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11-20-11: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Cards/49ers Gameday, Territorial Cup Aftermath

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Flashin' the gameday pose  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Flashin' the gameday pose (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Time for the Cardinals to head west to face the 49ers.

Also, with the Arizona Wildcats beating the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Territorial Cup rivalry game, this should probably be used as the gloating thread for the fans of the winning team. Lets keep this out of the Cardinals gamethread.

All I know is that as an ASU fan, I am mad as hell, and a bad game from the Cardinals will probably make me fly off the handle.

As a bonus, a video of Lee Corso forgetting that you can't curse on live TV

Arizona Cardinals News:

"No Love Lost From Either Side"
Cardinals, 49ers renew what has become heated rivalry

Arizona Cardinals ready for another battle against division foe San Francisco 49ers
Cardinals starting nose tackle Dan Williams played 10 or so more snaps of NFL football last week than you or I, and the extra rest might come in handy Sunday. The 49ers like to beat up opponents with the run, so Williams will play considerably more than he did last week against the Eagles, who used three or more receivers for most of the game. The Cardinals countered with nickel packages, which do not include a nose tackle. "When a team runs for a lot of yards, the first person you look at on the defense is the nose tackle," Williams said. "So you definitely get excited." If last week's game against the Eagles felt like flag football, Sunday's game at Candlestick Park likely will resemble an MMA fight.

2011 Cardinals Week 10: Five observations - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Five things I noticed while watching the Arizona Cardinals' most recent game, a 21-17 victory at Philadelphia:

Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers - scouting report, prediction
Kent Somers takes a look at Sunday's game in San Francisco and offers his prediction. Can Arizona pull off the upset and make it three straight wins?

Cardinals and 49ers Build Intense Rivalry
Paul Calvisi takes a look at the heated rivalry between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.

Building the Gameplan @ SF
Jody Jackson and Ron Wolfley build the gameplan for the Cardinals and 49ers match-up.

Cards Arrive in San Francisco, Face Tough Defense
The Cardinals arrive in the Bay area looking forward to the challenge of facing one of the top defenses in the NFL this season. Paul Calvisi reports.

Wired - LaRod Stephens-Howling @ PHI
Cardinals RB LaRod Stephens-Howling was wired for sound during the Cardinals big win against the Eagles.

Campbell, NFL Play 60 Bring Fitness to Kids
Cardinals DL Calais Campbell appeared at Jefferson Elementary School in Mesa as part of the NFL’s PLAY 60 campaign, helping kids get 60 minutes of exercise a day. The school received a $10,000 grant for health and wellness programming and equipment.

Arizona Sports News:

Arizona Wildcats stun ASU to win Territorial Cup
ASU's late-season collapse continued Saturday night in a way that could cost coach Dennis Erickson his job. Arizona rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to stun the Sun Devils 31-27 at Sun Devil Stadium. The Sun Devils, which have lost its last three, dropped to 6-5 and 4-4 in the Pac-12. They still have a chance to win the South and reach the inaugural Pac-12 championship, but they need help. First ASU needs to defeat California next week. Then they need USC to defeat UCLA and Utah to defeat Colorado.

Radim Vrbata's two goals lift Phoenix Coyotes past Buffalo Sabres
Paul Bissonnette is better known for his Twitter account than his scoring ability. He sure picked a perfect time for this goal. Bissonnette, playing in front of his mother for the first time as an NHL player, scored a tiebreaking goal in the Phoenix Coyotes' 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

NFL News:

Falcons, Giants, Ravens On Upset Watch For NFL Week 11 -
The Falcons, Giants and Ravens are on upset watch in Week 11 of the 2011 NFL season.

Michael Vick Injury: Eagles QB Won't Play Vs. Giants, According To Report -
The Philadelphia Eagles aren't planning on having Michael Vick when they play the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football. Geoff Mosher reports that Vick will not play in the game which leaves Vince Young to face the NFC East leading Giants.

Herzlich expected to get first defensive snaps | ProFootballTalk
Mark Herzlich’s recovery from cancer has been a terrific story to follow this year. The former Boston College linebacker made the Giants after going undrafted. He’s been interviewed for 60 Minutes and the Today Show while playing on special teams for New York. On Sunday, Herzlich is expected to take the next step in his pro development. Look for him to get his first snaps on the Giants defense.

Goodell says flex scheduling could start earlier | ProFootballTalk
Since 2006, the NFL has had the ability to shift late-season Sunday afternoon games to Sunday night. On Friday, Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the next wave of broadcast contracts, starting in 2014, could entail an earlier flexible scheduling option.

Dilfer would know: 49ers like 2000 Ravens? - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Trent Dilfer's latest Insider piece should interest those wondering whether the 2011 San Francisco 49ers resemble the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl-winning team from 2000.

2011 Rams Week 10: Five observations - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Five things I noticed while watching the St. Louis Rams' most recent game, a 13-12 road victory over the Cleveland Browns:

2011 49ers Week 10: Five observations - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Five things I noticed while watching the San Francisco 49ers' most recent game, a 27-20 home victory over the New York Giants:

Nationally Televised F-Bombs:

VIDEO: Lee Corso Curses On College GameDay, Everything Is Wonderful - From Our Editors -
Yes, you did hear what you thought you heard at the end of College GameDay. Esteemed game picker Lee Corso gave up on trying to rile up the Houston Cougars crowd, discarding his SMU Mustangs horn and loosing an "Ah, f--- it." Chris Fowler said, "Glad there's a delay," adding, "wash your mouth out," but ... yeah, there wasn't a delay. Even Carl Lewis was delighted!