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The number of the day is:

February 27, 2009


Not zero, although it could be when you consider for the first time in his career Lerbon James ended an NBA game without an assist last night in a loss to the Rockets. Nor is it 45 million, even though it deserves consideration because Manny Ramirez and Scott Boras rejected the Dodgers most recent offer of 45 million for the next two years. Its not because both sides aren't there yet and its not even March. While $45 million is nothing to snub your nose at, I wouldn't want to be paid less (25 mil in '09 and 20 mil in '10) in the second year either.

So the number of the day has to be 154 million, because just hours into the NFL free agency period the Washington Redskins signed both DeAngelo Hall and Albert Haynesworth for a total of $154 million. Hall who was cut from the Raiders just 8 games into a seven-year $70 million deal, signed a 6 year $54 million deal. The deal just about guarantees that either Shawn Springs or Carlos Rogers will not be back in Washington. The other blockbuster deal was for $100 million dollars was given to former Titan defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Big Al is considered to be one of the toughest defensive players to scheme for, but may be better known for stepping on an opponents face. Good thing for the Redskins, that opponent was a Cowboy. There is no word yet on how much of Haynesworth's contract is guaranteed, but Hall is guaranteed $22.5 million. The two blockbuster deals bring back the Dan Snyder of old, and his plan of spend big-win big. But as we all know, that didn't work out to well for the team in the past. Only time will tell if it pays huge dividends or not. If it doesn't work out, at least Snyder can fall back on his income from Six Flags..

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