- The Washington Times - Monday, December 1, 2008

HE SAID WHAT?

“To go out and ruin somebody’s dreams like that, it feels real good.” — Oregon receiver Jaison Williams after his team dashed Oregon State’s Rose Bowl hopes

WEEKEND REWIND; IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Plaxico Burress shoots himself — Apparently not content with his place behind diva receivers Terrell Owens and Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson, Burress upped the ante by accidentally shooting himself in the leg early Saturday morning at a Manhattan club. Here’s hoping Owens and Johnson don’t get jealous and try to one-up him.

Maryland ends regular season with loss — Terps coach Ralph Friedgen is taking the brunt of the criticism from fans after a disappointing 7-5 season, considering an ACC championship was possible two weeks ago. After a 28-21 loss to Boston College, the Terps finished the ACC season without scoring more than 27 points. That’s troubling, especially after the hype surrounding James Franklin’s return to College Park as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator.

TWT FIVE; 2008 NFL PUNCH LINES

1. Detroit Lions: It has gotten so bad that the NFL may have no choice but to take away the Lions’ annual Thanksgiving Day game to spare the nation.

2. Plaxico Burress: If Burress ever plays another down, here’s hoping trash-talking DeAngelo Hall lines up against him. “Hey, remember that time you shot yourself in the leg;

3. Adam Pacman Jones: Pacman should donate a week’s salary to Burress for making him the second-most notable player with legal troubles.

4. Al Davis: The Raiders’ owner would be higher, but his age (likely born in 1896) gives him an excuse.

5. The AFC West: When’s the last time a 4-7 team (the Chargers) had a decent shot at the playoffs heading into Week 13?