rasmussen has pressure to deal with

October 10, 2021 general

Sunday, 4 a.m. The pressures are everywhere, grabbling you, holding you, threatening to strangle you. The lights are brighter. The crowd is louder. The air is thinner. The bats in front of you seem larger. There is a monster in left field. The circumstances are dire. The opposing pitcher is formidable. And Drew Rasmussen, still […]

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Mullen unhappy despite big victory

October 10, 2021 general

Sunday, 3 a.m. Behind him are losses to Alabama and Kentucky. Ahead of him are challenges against LSU and Georgia. Given all of that, you might think that a 42-0 victory would make University of Florida coach Dan Mullen smile. You’d be wrong. Content beyond this point is for members only. Already a member? To […]

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