- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TODAY ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

Chatter: Mark Zuckerman will be back on the blog as the Nationals return home to face the Mets.

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

If anybody still cares about the baseball season, the Nationals play host to the New York Mets. 7 p.m., MASN

NEWSMAKERS

TRACY MCGRADY

Be it Toronto or Orlando and now Houston, the guy can’t win a playoff series. Now he’s having trouble winning postseason games. The Rockets trail Utah 2-0.

ANDRUW JONES

Good thing the Nationals didn’t sign the five-time All-Star outfielder. Now with the Dodgers, he is batting .159 and was demoted to eighth in the order.

JAKE LONG

Bill Parcells ends the speculation in Miami and reaches a deal with the monstrous Michigan lineman with a mean streak.

MEL KIPER JR.

Hang in there, Mel. Only three more days until your Christmas, Mardi Gras and New Year’s Eve all rolled into one. And throw away the binder — you have it memorized.

ISIAH THOMAS

When you think about it, Thomas has a great gig with the Knicks. He gets paid. He doesn’t coach. And he must forgo all contact with the players. Where do I sign up?

TWT FIVE ” PREDICTIONS ABOUT DRAFT WEEKEND

1. After their team makes the sixth overall pick, Jets fans at Radio City Music Hall will boo the pick … unless the selection is Arkansas running back Darren McFadden.

2. The first round will take less than five hours. After last year’s debacle — six hours, eight minutes — the time allotted is now 10 minutes a pick (down from 15). I’ll guess four hours, 10 minutes.

3. A team will get desperate and trade its way into the late first round to take Delaware quarterback Joe Flacco or Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm. It’s happened a lot recently. Best guess is Baltimore.

4. The phrase “upside” and “quick twitch” will be used 246 times. Of course, every rookie has upside. As for quick twitch, hopefully that doesn’t mean the player tends to jump offsides.

5. Mr. Irrelevant will be from a Division I-AA school. The last pick becomes a celebrity, thanks to some guy in Newport Beach, Calif., who flies the player and his family to SoCal.

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