TWIT: The Week in Tweets, April 27

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Friday

I hear they’ve borrowed the National Debt Tote Board for tonight’s Game 5 between the #Flyers and #Penguins#NHL

Interesting to compare #Fenway at 100 to Fenway at 50. #RedSox an afterthought in ‘62. Ted Williams had retired. Manager was named Pinky.

How long ago was 1912? Jim Thorpe won the Olympic decathlon that summer. The #NFL was still eight years in the future. #Fenway#RedSox

Would have been cool if Ankiel had #Nats‘ only 3 hits in a win. Billy Williams once had #Cubs‘ only 4 hits in a loss. http://bit.ly/I9PLkw

Saturday

Idle thought: Could Torres’ 25-game suspension possibly extend beyond the Mayans’ prediction for the End of the World? #NHL #Coyotes #Caps

Wideman has spent the first five games reminding everybody why the #Bruins traded him. Time to step it up. #Caps #NHL

FYI: The 100th anniversary of TD Garden will be in 2095 — global warming permitting. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

0-0 after 1 in Boston. There are times when it feels like the #Flyers and #Penguins are using up the #Caps and #Bruins‘ allotment of goals.

If the #Caps had played every series in recent years like this, how different would their history be? #NHL #Bruins

Jay Beagle, doing his Snoopy/Red Baron imitation and sniping in the second #Caps goal. #Bruins #NHL

The broadcasters were just admiring Holtby’s “flexibility.” You’d think they were talking about a stripper on a pole. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

The #Caps need to remember one thing between now and tomorrow: Home ice doesn’t mean anything in this series. #Bruins #NHL

Please note the #Caps‘ 2 HUGE 3rd-period goals were scored by Brouwer (who wasn’t here last year) + Knuble (a recent healthy scratch). #NHL

By my count, 10 #Caps (not counting Holtby) logged more playing time in Game 5 than The Captain. #Bruins #NHL #Ovechkin

The #Redskins once had a secondary like this year’s #RedSoxbullpen. They called it the Pearl Harbor Crew. #MLB

If the #Yankees had had one more inning against that Boston bullpen, the #RedSox could have celebrated #Fenway’s 200th birthday today. #MLB

Sunday

#Caps gameday wouldn’t be complete without a malfunctioning Metro escalator.

Less than an hour to faceoff at Verizon Center. Release the hounds! #Caps #Bruins #NHL

One of the best things about today: At midnight, the (rained-out) #Nats will STILL be 12-4. #MLB

Random thought: Will perfect games in baseball now be referred to as “giving them a Humber”? #WhiteSox #Mariners #MLB

Look at Milan Lucic closely. He’s Happy Gilmore before he gave up hockey for golf. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

There’s a lot riding on this game for the #Caps, obviously — including, I’d guess, John Carlson’s future as a carpet-cleaning spokesman.

Amazing in this #Caps series how every goal seems gigantic. Riveting stuff. #Bruins #NHL

I’m convinced Semin’s biggest problem, when he’s in passing mode, is that he refuses to take what the defense gives him. #Caps  #Bruins #NHL

Marcus Johansson said something after that last missed chance, and I don’t think it was “puck.” #Caps #Bruins #NHL 

Current series vs. #Bruins: 6 one-goal games, 3 going to OT. 2009 series vs. #Pens: 5 of first 6 games decided by goal, 3 going to OT. #Caps

Vancouver gets bounced in the 1st round. Hey, I just thought of the perfect team for Mike Knuble to end his career with: the Knucks. #Caps

Monday

Maybe Chris Pontius will coach #DCUnited someday. Then we can write clever headlines like: Pontius Pilots United to #MLS Title.

This #Saints story just gets worse and worse. Pretty soon they’re going to be checking the women’s restrooms for cameras. #NFL#Bountygate

Every time I see Joe Maddon, he looks more like Spencer Tracy in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” http://bit.ly/JxXZo0 #Rays #MLB

Tuesday

If Brunell is indeed retired, it’s probably because he’s hired of having Sanchez wipe his snot on him. http://bit.ly/I6w23W #Redskins #NFL

The world was made in seven days, so it’s only fitting Metta World Peace gets seven games for his end-of-the-world elbow. #Lakers#Thunder

Metta says it was all an accident, an over-the-top celebration of a dunk. The hoops version of Clemens throwing a broken bat at Piazza. #NBA

Just watched the replay of the Metta elbow again. If he’d hit Harden any harder, he would have turned him into Van Gogh. #Lakers  #Thunder

I am SO glad I didn’t mosey over to TD Garden tonight to watch #Celtics scrubs battle #Heat scrubs. A 66-game season is bad enough. #NBA

Since 2006, this former #Nats player has hit 136 HR, more than Adam LaRoche (133), Ryan Zimmerman (129) and Jayson Werth (116). Who is he?

The answer is … Josh Willingham, currently tearing it up for the #Twins. His 136 HR since ‘06 are 36th-best in MLB. #Nats

Wednesday

#Bruins D-men have scored 4 goals in this series, #Caps‘ D-men only 1 (Green, G6). Ergo, I predict a goal from Caps defense tonight. #NHL

And since I’m in forecasting mode, how about John Carlson, the Natick, Mass., native, as the scorer of that goal? #Caps #Bruins  #NHL

This is only the second time the #Caps have played a 7th game on the road (Pittsburgh, 1995). #NHL #Bruins

Well, I came close. A Carlson slapper just got deflected in by Hendricks for the first goal. #Caps 1-0. #Bruins #NHL

Dennis Wideman has been Dennis Why, Man? in this series for the #Caps. Came dangerously close to coughing the puck up there. #NHL #Bruins.

For those of you scoring at home, the #Bruins and #Caps have now alternated the last 12 goals (beginning with Marchand’s in Game 5). #NHL

13 minutes to go. #Caps 1, #Bruins 1. Game 7. It doesn’t get any better than this, folks. #NHL

Alex Ovechkin, your career is calling. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

I can hardly wait to hear Gary Bettman defend that penalty on Chimera. Disgraceful call. #Caps #Bruins #NHL

Thursday

FYI: This is only the 2nd time the #Caps have gotten out of the 1st round in consecutive years. ‘90/‘91 was the other. #NHL

In fact, only 10 times in their 37 seasons have the #Caps gotten as far as the 2nd round (84, 86, 88, 90, 91, 94, 98, 09, 11, 12). #NHL

That’s my way of saying: Hey, in the context of #Caps history, knocking off the #Bruins in Round 1 is pretty darn exciting. Enjoy this. #NHL

You’d have to be my age to remember, but in 1971 an unheralded goalie did to the Bobby Orr #Bruins what Holtby just did — Ken Dryden. #Caps

Dryden had played in just 6 regular-season games when he led #Canadiens to Cup that year. Then as now, #Bruins were defending champs. #Caps

Dryden, 23 at the time (Holtby is 22), went on to HOF. Also was Al Michaels’ broadcast partner for 1980 Miracle on Ice Game vs. USSR. #Caps

Hard to decide which is more exciting, the possible elimination of the Pro Bowl or the possibile elimination of the Pro Bowl alternate. #NFL

I just hope, if the #NFL ditches the Pro Bowl, it doesn’t try to bring back the NFL Talent Contest on Super Bowl weekend. Yikes. #Redskins

Unless I miss my guess, #RG3 will be better than Ralph Guglielmi, Norm Snead and Dick Shiner put together. #Redskins #NFLDraft

Little-known fact: The QB drafted by the #Redskins who threw for the most yards (30,797) and TDs (196) in his #NFL career was … Snead.

Sammy Baugh (21,886/187) is second in both departments, just ahead of Gus Frerotte (21,291 yards) and Charlie Conerly (173 TDs). #Redskins

#Colts have known who they were going to draft for ages. They shouldn’t be “on the clock,” they should be penalized for delay of game. #NFL

Here’s how much “pressure” is on #RG3: He’s following Rex Grossman. #Redskins #NFL #Baylor

Richardson is only the 6th RB in the last 20 years to be drafted in the Top 3 (Hearst, Faulk, Ki-Jana, Ronnie Brown, Bush). #NFL #Browns

Interesting, isn’t it? #Redskins move up from 6 to 2 and it costs an arm and 2 legs. #Jaguars move up from 7 to 5 + it costs a 4th-rounder.

Just shows you the surcharge that gets added to a pick when a QB is involved. #Redskins #NFL #Jaguars

The #Redskins‘ magic number is 136. That’s how many days there are between now and the Sept. 9 opener at New Orleans. #RG3’s debut? #NFL

Brockers is 6-5, 322. Haynesworth is 6-6, 320. So essentially, Jeff Fisher has his Next Albert. #Rams #NFL #Redskins #Titans

Re: draft picks with “short arms.” As a writer once said, “As long as they’re long enough to reach his hands, he should be fine.” #NFLDraft

The #NFL has probably capped the number of seconds a pick can hug Goodell. Picks 1-10 = 30 secs, 11-20 = 20 secs, 21+ = 10 secs. #NFLDraft

Just remember: No matter what happens in this NJ-Florida game, the #Panthers are still the best hockey team in Broward County. #NHL #Devils

How long will do you figure it will be before we see a sentence that begins: “If the #Nats just play .500 ball the rest of the way …”?

#Rangers#Devils#Flyers and #Caps left in the East. The Amtrak Semifinals. All a-board! #NHL

Friday

#Rams to #Cowboys: “We already got such a great deal from #Redskins [in RG3 trade] that we won’t try to screw you guys.” http://yhoo.it/I9YEY3

 

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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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