- The Washington Times - Monday, October 12, 2009

WEEKEND REWIND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Redskins fall apart against Panthers - The Carolina Panthers join the Detroit Lions as previously winless teams who owe the Redskins a big thank-you for their first victory. The Redskins, meanwhile, face another week of negativity. It’ll be hard to top last week, when the team hired a consultant Jim Zorn had never spoken with and Clinton Portis and Mike Sellers exchanged words. But if there’s any franchise that knows how, it’s Dan Snyder’s Redskins.

Terps stumble at Wake Forest - In two road games this season, the Terps have given up 94 points. Not exactly what they had in mind when they replaced defensive coordinator Chris Cosh with Don Brown. The Demon Deacons lead the ACC’s Atlantic Division at 2-1 yet lost to Baylor, one of the Big 12’s worst teams. The ACC’s best three teams all reside in the Coastal Division (Virginia Tech, Miami and Georgia Tech), but only one will play for the conference title.

TWT FIVE PROBLEMS WITH BASEBALL’S POSTSEASON

1. Start times - The Rockies-Phillies game gets postponed because of inclement weather… then is rescheduled for 10 p.m. Sunday. Parents in Philadelphia must love their kids staying up until 1 a.m. to watch the finish.

2. TBS - Chip Caray has been universally panned - just ask the Fake Chip Caray Twitter account.

3. Peaked too early - It’s hard to imagine any game the rest of the year will top the Twins-Tigers tiebreaker last week.

4. Lack of compelling series - It may be up to Rockies-Phillies to provide a Game 5.

5. Bad umpiring - Calls have been blown in several games, none bigger than the Joe Mauer foul ball call in Game 2 of the Twins-Yankees series.

HE SAID WHAT?

“We hit their quarterback just about every time in the first half, and I think it affected him.”

- Alabama coach Nick Saban after his team’s victory over Mississippi on Saturday

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