- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 26, 2008


“What are you going to do? I’m 3-up with five to play, and the guy makes a 150 feet worth of putts down the stretch. That’s why he’s the best.” — J.B. Holmes on Tiger Woods


Chatter: Mark Zuckerman and Thom Loverro report live from Nationals spring training in Viera, Fla.

YOUR PICK: What was the most overhyped event of the year?

Super Bowl: From Bootgate to the mysterious inflammation on Darth Hoodie’s upper lip, every minor detail of the biggest game was covered ad nauseam.

Tennessee vs. Memphis: Did we really need a countdown for a regular-season game?

Our take: ESPN absolutely lost its mind with Tennessee-Memphis. People expect unrestrained media madness for the Super Bowl. But it was painful to watch the network work itself into a frothing, gyrating fit over a regular-season game in a sport in which such games are … well … basically meaningless.


Tiger Woods earned his fifth straight victory Sunday. A look at other impressive streaks:

1. Byron Nelson — Golf’s Lord Byron wins 11 consecutive official events and 18 total tournaments in 1945.

2. Joe DiMaggio — It’s hard to argue with his 56-game hitting streak … or taste in women.

3. Lance Armstrong — Wins seven straight Tour de France titles (1999-2005) … after beating cancer.

4. Edwin Moses — Did not lose a single heat in the 400-meter hurdles (122-0) for a decade (1977-87).

5. Brett Favre — Has 275 consecutive starts and every meaningful NFL passing record (TDs, yardage, wins).

6. Rocky Marciano — He never lost, retiring with a 49-0 record.

7. Orel Hershiser — Had a mark of 59 consecutive scoreless innings in 1988.

8. Glenn Hall — “Mr. Goalie” played 502 consecutive games and finished with three Vezina Trophies.

9. Aleksandr Karelin — “Russian Bear” did not lose a Greco-Roman wrestling match between 1987 and 2000.

10. Cal Ripken Jr. — Played in 2,632 straight games spanning 16 seasons (1982-98) for the Baltimore Orioles.

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