TWIT: The Week in Tweets, Sept. 7

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Friday

Alfred Morris making #Redskins reminds me that Jamie Morris (4th round, ‘88) set the #NFL record for rushing att. in a game (45) as rookie.

Jamie carried 45 times in this season finale vs. the Bengals, who went to the Super Bowl: http://bit.ly/rCVXwD  #Redskins #NFL

Saturday

Harper’s 40th extra-base hit gives him 1 more than 19-yr-old Griffey Jr. had in ‘89. Next ahead of him: Conigliaro, 47, in ‘64. #Nats #MLB

Zimmermann’s stats since ERA dipped to 2.28 (July 28): 30.1 IP, 21 ER, 6.23 ERA. Should have no bearing, though, on Strasburg issue. #Nats

Sunday

When Chad Cordero had 47 saves for the ‘05 #Nats, he had 37 from Game 43 on. Clippard now has 29 since becoming the closer in Game 43. #MLB

Most saves in the last 120 games of the season (Game 43 on): F.Rodriguez ‘08 46, Smoltz ‘02 44, Thigpen ‘90 42. (Clippard: 29.) #Nats #MLB

Monday

Interesting that Evan Royster wore No. 22 (his new #Redskins number) at #PennState. So did John Cappelletti, PSU’s 1973 Heisman winner.

The 10 remaining #Redskins who predate Shanahan: Moss, Davis, Montgomery, Fletcher, Orakpo, Hall, Golston, Alexander, Wilson, Doughty.

Which is worse, Strasburg being shut down after 170 or so innings or Matt Damon being shut down after 3 Bourne movies? #Nats #MLB

Difference in stroke average this year between #Tiger and Rory — .002. (#McIlroy 68.869, Woods 68.871). #PGATour

Tuesday

Poor Ryan Clark. It’s like he has 2 bye weeks — the real one + the one that’s forced on him when #Steelers play at Denver. #Redskins #NFL

#Redskins sign TE Michael Hoomanawanui to the practice squad. They’re not saying, “Boo,” they’re saying, “Hoo.” #Rams #NFL

Wednesday

The first major mention of my new book about #NFL’s early years, “The National Forgotten League” http://bit.ly/NcwPWa  More to come. #Browns

When the #NFL contributes $30 million to brain injury research it makes you wonder whether 2 clubs didn’t feel like kicking in a million.

The Chien-Ming Wang who went 54-20 with the #Yankees from 05-08 is a figment of the #Nats‘ imagination. And anyway … #MLB

… that Wang had an ERA+ of 117 (worse than 4 of #Nats‘ 5 starters) + a WHIP of 1.293 (worse than all 5 starters). Again: He’s a mirage.

The best 22-year-old QBs in modern #NFL history (#RG3’s age): Big Ben ‘04 (96.1 rating), Marino ‘83 (20 TD passes), … #Redskins

… Newton ‘11 (35 TDs throwing and running), Bledsoe ‘94 (4,555 passing yards), Vick ‘02 (playoff win at Green Bay). #Redskins #NFL

Bledsoe and Vick, by the way, were second-year QBs. The others were rookies like #RG3#Redskins #NFL

Which is the larger age difference — between #RG3 and Brandon Weeden or between Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore? #Redskins #NFL #Browns 

See that play in the red zone Romo just made, scrambling and flipping a TD pass? It’s the kind of play #RG3 can/will make. #Redskins #Baylor

Thursday

London Fletcher made the 1st tackle of his #NFL career vs. the Saints on a KO return in ‘98 opener. Qadry Ismail was the returner. #Redskins

#Tiger and Rory are tearing it up again. They’re starting to get a Nicklaus/Watson vibe. #BMW #PGATour

Dreamed the #Nats played the #Yankees in the World Series, and a sign in the bleachers said: “Our Suzuki is better than your Suzuki.” #MLB

The #Braves have won back-to-back games by 1-0 scores. FYI: That’s happened only 10 other times in the last 30 years. #Nats

In July the #Dodgers got a grand total of 7 hits in beating the #Padres1-0, 1-0. The #Braves managed 11 in their 1-0/1-0 of #Rockies#Nats

You can understand the frustration in the #Cubs dugout. They’re as bad as the #Nats are good. That’s hard to do. #MLB

The Senators had a pitcher named Clevenger. He was a unibrow.  http://bit.ly/P5IRRe  Steve Clevenger deserves to have one eyebrow, too #Nats

Is it just me or does Steve McCatty walk to the mound exactly like Robert Wuhl did in “Bull Durham”? #Nats #Cubs

Friday

#Tiger’s last five rounds: 64, 68, 68, 66, 65. Best stretch of the year. 25 under, at least 3 under every day. #BMW #PGATour

The #Caps just announced that Comcast will televise 70 of their games this season. They left out the word “hypothetically.” #NHL

Re: #Nats + #Os making playoffs. The only times the #Redskins + Baltimore #Colts both made it were ‘71 + ‘76. #Redskins/#Ravens? Never. #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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