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Cardinals Defiant to the End

Posted on: February 3, 2009 6:36 pm

As someone who has lived in Arizona for a decade and followed the Cardinals but not actually staked "fan-ship" in them, I think it is time for everyone to admit they were wrong at some point in the season.

I admit I was wrong until about week 6 in which point I started believing in them all the way to the end of the Super Bowl.  But it did indeed take me until week 6 to get on board; and it wasn't an easy pill to swallow.  I'd say there were clumps of bandwagon hop-ons at different points in the season, almost like crowds of people trying to board at bus stops along the line.  But unless you are part of the absolutely tiny population that are true Cardinals fans or you still think the Cardinals are worthless, you should admit the mistake no matter how you view it: 1) just didn't see it coming 2) doubted their talent 3) doubted their ability to play in tough games against tough teams.  Whatever you want to call it.. most of us must admit we were wrong.

-People that said the Cardinals were by far the worst team in the playoffs and had no business being there- admit you were wrong.

-People that said every single round of the playoffs that the Cardinals would get thoroughly defeated- admit you were wrong.

-People who said that there was no way that the Cardinals could come close to beating the Steelers in the Super Bowl and that it would be an easy win for the Steelers- admit you were wrong.

-People like Freeman who said stupid things like "the Cardinals didn't win the NFC Championship Game, the Eagles lost it" or that the Super Bowl would have the lowest ratings ever since the CARDINALS were it and obviously the Steelers were going to dominate- admit you were wrong.  Because not only did the Cardinals make the game very close.. they almost won.  And it was just announced that this was the most watched Super Bowl in history.

So here I am saying I was wrong at one point.  And now it's your turn...

Category: NFL

Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: February 4, 2009 11:19 pm

Cardinals Defiant to the End

I still say they shouldn't have been there. I not a Cardinal fan i'm a Kurt Warner fan. I can't explain it, i can't explain how the stars where shining on the Cardinals. If look at the stats the Cardinals played real well at the house. It was a bit of surprise that the Eagles lost. I take that back i was sure a team from the NFC East was gonna be there. We didn't under estimate the team. Everybody knew the Steeler's were gonna win the game, the question was by how much they were gonna win by. I wasn't rootin for the Cards i was rooting for Kurt Warner. Do you really think there gonna be in the playoff's next year, i don't think so. You guy's are forgetting who's running the show in San Fransico

Since: Jan 30, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2009 7:40 pm

Cardinals Defiant to the End

I can completely understand where you are coming from, who wants to watch one team single handedly control the tempo and pace of the football game until the fourth quarter? Who wants to watch Warner run around the pocket like a chicken with his head cut off?  Who wants to watch the fairy tail and "Destined" team finally crumble?  Who would want to watch Cardinal players get hit so hard one of my home theatre speakers actually blew out? Who would want to witness the longest play or greatest catch in Super Bowl history? I'll tell you who......-->This Guy<-- along with the entire STEELER NATION. As somebody born and raised in the city of Pittsburgh, somebody whos dad used to let him skip church and go tailgate at Three River Stadium at 10 a.m., somebody who was allowed to miss 3 days of school after the Steelers lost Super Bowl XXX against Dallas I can only offer my personal and biased opinion.  But my heart missed a beat at least ten times in the last five minutes of that game. Let's face it, no one expected the Cards to come back and pull ahead of the Steelers at the closing minutes of the game. In fact, no one expected the Cards to even be able to hang with the heavily favored Steelers ( admit it, even if you jumped on the bandwagon and REALLY wanted the Cards to win, you knew in the back of your head they were going to need a miracle). The media did an excellent job hyping up the game and making it seem like Arizona had a chance, but in the end the better team won the game. I personally thought the game was incredible taking me on an emotional rollercoaster reaching the lowest of lows (Fit'z TD) and highest of highs (Holmes game-winneing TD). Im proud to be from the City of Champions (ESPN's Title Town was crock of ****) and home of the 6X time WORLD CHAMPIONS

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