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7-3-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings: TWO Larry Fitzgerald's in the Desert?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 27: Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings throws the ball at Mall of America Field on August 27, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 27: Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings throws the ball at Mall of America Field on August 27, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
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Time for todays links, including an interview LaRon Byrd had with the Arizona Republics Bob McManaman (Pretty snazzy name if I may say so.)

Arizona Cardinals News:

LaRon Byrd Not Only Idolizes Larry Fitzgerald, He Plays Like Him Too - Revenge of the Birds
LaRon Byrd, an undrafted free agent of the Arizona Cardinals, is not only a big fan of Larry Fitzgerald... He plays like him, too.

NFC West training camp battles - NFC West Blog - ESPN
An early look at the biggest training camp position battles: ARIZONA CARDINALS Quarterback: Kevin Kolb versus John Skelton.

Small College, Big Hopes
Justin Bethel on the misconception of small school players

Word From the Birds Blog | Fitz hangs on
Fitzgerald Stats


Arizona Sports News:

Milwaukee Brewers groundskeeper Jeff Adcock dies after collapsing in bullpen - ESPN
The Milwaukee Brewers say longtime groundskeeper Jeff Adcock has died after collapsing at a game over the weekend.

Bourn's defense, WAR make his case - tmi-mlb Blog - ESPN
A statistical look at the Final Vote candidates in the National League: Michael Bourn Bourn Bourn’s .350 on-base percentage ranks third among

Steve Nash's potential destinations; Grant Hill has knee surgery
The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors are showing interest in Nash. Meanwhile, Grant Hill has suitors after he had knee surgery.

Sources: Rockets, Dragic far apart - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
The Houston Rockets are pessimistic about their chances of re-signing point guard Goran Dragic with the sides far apart in negotiations, according to

NFL News:

Christian Ponder has grown, says Vikings QB coach - NFL.com

Christian Ponder became the Vikings' starting QB in Week 7 of his rookie season. According to Vikings quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson, he has only gotten better since then.

Ryan Tannehill reportedly set to be Dolphins' No. 3 QB - NFL.com

While Ryan Tannehill is the Dolphins' QB of the future, the team isn't thrusting him into the lineup. According to a Monday report, the rookie isn't in the running for the starting spot.

Buccaneers' Eric Wright arrested on felony DUI charge - NFL.com

Buccaneers CB Eric Wright was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday on a felony DUI charge after he was allegedly involved in an accident causing an injury.

Sean Payton, Saints coach, reportedly files for divorce - NFL.com

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has filed for divorce from his wife of almost 20 years, according to The Times-Picayune. The court petition cites "discord or conflict of personalities."