Whisenhunt cancels practice, sends team to movies

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- It was back to the movies for the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday.

A year ago, coach Ken Whisenhunt called off practice one day late in training camp and sent his players to the movies. What followed was an NFC championship and trip to the Super Bowl.

So Whisenhunt did it again Tuesday, although it wasn't a big surprise to the players this time and the coach says it wouldn't have been pretty if he had changed his mind and tried to hold practice.

The choice of fare: "District 9," "G.I. Joe, the Rise of the Cobra," "The Ugly Truth" and "Funny People."

Whisenhunt chose the alien thriller "District 9." His verdict on the No. 1 box office hit: "It was different."