Cardinals Give Up on UCLA Tennis Hopeful Josh Rosen

After just one season, the Arizona Cardinals have officially given up on 2018 first round pick Josh Rosen.

It was no secret that this was going to happen. New head coach Kliff Kingsbury had been saying since well before he was hired that he would take Kyler Murray number one overall if given the chance. As a man of his word, he selected Murray and immediately began shopping Rosen.

After what has been a rocky 3 months for Rosen, he has officially been traded to Miami. The on and off again relationship with Arizona is finally over and he seems excited about backing up Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Pretty ruthless. The best analogy for this would be Rosen and Arizona dating on and off for a year only for him to find out that they had been seeing Kyler Murray every time they were on a break. Then, as soon as it all breaks and Arizona looks like the bad guy, Rosen starts a petty war by posting a pic of him and his hot new fling.

It is still uncertain if Arizona is really holding a mediocre rookie season against Rosen or if Kingsbury thought he would not fit his system, but one thing is for sure. Josh Rosen did not want to be there. Not even in the NFL. After all, tennis has always been his true passion.

Cardinals Outfield Need Jesus

On paper, the Cardinals should have a pretty good outfield. Very fast, good gloves, no one would expect more than one fluke every month or so. But in just the last two weeks, the warning track has proven to be too daunting of a foe leading to two serious blunders.

Like said before, this outfield is very fast, but maybe a little too fast. The first ridiculous error comes from Marcell Ozuna overrunning a ball he thought was going to go for a homerun, but landed several feet short. What should have been a routine fly ball, ended up being a ground rule double due to a serious lack of depth perception

Next up, Dexter Fowler somehow puts together an even worse display of athleticism.

This is so terrible for so many reasons. First, this ended up going for a homerun. Second and most important, it was Noah Syndergaard at the plate. You let your pitcher give up a homerun to another pitcher. And a pitcher of the Mets, no less. How is he supposed to tell his family? It’s like letting a 13 year old take you yard.

Worst Throw of the MLB Season Goes to Cardinals’ Tyler O’Neill

Let’s set the stage. Cardinals vs Brewers, runner on second in the bottom of the second, Pitcher Freddy Peralta up to bat. The Brewers’ pitcher hits the ball right up middle to the outfield where Cardinals’ Center Fielder is faced with a choice. Does he throw to second and play it safe OR does he try to throw out the guy who is already crossing home plate? I’ll let you guess which one happened, but the guys who play it safe don’t normally make it on this website. Take a look:

Growing up, I was always taught to hit the cut off man, especially when there was no play at the plate. Tyler O’Neill must have either not been taught that or thought his cut off man was in the dugout.

Even if the throw was on target, a play at the plate was still unlikely. There were two outs and the runner was going on contact. But he tried to make a play and the ball just slipped. Honest blunder. Surely, twitter and meme guys gave him a break, right?

NOPE.

Kyler Murray May Not Be Going #1 Overall to the Cardinals, According to ESPN’s Draft Website

With today marking only 9 days until the NFL Draft, it also marks the 1,000th day of speculation of whether or not Kyler Murray will go number 1 overall. What seemed like a sure thing after Josh Rosen took all Cardinals-related photos off of his Instagram, may not be so certain after all. Kliff Kingsbury has been very high on Murray since taking over as head coach, but the Cardinals’ front office may be having a change of heart.

According to ESPN’s draft site, Arizona has already selected Quinnen Williams.

ESPN has since taken this off of the their site, but it makes you wonder. Does ESPN know something they aren’t telling us? OR was this just an honest mistake?

NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah has reported that Arizona’s front office has changing their mind recently. What started as a 90% certainty that they would take Murray has since been reduced to just 60. Normally, teams don’t give up on a quarterback taken in the first round after their rookie season, but when have we ever known the Cardinals to do anything normal?

If I were a Cardinals fan, I would not at all be upset at all about taking Quinnen Williams with the first pick. I would be upset, however, about then having Brett Hundley as the next best option at QB if their relationship with Josh Rosen cannot be patched up.

Louisville Basketball ACC Tournament Expectations

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After a ROUGH February and early March for the Cards, in which they went through the gauntlet of schedule. The Cards went a terrible 3-7 with losses to Virginia twice, North Carolina, Duke, Florida St., Syracuse, and Boston College. Those last two should not have happened, and the losses to Duke, Florida St., and one of the losses to Virginia were absolute choke jobs. That being said, there is a lot to be very excited about as a Cards fan. The team has been, although losing, playing pretty well. While they seemed to struggle to finish games off, the team was starting games off really strong. Coach K actually said that UL was one of the most prepared teams they had played all year. 

So, what does that mean about them going into the ACC Tournament?

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Their first game is against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and if you follow us at Soft 7 Sports you know we hate Notre Dame! Just kidding. But not really. Notre Dame was one of the 3 teams Louisville had beaten during that season ending stretch. They won 75-61 at home. I honestly don’t think that this is going to much of a different game. I’ll be doing a full game breakdown tomorrow, but for now, I don’t see any reason why the Cards should struggle in this game.

So, I expect that the Cards would match up with the 2 seed North Carolina Tar Heels in the ACC Semifinals. The Cards and Tar Heels split their season series 1-1. The first game they played, Louisville absolutely bitch slapped them, 83-62, at UNC. The second game, the Tar Heels got their revenge in the KFC Yum! Center, 79-69. As much as I want to say that the Cards can win this game, I don’t see them winning against this UNC team. That North Carolina team is playing really, really strong right now. They are peaking at this time of the year. It may be a close game, but I don’t see anything good about this game for the Cards. It also helps that the ACC Tournament is in Charlotte, North Carolina. If we’re being honest, North Carolina might win the ACC Tournament this year.

So, I think the Louisville Cardinals will be bounced in the Semifinals of the ACC Tournament by the North Carolina Tar Heels. There is a prediction.

-Parmesan Don

@soft7parm