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Topic - Roger Staubach
Only one of them can be the greatest.
The teams playing in the Armed Forces Bowl on Monday have 8-4 records and average about 415 total yards a game, though the Midshipmen gain most of their yards on the ground with their triple option while the Blue Raiders are basically 50-50. Both have extended winning streaks after midseason slumps.
For years, Tony Romo's defenders have answered his penchant for costly late-game mistakes with a rhetorical question:
Roger Staubach was watching on TV a couple of weekends ago when Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed a 51-yard pass for a tying touchdown on the final play of regulation against Super Bowl champion Baltimore, aided by a Ravens defender accidentally tipping the football toward a receiver.
Yes, it was a great for Washington fans to witness the beating of Dallas twice last year, once on Thanksgiving to make the turkey taste a little better and a second time at FedEx Field to clinch the NFC East title. But then you witnessed RG3 offering Tony Romo comfort as they left the field.
After two days of furious lobbying by the academies, Navy and Air Force will be allowed to play football Saturday in Annapolis as scheduled.
No matter where his season or his career might end, Joe Flacco will always have The Fling. And Peyton Manning will always have to live with that throw he made, too.
Washington's 28-18 victory over archrival Dallas on Sunday may herald an era of greatness with dynamic rookies Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris ("Just the tip of the iceberg for these Redskins," Web, Monday). But for longtime Redskins fans, it also brought a measure of closure for a devastating loss 33 years ago.
November isn't even over, and the nation already is in the grip of RG3 Mania. Jimmy Johnson, the erstwhile Dallas Cowboys genius, said on TV on Sunday that if he were starting an NFL franchise, the first player he'd pick would be Robert Griffin III.
Eli Manning in 2007 already earned acclaim and respect in leading the New York Giants to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. In capturing another ring last season he joined an impressive list.
Running quarterbacks were oxymorons in the NFL, as curious a term as "blocking offensive linemen." Running was the nature of each back in the backfield -- whether he was a quarter, half or full -- until a metamorphism began about 75 years ago.
If poor Billy Cundiff, the Baltimore Ravens' kicker, hadn't flinched in the final seconds against New England, both conference championship games this year would have gone into overtime. Think about that. Think about how little difference there was, qualitatively, among the NFL's Final Four. Has there ever been less?
The Texas Rangers aren't likely to swipe a win from Kyle Lohse at the World Series.
Graham Rahal has sparked an outpouring of support _ and memorabilia _ for an auction to benefit the family of late IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon.
Chad Costa is a perfectly friendly guy, but he has a penchant for getting booed when he cuts his grass. His neighbors don't take kindly to the burgundy-and-gold signs and flags splayed across his front yard, nor do they think the American Indian logo tattooed on his ankle is particularly attractive.
"It's really just getting lucky," he said.
"They're taught to just knock the ... ball down," Staubach said. "You don't even want to intercept it."