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6-4-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Offseason Stuff

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Time for todays links. Rather quiet day of news besides Justin Blackmon getting arrested for DUI. Didn't the media people say that Michael Floyd was the guy that had all of the character concerns? Looks like they got it wrong, Floyd has been good so far since the Draft....

Arizona Sports News:

Trevor Cahill's gem helps Arizona Diamondbacks beat San Diego Padres
Trevor Cahill threw a six-hit shutout and Paul Goldschmidt, Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra homered to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Cahill threw his second career shutout and complete game. His other came with Oakland on Aug. 2, 2010 in a 6-0 win against Kansas City when he threw a three-hitter.

What can the Suns expect to get with No. 13 pick in the NBA draft?
We're certain that it's just a happy coincidence that Tom Benson, newly minted owner of the New Orleans Hornets, won the NBA lottery and the first pick in the draft. It probably had nothing to do with the team being run by the league last season and sold to Benson after Chris Paul was traded to the Clippers. No conspiracy theorists here at The Heat Index. We can't imagine such a thing ever happening under the watchful eye of NBA Commissioner David Stern. Anyway, the Suns had less than 1 percent of a chance to get the No.1 overall pick, and ended up with the 13th for a second draft in a row. So what can they expect to get there?

Arizona Rattlers roll past the Pittsburgh Power
The Rattlers managed only a field goal in the final quarter, but the defense rescued a suddenly stifled offense in a 55-45 victory over the Pittsburgh Power before 7,543 fans Saturday night at US Airways Center.

NFL News:

Inflation, like a certain QB, on the rise - NFC West Blog - ESPN
demigod1987 from Sheboygan, Wisc., has a request. "Could you do a post showing the inflation of passing numbers over the last decade or so?" he writes. "The same argument keeps coming up in the blog regarding how great Alex Smith's numbers were compared to QBs from the past."

Justin Blackmon Arrested For Aggravated DUI After Blowing .24 BAC -
Justin Blackmon was arrested Sunday morning on a charge of aggravated DUI. After taking a Breathalyzer test, his blood alcohol content was reportedly .24 -- three times the legal limit. It's his second DUI arrest since 2010.

Substance-abuse policy permits suspension of Blackmon | ProFootballTalk
Early Sunday, Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon landed in the back seat of a cruiser after being arrested for DUI. Breath testing revealed a sloppy-drunk 0.24 blood alcohol concentration.

Roddy White preparing to do less this season | ProFootballTalk
One of the things you can set your watch to in the offseason is a player saying that he’s going to do more in the year to come. It’s strange, then, to see Roddy White talking about how he’s going to do less this season.