The Washington Times - April 27, 2012, 11:24AM

Friday

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

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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