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Edwin Williams Visits A Spa

Posted by Matt Terl on May 11, 2010 – 3:58 pm


When I saw the above NBC-4 video of Edwin Williams and Devin Thomas getting spa treaments in the Men’s Zone at the Robert Andrews Spa, I thought it was a blog post all on its own. In fact, the accompanying text version of the story at NBCWashington.com pretty much sums everything up in the first two paragraphs:

It’s generally considered a woman’s getaway, a day at the salon, but there’s a growing trend where even the most manly of men want to get pampered, too.

Don’t believe it? With the help of some Washington Redskins, we put it to the test.

Then Williams walked into Redskins Park heading to his work out, and I couldn’t resist getting the answers to a few of the questions prompted by the whole story.

First and foremost: how on earth did this come about?
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Why Larry Johnson Always Finishes His Runs

Posted by Matt Terl on May 11, 2010 – 11:24 am

One of the things I noticed during this latest mini-camp (and tweeted about, actually) was that Larry Johnson always finishes his runs in the end zone. Most guys, once they’ve gotten through the scripted portion of the play and into the open field (so to speak), will run a little bit before pulling up. Sometimes there’ll be a bit of a run for the goal line — Clinton Portis seems to enjoy doing this while whooping and hollering every so often — but it’s usually not at full practice speed, let alone full game speed.

Johnson, though, puts his head down and really runs.

“Dick Vermeil taught us that,” Johnson told me, “and it kinda stuck with me. James Saxon was my first running backs coach when I got into the league, and that’s what the expectation [was]. Coming behind Priest [Holmes], he finished EVERY run. So I think that kind of fed off to me that that’s what we had to do when we practiced was finish every run.”

I was wrong about one thing, though:
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DeAngelo Hall and Willie Harris

Posted by Matt Terl on May 11, 2010 – 8:51 am

I’m sure you’ve heard more than enough about DeAngelo Hall‘s baseball adventure from last week, but Cheryl Nichols from Nats News Network was kind enough to provide a couple more photos of Hall with Nats centerfielder Willie Harris, who acted as catcher for Hall’s opening pitch.

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