The Washington Times - November 2, 2012, 09:29AM

Saturday

#RG3 is a magician with the football. But he still has a ways to go to match The Great Flydini. http://bit.ly/VNKDvo  #Redskins #NFL #Baylor

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Maybe we should start referring to it as the FNHL — Former National Hockey League. #NHL #Caps

Sunday

At Heinz Field, where James Harrison will again demonstrate the difference between hurting somebody + injuring him. #Redskins #NFL #Steelers

If London Fletcher’s consecutive-games streak ended when Gregg Williams was coaching, would #Redskins D line up 10 players on the 1st play?

With Hurricane Sandy on the way, thought you’d want to know that the last #NFL player named Sandy was Justin Sandy for the 2005 #Titans.

Other Sandys in #NFL history: Sandy Osiecki, Sandy LaBeaux, Sandy Durko, Sandy Sandberg, Sandy Sanford and Sandy Hastings. #NFL #Titans

In their next CBA, #NFL players should lobby hard to get yea-or-nay power over throwback uniforms. Right, #Steelers#Redskins #NFL

#Steelers throwback unis are from 1934, when they went 2-10, scored 51 points, threw 4 TD passes w/ 23 INTs. Who’s nostalgic for that? #NFL

Favorite story about ‘34 #Steelers: Their season ended early, so they tried to “loan” best player to NYG, who had 3 games left. #NFL said no.

Easy pickings so far for the #Steelers offense. This is what happens when the #Redskins play softer. Nickel and dimed to death. #NFL

First punt by Sav Rocca, the thunder-footed Australian: 47.55 meters. #Redskins #NFL #Steelers

Did someone say “Leonard Clankerson?” I certainly didn’t. #Redskins #NFL #Steelers

Forbath has PAT blocked. I think he used his utility club when he should have gone with the wedge. 10-6 #Steelers#Redskins #NFL

Love to know how many times in #NFL history pass interference has been called on a quarterback. Griffin caught there. #Redskins #Steelers

#Redskins fired two bullets in that series — deep throwback to Paulsen, bomb to #RG3 — and didn’t draw blood with either. #NFL #Steelers

#Redskins D has already given up 3 plays of 25+ or more (2 pass, 1 run), even playing more conservatively. #Steelers #NFL

Whenever the #Steelers have the ball, maybe the #Redskins defense should try for a plea bargain. It’s ugly, folks. #NFL

I’m guessing from this defensive performance by the #Redskins that they’re allergic to bee stings. 27-9, #Steelers#ThrowbackUniforms #NFL

Monday

The answer is: Victor Cruz, A.J. Green and James Jones. What’s the question? #Redskins #NFL #Giants #Bengals #Packers

Who are the only #NFL WR with more TD catches than Santana Moss (5)? Cruz, Green and Jones all have 7. #Redskins #Giants #Bengals #Packers

Randy Moss: 155 TD catches. Still, it’s more amazing that only 7 receivers have more than Don Hutson (99), who retired in 1945. #Packers #NFL

Tuesday

Bryant McKinnie is being sued over a $375,000 strip-club tab? That’s way beyond making it rain. It’s more like Hurricane Sandy. #NFL #Ravens

Only 3 #Redskins QBs since ‘60 w/ higher rating than #RG3 (97.2) thru 8G (150+ PA): Joe T. ‘83 107.6, Johnson ‘99 101.1, Campbell ‘08 100.5.

#RG3 at midseason: 66.8%, 1,778 yds, 8 TD, 3 INT, 97.2 rating. Campbell, mid-‘08: 66.1%, 1,754 yds, 8 TD, 0 INT, 100.5 rating. #Redskins

The title of that last tweet should either be How Quickly We Forget or Twins Separated at Birth. #Redskins

Some folks in Twitterland seem to think I was saying that Campbell = #RG3. Hardly. I was just stunned at how close stats were. #Redskins

The #Redskins were .500 or better at the halfway point every year from 1982 to ‘92. In the 20 years since? Nine times (winning record: 6).

Baseball should give an award to the pitcher who leads the majors in WHIP. They could call it the Marquis de Sade Trophy. #MLB

Only Arian Foster (9) has rushed for more TDs than #RG3 (6). And Robert, of course, also has been targeted with one pass. #Redskins #Texans

More #RG3: He has the 2nd-longest completion (88, to Garcon) and the 4th-longest run (76 vs. #Vikes). Try THAT sometime. #Redskins #NFL

At the midpoint of the #NFL season, nobody’s doing anything statistically spectacular. Big difference from last year. Lockout skewed things?

About the only thing that jumps out at you is 4 guys averaging 30+ yards on KO returns. Last time there were that many: 1965. #NFL

Kai Forbath: 6 for 6 on FGs, 7 for 8 on PATs. Like Moseley during ‘82 MVP year. Mark made first 20 FGA but missed 3 PATs along way. #Redskins

Speaking of Forbath, he’s one of 6 #NFL kickers — 6! — who haven’t missed a FG try this season. 13 others have missed only one. #Redskins

Biggest statistical surprise of 2012: Calvin Johnson, who caught 16 TD passes last season, has caught one thus far. #NFL #Lions

Aaron Rodgers, meanwhile, is on pace for 42 TD passes, 56 sackings. Most TD passes by a QB sacked 50+ times: 36, Steve Beuerlein, 1999. #NFL

What do B.J. Raji, Jess Atkinson and Bulldog Turner have in common? Answer next. #Packers #Redskins #Terps #Bears #NFL

Answer: They scored a touchdown on the only rushing attempt of their #NFL careers. http://bit.ly/ScAxO1  #Packers #Redskins #Terps #Bears

What is Bill Donckers’ claim to #NFL fame? Answer next.

Answer: He completed all 6 passes he threw in his career, a record (#Cardinals, 1976-77). What’s a guy gotta do? http://bit.ly/dia5nG #NFL

Wednesday

More on the Harper ROY debate: In 112 PA last year, his NON-rookie year, Todd Frazier hit .232 with a 94 OPS+… . #Nats #MLB #Reds

In his first 112 PA this year, his ONLY rookie year, Harper hit .278 with a 119 OPS+… . #Nats #MLB #Reds

Wade Miley won 16 games as a “rookie” this year. Not bad. Of course, so did Yu Darvish over in the AL, and Ivan Nova last year. #Nats

My point is simply: Frazier and Miley had nice seasons. Harper had one that, given his age, was historic in every way. #Nats #MLB

WAR at age 19: Bryce Harper 5.0, Mel Ott 3.7, Ken Griffey Jr. 2.9, Ty Cobb 2.3, Tony Conigliaro 1.4, Mickey Mantle 1.3. #Nats #MLB

Runs produced, NL ROY candidates: Harper 135, Aoki 121, Rosario 110, Frazier 103, Alonso 100. #Nats #MLB

Thursday

Number of players in #MLB history who, in 1st season, qualified for batting title + had WAR of 5 or higher: 15. Harper is the latest. #Nats

Some of the other 1st-year guys with WARs of 5 or better: Ichiro, Ted Williams, Albert Pujols, Frank Robinson, Paul Waner. #MLB #Nats

I agree with Spurrier: #Alabama could beat an #NFL team. But only if the NFL team was coached by Spurrier. #Redskins

New York City deciding to hold its marathon this weekend is like Rocky, his eyes swollen shut, telling his corner man, “Cut me, Mick.”

The #NFL/NFLPA is donating $1M to Sandy relief efforts. Maybe James Harrison will feel better about paying all those fines now. #Steelers

Randy Moss, Albert Haynesworth and now Aqib Talib. Bill Belichick is the new Al Davis. #NFL #Patriots #Raiders

That said, here’s hoping Belichick doesn’t have to trade his hoodie for a hazmat suit. #NFL #Patriots #Raiders

Wouldn’t be surprised if the draft pick the #Patriots traded the #Bucs is dependent on how many times Talib gets arrested. #NFL

Friday

This weekend’s #BreedersCup reminds me of Steve McQueen’s line: “When a horse learns to buy martinis, I’ll learn to like horses.”