APRIL 20: Boston Marathon Live on CBSBoston.com, WBZ-TV and WBZ NewsRadio 1030 | Coverage Details
Live Blog | Mile By Mile Guide | Road Closures | Best Spectator Spots | Forecast | All Marathon Coverage

TALE OF THE TAPE

RG3’s Knee Vs. The Fiscal Cliff: Which Wintertime Disaster Will Screw Washington Longer?

Ok team! A couple pieces of news happened in Washington recently, and for the love of all things holy we can’t understand either one. So today, we’re going to do a comprehensive study of both RG3’s crippling knee injury and the recent Fiscal Cliff deal, and try to see which of the two is set to have a more devastating effect on Washington DC.

RGIII's Knee
The Fiscal Cliff
(credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)
(credit: MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)
(credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)
(credit: MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)
Wait, wait, wait. What happened?!
Winner According to CBSSports.com, "a direct repair" of the lateral collateral ligament and "a re-do of [Griffin's] previous ACL reconstruction."
Winner Per Forbes, “[T]he current 10/15/25/28/33/35% individual tax rate brackets [will revert] to the pre-2001 rates of 15/28/31/36/39.6%."
I see. In English?
Winner The most exciting player in the NFL shredded his leg.
Winner Your taxes are going up something fierce.
AUGH! NO! What!? Why?!
Winner Well, let's be honest. It's the Washington Redskins. They had something like this coming to them sooner or later.
Winner I don't...know. I don't think anyone knows. It was a bunch of people on both sides fighting and now we have a deal that nobody's really happy with, and everyone's paying more money.
WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?!
Winner A lot of people seem to think Mike Shanahan waited a little too long to pull RG3 out of the game.
Winner A lot of people think that John Boehner waited a little too long to...heh...heh heh..."Boehner."
So what are the long term implications?
Winner Long term? RG3 will be fine. He's expected to make a full recovery.
Winner Hell if I know. But it sounds like the deficit will reduce, so...it's better?
And the short term implications?
Winner If RG3's recovery is delayed, you're stuck with the respectable - but severely non-thrilling - Kirk Cousins.
Winner You have less money to drink your face off at Kirk Cousin-led games.

We'll Just Call it a Tie

(credit: Al Bello/Getty Images) (credit: MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Nobody. Nobody is the winner. Unless you're a fan of the Giants, Eagles or Cowboys. Otherwise everyone’s poor and bored.

MORE TALES OF THE TAPE

  1. Adam-Jones Hanley Ramirez rounds the bases after his solo home run against the New York Yankees.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Red Sox vs. Orioles

    A head to head look at this weekends Red Sox-Orioles series.

  2. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images) (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
    NBA Playoffs: Celtics vs. Cavaliers

    A head to head look at the Celtics-Cavaliers playoff matchup.

  3. Hanley Ramirez rounds the bases after his solo home run against the New York Yankees.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Bryce Harper celebrates as he rounds the bases after his solo home run against the San Francisco Giants.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Red Sox vs. Nationals

    A head to head look at Boston’s three-game series with the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park.

See All Tales of the Tape