At age 27, does McCoy compare to Sapp?

August 3, 2015 general

Monday, 6 a.m. The other guy was going somewhere. Gerald McCoy has spent his career going nowhere. The other guy was a human cartoon. McCoy isn’t laughing anymore. The other guy had a few more highlights. McCoy has had his fill of lowlights. The other guy was eternally young. McCoy seems to have an old […]

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Ask Gary: Could Sapp be removed from Bucs’ Ring?

July 11, 2015 general

Saturday, 6 a.m. (Each week, the readers take over Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, 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, make a comment or be funny. Send the […]

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Sixty-two hotdogs? You want fries with that?

July 5, 2015 general

Sunday, 6 a.m. Hi. I’m Billy Joel. As a 66-year-old guy who just married a 33-year-old woman, I am here to a reprise of my old hit “Pressure.” — Do you think Aaron Hernandez was  disappointed to find out that when authorities said  “independence day,” they didn’t really mean it? — The Bucs haven’t been […]

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If Quinn wants a former Georgia star, reach back

June 28, 2015 NFL

Hello. I’m new Falcons’ coach Dan Quinn, and I was kidding when I saw I wanted to sign Herschel Walker, who is 53 years old. I meant I wanted to sign Frankie Sinkwich. – I am sure we are all pulling for Michael Sam. But Canadian football? Couldn’t he pick a sport we care more […]

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Is ex-Buc great Sapp angry at the world?

June 26, 2015 general

Friday, 9:13 a.m. Turns out, he was at his calmest on a football field. Turns out, he was at his most dignified in a helmet. There, the storm that was Warren Sapp was contained, and all of the violence was with direction. There, there was a use for his bad mood, a purpose for the […]

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Bucs to induct Alstott, Williams into Ring of Honor

May 13, 2015 general

Wednesday, 6:08 p.m. Even now, the memory has not faded. The stands might as well be passionate again. They might as well be filled again. The anticipation that something good might happen was there again. And so it was that Mike Alstott took the football, and he turned into a bumper car. Content beyond this […]

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40 lessons for the Bucs and the NFL draft

March 27, 2015 Florida State University

Friday, 6 a.m. How can a team learn its lesson so many times and never get any smarter? How can a team act so smart and have the results make it look foolish so many times? Such is the NFL draft, the humbling factor of a team that has rarely gotten it right. How can […]

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Bucs consider another character problem

March 19, 2015 general

Thursday, 9:59 a.m. Once again, Lovie Smith has resisted temptation. Once again, the headache has gone somewhere else. Once again, the trouble a guy could cause on the field proved not to be worth the trouble he would cause off of it. And so the Bucs took a pass on Greg Hardy, a pass rusher […]

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Random thoughts: $600 is a lot for a sack

February 22, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 6 a.m. — Hi, I’m Jamies Winston, and I’m here to tell you not to worry about the reports about my shoulder. Turns out, it’s just an old B.B. gun wound. — So the problem isn’t that the Seahawks are talking to Marshawn Lynch. The problem is that he is expected to talk back. […]

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Looking back, Kif never should have left

February 19, 2015 general

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Super Bowl winning football coach. Led his team to one of the best defensive eras in the history of the game. Perfected Tampa Two. Has coached Hall of Famers. In all, worked for five college teams and seven pro teams. Alas, I’m 75 next week, although I’m going on 27. * * * […]

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