Mark Brunell and Chase Daniel make it big
I mean, of all the NFL players in the world, look at who made it to the front page of NYTimes.com on Tuesday. Simply incredible. All that was missing was the glamor shot of Leigh Torrence.
Other stuff that happened:
* Obviously you already know about this, but the Send Mark Zuckerman to Viera campaign was a huge success. Congrats to Mark, and to the many Internet types who helped make this happen. Chico has more.
* And from there, straight to the Wang jokes! MASN goes with "A Wang Worth the Wait" as its headline. Nats.com chooses "Nationals 'aggressively pursuing' Wang." And Nationals Enquirer says "the Nats have made just one upgrade for the 2010 starting rotation: Jason Marquis," which is why "the Nationals are looking to pay for Wang." Can't wait to hear Tony Plush's take on this one.
* Some guy walked four miles through the snow, then paid $74 and rode 19 miles in a cab to get to Sunday's Caps game. That's...well, why not. Read his story at CapsBlog.
* An important thing to remember: if the Caps tie the Penguins' all-time win streak mark going into the Olympic break, they'll have also tied the 1912 Washington Senators for the longest win streak in D.C. pro sports history. That'd be 17 games. Nationals Pride has more.
* The Great Dave McKenna makes a slight correction re: LaVar's rant: he said his concussed interception against Carolina sparked eight straight wins, when really it was five straight.
* McKenna also has a must-read column about Diageo's relationship with the Redskins.
* Bill Romanowski to John Keim: "Mark my words when I say the Super Bowl is coming back to Washington," he said. "Trust me. And it won't take long." Duly marked.
Locally Washington had the second highest [Super Bowl] rrating by city losing only to New Orleans. DC had a stunning 56.0/ 73 share making it a record for a non Redskins Super Bowl.
Just a stunning number. Thank you, snowvechkin.
* Mason draws nearly 2,100 students to the VCU game, which is a school record. Congrats, but doesn't that seem awfully low for a school record?
* A JMU guard was arrested for throwing snowballs at a police car. There's a 14th and U joke in there, but I can't find it. Mister Irrelevant pointed me to JMU Sports Blog's coverage.
* Speaking of, Mister Irrelevant has a fab post about the Caps and the bandwagon. Verdict: go ahead, jump right on board.
* USA-Canada hockey gets pushed off NBC (and HD) in favor of ice dancing. (Via @cmasisak22)
February 9, 2010; 11:34 PM ET
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