And starting at quarterback for the Cardinals... who?


And starting at quarterback for the Cardinals... who?

The Arizona Cardinals started their season 4-0, then lost nine straight before defeating the Detroit Lions last weekend. Part of their troubles lay in difficulties at the quarterback position, something that has plagued the organization since Kurt Warner took them to the Super Bowl after the 2008 season and to the NFC West title and divisional playoff round the next year.

But now theres a new guy under center. That would in fact be the third new guy running the Arizona offense as the starting quarterback. Indeed, the Cardinals have changed starters five times in the span of 14 games, beginning with John Skelton, then to Kevin Kolb and back again.

And finally to Ryan Lindley, who was inactive for game one this season, a sixth-round draft choice this year and did not play at all in the first nine games.

Which means that what the Bears know about him is:

Nothing, said defensive tackle Henry Melton.

How about his name?

Nope. I dont want to know his name.

It has been a forgettable name after all.

Lindley has started three of the last for games and thrown zero touchdowns and six interceptions, for a passer rating of 45.0.

I dont even know his number, Melton said. Thats all Im going to aim for.

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 49th homer in 1998

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 49th homer in 1998

It's the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Sammy, when Sosa and Mark McGwire went toe-to-toe in one of the most exciting seasons in American sports history chasing after Roger Maris' home run record. All year, we're going to go homer-by-homer on Sosa's 66 longballs, with highlights and info about each. Enjoy.

Sosa's 49th homer of the season came with a runner on 1st and one out, when Oriel Hershiser served up a high fastball that Sammy belted 415 feet into the last few rows in left-center field. 

Sosa would later start the game-winning rally in the bottom of the ninth, scoring the game-tying run on a Henry Rodriguez single through the right side of the infield. Jose Hernandez would step in the next at-bat and walk it off with a base hit that scored Mark Grace, as Sammy and the Cubs bested the Giants 6-5. 

Fun Fact: A 33-year-old Barry Bonds would hit home run No. 25, finishing the season with 37 homers. He would finish the next season with 34 dingers but would string five consecutive seasons with at least 45 home runs, of course hitting a record 73 home runs in 2001. 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Michael Kopech prepares for The Show


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Michael Kopech prepares for The Show

Pete McMurray, David Haugh and Ben Finfer join David Kaplan on the panel and discuss the long-awaited arrival of Michael Kopech for the White Sox, Yu Darvish's short rehab start and Mitch Trubisky's second preseason game.

Plus, they discuss new NFL rules and when Eloy Jimenez could get his call up.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: