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ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando wrote a nice little piece on Cardinals QB – and greatest person ever – Kurt Warner that explored Warner’s health and general ability to stay healthy. Sando’s primary takeaway was that Warner is not nearly as brittle as some may suggest. In fact, Warner hasn’t missed a start (he missed most of the ’07 Panthers game after being injured on like the 3rd play) due to injury in the last three seasons. Of course, I feel pretty good about all of that because (as anyone that knows me is aware) I’m just about the biggest Kurt Warner homer this side of Jesus Christ. I even predicted his 30 TD season before 2008 began (never mind that I predicted the same thing in 2004, 2005 and 2006). So why the concern from Scott Howard? It appears Warner has old man arms. (more…)

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A True Renaissance Man

A True Renaissance Man

I assume you’re surprised.  As you may remember I once wrote about my dislike of Spanier due to his pension for yelling in the morning hours – well in the light of a few recent suggestions I’ve changed my tune.  In the last few days Spanier has presented some ideas on his local radio program that can be defined with just one word – brilliance.

First his suggestion for the Phoenix Suns – trade Amare Stoudemire, along with the 14th pick in the draft to the Clippers for the 1st pick, which would turn into Blake Griffin.   How about that?  Stoudemire  is only a 6 foot 10, 4-time All-Star and 2007 All-NBA First Team selection but he plays shitty defense – so trade his ass.   We have no room for 26 year-old offensively gifted power forwards in Phoenix.  Bring on Griffin – a man who according to nbadraft.net is “still not a great shooter”, “needs to improve from the free throw line”, and “still needs work on the defensive end”.  Please give me a 20 year-old project to replace Stoudemire.  (more…)

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On Thursday the Cards agreed on a 5-year, $37 million dollar contract extension with strong safety Adrian Wilson.  I realize this is relatively tame news for SoD but it’s a good sign that the Cardinals are working towards keeping the core of the 2008 NFC Champs together.  SoD reached out to former heavyweight boxing champion Clubber Lang for his prediction on what the signing would mean:

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Rod has come for agents souls.

Rod has come for agents souls.

Various sources are reporting that big cry baby disgruntled Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin has fired super-agent Drew Rosenhaus. Rosenhaus released a statement essentially confirming his termination via Twitter, as super-agents are wont to do.  Just last month Karlos Dansby also fired his long term agent, Kirk Wood; however, unlike Boldin, Dansby has a very good shot of getting his contract redone. What can we learn recklessly speculate from these seemingly unrelated firings? Rod Graves is a remorseless killer of agents (although in light of John Clayton putting the Cards 16th in ESPN’S May Power Rankings, perhaps killer clown is more like it). (more…)

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I'm Not Certain Kurt Even Knows What OTA's Are.

I'm Not Certain Kurt Even Knows What OTA's Are.

The defending NFC Champions kicked off OTA’s this week.  For those of you who don’t know what OTA’s are, I’ll fill you in – OTA stands for ‘organized team activities’.  What actually constitutes an organized team activity is a whole other story, but basically it amounts to your players “voluntarily” showing up for group work-outs over the course of the 14 days as allotted by the NFL.  It’s basically a glorified team barbecue.   I’ve yet to receive confirmation but I’m relatively certain Gabe Watson and Oliver Ross had a pie eating contest at Cards OTA’s on Wednesday.   Thus for 14 practices NFL Network will get to take minor breaks from their 24/7 Mike Vick and Brett Favre related programming to show clips of players like Kurt Warner slinging it around in shorts and a helmet.

With all this ripping on OTA’s, you’d think I didn’t care, right?  Well you’d be wrong.  I absolutely can’t get enough of OTA’s.  It probably says more about the state of the Cardinals in relation to the rest of the Arizona sports scene, but as long as there are clips of Kurt Warner standing around slugging water with Larry Fitzgerald, I know there is still hope for Valley sports.

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Coyotes Mascot Howler Correctly Identifying Which Direction the Franchise is Headed.

Coyotes Mascot Howler Correctly Identifying Which Direction the Franchise is Headed.

  • Westgate City Center says no to Coyotes rally – The planned “white-out” rally to save the Phoenix Coyotes ran into a little hitch as Westgate is preventing the Save the Coyotes Coalition (catchy) from holding their rally at the Westgate City Center, citing that it may be too political in nature. Can a lost cause really be political in nature? Also what’s the word for when something is both hilarious and somewhat depressing at the same time? Because this is that.

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Don Banks Only Begrudingly Accepts the Cardinals Existence

Don Banks Only Begrudingly Accepts the Cardinals Existence

Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks produced a predictions column claiming that 6 new teams will in the NFL Playoffs in 2009 and 6 old ones will be out. According to Banks, among those entering the playoff fray will be New England, Buffalo, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, and San Francisco. Apparently San Fran will be entering the playoffs at the expense of….you guessed it…the Arizona Cardinals.

Banks’ reasoning for the 49ers cracking the playoff party is as follows:

The 49ers finished the season at 5-2 in their last seven games under interim head coach Mike Singletary, and that’s almost always going to earn you chic-pick, team-on-the-rise status heading into the following season. But there is something about Singletary’s old-school approach that seems to be exactly what the lackadaisical 49ers have lacked in recent years.

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