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Published: Friday, 10/18/2002

Owner can't be happy with Redskins

Daniel Snyder's new coach in our nation's capital is 2-3 and will be hard-pressed not to be 2-4 after Sunday's game at Green Bay.

You think it grates on Danny Boy that his most recent old coach, Marty Schottenheimer, who was dissed after just one season, is 5-1 in San Diego?

Surely it grates on him that his Redskins under Steve Spurrier, who is being paid something close to the gross national product of Labrador, are undisciplined at best and uninteresting at worst.

The old ball coach, as Spurrier likes to call himself, watched his team lose the football five times, allow two special-teams touchdowns and leave its rookie quarterback unprotected to the tune of seven sacks in last Sunday's 43-27 loss at home to New Orleans.

While the results in the early going have changed since his days at the University of Florida, the acid-tongued Spurrier fortunately has not.

“We're not smart enough to give ourselves a chance to win,” Spurrier said after the loss to the Saints. “It doesn't look like we care. Obviously, we looked like a very poorly coached team. We lack effort, discipline and responsibility. It's pitiful watching us play. I can't watch this. Our fans are not going to pay a bunch of money to watch this.”

Snyder, with 86,000 seats to fill at FedEx Field, must have loved that last comment most of all.

tBoy, did the Swami ever get that Buckeye blood boiling a week ago by mentioning the word “overrated.” Cards, letters, e-mails, voice mails - you sent 'em and we got 'em.

Look, dear friends, we didn't say Ohio State wasn't any good. Didn't even imply it. The point was, and is, that the Bucks have parlayed one quality win, some narrow escapes on the road and a mostly powder-puff schedule into a very high national ranking.

How can anyone objectively dispute that?

Ah yes. Objectivity. Our mistake.

Now, on to more prodigious pigskin picks:

COLLEGE

Central Florida 28, Toledo 24: MAC newcomer is no Mickey Mouse team.

Bowling Green 45, Western Michigan 27: Hey, folks, this team deserves a full house.

Ohio State 27, Wisconsin 14: Heck, Badgers couldn't even beat Indiana.

Michigan 24, Purdue 10: Post-Brees Boilermakers no threat to UM.

Air Force 21, Notre Dame 17: Good Falcon team bursts Irish bubble.

LSU 35, South Carolina 17: It looks like Nick Saban has a top-10 team.

Kansas State 24, Texas 14: Horns get the hook for second straight week.

West Virginia 32, Syracuse 15: After loss to Temple, once-juicy Orange is 1-5.

Southern Cal 24, Washington 17: Brutal schedule has toughened Trojans.

Oklahoma 34, Iowa State 31: Shootout is likely preview of Big 12 title game.

Last week: 7-3.

Season: 54-21.

NFL

Cleveland 24, Houston 10: Browns know how tough life can be for an expansion team.

Detroit 20, Chicago 14: Harrington, Lions prove they feel at home in new dome.

Buffalo 24, Miami 10: At QB, it's Bledsoe vs. Lucas and Rosenfels.

Seattle 17, St. Louis 16: Time for Seahawks to win a big game.

Denver 38, Kansas City 24: Chiefs just can't stop anybody.

San Francisco 24, New Orleans 20: Niners' Owens socks it to the Saints.

Oakland 27, San Diego 24: Raiders rebound after meltdown vs. Rams.

Dallas 24, Arizona 17: 'Boys make most of soft stretch in schedule.

Green Bay 30, Washington 10: Spurrier gets to watch a QB he could win with.

Tampa Bay 13, Philadelphia 10: McNabb learns Bucs' defense is real deal.

Pittsburgh 21, Indianapolis 14: Steelers starting to play with confidence.

Last week: 6-4.

Season: 35-25.



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