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November 29, 2009 2:14 PM

D.C. area sports fans, where do we turn?

I apologize for the long period of inactivity. I'm placing a moratorium on Terp football talk until the spring or summer. The BC game was a classic display of ACC mediocrity -- boring, mistaken-ridden football in a dark, cold near-empty Byrd stadium. Let's just hope Fridge gets to coach one more year, that Jamarr Robinson improves with his pass accuracy and reads over the offseason -- he certainly has the physical tools -- and that we get dramatically better on the O and D-lines. 

The excitement of the upcoming basketball season helped me stomach this miserable football season. But all that optimism has dimmed after watching the Terps get completely outclassed at The Maui Invitational. Granted, it's still early. But the talent gap between us and Cincy was gaping; their defense made Vasquez look gangly and silly, and made our other supposedly talented guards look like mid-major talent. And, of course, we were dominated in the paint. 

Gary's teams typically start slow and pick up steam when their backs are against the wall. And the return of Dino Gregory in December will certainly help. But the sting from Maui won't go away any time soon. We will likely enter conference play having lost three of its four significant non-conference games --who expects us to beat Villanova Sunday? -- and needing to win at least nine games to dance in March. 

Terps, Redskins, Wizards, Orioles, Nats...for a D.C. area sports fan who hates hockey, where do I turn for my sports fix? 

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