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The Week in Tweets, Nov. 25

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A selection of my 140-character musings on Twitter (@dandalyonsports) the past seven days – for those of you who don’t follow me (yet).

Saturday

ESPN should revive “The Millionaire” — and have Joe Paterno go around and sell houses to people for $1. #NittanyLions #CFB #’60sTV

Speaking of Paterno — and the price being right — who do you think is older, JoePa or Bob Barker? Answer in next tweet. #NittanyLions #CFB

Answer to previous tweet: Barker admits to being 87 (turns 88 Dec. 12). Paterno is 84 (turns 85 Dec. 21). #NittanyLions #CFB

The biggest difference between Barker and JoePa, basically, is that JoePa has never fought Happy Gilmore. #NittanyLions #CFB

When the #Redskins are looking at quarterbacks in the next draft, I hope they do it on a Case by Case basis. #Keenum #Cougars

Is it just me, or is 76-year-old Lee Corso getting a little too “street” for #ESPN’s audience? #TrappedInAMascotHead #CFB

What happened, you ask, when Corso dropped that F-bomb on #ESPN? Easy. He unintentionally started talking like the coach he used to be.

Caps-Maple Leafs Game (TV)

The #Caps are playing so miserably, I’m starting to miss Dainius Zubrus. #WeKeptTheWrongRussians

I think I saw the #Caps’ equipment guy carrying a bunch of F-bombs into the dressing room for Bruce’s pep talk. #AnybodyCanBeLeeCorso #NHL

If this keeps up, Leonsis should REALLY drop the hammer and make the #Caps pay to park Monday when they come in for the morning skate.

I haven’t seen a Washington team play this poorly in Canada since the #Redskins went to Toronto. #Caps

Maple Leafs 7, #Caps 1. I’m pretty sure the “1” for the Caps was a rouge, scored when Bruce kicked the ice bucket out of the arena.

If the #PresidentsCup is ever held at Robert Trent Jones again, the ceremonial first ball should be hit by Teddy Roosevelt — of #Nats fame.

Sunday

Redskins-Cowboys Game (Live)

Don’t forget: A Mike Shanahan team still hasn’t been shut out in this country. #BanTorontoGames #Redskins #NFL

Maybe the #Caps and #Redskins should swap coaches, just to see what would happen. #NFL

The #Redskins weren’t giving Bryant a cushion on that last completion, they were giving him a king-sized bed. #Cowboys

You can’t spin out of the pocket like that, Mr. Romo, and avoid the sack. London Fletcher used to play college basketball. #Redskins #NFL

If you’re wondering why the #Redskins haven’t run a goal-line play like that all season, the answer is obvious: They didn’t have a Choice.

Giants-Eagles Game (TV)

Trying to decide which team Norv Turner is going to be offensive coordinator of next season. #Ravens might be a good fit. #Chargers

Tony Gonzalez needs 5 TD catches for 100. When he came into the #NFL, the record for a TE was 60 by #Redskins great Jerry Smith. #Falcons

Only 6 other TEs in #NFL history are even halfway to 100 TDs: Gates 72, Sharpe 62, Smith 60, Walls 54, Casper 52, Coates 50. #Falcons

That’s two big drops tonight by #Giants TE Jake Ballard. He’s catching the ball like Kaye Ballard. #NFL #Lost60sTVShows

The NFC East has become the Any Given Sunday Division. Not much week-to-week consistency from these teams. Heck, the #Redskins almost won.

#NFL QBs this season passed for 200+ yards and rushed for 70+ in the same game. Michael Vick is one. Bet you can’t name the other 2.

Answer to previous tweet: Curtis Painter (250/79 vs. TEN, Week 8) and Christian Ponder (211/71 vs. OAK today). No Cam Newton. #Colts #Vikes

#Dolphins, who started 0-7, have now won 3 straight. ’86 #Colts started 0-13, fired Rod Dowhower, then finished 3-0 under Ron Meyer. #NFL

Monday

Mike Shanahan is way too tanned for a 3-7 coach. I want to see circles under his eyes. I want to see chalky white skin. #Redskins

In fact, where can I get a Shana-Tan? #Redskins

Love Maryland’s use of the word discontinued in relation to its axed athletic programs. Ranks right up there with pre-owned. #Terps

The #NFL has fined Rex Ryan $75,000 for cussing out a fan. Or to put it another way, $75,000 per F. #Jets

Just wondering: What percentage of an #NHL ice surface do you figure is frozen spit? #Caps

Tuesday

How often can you say: “There’s a QB on the waiver wire [Orton] who might be better than any of the guys we’ve got?” #Redskins #TwinKyles

Wednesday

Kellen Clemens has joined the playoff-bound #Texans. My Thanksgiving weekend is already complete. #Redskins #WhoNeeds3QBs

FWIW: The #Bears have now had quarterbacks named McNown (Cade) and McCown (newly signed Josh). #NFL #UselessInformation

Caps-Jets Game (TV)

Nice job by Matt Hendricks in the crease a bit ago. You don’t often see somebody run the counter trey on a goalie. #Caps

Jason Chimera: Easily the #Caps’ best LW in the first quarter of the season. #ThingsYouNeverThoughtYoudSayInAMillionYears

Wonder if Chimera might be one of those guys like Knuble who scores more goals in his 30s than in his 20s. #Caps

Thanksgiving

Packers-Lions (TV)

For you #NFL historians, here’s the box score of that ’62 Turkey Day game when the #Lions sacked Bart Starr 10 times. http://bit.ly/tlSCXm

The #Lions held the #Packers to 122 yards that day in a 26-10 win. It was Green Bay’s only loss of the season. Maybe Lombardi’s best team.

What people forget, though, is that four days earlier, the #Packers were held to 116 yards by #Colts, but won, 17-13. http://bit.ly/tnTkxt

There’s little question Aaron Rodgers is playing the QB position as well as it’s ever been played. And I don’t say that lightly. #Packers

People talk about parity, but the #Patriots won a record 21 straight in the free-agent era, and the #Packers are closing in on No. 17. #NFL

“A.J. Hawk” has always sounded to me like a “Sesame Street” character. #Packers #NFL

Craig Morton, Johnny Morton, Chad Morton. Trying to come up w/ a great QB-WR-RB trio that all have the same last name. Any nominees? #NFL

Doug Williams, Roy Williams, Ricky Williams. Not bad, but a little light at receiver. (Just one of those games you can play on T-Day.) #NFL

Jim Kelly at QB, Leroy Kelly at RB … and I’m stuck at WR. See what I mean? It’s not as easy as you think. #NFL

Alex Smith, Jimmy Smith, Emmitt Smith. Still looking for a threesome that’s solid all the way through. #NFL

Here’s our winner: Brad Johnson, Keyshawn Johnson, John Henry Johnson. SB-winning QB, 800-catch WR, HOF RB. #NFL

Only 23 days after his sit-down with Roger Goodell, Ndamukong Suh got booted out of a game. Gotta be some kind of record. #NFL #Lions

Cowboys-Dolphins (TV)

Reggie Bush has returned 4 punts for TDs in his #NFL career. On his other 93 punt returns, he’s averaging 5.5 yards. #Dolphins #WhatAStar

If #NFL teams can have special-event uniforms, I think the zebras should have special-event unis, too. Sequins, maybe. #Cowboys #Dolphins

Laurent Robinson with 2 TDs on Thanksgiving. Love that name, Laurent. Sounds like a character Gerard Depardieu would play. #Cowboys #NFL

Niners-Ravens (TV)

I love to mute the TV and then imagine Rich Eisen talking in Fire Marshall Bill’s voice. http://bit.ly/uFaklY #NFLNetwork #InLivingColor

The #49ers remind me of the ’96 #Panthers, who went to the NFC title game in their 2nd season. Terrific D, adequate offense. #NFL

Tom Zbikowski is the best boxer in the #NFL since Vai Sikahema, who KO’d Jose Canseco. http://bit.ly/tl6DtX #Ravens

It happened quickly for the #Niners under Bill Walsh — from 2-14 to 6-10 to a Super Bowl win. Could it happen even faster under Harbaugh?

So far in this brother-vs.-brother battle, all we’ve seen is a bunch of towel snapping. #49ers #Ravens #NFL

Both Harbaughs keeping it close to the vest. It’s like the game is being played inside the bedroom they shared as kids. #Ravens #49ers

Smith has been sacked 6 times — and #49ers still have chance to win. In ’86, #Cowboys suffered 11 sacks and still won. http://bit.ly/suRBYY

It would have been funny if Jim Harbaugh shook his brother’s hand after losing and said, “Now I know how Venus feels.” #49ers #Ravens

Friday

On the stomp-o-meter, does Suh score higher than Christian Laettner (’92 East Regional final)? http://bit.ly/sa3dbY #Lions #BlueDevils

Well, yeah, Suh probably gets extra points for wearing cleats (vs. Laettner’s sneakers) — and for weighing 307 (75 pounds more). #Lions

Still, who ever thought they’d see Ndamukong Suh’s name in the same sentence with Christian Laettner’s? #Lions #BlueDevils #NFL

 

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Dan Daly

Dan Daly

Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of "The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at ddaly@washingtontimes.com.

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