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Step outside and listen carefully.áWhat you are hearingáis the sound of bookmakers all over America taking headers off tall buildings in the wake of the beating they took during NFL Week Nine. Arizona blew out Chicago, Tampa Bay finally won a game, Houston put a scare into Indianapolis, San Francisco got lost in the fog blanketing the Bayùit goes on and on. By my count, nine of 13 favorites, including the Patriots, failed to cover the spread this past weekend. I don't know whether Pete Rozelle is turning over in his grave or dancing on it. This is not parity; this is not even the mediocrity that parodied parity. Have we come full circle? Or have we taken off into some strange, new direction that a scant handful of people predicted years ago? That would be the general d ...

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