The Washington Times - February 3, 2012, 11:15AM

Saturday 

ESPN.com headline: “#49ers‘ Smith arrested, charged with DUI.” The #Niners have 4 Smiths — Alex, Aldon, Justin + Reggie. #NFL

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Manning and Irsay want to “dispel any misperception” they might be at odds. So they met Friday and held a dispelling bee. #Colts #NFL

#Pats didn’t beat team that finished above .500 until playoffs. Of course, perfect ‘72 #Dolphins faced teams that were 70-122-4, .367.#NFL

Sal Marchiano on Joe Namath in the HBO special: “He wasn’t Pat Boone. And that’s what America wanted.” #Jets #NFL

People today will look at Namath’s stats and think: What’s the big deal? To which I say: Folks, you had to be there. #Jets #NFL

Here’s a classic Namath game: 5 TDs, 0 INTs, but less than 40% completion rate. Only QB since ‘60 to do that. http://bit.ly/yO8GUA #Jets #NFL

The two players in #NFL history I most wish had been able to have injury-free careers: 1. Joe Namath. 1A. Gale Sayers. #Jets #Bears

Interviewed Namath over the phone once. Was doing a story on Memorable Tie Games, + he’d played in this one: http://bit.ly/viTt1C #Jets #NFL

What was memorable about it was that Namath had thrown an INT on the last play and made a game-saving tackle to keep it a tie. #NFL #Jets

He said, “I think there’s a hidden record in that game. I’m pretty sure I threw 6 INTs in the 2nd half.” I looked it up. He did. #Jets #NFL

I ask you: How many HOF quarterbacks would volunteer information like that about themselves — and chuckle while doing it? #Jets #NFL

Sunday

Wacky idea: Combine the Pro Bowl with the Senior Bowl and turn it into a January version of the old College All-Star Game. #NFL

It just dawned me: Baseball’s all-star game is the only one — among the 4 major sports — in which any real defense is played. #NFL #MLB

My favorite thing about a linebacker named Fletcher: It rhymes with “stretcher.” #Redskins #NFL #ProBowl

How come this isn’t on his Hall of Fame plaque? Marshall Faulk holds the all-time record of 180 rushing yards in a Pro Bowl game (1995). #NFL

Anybody know who holds the mark for Most Pro Bowls Pulled Out Of? #NFL Fact & Record Book says Bruce Matthews passed up 4. Is that the most?

Tuesday

Thank you, Aaron Rodgers, for speaking out against the increasing travesty that is the #ProBowl. They should rename it the Prone Bowl. #NFL

This is only the 4th time in #SuperBowl history the teams have met in the preseason, regular season and postseason. #NFL #Giants #Patriots

The last time it happened? 4 years ago, the 1st #Giants#Patriots #SuperBowl. The #Pats won the 1st two that year, then lost the SB. #NFL

The #Giants, of course, have won the 1st two against the #Patriotsthis year. Will history repeat? #SuperBowl

The only preseason-regular season-postseason sweep in #SuperBowl history: #49ers 3-0 vs. #Chargers in 1994. #NFL #Giants #Patriots

Wednesday

Umenyiora skipped today’s #SuperBowl media session? Maybe he was just trying to protect our rights, liberties and property like Tim Thomas.

Hoping #Giants LB Mark Herzlich gets in game, wraps up Tom Brady from behind and drops him for a sack. You know, the Herzlich Maneuver. #NFL

Idle thought: Tiki Barber retires. #Giants win the #SuperBowl. Tiki tries unsuccessfully to come back. Giants go to the Super Bowl. #NFL

Who am I? In my 1st #NFL season, I rushed for 1,487 yards, 7th-most by a rookie. In my 10th, I led NFL with 1,697, 2nd-most by RB 30 & over.

Answer to previous tweet: Curtis Martin, who’s up for the Hall of Fame this year. #NFL #Jets

#Caps vs. #Panthers: Alex Ovechkin’s last day at Boarding School. #NHL

FYI: Tim Brown and Cris Carter, both up for the Hall this year, had more TD catches in their 30s than in their 20s. #NFL #Vikes #Raiders

The breakdown for Brown: 46 TD catches in his 20s, 54 in his 30s. For Carter: 61 in 20s, 69 in 30s. #NFL #Vikes #Raiders

Only 6 receivers since 1960 have had 50+ TD catches in their 30s: Rice 102, T.O. 75, Carter 69, Harrison 66, Brown 54, R. Moss 52. #NFL

Actually, let me revise that figure for Rice. He had 92 TD catches in his 30s and 10 in his 40s — 102 after his 30th birthday. #NFL

Most INTs in the 1950s: Em Tunnell (HOF) 59, Jack Butler 52, Bobby Dillon 52, Night Train Lane (HOF) 47, Jack Christiansen (HOF) 46. #NFL

I tweeted that last stat because Butler is also up for the Hall this year as a Seniors Candidate with ex- #Redskins OG Dick Stanfel. #NFL

Thursday

My research tells me Edwin Jackson will be the first #Nats pitcher who has thrown a no-hitter in the big leagues. (Ah, rented glory!) #MLB

Of course, Dennis Martinez threw a perfect game when the team was in Montreal, + Charlie Lea + Bill Stoneman (2) also tossed no-nos. #Nats

If Manning really HAS been medically cleared to play, I can hardly wait to read about teams running “neck and neck” for his services. #NFL

Did you see the #Pats took a 31-minute break in the middle of practice to simulate the long #SuperBowl halftime? Wonder if …#NFL #Giants

… the #Pats will take a long break near the END of practice tomorrow to simulate Ed Hochuli’s explanation of the overtime rules? #NFL

No joke: I turned on “Luck,” the new HBO series, the other night thinking it was going to be a reality show starring Andrew. #NFL #Stanford

Instead of Madonna as the #SuperBowl halftime entertainment, I’d much rather watch the Harbaugh brothers leg-wrestle. #NFL #Ravens #49ers

Have you read about this woman who allegedly extorted Brian Cashman? Her defense is probably: “I thought he was Letterman.” #Yankees #MLB

Friday

February 3. Bet Punxsutawney Phil has a wicked hangover. #GroundhogDay

@danpompei strikes again: “[Wes] Welker is engaged to Anna Burns, the former Miss Hooters International. Yes, it’s a great country.” #NFL

What’s interesting about the whole Irsay-Peyton dramedy is that Irsay’s dad traded Unitas, and now the son may release Manning. #NFL #Colts

Well, the #Giants have clearly won the audio portion of the #SuperBowl. Now we’ll see if they can win the football part. #NFL #Patriots

I’m surprised the Incredible Hulk hasn’t sued Rob Gronkowski for infringement of copyright. #NFL #Patriots #Giants #SuperBowlXLVI

Edwin Jackson threw 149 pitches in his 2010 no-hitter vs. Rays. Tied for 3rd-most in 2000s (Livan ‘05 and Ron Villone ‘00 threw 150). #Nats

From what I understand, an 8-point game in the #NHL (see #OilersSam Gagner) is even rarer than an 8-point deer.

The Carolina #Hurricanes are the #Redskins of the #NHL. Went 4-0 vs. the defending champ #Bruins this season — and are 15-25-9 vs. rest.