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1-23-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Manning Watch?

Time for some more links, as the Peyton Manning rumors continue, also a note on the Cardinals planning to talk to Hue Jackson.

Something about how some 49ers fans are sending Kyle Williams death threats on his twitter page too.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Arizona Cardinals Reportedly Interested In Peyton Manning - SB Nation Arizona
The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly interested In Peyton Manning. That is of course, if all the pieces fall into place.

Word From the Birds Blog - On championship Sunday, a little Cardinals
As the NFL sorted out its Super Bowl participants (I’ve found this weekend always much more interesting when the team you are covering is playing, but hey, that’s just me), the Cardinals once again peeked out and created a small stir thanks to a couple of reports on pre-game shows. The biggest, of course, was Adam Schefter’s note that the Cards would likely be interested in Peyton Manning if he became available, which, of course, is the same thing Charley Casserly was saying a couple weeks ago. Nothing has changed of course. I think, given the situation at quarterback, the idea the Cards would want to kick the tires on Manning seems fairly straightforward and perhaps obvious.

Report: Cardinals are interested in Peyton Manning | ProFootballTalk
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cardinals have real interest in Eli’s big brother. On March 8, the Colts owe Peyton a $28 million option bonus. Since he can’t be traded before March 13, the only way to not pay the money is to cut him. (Barring, of course, an agreed delay of the due date.) Schefter goes so far as to say that the Cardinals will pursue Manning if he’s released — something the Cardinals would be prevented from telling Manning directly, given the tampering rules.

NFL News:

Super Bowl XLVI: Giants, Patriots Will Meet In Rematch Of XLII -
We have a Super Bowl rematch. The Patriots will meet the Giants in the 2012 Super Bowl just four years after New York beat New England in the Super Bowl.

Rapid Reaction: Giants 20, 49ers 17 OT - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park:

Giants Advance To Super Bowl With 20-17 Overtime Win Over 49ers -
With an overtime boot from Lawrence Tynes, the New York Giants advanced to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Billy Cundiff's Late Miss Gives Patriots 23-20 Win, Super Bowl Berth -
Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff had a chip-shot to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but missed badly. The Patriots are Super Bowl bound after a 23-20 win in the AFC Championship.

Kyle Williams' Twitter Account Bombarded By Angry Fans -
It's incredibly disappointing to see the words directed at San Francisco 49ers wide receiver and punt returner Kyle Williams. It was Williams who fumbled the last punt of the game, setting up the New York Giants' game-winning field goal in overtime. And it was Williams who was the overwhelming target of angry fans' ire.

Is Eli Manning Better Than Peyton? And Six Other Questions Of Varying Levels Of Importance -
Is Eli Manning better than Peyton? Looking back at the day that was and forward to the Super Bowl with that question and six others from Sunday.

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Trade Up For Robert Griffin III Edition -
For the 30 teams not playing in Indianapolis next month, attention turns to the league's other big offseason event, the 2012 NFL Draft. We try to guess where those teams might planning for April with the latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft from SB Nation.

Chip Kelly Reportedly Changes Mind, Will Stay At Oregon -
Chip Kelly is reportedly staying at Oregon after multiple reports indicated he was heading to Tampa Bay to become the Bucs' next head coach.

Tony Dungy Thinks Jim Tressel Is Leading Candidate For Colts Job -
The Colts fired Jim Caldwell and former coach Tony Dungy said on a radio show recently that he's hearing Jim Tressel might be the leading candidate to replace him.

VIDEO: Ann Mara Thinks Terry Bradshaw Should Pick The Giants More - From Our Editors -
As Terry Bradshaw stood on the podium, waiting to speak to Victor Cruz, he found himself blindsided. Out of nowhere, Ann Mara, widow of former New York Giants co-owner Wellington Mara, let him have it. Upset at Bradshaw's reluctance to apparently give the Giants credit, or pick them on his FOX pregame show, Mara found the right time to grab his ear for a moment.

VIDEO: Taking The Billy Cundiff Jokes To Their Logical Conclusion - From Our Editors -
Immediately after Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff shanked what would have been a game-tying field goal in the 2012 AFC Championship Game on Sunday, my immediate reaction (and I can only assume, the immediate reaction of a million other football fans) was to say, "A Ray Finkle special!" Less than 24 hours later, some brave souls have taken to YouTube and taken the Finkel comparisons to their logical conclusion.

Championship Sunday’s five most valuable players | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Read 'Championship Sunday’s five most valuable players' from our blog Shutdown Corner on Yahoo! Sports.

Championship Sunday’s five least valuable players | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Read 'Championship Sunday’s five least valuable players' from our blog Shutdown Corner on Yahoo! Sports.