The Washington Times - February 22, 2009, 08:49PM

If there is something a big game brings out at Comcast Center, it’s quality sign-making.

Yes, the students at Maryland can be coarse and vulgar, probably moreso than most places in the ACC.

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But when their energies are directed in clever ways, well, it creates some entertaining moments.

Like seeing the sign for D-U-Ty Lawson, referencing the North Carolina point guard’s June arrest. Here’s guessing Lawson is used to such taunts at this stage.

Of much greater hilarity, however, was the poster with a picture of Tyler Hansbrough, mouth agape, next to a picture of Beaker from The Muppet Show.

This was one of the funniest things I’ve seen in an arena in a long while. Alas, I discovered Deadspin apparently had a similar picture up two years ago thanks to a search through Al Gore’s Invention.

So the bad news: The Hansbrough-Beaker comparison isn’t new.

The good news: It was still a great laugh, and thus still worthy of mentioning and passing along a salute to the student who took the time to put together his own Psycho T/Muppet comparison.

Patrick Stevens