Quote of the day
"You know when you get that itch? I wanted to scratch it. So I took it." -- Baltimore receiver Jacoby Jones, on his decision to return a kickoff (for a TD) from 8-yards deep in the end zone.
There will be no “Beltway Series” this year. The Orioles and Nationals sucked the baseball life out of the Potomac Basin on Friday night. But on Sunday, the Ravens and Redskins pulled out the defibrillators and resuscitated the area’s sports pulse. We probably won’t be hearing talk of a “Beltway Super Bowl”, but the Ravens are 5-1, and even though the Redskins are only 3-3, Robert Griffin III is providing plenty of excitement. Thank goodness they have something to focus on other than politics. Then again, that’s the one area of the country where people probably like politics.
On my RIFC team, since week #2 I’ve had Jordy Nelson and Jeremy Kerley sharing one WR slot. Over those five games, I’ve started Nelson three times and Kerley twice. Their total points for those five games is 16.8. If I had always taken the other guy, I’d have averaged 16+ points per game. Obviously, I’m an idiot. And yet, my team is still doing OK in spite of my boneheaded choices. But come playoff time, I kind of hope one or the other is injured – so I don’t have to choose.