- Obama not worried about Ebola at upcoming African summit in D.C.
- Obama: ‘We tortured some folks’ after 9/11
- Obama administration asked whole D.C. Circuit to take on major Obamacare case
- Mark Levin: Topple GOP leadership or country will ‘unravel’
- Massachusetts to let police chief deny gun buys to those deemed unfit
- John Kerry condemns attack on Israeli soldiers, kidnapping
- U.S. starts to evacuate American Ebola patients from West Africa: Report
- Geraldo slammed as ‘dummy’ for backing Clinton’s bin Laden claim
- Israeli spokesman: No need to debate who broke the cease-fire
- 35 Palestinians killed; Israeli officer missing
SNYDER: Why would Manning stick his neck out to play for the Redskins?
Question of the Day
Once again, it’s time to check off some items on my “TIDU List” — Things I Don’t Understand:
• Why Peyton Manning would choose to play for the Redskins.
Assuming he’s healthy, the Colts’ QB will have numerous suitors clamoring for his services. That includes teams that are much closer to winning and play in much nicer conditions than Washington. Besides, Manning needs to drive the offense, and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan isn’t the type to relinquish the wheel.
This winter has been unusually warm, but we’ll see hail in August if Manning lands in Ashburn.
She’s a Brazilian supermodel, not the typical, anonymous NFL wife. So she felt free to defend the Patriots QB when someone yelled to her, “Eli [Manning] rules!” and “Eli owns your husband!” She said Brady “cannot [bleeping] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.”
• How anyone can complain if D.C. is overrun by Phillies fans in May.
The Nationals have done their part through a “Take Back the Park” campaign, selling tickets for a Phillies series early and only to buyers with credit card addresses in the DMV area. Philadelphia typically draws the largest crowds at Nationals Park, with a majority rooting for the visitors.
Hey, if you can’t beat them, keep their fans from joining them.
• Why the Knicks waited so long before unleashing Jeremy Lin.
“Lin-sanity” visits Verizon Center on Wednesday night; catch it while you can. There’s no telling when the Asian-American point guard from Harvard will return to the bench. But in 80 minutes over New York’s past two games — more than he logged all-told prior — Lin has 53 points and 15 assists in back-to-back wins.
Had he played Lin a little earlier, coach Mike D’Antoni’s seat might be a little cooler.
• How Georgetown can beat Syracuse on Wednesday at the Carrier Dome.
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Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist and Washington Times sports columnist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked at USA Today and his column was syndicated in Gannett’s 80-plus newspapers from 2000-2009, appearing in The Arizona Republic, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit News and many others. Follow Deron on Twitter @DeronSnyder or email him at email@example.com.
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