Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sunday Smorgasbord 11-3

  • Today the Redskins played a perfect first quarter against the Falcons and jumped out to a 14-0 lead. Problem is, they didn't bother with the other three quarters and lost 24-14. Jason Campbell had a type of day termed "a learning experience" but I don't think that's being all that fair to him. Yes he had some bad throws and was victimized by some ill-timed drops, but he also had precious little protection. As a matter of fact, his second and game ending interception was a direct result of getting drilled as he threw. And he been able to throw the ball cleanly, it would have been a touchdown. Too many times today the Redskins failed to pick up the blitzer coming right in Campbell's face and had anybody on the defense bothered to tackle Jerious Norwood, it would have been a different game. But now at 4-8, the best the Redskins can do this season is .500 and all talk of post-season play should cease and desist immediately.
  • Earlier today the ACC Bowl Bids were handed out and Maryland landed a bid in the Tangerine Bowl on December 29th at 8 pm. The Terps will face the Purdue Boilermakers from the Big "Ten." In recent days Orlando made a push for the Terps as Maryland also wanted no parts of a matchup vs. Navy in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. The ACC Bowl Bids are Wake against Louisville in the Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech returns to Jacksonville to face West-by-God-Virginia in the Gator, Virginia Tech faces Georgia in the Peach Bowl, Boston College gets Navy in Charlotte, Clemson goes to Nashville to face Kentucky in the Music City Bowl, Miami plays Nevada on the Bluefield, and F$U plays UCLA in the Emerald Bowl.
  • Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later but the Maryland Men's Basketball team took their first loss today against Notre Dame in the BB&T Classic at the Phone Booth 81-74. The Terps were victimized by an Irish team that heated up from behind the arc after breaking the Terps' press. The Terps are much improved this year and will need to be reckoned with once ACC play picks up a full head of steam. The future of the BB&T is in doubt as GW is looking to pull out of what is now a one-day affair and more often than not, Maryland has not bothered to put on their best performance in the BB&T. It looks to me that the only way this tournament could be saved is if Georgetown were to get involved and it became a two-day four local teams tournament with the Whats, Terps, Patriots, and Colonials. But considering that the Whats want no parts of their local bretheren, it just won't happen.
  • This week, the Caps play three games in four nights again. They're off until Wednesday night when the Ottawa Senators come to town. The Anaheim Ducks come in on Friday night and will be greeted by some 50 members of D.C. United's Barra Brava. On Saturday night the Caps are back in Philadelphia to play the Flyers. All three games start at 7:05 pm. The Terp Men eat a cupcake called Fordham on Wednesday night in the Cable Box at 8 pm before their December ACC Matchup on the road at Boston College. The Terps and the Eagles will tip off at 6:35 pm on Fox Sportsnet's ACC Sunday Night Hoops. And the Redskins start playing out the string for certain on Sunday at home against the Iggles at 1 pm.
  • As always, please send all questions, comments, corrections, criticisms, suggestions, and knock-knock jokes to "capsnut" over at gmail dot com.

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