- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 26, 2008

TODAY ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

Redskins 360: With Washington scheduled to make two picks today, David Elfin and Ryan O’Halloran will check in from Redskin Park with updates on the NFL Draft.

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Who needs defense? Not the Lakers or Nuggets, though it might behoove Denver to take a stab at it to avoid going down 3-0. 5:30 p.m., TNT

ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM ” EXCERPT FROM THE SPORTS BIZ BLOG

Is stuffing your face with ridiculous amounts of food a sport? Yes, according to Yardbarker.com, a network of blogs from a number of world-class athletes.

Yardbarker has signed on with champion eaters Joey Chestnut and Pat Bertoletti on a blog chronicling their efforts to train for the competitive eating circuit.

First blog entries from the gastrointestinally gifted pair come as they are training for the Deep Fried Asparagus Eating Championship at the Stockton Asparagus Festival.

Read that correctly — Deep Fried Asparagus.

We get to see Chestnut eat about 8 pounds of the lengthy vegetable while listening to some Rob Zombie. And believe it or not, it’s no more disgusting than watching Rocky Balboa drink raw eggs from a glass and then run up the art museum steps.

Chestnut is the world record holder in fried asparagus consumption, as he once ate 8.6 pounds in 10 minutes. You may recall that he dethroned the legendary Kobayashi as world record hot dog eating champion July 4 at Coney Island in New York.

Tim Lemke

TWT FIVE ” QUESTIONS ENTERING THE NFL DRAFT

1. Which team makes the first trade: New England, Denver, Washington?

2. How much does the Brett Favre situation affect Green Bay’s draft strategy?

3. Where does Darren McFadden land: Oakland, with the Jets or elsewhere?

4. Does Washington draft for need, or do they take the best player at 21?

5. Where does Virginia lineman Branden Albert go: top five, 10, 15 or 20?

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