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2-19-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Nothingness

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The period of the offseason where nothing is going on is boring. Here is a jumble of links...

Arizona Sports News:

Radim Vrbata's overtime goal lifts Coyotes over Stars
There he goes again. Radim Vrbata scored a goal 1:15 into overtime -- waiting until firing the puck top shelf, and the Coyotes scored a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night in front of 16,604 at Arena. Vrbata set a career with his 28th goal on his 10th game-winner and second in a row. The Coyotes are 7-0-1 in their past eight games, and goaltender Mike Smith won his seventh game in a row.

Terrence Ross, Tony Wroten lead Washington past Arizona basketball
This one would've looked nice on an NCAA Tournament resume. Winning at Washington, a tough place to play, inching closer to the Pac-12 lead with just two weeks left in the regular season. But Arizona couldn't get it done Saturday, falling 79-70 to the Huskies in front of a packed house at Alaska Airlines Arena, a place the Wildcats hasn't conquered in five tries.

Abysmal first half dooms ASU basketball in loss
DaVonte Lacy scored 17 points and Brock Motum added 16 as Washington State routed Arizona State 72-50 on Saturday.

ESPN: No trade talk for Steve Nash -
Welcome to the Steve Nash no-trade train, ESPN. While numerous Phoenix-based media organizations have been saying Nash is refusing a trade for weeks, ESPN has now jumped on the bandwagon.

NFL News:

Flynn looks forward to leading a team | ProFootballTalk
After Packers quarterback Matt Flynn threw for a franchise-record 480 yards on January 1 against the Lions, speculation emerged that the Packers would use the franchise tag in order to get value for the 2008 seventh-round pick by trading him to a new team. That apparently won’t happen, which means that Flynn will have a chance to play for another team, as the starter. Flynn knows it. And he’s looking forward to it.

Orton, Campbell forgotten men among free agent quarterbacks | ProFootballTalk
The Peyton Manning story will be a daily soap opera for most of the offseason. Matt Flynn is this year’s Kevin Kolb. Drew Brees and Alex Smith aren’t going anywhere. After those four men, there hasn’t been a lot of talk about free agent quarterbacks. We’d argue that two players — Kyle Orton and Jason Campbell — would be better options than Flynn all money considered.