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3-20-11: Bird Droppings - Slow news day

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This is a pretty slow news day for Cardinals stuff, so here is a quick little batch of links regarding the NFL, and some Arizona sports. Now I'm going to get back to watching March Madness.

NFL draft rumors | National Football Post
The latest buzz we are hearing throughout the NFL draft landscape.

Mailbag: Locker, Palmer and labor - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Joe from Fort Collins, Colo., thinks Carson Palmer could put up 30 touchdown passes and a 10-6 record in the NFC West, where he wouldn't have to contend with Pittsburgh or Baltimore twice each season.

Arizona Rattlers roll in second half to beat Milwaukee Mustangs
The Rattlers wouldn't mind seeing the NFL lockout extend late into summer. That would mean they would have prized receiver Rod Windsor for a possible ArenaBowl run. With his NFL career put on hold, Windsor returned to the Rattlers on Saturday night, showing why he was the Arena Football League's most-dangerous receiver last season.

All-Arizona high school boys basketball team 2010-11
The 2010-11 All-Arizona boys basketball team, as selected by The Arizona Republic.

ASU wrestling's Anthony Robles, Bubba Jenkins win national championships
Judy Robles was just 16 years old when her first child was born, by Cesarean section. The baby did not cry right away, and she wanted to know what the gender was, and was the baby OK? It is a boy, the doctor said. It was not until later, when Judy was in a recovery room, that her teary parents delivered the news: The baby was missing a leg. He had no hip bone. Judy cried instantly. She was not crying Saturday. Her baby boy, her first-born, the always-optimistic Anthony, became an NCAA wrestling champion for Arizona State at 125 pounds, beating the Division I reigning champion in that weight class, Matt McDonough of Iowa, at Wells Fargo Center.

Phoenix Suns must keep winning at full strength
The Suns are tied with last-place Sacramento for the fewest amount of games played in the Western Conference. That is fortuitous, now that they are sitting outside the NBA playoffs club because the bouncer does not deem them worthy yet.

Phoenix Coyotes' Adrian Aucoin set for 1,000th NHL game
As if playing in 1,000 NHL games were not enough of a milestone to stand on its own merit, it will take on added meaning for Adrian Aucoin.

NFL, players continue back-and-forth words dispute
So this is what the NFL and players are reduced to: Both sides are writing letters and issuing statements to and about each other, disputing "facts" and seeking to frame the back-and-forth about the sport's first work stoppage since 1987.

NFL Films president Steve Sabol has brain tumor, to have radiation and chemotherapy - ESPN
NFL Films president Steve Sabol will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment after doctors discovered a tumor on the left side of his brain.

Ex-Houston Oilers WR Drew Hill dies after suffering two strokes - ESPN
An Atlanta hospital spokesman says former NFL wide receiver Drew Hill, a two-time Pro Bowler who was part of the Houston Oilers' famed Run and Shoot offense of the 1980s, has died.

NFLPA to Roger Goodell: 'Your statements are false' - ESPN
Players have written back to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, responding to his letter to them by saying: Your statements are false.

Text of NFLPA's letter to commissioner Roger Goodell - ESPN
The letter sent Saturday by players to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, in response to a letter he sent players Thursday.

2011 NFL draft: Mel Kiper picks biggest QB busts since he's been evaluating - ESPN Insider
I put out my first draft guide in 1978. Since then, the magnitude of the term "draft bust" seems to have grown exponentially. But the reality is still the same: You wonder in every case why it happened and what you may have missed. People discussed my ranking of the best picks from the top 10 a lot, so I thought I'd do a couple pieces on the busts. Let's start today with quarterbacks, from the time I started until now. These are the biggest busts of my time. We'll call it "The Unlucky 13."