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TWIT: The Week in Tweets, April 20

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Friday

London Fletcher’s re-signing made me wonder: Which players have played the most seasons under Dan Snyder? Answer coming up. #Redskins

Answer: Chris Samuels and Mike Sellers 10, Ethan Albright and Jon Jansen 9, Ladell Betts, Rock Cartwright and Chris Cooley 8. #Redskins

#Nats 1, #Reds 1. Another low-scoring game. Maybe #MLB should start having Throwback Nights where they let the players take steroids.

Saturday

If would be great if you could rearrange the letters in #Holtby to spell Halak. #Caps #NHL

After that high stick, you almost wish Carlson had a little Chuck Wepner in him. The #Caps need more bleeders. #NHL

For those wondering: Have the #Caps ever gone into OT in the first two games of a series? Yes, in 2010 (#Canadiens) and ‘85 (#Isles). #NHL

Both those series were, like this one, in the first round. #Caps lost to #Habs in 7 games and to #Islanders in 5 (in a best-of-5). #NHL

Varly’s goals allowed in his first 4 games as the #Caps‘ goalie in the ‘09 playoffs: 1, 0, 2, 0 (vs. NYR). Just to compare him and #Holtby.

Of course, the ‘09 #Rangers weren’t 2nd-seeded and the defending Stanley Cup champs. They were 7th-seeded and pretty punchless. #Caps #NHL

Sunday

1998 redux? The top 4 seeds in the East have already lost home-ice advantage — and the #Caps are playing the #Bruins in the 1st round. #NHL

#The Caps’ victory Saturday was their first playoff road win over a team seeded 2nd or higher since this game in ‘96: http://bit.ly/J1Phg5

In 3 consecutive periods vs. the #Penguins, the #Flyers scored more goals (3-4-4) than the #Caps have in 2 games vs. the #Bruins (2). Yikes.

Is it just me, or do the #Penguins goaltenders have that General Custer look? #Flyers #NHL #Caps

#Giants closer Brian Wilson is looking at elbow surgery. 50 bucks to the surgeon if, while Wilson is out cold, he gives him a shave. #MLB

Monday

According to @JGWhiteAP, jury selection in the Roger Clemens trial is taking longer than a Robinson Cano at bat. #Yankees #MLB

Sorry, but it always feels more like a playoff game when you’re playing an Original Six team like the #Bruins#Caps #NHL

Am I the only one who thinks Claude Julien looks like Bruce Boudreau’s less-fun older brother? You know, kind of a Shemp Boudreau. #Caps

The #Bruins, struggling with the hockey part of it, resort to some hair mussing as the 1st period horn sounds. No blood drawn. #Caps #NHL

Did you see Lucic knock Backstrom’s helmet off in that scrum? Wonder if the #B’s were told, in Gregg Williams fashion, to “affect the head.” #Caps

The more I watch Lucic tonight, the more I think he got woken up early this a.m. by the sound of a chambermaid’s vacuum. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

Dennis Seidenberg, 2 minutes for clotheslining. After a brief delay to retrieve Backstrom’s head, the #Caps go to the power play. #Bruins

Tuesday

The #Bruins are probably hoping that if Nick Backstrom doesn’t get suspended, the NHL at least takes away his Ikea charge card. #Caps

The more I replay that ceremonial first pitch by @LaVarArrington, the more I’m convinced the bottom just fell out of his splitter. #Nats

That said, LaVar’s effort ranks right up there with President Ford banking a tee shot off a spectator’s forehead. #Nats

About the only thing better than a 3-hour #NFL Schedule Release Show is a 4-hour ankle-taping competition. #NFLNetwork

By the way, a 3-hour #NFL Schedule Release Show may be the best argument yet against expanding the season to 18 games. #NFLNetwork

Here’s hoping the #NFL Network’s 3-hour Schedule Release Show isn’t followed by a Preseason Schedule Release Show. #Redskins

What’s worse than 3 hours of discussion about the #NFL schedule? How about a reality show in which Rex Ryan poses as a podiatrist? #Jets

I’d be interested to know how much trade for the No. 2 pick (and presumably #RG3) might have impacted on the #Redskins‘ schedule. #NFL

The #Redskins haven’t had 3 of their first 4 on the road since Marty’s 0-5 start in 2001, FWIW. #NFL

At #Giants and at #Steelers back to back (Weeks 7 and 8)? That’s nasty. #Redskins

Notice the #Redskins play 5 of their 6 division games in the last 7 weeks. So if #RG3 doesn’t start right away, he can still impact things.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Schedules always look worse on paper. #Redskins #NFL

#Redskins have trips to Cleveland and Philly in latter part of December. Wonder how much #RG3 has played in cold weather. #NFL

After the #Redskins‘ Week 10 bye, their most winnable game is on the road (at #Browns). Rough finishing stretch, including #Ravens#NFL

You’ll know the #Redskins have had a decent season if one of those 1 o’clock December games gets flexed to Sunday night. If not … yikes.

Bountygate suspensions or not, New Orleans is a snake pit. #Saints were 1 of only 3 teams to go 8-0 at home last season. #Redskins  beware.

In his last two starts, the #Nats have given Gio a grand total of three runs (so far). “Gonzalez” must be Spanish for “Holtby.” #Caps

Was just reading that 705 people survived the Titanic sinking. So I Googled “attendance 705.” It turned up this: http://usat.ly/I4wzUU  #Army

According to this Titanic article I’m reading, Teddy Roosevelt had a “right-hand man” named Archie Butt. No wonder Teddy never wins. #Nats

#Nats 9-3, #Orioles 7-4. I’m dreamin’ of a MARC Train World Series. (Hopeless romantic that I am.) #MLB

When Ozzie Guillen made his return tonight, I’m hoping he was smart enough not to mention what he thought of Vlad the Impaler. #Marlins  #MLB

A one-game suspension for Nicky? That’s it. From now on, he’s Nicklas “The Hammer” Backstrom. #Caps  #Bruins #NHL

It’s clear from Shanahan’s ruling that he thinks one of the #NHL’s biggest problems right now is Those Incorrigible Swedes. #Caps

With Backstrom out, I guess the #Bruins will have to spend Game 4 hitting Mike Green in the head. It’s a game of adjustments. #Caps  #NHL

Backstrom gets a one-game suspension, and all Peverley ends up having to do is, what, squirt some Windex on his visor? #Caps  #Bruins #NHL

Jamie Moyer just became the oldest #MLB pitcher to win a game (49 years, 150 days) — pending the carbon dating results on El Duque. #Yanks

Wednesday

9-3, #Penguins, after 2. But you’ve gotta figure that missed extra point is going to come back to haunt them. #Flyers #NHL

I’d say the #Penguins‘ game plan tonight was drawn up by Don Coryell, but unfortunately he’s dead. #Flyers #NHL

By the way, I can’t tell if that’s a crowd at the #Nats game or the spillover from the Clemens jury pool. Shame. #MLB #Astros

When was the last time an #NHL playoff game was higher scoring than that year’s All-Star Game? #Pens and #Flyers need only 10 more goals.

The Nats are 10-3. The last time a Washington baseball team got off to that kind of start (1951), Sammy Baugh was QB’ing the #Redskins.

On the night the #Nats go to 10-3, the #Penguins lead the #Flyers 10-3. Which is more improbable? #NHL #MLB

When was the last time a dozen or more goals were scored in 3 straight games in a playoff series? #Pens and #Flyers have gone 13-12-13. #NHL

I mean, if you’d put cardboard cutouts of goalies in front of the nets in this series, would the #Pens and #Flyers have scored any more?

The #Penguins scored so many unanswered goals in tonight’s game, the #Flyers probably forgot what the question was. #NHL

The #Flyers showed a lot of class tonight by not asking for a recount. Let the healing begin. #Penguins #NHL

Who’s been around longer, Davey Johnson or Sergei Gonchar (who scored the equalizer for the #Senators a little bit ago)? #NHL #Nats #Caps

Paul Pierce had a 43-point game Tuesday at age 34. Not bad, huh? Well, Bernard King had NINE 40-point games for #Bullets at 34+. #Wizards

Michael Jordan, meanwhile, had eight 40-point games for #Wizards at 38+. Here’s the list of King and Jordan’s games: http://bit.ly/JkNB1p

Thursday

The #Colts have reportedly made it official: Andrew Luck is their man. So now #Redskins will have to decide between #RG3 and Tannehill. :)

#RG3 might have an ego? Tom Brady, a SIXTH-rounder, told #Patsowner: “I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.” #Redskins

#RG3 might have an ego? As Jack Nicholson would say, “Sell humble someplace else. We’re all stocked up here.” #Redskins  #NFL

Michael Jordan won six NBA titles. Did you see his Hall of Fame speech? How’d ya like that ego? #RG3 #Redskins

Speaking of MJ, he scored more points in All-Star Games (262) than #NFL HOFer Bud Grant did in his 2-year NBA career (249). #Vikings  #Trivia

Headin’ to the #Caps game tonight. I’d recommend that the folks at the D.C. Blood Bank do the same. #Bruins #NHL

Instead of notices about their good deeds, wish I’d get ONE email saying: “The #Caps wives + g-friends are drinking margaritas by the pool.”

Just what the #Caps needed, a quick goal from Marcus Johansson to let the #Bruins know: We’re still here. #NHL

Encouraging: We’re almost 4 minutes into the game, and nobody has required a transfusion. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

#Caps lead 1-0, but Game 4 feels like the last 40 minutes of Game 3. #Bruins getting too many chances. #NHL

The scoring’s dead even in this #Caps#Bruins series — 6-6. Of course, if you’re talking onside goals, the #Caps have a 6-5 edge. #NHL

The #Caps seem to be getting by OK without their enforcer, Nicklas “The Hammer” Backstrom. #Bruins #NHL

In case you’re wondering, Peverley’s goal is the first Holtby has allowed in the first period in his 4-game playoff career. #Caps  #Bruins

The #Bruins are playing like they want to end this series in 5 games. #Caps aren’t playing with nearly that urgency. A mystery. #NHL

I’m pretty sure this power play of the #Caps‘ is wind powered. Awful. #Bruins #NHL

The #Caps never cease to confound. They call themselves a “desperate” team after Game 3, then get outshot 14-3 in the 1st period of Game 4.

I know he isn’t big on histrionics, but it would be a good idea between periods if Dale Hunter, um, raised his voice. #Caps  #Bruins

Ovie just took a run at Chara. It was like hitting a Sequoia. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

Friday

Famous No. 4s: Lou Gehrig, Brett Favre, Adrian Dantley, Bobby Orr and (you’ll NEVER guess this one) http://bit.ly/JoqIXU #MLB #NFL #NBA #NHL

 

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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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