TWIT: The Week in Tweets, Nov. 30

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Much thanks to Charlie Pierce (@ESQPolitics) for his mention of my book about the early #NFL in his Esquire Blog. 

At the theater to see “Lincoln.” Feel like I’ve been standing in this refreshment line since 1865.


So which is the best on-probation team of all time, #OhioState‘12 (12-0), #Oklahoma ‘74 (11-0) or OU ‘73 (10-0-1)? #Buckeyes #Sooners

The pride of the ACC — Florida State and Clemson — lost at home by 11 and 10 today to SEC teams. The #Terps ain’t leaving Shangri-La.


Philip Roth: “Writing is … daily frustration, not to mention humiliation. It’s just like baseball: You fail two-thirds of the time.”


Just dawned on me: It’s Nov. 26, + neither of Ted Leonsis’ teams has won a game this season. #Caps #Wizards #ThingsThatWillNeverHappenAgain

Cam Newton had 2 TD passing and 2 TD rushing vs. the#Eagles. Only one #Redskins QB has had a game like that since ‘60: 

I mention this because #RG3 will do it sooner or later. But when he does, nobody will call him The Next Norm Snead. #Redskins #Eagles


If it makes the 4th + 29 #Chargers feel any better, the ‘42 #Lions gave up a 60-yard TD pass on 3rd + 34. In this game: 

You can’t look at these #Falcons throwback uniforms without thinking of Harmon Wages. (Well, I can’t, anyway.) #NFL


The #Saints were upset their bus got egged in Atlanta? Pottsville Maroons fans in ‘20s hurled chunks of coal at foes’ departing trains. #NFL

One opposing player said the Pullman cars got hit with so much coal, it sounded like a hail storm. Early days in #NFL were rugged. #Saints

When Johnny U’s 47-game TD streak ended, 1 of opposing QBs was named (Frank) Ryan. Brees’ 54-game streak also ended vs. a Ryan (Matt). #NFL


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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

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