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What Tonight Means for Washington



Vick and the Eagles offense are looking to open up tonight (SEAN SIMMERS, The Patriot-News)

Make sure you read the title very carefully. The key word is “Washington”. There are two games tonight and neither of them involve a team from DC. So, why the interest?

Tonight at 8:20 PM the Houston Texans will head up north to face the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are 7-4 and tied with the New York Giants atop the NFC East. The Texans, a team that beat Washington earlier this season, come in a 5-6 and are just a game out of first in the AFC South. Philadelphia is an eight (or nine depending on where you look) point favorite and the over/under is 52 points. We can expect some scoring tonight and hopefully more scoring by the Texans. A loss drops Philly to 7-5 and that combined with a Redskin victory on Sunday would bring Washington to within a game of both teams at 6-6. Michael Vick lost his first game in which he played the entire contest last week in Chicago. Hopefully the Texans can use some of that tape to their advantage and pull of a huge win.

We can only hope Lebron chokes tonight like he has in the playoffs

In an unprecedented event Riggo’s Rag is going to talk basketball. Tonight in Cleveland is the return of Queen Prince James to the place he left just a few months ago. After taking his talents to South Beach, the Heat will come to Cleveland and play the Cavaliers at 8:00 pm on ESPN. Miami (11-8) and Cleveland (7-10) are both in 3rd place in the Southeast and Central divisions of the Eastern Conference respectively.

This game means a lot to the Washington metro area- especially after the hell James put the Wizards through in his years at Cleveland. Three times the Wizards were eliminated from the playoffs by James and the Cavs.

  • “The Crab Dribble”
  • “The Pat on the Shoulder”
  • “The Travel”

I’m sure I don’t have to go any deeper in to the wound that is his career versus Washington. There are extra security precautions in place for the game and even twitter pages where hundreds of thousands of fans have gathered to create jeers for tonight’s contest. Beer will not be served in bottles, instead it will be poured in to plastic cups for fans. Metal detectors will also be in place. We thought we had seen the worst of the infamous returns this year in Philadelphia- wait till you get a load of Cleveland.

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