- The Washington Times - Friday, January 2, 2009

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“Holy Cow. It’s Cold.” - A sign at the Winter Classic between the Red Wings and Blackhawks at Wrigley Field

BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

Pittsburgh at Georgetown

Bowls shmoles. Does anyone really want to watch Alabama and Utah? The best college game of the weekend could be the Hoyas upsetting their second top-three team in a week.

Colts at Chargers

Both seemed out of it earlier in the season, but Indianapolis (nine straight wins after starting 3-4) and San Diego (four straight wins to reach 8-8) might be the teams on the biggest rolls at the moment.

Ravens at Dolphins

With the Redskins out, you might as well adopt a semilocal winner. And what’s not to like about two teams with losing records in 2007 that began the year with no expectations and a pair of rookie coaches?

Rangers at Capitals

On Dec. 23, the Caps rallied from a 4-0 deficit to topple the Rangers in overtime at Madison Square Garden. Wanna bet neither team has forgotten that?

ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM “ An excerpt from D1SCOURSE

Upon returning from the Humanitarian Bowl, Patrick Stevens ranked Maryland’s games, 1 through 13, on a watchability scale. Here are his top two; the rest are on his blog at washingtontimes.com/weblogs/d1scourse.

1. Maryland 42, Nevada 35 — Just a fun game in general. A kickoff return for a score, curfew violation-related suspensions, one of those suspended players having a career game in a half, quality work from both lines and an opponent that could score in an instant.

2. Middle Tennessee 24, Maryland 14 — The Mortification in Murfreesboro wasn’t as bad in retrospect, but it was still a jaw-dropping moment for a Terps team that entertained much bigger dreams than losing to a Sun Belt team.

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