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4-11-11: Bird Droppings - Not A Lot Of Cardinals News

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So, like it says in the title there isn't really a lot of news relating to the Cardinals right now. I got some stuff about the other teams in Arizona though.

Also a quick note for tomorrow, I am going to wait until sometime after ASU reveals their new uniforms to post one of these tomorrow. Just so you all know in advance.

Phoenix Coyotes to face Detroit Red Wings in first round of NHL playoffs
The what-ifs were endless as the NHL playoff picture got more confusing by the day. Only a few days ago, the Phoenix Coyotes were in the mix to finish anywhere from fourth and hosting a first-round series, to ninth and seeing their season come to a sudden stop. Their best-case scenario was securing a point against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night to nail down the fourth spot, where they finished last season to snap an eight-year playoff drought. They lost 3-1, and the waiting game began. And after all the agonizing and wondering, it turned out be a rerun: It's the Detroit Red Wings again.

Dallas Mavericks complete sweep of Phoenix Suns
Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion led the Dallas Mavericks to a 115-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night, keeping alive hopes of snagging the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.

Arizona Diamondbacks rally twice, beat Cincinnati Reds
The Diamondbacks were calling it a confidence builder and an affirmation game, a sort of illustrative victory that shows them they have reason to believe in themselves even if others might not see them the same way. Their 10-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon gave them a series victory over a team that reached the playoffs last season and is expected to contend again.

Derrall Anderson, Anthony Jones lead ASU defense in indoor scrimmage
Rain drove the Arizona State football team indoors for a scrimmage Saturday at the Dickey Dome, where the defense dominated and coach Dennis Erickson said offensive play was "unacceptable." But that evaluation also is a sign of greater offensive expectations in the second season of a spread offense designed to succeed even against one of the better defenses in the new Pac-12.

Arizona Wildcats football finds running game during scrimmage
As rain fell Saturday, the Arizona Wildcats discovered something that's been missing for most of spring drills: a running game.

Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay aggressive
Through the first few games of the season, it's evident the Diamondbacks want to be aggressive. Push the issue. Attempt to control their opponent's actions.

Sources: Judge to impose forced mediation between NFL, NFLPA this week - ESPN
Judge Susan Richard Nelson told the NFL and NFLPA that she will impose forced mediation on them early this week, said sources familiar with the situation. news: Rivers great, but Big Ben would best serve Chargers
Of course, there are no do-overs when it comes to the NFL draft. You simply live with the picks you make, whether they work out or not. But what if teams could go back and rewrite history? This week, will do just that by looking at each draft from 2004 to 2008 and assign do-overs based on what we know now. Today, Pat Kirwan rewrites 2004.

NFL: The numbers show deferring on the opening kickoff doesn't make sense - ESPN
The numbers show deferring on the opening kickoff doesn't make sense, writes John Clayton in his latest mailbag.

Mike Mayock could join NFL Network booth | ProFootballTalk
NFL Network has one of the best analysts in the business on its roster in Mike Mayock, so it only makes sense that the network might move him into its most prominent position, working in the booth during live broadcasts of regular-season games.

Carolina Panthers request junior college tape on Cam Newton - Peter King -
Cam Newton's junior college coach has sent game tapes to the Carolina offices It's a safe bet the Pats will come away from draft with an extra 2012 first-rounder Quotes of the Week, Stat of the Week, 10 Things I Think I Think and much more

Jim McMahon on Cutler, lockout, brain injuries and girls at BYU | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon was brash and outspoken in his playing days. At the age of 51, that hasn’t changed.

Tom Brady breaks down remembering his sixth-round status - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
You'd think that three Super Bowl rings, untold millions of dollars, a lead-pipe lock future in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, wedded bliss with the gorgeous Giselle, and the possible exalted status as the best football player of his generation would make Tom Brady forget that he had to wait until the 199th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft before the New England Patriots called his name. And you would be wrong.