- The Washington Times - Friday, February 1, 2008


After being throttled by Toronto, the Wizards look to rebound against Western Conference power Utah. 8 p.m., CSN, ESPN


NFL Lowdown at the Super Bowl: Ryan O’Halloran and David Elfin dish out the latest news from Glendale, Ariz., in anticipation of Super Bowl XLII.


1. Super Bowl XXIV: 49ers 55, Broncos 10 — Joe Montana solidified his reputation as one of the best big game quarterbacks, throwing for five touchdowns en route to his third Super Bowl MVP award.

2. Super Bowl XX: Bears 46, Patriots 10 — Oddly, William Refrigerator Perry scored a touchdown, while Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton did not.

3. Super Bowl XXVII: Cowboys 52, Bills 17 — Buffalo committed nine turnovers in its third of four straight Super Bowl losses.

4. Super Bowl XXII: Redskins 42, Broncos 10 — Washington scores five touchdowns in the second quarter — four from the arm of Doug Williams — after trailing 10-0.

5. Super Bowl XXXVII: Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21 — Jon Gruden’s new team handled his old team.


Super Bowl XLII

If the Giants knock off the Patriots, Tom Coughlin might even crack a smile. But Sunday’s game could be over by the time the second Budweiser commercial airs.

Lakers at Wizards

Without center Andrew Bynum, the Lakers on Sunday should have trouble stopping the Wizards inside. Of course, Washington probably will have a tough time stopping Kobe.

Virginia at Virginia Tech

The Cavaliers desperately need a win tomorrow after starting 1-5 in the ACC, including a home loss to the Hokies, who can’t afford to fall to another mediocre team.

Arizona at UCLA

The Wildcats have the toughest schedule in the country, and it doesn’t get any easier with tomorrow night’s game against Kevin Love and the Bruins.

Mavericks at Pistons

Eschew the Super Bowl pregame nonsense and tune into this contest between two of the NBA’s best squads. And believe it or not, this might be one of the best defensive battles of the season.

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