Since everyone in the world was reacting to the Manti Te’o hoax on the Internet Wednesday night and Thursday morning, D.C. athletes were reacting to the Manti Te’o hoax on the Internet Wednesday night and Thursday morning. A few examples:
— Jordan Crawford (@jcraw55) January 16, 2013
@granthpaulsen very hard to believe he wasn’t.
— Ryan Kerrigan (@RyanKerrigan91) January 16, 2013
Nahhh man, don’t tell me that this Aaron dude from Catfish got Manti Te’o too!?
— Niles Paul (@Niles_Paul84) January 16, 2013
Lets hold off judgement on Manti Te’O until all the facts come out.
— London Fletcher (@LFletcher59) January 17, 2013
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* All about the Michael Morse deal, which has Nats fans all sad and weepy.
* The Wizards somehow lost a game they had all but won.
* Maryland got a nice win.
* Georgetown also got a nice-ish win.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Mark Turgeon, waxing eloquent after the biggest win of his brief Maryland tenure:
“I came here to become a part of something that’s much bigger than myself. Tremendous tradition, storied program, I came here to do great things. We haven’t done a lot of great things since I’ve been here. This is a great thing. Hopefully it’ll lead to many other things down the road.”
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Maryland women host N.C. State at 8:30 on Comcast SportsNet. There are a zillion men’s games, including Duke vs. Georgia Tech at 9 on ESPN. All TV/Radio listings are here.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Just Gio Gonzalez, checking in a Thunder-Nuggets game. Via @mikepradasbn.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Likely the best Michael Morse tribute video I’ve seen. Also likely the only Michael Morse tribute video I’ve seen. Via the Nexus.
MORSE’S FACEBOOK FAREWELL
Because he’s a fan favorite, Morse posted a good-bye message to Nats fans on his Facebook page. Via @jackobeam.
WHITHER TAKE ON ME?
This question will be asked 10,000 times between now and April, but Nats Enquirer asked it in a headline, so I’ll let you ponder matters there. Do you keep the song? Give it to another player? Make it a 7th-inning stretch tradition? Or just look for something new?