- The Washington Times - Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend Rewind - In Case You Missed It

Cavaliers take commanding 3-1 lead over Wizards: In keeping with the spirit of LeBron James and DeShawn Stevenson’s Jay-Z/Soulja Boy feud, here’s a few Jay-Z songs that could sum up this series — “99 Problems” (96 of which are Gilbert Arenas); “Dear Summer” (which the Wizards will be enjoying shortly); and “Numb/Encore” (LeBron driving, then passing to a wide-open teammate for a game-winning 3 … sounds familiar).

Redskins use draft picks on more draft picks: The Redskins went offense heavy in the early rounds, using the first three picks on wide receivers and a tight end. Those picks, along with Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, might indicate a switch to a receiver-heavy, spread offense under new coach Jim Zorn. That worked out well for Steve Spurrier, right?

Lannan shuts down Cubs: The Nationals might be one of the worst teams in baseball so far, but rookie John Lannan gave a glimpse of hope with a four-hit performance yesterday against the Cubs. On the other hand, Ryan Zimmerman turned in an 0-for-4, three-strikeout performance and is batting under .200 at Nationals Park. The last hitter to perform this poorly after leaving RFK Stadium was … anyone?

TWT FIVE - Overhyped sporting events

1. NFL Draft: The first round featured 15 offensive or defensive linemen selected. Somewhere, Bill Parcells is smiling and America is falling asleep.

2. NBA Draft lottery: At least Washington residents can win millions with Powerball’s pingpong balls. With the draft lottery, all they can win is Kwame Brown.

3. Winter Olympics: The fact that a sham like figure skating draws more attention than actual sports like hockey and alpine skiing also might explain professional wrestling’s popularity.

4. MLB All-Star Game: The largest gathering of steroid abusers since the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies reunion.

5. Anything involving Brett Favre: “Up next on ‘SportsCenter,’ Brett Favre goes to the grocery store.”

HE SAID WHAT?

“We quit. Everybody. From the coaches to the players, we quit. And I said it. I’m not blaming anyone.” — Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony

ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

Redskins 360: Ryan O’Halloran and David Elfin recap the Redskins’ draft and give their thoughts on how the team did.


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