- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 6, 2008

TODAY ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

Redskins 360: David Elfin and Ryan O’Halloran provide the latest updates on the Redskins’ coaching search.

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

Two of the NBA’s best in the West tip off in Phoenix as the Hornets face the Suns. 9 p.m., NBA TV

NEWSMAKERS

Eli Manning

Giants quarterback escaped his brother’s shadow with a surprising Super Bowl win and a perhaps more surprising MVP trophy.

Bill Belichick

Topped his season of good cheer by stalking off the field before time ran out. Maybe he had to break down some video.

Perfection

Our guess: The Boston Globe’s “19-0” book tipped the Super Bowl karma meter. Speaking of which, we’re taking orders for “Redskins 2008: Back to 5-11.”

Bob Knight

A strange, midseason handoff from the crusty all-time wins leader to his son at Texas Tech. Instead of gasping, most are yawning.

Pau Gasol

After the first blockbuster trade of the season, the 7-foot Spaniard makes his debut down low for the new-look Lakers.

TWT FIVE Next season’s Super Bowl picks

Here’s how the teams look before a free agent or draft pick has been pegged:

1. Patriots: Assuming their coach sticks around, they will use that Super Hiccup as a learning experience.

2. Chargers: Had they been healthy for the playoffs, things could have shaken out differently.

3. Colts: Peyton’s team is still a lot better than Eli’s.

4. Saints: A down year nets them a nice draft pick. Plus we had to pick at least one NFC team.

5. Steelers: Year 2 of the Mike Tomlin era should go much more smoothly — and last longer into the playoffs.


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