TWIT: The Week in Tweets, Dec. 7

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Friday

A friend says: “I fully expect the #ACC to add Strayer College as a member if this rumor is true about #GeorgiaTech going to the #BigTen.”

#NFL practice-squad eligibility has become a joke. Mario Addison, #Redskins‘ latest addition, is a 2-year veteran of 15 games with 3 teams.

Saturday

Heartbreakingly, this isn’t the first time this has happened in the #Chiefs family. 32 years ago, it was Jim Tyrer. http://bit.ly/UytEtY

Something we might not see again: #Alabama has a chance to win back-to-back national titles even though it lost a home game both years.

Monday

Tom Brady has now won 10 division titles, a record for a QB. Of course, Otto Graham went to 10 AAC/NFL title games in 10 years. #Pats #Browns

Waiting for the kickoff at FedEx Field and wondering: Who holds the #NFL record for most consecutive games declared inactive? #Redskins

This is the first time in #NFL history 3 rookie QBs have thrown 15+ TD passes: Russell Wilson (19), Andrew Luck (17), #RG3 (16). #Redskins

Lawrence Tynes is having the kind of season David Akers did last year for the #49ers. Only one miss inside 50 yards. #Giants, 3-0. #Redskins

#Redskins lore now has a Forward Fumble of its own. #RG3 runs 12 yards to NY 16, the ball pops out to Morgan, and he runs 13 yards for TD.

Morris is the 6th #NFL back drafted in the 6th round or later — or not at all — to rush for 1,000 yards as a rookie. #Redskins

3 of the 6 have been Mike Shanahan backs. The other two: Terrell Davis ‘95 and Mike Anderson ‘00, both with the #Broncos#Redskins #NFL

Good karma early for the #Redskins: a TD on a fumble by #RG3 and a missed FG by Tynes, who has been nigh perfect inside 50 yards. #Giants

Eli just made one of those David Tyree, please-catch-it-against-your-helmet throws. Gets interference call this time. #Redskins #Giants

With #Giants getting 2nd half KO, #Redskins could use something out of this next possession. Don’t want to be down 17-7 in 3rd quarter. #NFL

#Giants destroying #Redskins‘ nickel, dime and Susan B. Anthony defenses on third down (7 for 9). #NFL

Pierre Garcon: Yards After Catch R Us. 35-yard gain to #Giants 13. #Redskins #NFL

This game feels a lot like the #Falcons game for the #Redskins. Visiting team converting tons of 3rd downs and dominating TOP. #Giants #NFL

#Giants ran 37 scrimmage plays in the first half, not counting the 3 FG tries. #Redskins D could be sucking wind in late going. #NFL

I will say this for Eli: He doesn’t exactly look graceful running with the ball, but he looks better than Peyton. #Giants #Redskins #NFL

As #Giants are being reminded, playing against #RG3 for 60 mins. is TIRESOME. 8-yd TD to Garcon, off play fake, puts #Redskins up 17-16.

Believe it or not, tonight’s 17-16 victory was only the third 1-point win by the #Redskins since their 1991 Super Bowl season. #Giants

The others were against Dallas in ‘05 (14-13) and Arizona in ‘11 (22-21). They’re 3-9 in 1-point games from 1992 to 2012. #Redskins

The only other time the #Redskins have beaten the #Giants by a point was in this famous game in 1982. Remember? http://bit.ly/WG6oIm #NFL

The #Redskins, of course, went on to win their first Super Bowl that season, not that I’m drawing any comparisons. #NFL #Giants

Tuesday

FYI: Morris is on pace for 1,475 rushing yards. It would put him 8th all time among rookies, just ahead of Barry Sanders (1,470). #Redskins

Guess we shouldn’t be surprised that Garcon came up big in a big game. He’s scored a TD in 3 of 4 postseason games he’s played in. #Redskins

Fantasy headline: Rizzo adds Haren to pitching harem. #Nats #Angels #MLB

Meanwhile, Aldon Smith has 31.5 sacks in his first two seasons (with 4 games to go). That’s the most since sacks became a stat in 1982. #NFL

Most sacks, first two seasons: Aldon Smith 31.5, Reggie White 31, Derrick Thomas 30, Shawne Merriman 27, Von Miller 26.5. #NFL #49ers

Albert Haynesworth, Phillip Buchanon, Trent Williams, Fred Davis, Tanard Jackson and now Cedric Griffin. 6 suspended #Redskins in 3 years.

The #49ers and #Rams nearly did something Sunday that hadn’t been done in the #NFL since 1963. Any guesses?

Answer: They came within 26 seconds of playing 2 tie games vs. each other in same season. ‘63 #Steelers and #Eagles were last to do it. #NFL

BTW: In the first of those 2 #Steelers-#Eagles ties, Sonny Jurgensen was the Philly QB. Threw 3 TD passes in 21-21 deadlock. #Redskins

Here’s the box from that game http://bit.ly/SL7AdC and from 20-20 tie later in season. http://bit.ly/SL7HpE #Steelers #Eagles #Redskins #NFL

Speaking of ties, the ‘32 #Bears played a record 6 of them, 2 vs. Portsmouth Spartans. That necessitated the #NFL‘s first title game.

Wednesday

You know what would be funny? If the #NHL lockout ended, and then the Zamboni drivers went on strike.

Thursday

Only 6 #NFL RBs have rushed for 1,000 yds in a season + averaged 6+ YPC. Peterson (1,446/6.2) + Spiller (907/6.6) trying to be 7th + 8th.

Other 6 1,000/6.0 RBs: Feathers ‘34, Perry ‘54, Brown ‘63, O.J. ‘73*, Sanders ‘97*, Charles ‘10. *2,000-yd back #NFL #49ers #Browns #Lions

Brown, BTW — Jim Brown — set a season rushing record in ‘63 with 1,863 yards (in 14 games). O.J. topped it with 2,003 in ‘73. #NFL #Browns

Friday

Grange, Ruffing, Auerbach, Kelly — 4 Reds in various HOFs. Why aren’t any sports figures nicknamed Red any more? Not colorful enough? #NFL

Is #Seahawks DT Red Bryant the only active Red in the 4 major sports? Who am I missing? (Cincinnati Reds excluded.) #NFL #MLB #NBA #NHL

It would be a lot easier to get excited about the #Broncos if the rest of their division weren’t 9-28. #NFL

Next-worst bottom 3 in a division (tie): NFC South and AFC South, 14-22. (Nobody in the former has a winning record.) #Broncos #NFL

 

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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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