- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 21, 2008

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Golf like it ought to be contested ” mano a mano. Second round of the Match Play Championship. 2 p.m., Golf Channel

THEY SAID WHAT?

“If they join me, that’s fine. If they don’t, well, I don’t make the decision on that.” — Hank Aaron on the Hall of Fame chances of Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds

LOCAL POWER RANKINGS

1. ELIJAH DUKES

The focus will be on the Nationals’ new outfielder until he can prove he can stay out of trouble for an extended period of time.

2. BRANDON LLOYD

In the next week or so, the Redskins are expected to cut ties with Lloyd, who cost them millions and two draft picks … and caught ZERO touchdown passes. Redskins fans will rejoice.

3. EDDIE JORDAN

The Wizards’ coach called out his team following Tuesday’s pathetic overtime home loss to the brutal Knicks. It will be interesting to see how the players respond to the public (and necessary) criticism.

4. TODD COLLINS

Decision time for the Redskins’ backup quarterback is looming. Does he stay as a No. 2 and learn a new system here, or does he go after one last chance to be an NFL starter even if it’s for a rebuilding outfit?

5. CRYSTAL LANGHORNE

A four-year star for Maryland, her No. 1 jersey will be retired tomorrow night. She joins Shay Doron from the 2006 title team. Nos. 25 (Marissa Coleman) and 20 (Kristi Toliver) should be lifted to the rafters next year.

TWT FIVE - Predictions for Oscar Night

1. Philip Seymour Hoffman will win Best Supporting Actor for “Charlie Wilson’s War.” This is the biggest no-brainer of the night — it would be Oscar No. 2 for Phil.

2. Ellen Page will be robbed of the Best Actress award. The star of “Juno” is 21 years old, generally a big-time negative when it comes to the voting.

3. “Michael Clayton” and “Juno” will split the votes on Best Original Screenplay, allowing something called “The Savages” to swoop in and win the trophy.

4. “Sicko” will win Best Documentary, giving director Michael Moore another Oscar. This film is more funny/entertaining than thought-provoking, but Moore will win on reputation.

5. It will run way past the allotted time. Those of us traveling back from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Sunday night didn’t bother to set the DVR for that reason.

Ryan O’Halloran


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