- The Washington Times - Friday, December 12, 2008

HE SAID WHAT?

“We have grown our payroll and related expenses faster than we have grown our revenues so we will LOSE more money this season than we did last season.” — Capitals owner Ted Leonsis on his blog, Tedstake.com

BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

NFL Week 14

The Redskins head to Cincinnati for a game against the Bengals, the Eagles host the Browns and the Giants head to Dallas. Meanwhile, the Ravens have a big home game against the rival Steelers, the Bucs head to Atlanta and the Bills travel to play the Jets.



Georgetown vs. Memphis

This version of the Tigers is less experienced than the team that barely missed out on a national championship in April, but they are still dangerous. The Hoyas, meanwhile, have five guys averaging double figures in scoring.

Tennessee at Temple

It’s remarkable how Bruce Pearl keeps coming back with these great teams year after year. But the Vols will have a stiff test against Dionte Christmas - yes, Christmas - who has emerged as one of the best scoring threats in the nation.

Xavier-Cincinnati

One of the best rivalries in all of college basketball. B.J. Raymond and the Musketeers put their undefeated record on the line against a young but deep Bearcats squad.

TWT FIVE » BEST NONCONFERENCE RIVALRIES IN MEN’S COLLEGE HOOPS

Louisville-Kentucky — This one has been taken to a new level since ex-Wildcats coach Rick Pitino took over the Cardinals.

Villanova-St. Joseph’s — Not always on the national radar screen, but the fan bases of these two Philly Big Five teams really hate one another. It’s especially awesome when the Holy War takes place at the Palestra.

Cincinnati-Xavier — There’s not as much bad blood as when Bob Huggins was courtside for the Bearcats, but this battle for the Queen City is one of the best intra-city rivalries in the nation.

Connecticut-Duke — These two teams have met on the grandest stage several times, including the 1999 national championship game, where the Huskies knocked off a heavily-favored Blue Devils team.

Tennessee-Memphis — This one’s been cranked up a notch in recent years as both programs have emerged as national powers. Last year, the Vols handed the Tigers their only regular season loss.

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