- The Washington Times - Monday, November 3, 2008


Another college football unbeaten falls: With Texas Tech’s upset of No. 1 Texas on Saturday night, the Red Raiders join Penn State and Alabama as the only remaining unbeatens in the BCS conferences. If there’s any doubt about college football’s absurd method for determining a champion, consider this: Both Texas Tech and Alabama would likely need to win a conference championship game against a top-10 team to reach the BCS title game. Penn State can stroll in by winning its final three games, with No. 21 Michigan State the only ranked opponent.

Wizards off to slow start: From the not-so-surprising department, the Wizards have lost their first two games of the season with Gilbert Arenas and Brendan Haywood sidelined by injuries. Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler will keep the Wizards from becoming bottom-feeders in the Eastern Conference - that’s what the Knicks are for - but Arenas needs to return before his team digs itself into too deep of a hole.


1. Moss strikes twice: Trailing the Cowboys 13-0 in the fourth quarter in 2005, Santana Moss caught a pair of deep touchdown passes from Mark Brunell to stun Dallas.

2. Theismann’s injury: Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor shattered the Redskins quarterback’s leg and ended his career on “MNF” in 1985.

3. Green chases down Dorsett: The Redskins may have lost the game, but rookie and future Hall of Famer Darrell Green did the impossible and caught Cowboys all-world running back Tony Dorsett on a long run.

4. Monk sets record: In 1992 against the Broncos, Art Monk became the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions with his 820th catch.

5. Cosell ignites controversy: In 1983, legendary broadcaster Howard Cosell called Redskins receiver Alvin Garrett a “little monkey,” leading to his resignation before the next season.


“We’ve had great tradition, we still have great tradition and we’re going to try to do all we can to uphold it. But, right now, we’re not going to a bowl.” - Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez

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