- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NEWSMAKERS WHO’S MAKING HEADLINES THIS WEEK

Jimmy Rollins

The Phillies shortstop’s walk-off double put the defending champions one win away from another trip to the World Series.

Josh McDaniels


Raise your hand if you had the Broncos starting 6-0. Either you’re really smart — or lying.

Chris Chelios

Paging Rachel Nichols: The 47-year-old defenseman puts off retirement to play for the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves.

Jasper Howard

The UConn cornerback was stabbed to death over the weekend just hours after the team’s homecoming victory. Just tragic.

Tom Brady

Throwing for a record five TD passes in the second quarter was awful fancy, but why the heck was he playing in the second half?

TWT FIVE OFF-THE-WALL PICKS FOR REDSKINS COACH IN 2010

1. Manny Acta — Who has more experience with losing teams?

2. Barack Obama — If there’s a need for change, his name is gonna come up. And, hey, he lives nearby.

3. Gene Hackman — That worked out well in “The Replacements.”

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