5-22-11: Bird Droppings - Post Rapture Kolb Update

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One day has now passed since the supposed date of our demise, and no rapture. So, looks like another one of these predictions was wrong.

As for the links, hardly anything today but a little update on a team that is out of the Kolb sweepstakes.

Cardinals News:

Browns won’t be in the mix for Kevin Kolb | ProFootballTalk
Friday night, we passed along speculation that Cleveland could be a dark-horse landing spot for Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, who seems certain to be traded after the lockout ends. The Browns are a connectable dot because G.M. Tom Heckert held a similar role in the Philadelphia front office when Kolb was drafted in 2007. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, however, the Browns won’t be in the mix for Kolb.

Arizona Sports News:

Kelly Johnson's grand slam lifts Arizona Diamondbacks over Minnesota Twins
If the Diamondbacks' trek back to the land of contending teams survives the long summer, they might look back months later on this homestand, pointing at it as the one that turned around their season. Not only did they make a decisive move with their first-base situation, but maybe, just maybe, this will be the stretch of games in which second baseman Kelly Johnson saved his season. It was Johnson's massive grand slam that capped a six-run eighth inning in the Diamondbacks' 9-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night, yet another key hit for the slow-starting second baseman.

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi ready for a new beginning
Diana Taurasi is relieved, rested and ready for the rest of her life. The Mercury star has been cleared of doping allegations. The Turkish lab that claimed she tested positive for a banned stimulant has retracted its report. The torchbearer for women's basketball has been traumatized, but her legacy is safe.

NFL News:

NFL.com news: It'd be sad to see several small-market teams leave
The NFL has a strong presence in several small markets where fans are especially passionate about their team. Think Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Buffalo, just to name a few. So we asked our experts: Which small-market team would you most hate to see relocated?

Dad of player lost at sea calls survivor’s story "crock of bull" | ProFootballTalk
More than two years after Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper was lost at sea along with friends and fellow football players Corey Smith and Will Bleakley, Cooper’s dad is saying he doesn’t believe the only survivor’s account of what happened. Nick Schuyler, who was found clinging to the fishing boat the four men were sharing three days after they went missing, has written a book to describe what happened. But Marquis’s father, Bruce Cooper, believes that Schuyler’s account is an untrue, self-serving story.

Glen Coffee: NFL ruins a lot of lives | ProFootballTalk
Glen Coffee, the 49ers’ 2009 third-round draft pick who retired at age 23 after one season in the NFL, has a simple explanation for why he doesn’t ever see himself returning: He doesn’t want his life to be ruined. Coffee told the Sacramento Bee that’s what he thinks the NFL does to players.

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