- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 9, 2008

TODAY ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

D1scourse: Barker Davis reveals his early college football top 10 for 2008.

TODAY’S BEST ON TV

The matchup has lost a little luster, but Duke at Temple should be interesting. 7 p.m., ESPN

NEWSMAKERS

Joe Gibbs

His sudden, stunning departure from the Redskins caps a crazy football season in the District. So long, Coach Joe.

TERRELL OWENS

Injured (or is he?) Cowboys star is the key to the Dallas offense as the second round starts this weekend.

LSU

The Tigers kept their coach and won their second national title in three seasons by thrashing the Buckeyes.

Roger Clemens

Taped phone conversations? Lawsuits? Press conferences and television exclusives? Makes us long even more for pitchers and catchers.

Goose Gossage

Goose finally gets into the Hall of Fame, and it might make the front page in his hometown. Maybe.

TWT FIVE Top eligible players still not in the hall

1. Jim Rice: In light of all the recent steroid talk, his career deserves another look.

2. Dale Murphy: He was the best player in baseball for a few years in the 1980s, winning two MVPs.

3. Jack Morris: A big game pitcher who went the distance (and more) and won big games for the Tigers, Twins and Blue Jays.

4. Lee Smith: If it’s time to start ushering in relievers, the all-time saves leader deserves consideration.

5. Mark McGwire: We may never fully understand what he did and when he did it. But he hit 40 or more homers six times.

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