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9-25-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

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One more day until the Cardinals play the Raiders in their home opener. But for now, those of us who enjoy college football should just sit back and watch some of those games.

I'll also end this thing with a video of Anquan Boldin.

Warner returns — as a dancer
Remember how I said Kurt Warner wasn’t walking through that door? Guess I was wrong.

Wells had arthroscopic surgery on knee
Now we know why Beanie Wells’ knee bruise took so long to heal. It wasn’t a bruise.

Cardinals' hopes rest on Anderson's inconsistent arm
What’s the backbone of almost every NFL team? You guessed it: the quarterback position.

Friday before the Raiders
A sampling of three comments from my blog:

Oh, by the way, Beanie Wells had surgery - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals waited weeks before revealing the surgical procedure Beanie Wells underwent after suffering a knee injury during preseason. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic has the details. Why not disclose the surgery earlier?

Arizona Cardinals' defense seeks answers
Arizona Cardinals' defense seeks answers, How does the unit get out of the tank? Darnell Dockett and Adrian Wilson didn't have the answers, or weren't in the mood to discuss it.

Warner Dances Back To Cards

Arizona Cardinals face elite Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha
Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha(Nahm-dee ah-so-moo-WAH) hasn't faced Larry Fitzgerald in a real game since 2006, yet the Cardinals receiver won't be a mystery to Asomugha when the teams meet Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium. Asomugha can call upon the memories of a few preseason games and Pro Bowls. But he'll rely most on meticulous film study to find out how to control the Cardinals' premier receiver. - Quick Facts: Cardinals vs. Raiders
The Arizona Cardinals will start their 2010 regular season home opener against the Oakland Raiders. Ken Whisenhunt's team is looking to rebound from a disappointing week in Atlanta and use hope to use the home field to their advantage in Week 3. The Raiders will try and win two games in a row for the first time since the last two games of the 2008 regular season. - Arizona RB Wells' `bruised knee' report was false
Arizona running back Beanie Wells had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after he was injured in the team's final preseason game, a fact the Cardinals had kept secret.

The Cardinals Look To Bounce Back

Whisenhunt on Warner, Hayes, O'Brien & Beanie

Cardinals report (09.24): Wells, defense ready to get back on field
Running back Beanie Wells’ workload has increased in practice this week and he should be back in action against the Oakland Raiders. Wells’ time on the sideline has been difficult, and he’s thankful to be in a position to see the field in Week 3.

McKinley's death moves Woody Paige to share his depression story - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
If you watch ESPN's "Around The Horn" or keep up with America's most prominent sports columnists, you know of Woody Paige. He's written for the Denver Post for 29 years, but is probably better known now for the goofball character he sometimes plays on ESPN. The tragic suicide of Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley hit close to home with Paige, because, as he wrote in his column Thursday, he's been suicidal himself. He went so far as to create a detailed plan of how he'd do it.

Bay Area anchor famous for Singletary interview gets the boot - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
If you're a football fan, and you haven't been hiding under a rock over the last week or so, you've probably seen the video of the interview between sports anchor Dennis O'Donnell of San Francisco TV station KPIX and 49ers coach Mike Singletary. If you haven't seen it, here's a quick review:

The Philadelphia Eagles' QB deals have left them with financial flexibility - ESPN
On to this week's 10 Spot:

Beanie Wells’ ‘Bruised Knee’ Turns Out To Be Horrifyingly Worse - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Arizona Cardinals running back Chris "Beanie" Wells had been sidelined for Games 1 and 2 of the 2010 NFL regular season, but appears ready to play on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Previous word out of the Cardinals camp was that Wells had been diagnosed with a "bruised knee." However, reports today have confirmed his injury to be horribly, gut-wrenchingly, nauseously worse. Like, seriously, once you find out, it's gonna make you immediately stop what you're doing, step outside, and wretch all the half-digested contents of your stomach out into the bushes and then dry heave for ten minutes or so until your gut, in fiery agony, pleads for a quick end to its unimaginable suffering.

6 Reasons The NFL Is The Trashiest Reality Show on TV |
Football fans and reality shows are natural enemies, a situation not helped by TV commentators' tendency to promote Dancing With The Stars in the middle of a crucial game-changing drive.

A Duo in the Desert: The Arizona Cardinals Should Trade for Kevin Kolb | Bleacher Report
There is no telling if Kolb will be traded, all we know is that the Cleveland Browns have contacted the Eagles about Kolb's availability. Just imagine Kevin Kolb going to the Arizona Cardinals. His new weapon would be Larry Fitzgerald, backed by superb receivers like Steve Breaston and the injured Early Doucet.

Cardinals-Raiders: Five Keys for Arizona to Beat Oakland | Bleacher Report
This has been one of the worst weeks for the Cardinals since the week following the loss to New Orleans in last year's playoffs

Arizona Cardinals vs. Oakland Raiders - scouting report
The Cardinals host the Oakland Raiders this week at University of Phoenix Stadium. Kent Somers breaks down the game.

Andy Reid was worried about Kevin Kolb getting crucified |
A young quarterback needs time to mature as he grows in the game. I don't think Kolb has lost one thing," Reid said. "He's a franchise quarterback. He will win games, and championships, for the Eagles.

McClintock dominant against Tempe in 59-0 win | VarsityXtra - Arizona High School Sports
Turnovers and execution: McClintock parlayed these critical variables in a strong effort on both sides of the ball and the result was a decisive 59-0 defeat of cross-town rival Tempe at Jim Lyons Stadium. Picking off Tempe quarterback Dequan Hughes twice, recovering two Buffalo fumbles and returning two kicks for scores highlighted a night in which McClintock scored seemingly at will in dominating a once-strong neighborhood rivalry.

McClintock buries rival Tempe
Tempe McClintock dominated Friday's home game against rival Tempe and won the Class 4A non-division game 59-0.

(I was there, and I am very happy right now)

Anquan Boldin Tribute - Arizona Cardinals (via TheVikingsworld)