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2-5-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Super Bowl Gameday!

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This man will never be in a Super Bowl, but he is sure swagged out about being able to watch on his couch like the rest of us. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
This man will never be in a Super Bowl, but he is sure swagged out about being able to watch on his couch like the rest of us. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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You guys know what day it is, so I'm not saying anything. Read anything that interests you, and go enjoy the game.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Word From the Birds Blog - Aeneas doesn’t make Hall of Fame – yet
Former Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams made it to the Hall of Fame’s final list of 10, but he was not elected in the end to Canton. It’s not a surprise. The fact Williams did make the final 10 in his first year as a finalist does bode well for the future, although with the Hall, there’s no way to know exactly how long the wait will be — or even if the wait for sure will ever end. The 2012 Hall of Fame class included running back Curtis Martin, defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, center Dermontti Dawson, tackle Willie Roaf, running backs Curtis Martin, defensive end Chris Doleman and senior committee pick Jack Butler, a one-time cornerback. blogs - Kent Somers - Aeneas Williams makes Hall of Fame's final 10
The Hall of Fame selection meeting today was long and arduous. But judging from my five years on the committee, there is never going to one that's not.. I had the privilige of presenting the case for Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams to the committee. He's the first Arizona Cardinals draft pick to be among the final 15 modern-day finalists. Williams made it to the final 10 but not the final five. Bernie Miklasz, columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Howard Balzer of, made great contributions in favor of Aeneas. I hope that's an encouraging sign for the future. It often takes players several years to make it to the final 10. Williams did it in his first year as a finalists and his third year of eligibility.

Cards OC not worried about how Manning rumors affect team -
The Arizona Cardinals already have three quarterbacks on the roster. Kevin Kolb, John Skelton and Richard Bartel all played last season, and each one figures to be part of the team next season. That is, unless the Cardinals add a new QB.

Video: Should the Cardinals pursue Peyton Manning?
Should the Arizona Cardinals pursue Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning? Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic discusses this question and more from Super Bowl XLVI.

Arizona Sports News:

Michael Redd, Suns pull away from Bobcats for win
In a season of lows, the Suns were about to head underground. At home Saturday night, they were on their way to a loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA's worst team that came to Phoenix with an 11-game losing streak, missing their top three scorers, the NBA's third worst offense and the NBA's second worst defense. Naturally, it would take Steve Nash and Marcin Gortat to save the day, right? Actually, this night saw Michael Redd move from out of the rotation to leading scorer and an all-reserve lineup led by Robin Lopez's play stretch the fourth-quarter lead to send the Suns to a 95-89 victory at US Airways Center.

Coyotes regroup, get big win over Sharks at home
Call it lucky. The Coyotes don't care. They've had enough bad luck this season, and any semblance of a reversal of fortune is welcomed. The Coyotes, desperate for a win, scored a 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks in front of 12,979 on Saturday night at Arena. The luck came in a double dose: goals scored when a puck went off Lauri Korpikoski's skate and another off the stick of a Sharks defenseman.

Kyle Fogg's 14 points help Arizona beat Stanford
Kyle Fogg would rather run up and down the court than methodically run through the Arizona offense. When the game dictated otherwise, he gave in and did what he could. Fogg scored 14 points to help the Wildcats beat Stanford 56-43 on Saturday in a game ruled by stingy defenses.

ASU basketball suffers ugly loss at California
During its 33 years in what now is the Pac-12 conference, Arizona State has its share of poor road trips. It's hard to imagine, however, one worse than this. The Sun Devils lost 68-47 to California on Saturday at Haas Pavilion. The setback came just two days after they lost by 24 at Stanford.

NFL News:

Super Bowl Preview: Tom Brady And History, With Eli Manning In The Way Again -
The Super Bowl is here, and Tom Brady has a chance to write himself into NFL history on Sunday. But there's Eli Manning and the Giants again, standing in New England's way, one more time.

Super Bowl XLVI Coverage: News And Other Updates Leading Up To Pats-Giants
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.

NFL Hall Of Fame 2012: Curtis Martin, 5 Others To Be Inducted -
Jack Butler, Dermontii Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin and Willie Roaf were voted in. Notable finalists who didn't make the cut include Bill Parcells, Cris Carter and Tim Brown.

Tiquan Underwood Released In Strategic, Perhaps Ruthless, Move -
Tiquan Underwood was cut by the New England Patriots just 24 hours before the Super Bowl, and the move has caused plenty of uproar. It's cold, sure, but the move was also a calculated one, as you would probably expect. As the news began to trickle out, I wondered if the timing had something to do with a competitive advantage, and it seems that it did.

NFL Honors Show Airs On Saturday Night; Awards Already Handed Out -
The inaugural NFL Honors show kicks off at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday night on NBC. Aaron Rodgers was named MVP, with Cam Newton taking home the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Thoughts on Kennedy and 2012 Hall class - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Former St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams should feel great about cracking the final 10 in his first year as a finalist. Williams had 55 career interceptions and scored nine touchdowns. He was a big-time playmaker for bad and good teams alike.

PHOTO: Cam Newton's New Under Armour Shirt Is Unfortunate - From Our Editors -
Under Armour has Cam Newton plastered all over its website after the Panthers' star quarterback won the Rookie of the Year Award on Saturday night. But tucked within the link to Newton-themed apparel is a rather unfortunate shirt photo for those who have been around the Internet a while. The idea is nice and all, but this seems like it'll become a meme or a source of mockery soon.

PHOTO: New York Giants Are Super Bowl 46 Champions - From Our Editors -
This is great. We actually don't even need to bother with the Super Bowl on Sunday. The outcome has already been determined, so we can all sit back and watch the commercials, the halftime show and six hours of pregame while ignoring the matchup itself.