- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 8, 2009

In case you’re wondering, the NFC is a 2 1/2-point favorite over the AFC in Sunday’s Pro Bowl. Honestly, how do oddsmakers come up with a point spread for such a game? Do they multiply the number of missing starters by the minutes Kurt Warner is expected to play and divide it by the total practice sessions for the two squads?

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Or is that the over/under?

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Did you see Todd Haley, the new coach in Kansas City, was a golfer in college, not a football player? In fact, he used to be an assistant pro at Burning Tree Country Club in Bethesda.

Which raises the question: Who did he beat out for the Chiefs job, Butch Harmon?

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Surprisingly, Haley, the former Cardinals assistant, wasn’t interviewed for the Colts opening, even though one of his children is named Peyton.

Oh, wait, now I understand. The child is female.

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Erstwhile Redskin Dana Stubblefield has been singing like Pavarotti, apparently, to BALCO investigators. Indeed, he’s been showing such vocal range that he got a mere two years’ probation for lying to authorities earlier in the proceedings. The judge who gave the sentence said Stubblefield has been “extremely cooperative.”

Now that’s the Stubby we all remember. During his time in Washington, opposing blockers always found him to be “extremely cooperative.”

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Reports that the Texans conducted illegal contact drills during their May 2008 minicamp brought the following comment from ex-Redskin Matt Bowen at nationalfootballpost.com:

“Let me take you back to Washington in 2004, when head coach Joe Gibbs first came back to the ‘Skins. Our spring ‘voluntary’ workouts, or OTAs, were anything but. Guys did anything they could to avoid the new culture that Gibbs brought with him, but what were we going to do, blow the whistle on a Hall of Fame coach because we were doing ‘one-on-ones’ and butting the ball carrier with only helmets on? Sure, we were upset - we had every right to be. Guys were beat up after mini-camp practices. How that was beneficial to the success of the team is beyond me. That… is complete garbage, folks.

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