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5-21-11: Bird Droppings - Apocalypse? The Stadium Vote, Quarterbacks

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ZOMBIES!!!! (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Time to start off this weekend, where if you believe all the doomsday theorists, that we should all be dead right now and zombies would be walking through the streets. But guess what, nothing happened, so take that fear mongers.

As for the Cardinals news, there is a link from Urban about the game before the vote on the new stadium and more Quarterback stuff.

Cardinals News:

Word From the Birds Blog - Revisionist History: The stadium game
It was probably just coincidence, because to think otherwise might be stretching things a bit. Still, the Cardinals beating the Redskins, 16-15, on Nov. 5, 2000, just two days before the public vote that would eventually get the Cardinals a new stadium, couldn’t have been timed any better. And, in many ways, couldn’t have been more improbable. Head coach Vince Tobin had been fired just two weeks before. Interim coach Dave McGinnis was at the helm for a team that, when it was over, finished 3-13. The season ended with a seven-game losing streak, and had the breaks not broken as they did that day against the Redskins, the losing streak would have been 11 all told.

Word From the Birds Blog - The most interesting Fitz
Some people are just born to have lives other people talk about. I mean doesn’t it seem that’s how it is with Larry Fitzgerald? He’s not old and I don’t know if he drinks Dos Equis, but I’m not sure he couldn’t be in the running for most interesting man in the world. He makes a ton of cash, is a football superhero, and in the offseason, he hangs out with cheetahs and helps third-world kids who have hearing problems. Speaking of Fitzgerald, NFL.com is calling the Cards’ 27-26 win over the Cowboys the 16th-best game of the past season, and given how much the Cards struggled, I’ll take that. It was certainly a thrilling Christmas present. I am guessing the Cowboys fans would disagree. Between the Toler/DRC TD returns, Jay Feely booting key field goals and Skelton-to-Fitz on fourth-and-15, however, plenty of fond memories.

Sporting News says Palmer worth a first-rounder for right team - ArizonaSports.com
The Arizona Cardinals seem to have a number of options to choose from in their search to find a new starting quarterback. The Sporting News believes that Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback Carson Palmer would be a great fit for their team.

Team offered Eagles 'more than first round pick' for Kolb - ArizonaSports.com
As the speculation continues over where Eagles' quarterback Kevin Kolb will end up in Arizona, the cost of acquiring him may have come into focus a little bit. ESPN NFL analyst Adam Schefter reported that a mystery team did in fact offer "more than a first-round pick" for Kolb last offseason. The mystery team is believed to be either the Cleveland Browns or Seattle Seahawks.

Some Arizona sports questions if the world is ending - ArizonaSports.com
There is a faction of people in the US that believe the end of the world is coming Saturday. You may have seen them waving signs and handing out pamphlets across the Valley over the last few weeks. Although I know they are wrong -- the world isn't coming to an end because the Phoenix Suns didn't win the title or the draft lottery -- I decided I should probably get my earthly life in order and prepare for the end just in case.

Cardinals to start staff furloughs next week | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals employees without a contract are about to get locked out.

Arizona Sports News:

Diamondbacks survive ninth inning to beat Twins
The moral of this one: You don't want to get Ryan Roberts any more motivated than he is already. He watched from the on-deck circle as Willie Bloomquist was walked intentionally to load the bases in the seventh inning. Then Roberts made the Twins pay for that decision - and a pressure-packed relief effort by Joe Paterson sealed it in the ninth inning. Roberts cracked a bases-clearing double to left-center field in a five-run seventh inning to help deliver an 8-7 victory Friday night in front of 27,450 at Chase Field. It was the first interleague game of the season for the Diamondbacks.

Arizona Rattlers win shootout vs. New Orleans VooDoo
The Rattlers prevailed in a shootout against the New Orleans VooDoo 61-53 on Friday night at the New Orleans Arena.

ASU football game against Illinois picked up by Big Ten Network
The Arizona State football game at Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 has been picked up by the Big Ten Network, the Big Ten Conference Office announced Friday.

NFL News:

MLB, NBA, NHL unions file brief in lockout suit - ESPN
The unions for hockey, baseball and basketball are siding with the players in the NFL lockout court battle, saying the league's lockout should be lifted.

New York Giants ownerJohn Mara warns of chaos if players win suit - ESPN New York
New York Giants owner John Mara has written an essay warning that the players' strategy in the labor impasse, if successful, would lead to chaos in the NFL.

Rodgers knew that Aguilera goofed up National Anthem at Super Bowl - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Those who remember the anecdote about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana spotting comedian John Candy in the crows just as Montana was driving his team to victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII will appreciate Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' ability to be aware of the entertainment around him just before Super Bowl XLV began. Rodgers, the MVP of the game in which his team beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25, told radio station 540 ESPN Milwaukee this week that he was well aware that singer Christina Aguilera butchered the national anthem by omitting a line.

Taking a spin on the veteran quarterback carousel | ProFootballTalk
There are more passable veteran quarterbacks available this year than anytime in memory. Orton, Kevin Kolb, Vince Young, Donovan McNabb, and Matt Hasselbeck top the list. Marc Bulger leads a deep secondary group, and Carson Palmer might be out there too for the right price. That’s seven solid quarterbacks, and we see only six teams truly desperate to add an arm: Tennessee, Washington, Minnesota, Seattle, Arizona, and Miami.

Mike Lombardi says Kevin Kolb isn’t worth a first-round pick | ProFootballTalk
Kevin Kolb is expected to be the hottest player available on the 2011 quarterback market, whenever it opens. But there are questions about whether he deserves that distinction after seven NFL starts that have produced mixed results. The Eagles’ rumored asking price is a first-round pick and a starter on defense. NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi doesn’t believe Kolb is worth that much.