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7-3-11: Bird Droppings - Lockout Stuff

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Slow news day right now, there is an article on former Cardinal Luis Sharpe's time in Prison, also some lockout stuff. For those of you who wanted to see a D-Back in the all star game, Justin Upton got in and Ian Kennedy has a chance to make it in the final voting, go to and vote him in guys!

And a quick note for everyone. Yesterday in the comments it was mentioned that one of the RotB-ers is tired of all the Kevin Kolb stuff. I am tired of it too, but with the way I do this I just get any link I can find and most of them turn out to be Quarterback rumors because with the Lockout that is all anyone is really talking about with us. I have been able to get plenty of other things, but Kolb links just turn out to be the main things I find. Hopefully, the lockout will end soon and the Cardinals will get a Quarterback right away so all of the rumors will end.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Luis Sharpe looks forward to release and a new life
Luis Sharpe, once an offensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals and a former Pro Bowler, has spent the past 15 years in and out of prison and is now recovering after being severely beaten during a prison riot on May 31, 2010.

Wondering what surprise player could be dealt for Kevin Kolb | ProFootballTalk
The Arizona Cardinals remain the favorite to land Kevin Kolb, with conventional wisdom saying they will send at least one veteran player to Philly (and presumably a draft pick) in return. There has been plenty of speculation about that player, ranging from the highly improbable (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) to the totally illogical (Patrick Peterson.)

Arizona Sports News:

Chris Young, Joe Saunders lead Diamondbacks past Athletics
Last year, the Diamondbacks dealt right-hander Dan Haren to the Angels for a package of players that many armchair general managers considered light when compared to a pitcher of Haren's ability. A final verdict on the trade won't arrive for years, but the way Joe Saunders and the prospects included in the deal are pitching, it looks to be a lot more balanced than initially perceived. With another strong outing in a 4-2 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night, Saunders continued to be a significant contributor to a club that's hanging around in the National League West standings.

Arizona Rattlers first in AFL after beating Spokane Shock
Coach Kevin Guy owes his offense a barbecue. But he may want to serve his defense a feast again after what Marquis Floyd and company did in the second half Saturday night. The Rattlers got three stops in Spokane's first four second-half possessions, and with quarterback Nick Davila rolling, they ended the Shock's hold on them with a 68-46 victory in front of 9,173 at US Airways Center.

MLB All-Star rosters released; Justin Upton represents Arizona
Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton will be at home at Major League Baseball's 2011 All-Star Game next week. Right-hander Ian Kennedy could join him. Upton was revealed as the Diamondbacks' lone representative for the game, which will be played July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix. MLB unveiled the rosters today. Upton was selected by National League manager Bruce Bochy. It is Upton's second All-Star selection.

NFL News:

A closer look at the post-settlement timeline | ProFootballTalk
At some point, the lockout will end. If it ends via settlement, certain things will have to happen. Here’s our best current understanding of how those things would unfold, whenever the settlement comes.

Drafting documents is no replacement for face-to-face meetings | ProFootballTalk
I’m glad that NFL spokesman Greg Aiello seems to be sensitive to the perception that the NFL and NFLPA* negotiators and lawyers are spending the weekend sipping poolside margaritas. If Aiello is sensitive to that perception, there’s a good chance the folks for whom he works are sensitive to it, too. Which increases the likelihood that both sides will be ready to bust their butts come Tuesday, when negotiations resume.