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Time for some links, including something on a small acting role Adrian Wilson had.

Also, the D-Backs are off to their first 4-0 start in Franchise history.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Cardinals could sue Glendale over loss of parking
The Arizona Cardinals are accusing cash-strapped Glendale of financial mismanagement and could sue the city over the loss of parking for roughly 9,000 of the team's ticket holders at Westgate City Center near University of Phoenix Stadium. Glendale, which has spent heavily to try to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in neighboring Arena, is working with the team on a solution to the dispute, Mayor Elaine Scruggs said.

The Law Can Wait
New guard Chris Stewart puts law school on hold for NFL shot

Word From the Birds Blog | A-Dub acts out in Hawaii
Adrian Wilson, actor. OK, not really. In fact, that was stressed by Wilson today when he talked about his cameo on the CBS TV series "Hawaii Five-O" during Monday night’s episode. "I don’t want this to be, ‘He’s Hollywood this, Hollywood that,’ " Wilson said. "It’s not something I want to get known for. At the same time, you don’t want to pass on an opportunity." Still, there was Wilson, looking intimidating as usual as a prison guard during a scene of the episode "Ha’Alele" (which can be seen on right now. Wilson’s scene is around the 18-minute mark.)

Sizing up NFC West coaching staffs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Cardinals have 3-4 fewer assistants than the other teams in the division. I've noticed that to be the case in recent seasons. Staff sizes can vary. Arizona has one more than the NFL listed for New England heading into the most recent Super Bowl.

Scout's take: Grading NFC West offseasons - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers posted a 5-1 record in the NFC West last season while winning the division by a five-game margin. Their division rivals did make up ground as the season progressed. The question this offseason was whether the 49ers' rivals could do enough to close the gap. That quest will continue with the draft, where the 49ers will be picking much later than the rest of the West.

Arizona Sports News:

Arizona Diamondbacks defeat San Diego Padres to start season 4-0
After a certain evening hour, balls hit at Petco Park rarely find the warning track, let alone the seats. There are even fewer that at the moment they are hit are surefire, no-doubt home runs, balls for which outfielders know they need not even move. Chris Young hit one of those in the 11th inning Tuesday night, a ball that, crushed though it was, didn't clear the left-field fence by all that much. But it did, which was all Young and the Diamondbacks cared about as they came away with a 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres, running their record to 4-0 in this new season, the first such start in team history.

Phoenix Coyotes' unified play the foundation for division title
We-before-me attitude has been the culture since Tippett assumed control in 2009.

ASU football: Offensive coordinator Mike Norvell expects quarterback decision to be difficult
Arizona State isn't expected to announce a starter at quarterback before the end of spring practice. It's a competition that likely will carry over into fall camp, giving Mike Bercovici, Michael Eubank or Taylor Kelly plenty of time to win - or lose - the job. Offensive coordinator Mike Norvell recently shared his thoughts on the competition and what he's seen the last three weeks.

NFL News:

With Sean Payton's Suspension, Joe Vitt Is The 'Favorite' For Saints Interim Job -
In the NFL, an interim coach is someone who replaces the head coach for a brief period of time. But what do you call a coach who replaces an interim coach? We could soon be finding out the answer to that question. ESPN has already reported that Bill Parcells will not be the New Orleans Saints interim coach when Sean Payton's suspension begins later this month. ESPN's Adam Schefter says it's "looking more and more like" Saints assistant head coach, Joe Vitt, is the favorite to be the interim coach of the Saints in Payton's absence.

Bill Parcells Won't Join Saints; Interim Coach To Come From Within? -
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton appealed his season-long suspension this week and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell denied the appeal, which means the Saints now need an interim coach. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, that interim coach will not be Bill Parcells.

Steve Smith, Panthers Agree To Multi-Year Contract Extension -
Panthers WR Steve Smith signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Carolina through the 2015 season.

Cameron Wake Not Attending Start Of Miami Dolphins Workouts -
Miami Dolphins pass rusher Cameron Wake is not present for the start of the Dolphins workouts, likely due to his desire for a new contract.

Brees disputes bounty allegations | ProFootballTalk
When Saints quarterback Drew Brees first addressed his team’s three-year bounty program, Brees claimed that he wasn’t aware of the system’s "real existence." In his most recent remarks on the subject, Brees said that it didn’t exist at all. "I would say what we’ve been accused of in regards to pay for injury is not the case," Brees said at the Tuesday press conference regarding his upcoming golf tournament.

(I have really been starting to dislike Brees lately. He is coming across as one of those fake nice guys now. I mean, he said that he wasn't thinking about the passing yards record, yet he had his backup QB on the sidelines telling him how far away from the record he was.)

Publisher of NFL Magazine goes out of business | ProFootballTalk
Last week, the NFL acknowledged that its short-lived foray into the dying magazine industry has died. The company that published the magazine is dead, too.

Should You Fire Your Coach In The Middle Of The Season? A Statistical Breakdown -
Pro sports teams aren't afraid to fire their coaches or managers in the middle of the season. Often times, this is simply done to send a message. But does it actually make the team better? Here, we look at the stats and find out.