Sorry for the long delay, but I am back. Work has been b-a-n-a-n-a-s bananas (if you get that, you like bad music). I think things should slow down enough for me to get things going here, though, hopefully. And that means, yes, NFL coverage! (and NHL coverage ... yay).
So here's what's happened, if you've been in a coma.
The Nats playoff hopes are all but gone, as they've been in a tailspin.
The Orioles are toast, but they are still playing to keep Sam Perlozzo's job, and they've won three in a row (yay!) against Seattle and Texas (oh...). I've been searching for reasons to watch the remaining games, and here are a few:
1. Will the Orioles do well enough for Perlozzo to keep his job?
2. Sitting at 68-75, can they beat last year's record (78-84)?
3. Can Jay Gibbons get the two homers he needs to reach 100 career dingers?
4. Can Miguel Tejada get 10 RBIs in the last 19 games to reach 100 on the year?
5. Football is only on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Mystics missed the playoffs, and all the buildup for the final game was wasted because Detroit won their next to last game, so it was over before the final matchup.
D.C. United keeps winning, and they have moved all the way up to second place in the East with five games left.
Maryland football squeaked a win past Navy in their opener, then choked on a 10 point lead in the fourth quarter to #25 Clemson on Saturday. This Saturday they take on West Virginia in College Park.
The Redskins beat the Bears in week one, 9-7, but Patrick Ramsey showed that he sucked, so Mark Brunell is now the starting quarterback in D.C.
The Ravens shut down Peyton Manning and the Colts for a full half, but the offense showed why they are the team's liability, as receivers dropped passes (especially bad when into the hands of defenders) and the team ended up losing 24-7. Kyle Boller strained a toe, and now it appears that Anthony Wright will be starting for the time being.
Hockey starts in less than a month, and the Capitals are looking more and more like they are going to send an AHL team to the MCI Center to face the rest of the NHL. Olie Kolzig is back to face 75 shots a game, and superstar 2004 draft pick Alexander Ovechkin will be on the team, but other than that there is not much to be excited about. The team seemed deep in the Peter Bondra sweepstakes (if you can call it that), but it turned out his agent was using our bid to drive up the price elsewhere. Thanks, ass. Bondra will be an Atlanta Thrasher.
Meanwhile, I named my fantasy hockey team the Fig Puckers (teehee).
That's all for now. Don't give up on me and the Beltway Sports Beat yet!!