- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 6, 2009

WEDNESDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

The Capitals take their 2-0 series lead to Pittsburgh. 7 p.m., Versus

NEWSMAKERS

Brett Favre

Here we go again. Determined to make us care while continuing to tarnish his legacy, he’s talking to the Vikings.

LeBron James

The NBA’s MVP earned it, carrying his Cavaliers to a league-best 66-16 record while averaging 28.4 points a game.

Joe Girardi

The Yankees manager doesn’t know why there’s a book about A-Rod. He probably thinks Billy Beane wrote “Moneyball.”

Mine That Bird

The Derby underdog rode the inside rail and paid well for those who picked him. He’ll be at the Preakness next weekend.

Michael Phelps

He’s back. What’s that? Didn’t know he was gone? You mean you missed the swimming PPV last weekend?

TWT FIVE: FRANCHISE NAMES THAT DON’T FIT

1. Utah Jazz — The franchise should have left the name in New Orleans. Is music even allowed in Salt Lake City?

2. Los Angeles Lakers — Los Angeles has more freeways and concrete than Minneapolis has lakes.

3. Calgary Flames — The fire theme worked with the franchise’s original home, Atlanta.

4. Memphis Grizzlies — You say Memphis, we think blues, barbecue and Elvis Aaron Presley.

5. Los Angeles Dodgers — The name was only artful to the Manhattanites looking down on Brooklyn denizens.

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