- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 26, 2008

SATURDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Although Don Zimmer hung up his boxing gloves and retired to Tampa Bay, it’s still Yankees vs. Red Sox. 3:55 p.m., Chs. 5, 45

ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM AN EXCERPT FROM THE REDSKINS 360 BLOG

There was a pretty long story in Friday’s paper about Colt Brennan, but there was also a lot of material from him that didn’t make it. He is a pretty laid back guy, and he loves to talk:

ON THE COLD WEATHER

“I’m used to the cold weather. When I’m on the Playstation, the game I like to play the most is when the snow is pouring — those were the games that I always wanted to play in as a kid but never could growing up in California. When I got a chance in Boston, I loved it.”

ON LESS MEDIA ATTENTION

“I kind of got ran ragged out there in Hawaii. I remember having media call for like 45 minutes or an hour, and it would just be crazy. It is kind of nice to be able to get in and I definitely don’t mind it.”

ON HIS CRAZY HAIR AT HAWAII

“At Hawaii we had like 20 different hairstyles on our team. I remember when we showed up for the first day of camp and about four or five of the linebackers had bleached hair with these designs in it. In the summer I said, ‘Well I’ll try to grow my hair out and see if dreads look good.’ We’re in Hawaii and I’m at the beach every day, so I let my receivers do it to me because you only live once. They were able to get a girl to braid it up for me and I had the dreads for a while, but it just wasn’t really working out. I just wanted to have fun my senior year.”

- Corey Masisak

TWT FIVE ” SPORTS BRAWLS

1. New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox, 2003 — Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez set things off by throwing at New York’s Karim Garcia’s head, then tossed 72-year-old Don Zimmer, the Yankees’ bench coach, to the turf. All in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.

2. Peoria Chiefs vs. Dayton Dragons, 2008 — These two minor league clubs got into it in a big way Thursday: 17 people were ejected, and one fan was sent to the hospital after Peoria pitcher Julio Castillo misfired with a fastball. He aimed for the Dayton dugout.

3. Detroit Shock vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 2008 — This week’s fracas, which ended with 10 players and Detroit assistant Rick Mahorn getting suspended, made people care about the WNBA. For a minute.

4. Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks, 1998 — It’s hard to beat Jeff Van Gundy hanging onto Alonzo Mourning’s ankle as the Heat center attempted to wail on Larry Johnson.

5. Clemson vs. South Carolina, 2004 — Often overshadowed by the Miami-Florida International tussle in 2006, this altercation resulted in both teams being ruled ineligible for the bowl season. It also led to the retirement of Gamecocks coach Lou Holtz, who was almost as old as Zimmer.

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