- 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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