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Gameday, U of A and ASU won last night. The Coyotes lost.

Time for some links, and Happy Halloween everyone.

Arizona Cardinals add Hayes, Schofield to active roster
The Arizona Cardinals announced a couple of roster moves Saturday. Linebackers Gerald Hayes and O'Brien Schofield were added to the active roster. Hayes had been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and Schofield was on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list.

Arizona Cardinals' plan: simplify the offense
Contrary to a nasty rumor, the Cardinals are not wearing black jerseys Sunday to commemorate the death of an offense that led them to two consecutive NFC West titles and a Super Bowl appearance.

Sending A Message
Cards, Bucs each need win Sunday to say what they need to say

Tim Hightower's fumbling in perspective - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Tim Hightower's fumbling issues this season wouldn't matter so much if, say, most other running backs lost the ball just as frequently.

Steven Threet returns from concussion to lead ASU football to rout of Washington State
Steven Threet returned from last week's concussion to throw for 300 yards and hit Jamal Miles on two of his three touchdown passes, helping Arizona State extend Washington State's Pac-10 losing streak to 15 games with a dominating 42-0 win on Saturday night.

Arizona Wildcats, Matt Scott hold off UCLA Bruins
Arizona is still in contention for its first Pac-10 championship, feeling more relief than revelry after surviving an upset bid by struggling UCLA.

Phoenix Coyotes shut out at home, 3-0, against Tampa Bay Lightning
Ilya Bryzgalov knew how to sprawl, stretch and make uncanny saves. He was zeroed in on the Tampa Bay shooters. But in a freakish turn of events, he was unable to keep two shots out the net - both of which ricocheted off the skates of Coyotes defenders - and the Coyotes fell 3-0 front of 8,171 at Arena on Saturday night.

NFL Week 8: Tampa Bay Buccaneers At Arizona Cardinals, Sunday 1:15 P.M. AZT - SB Nation Arizona
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris recently proclaimed his team to be the best the NFC has to offer. If it's able to come away with a victory over the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium, he'll be able to back up those bold words.

Cardinals-Buccaneers Preview

Hayes, Schofield activated
The Cardinals have decided to activate linebackers Gerald Hayes and rookie O’Brien Schofield off the PUP and reserve/non-football injury lists, respectively. Hayes is not a surprise, Schofield is a little — and still an amazing story given that he blew out his knee in mid-January and will now be available for more than half the season.

NFL vs. World Series on Sunday
The NFL has not often gone head-to-head with Major League Baseball when it comes to pitting games against the World Series, but that changes Sunday night.

Eye-opening sack projections in NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams aren't the only NFC West team pumping up its sack totals this season.

Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas out against Steelers - NFL -
Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas have been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Moss could share Patriots signals with Vikings - NFL -
When Randy Moss was traded to the Minnesota Vikings, he took his knowledge of New England's offense with him.

Report: Brett Favre expects to start Sunday vs. Patriots - NFL -
Brett Favre expects to start for the Minnesota Vikings against the New England Patriots on Sunday despite two fractures in his left ankle, according to a report by ESPN.

Brett Favre's status and more Week 8 storylines - John P. Lopez -
The NFL is sending England its worst export since the AMC Pacer. Brett Favre won't be surprised by anything Brett Favre does. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is dwarfed by all sorts of Giants. And could "None Of The Above" be the answer to who's the best team in the NFC?

JaMarcus Russell "Stands Firm As Man of Integrity" After Purple-Drank Ruling
He fled the Oakland Raiders, got grand-jury clearance on felony "purple drank" havin' charges and has "John Lucas Basketball Resources" doing some PR. Aw yeah, JaMarcus Russell is back in tha game, yo!

Benching Brett Favre is hard to do |
Mike McCarthy feels Brad Childress' pain.

Have at It: Fixing officiating - NFC North Blog - ESPN
We were never going to solve the (football) world's problems in one random post, but I thought you guys and gals gave it a pretty good run in this week's "Have at It." I asked you if the NFL's officiating could be improved. And if so, how?

Blackouts up 63 percent in 2010 |
On Sunday, three games will be blacked out locally: Redskins-Lions, Titans-Chargers, and Seahawks-Raiders. In all, the total number of blackouts has increased by 63 percent over last year at this same time, according to