On-Line NFL Pool
NFL Fight Songs
"The Cardinal" Bio
The Playoff Race
READ IT AND REAP
- - - - - The major NFL media outlets, including two of the largest print magazines, predict the Cardinals to at least make it to the League Championship game. This hasn't happened since, maybe, 1948. It appears possible that all this talk has made its way into the Arizona locker room, and a lackluster performance resulted in an opened day loss to New England. Certainly, part of it was ability (looking at you, Williams and Canaday).
- - - - - However, the wake up call, if it can be termed that, produced the desired effect in the team, who responded in impressive fashion against a much-hyped Tampa Bay squad. Allowing only seven points, the Cardinals defense picked apart and picked off the Buccaneers' attempts to put points on the board, including two interceptions by Williams' replacement Marcus Cooper, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Offensively, the Cardinals got things rolling by the end of the first period, essentially putting things out of reach by halftime thanks to two TDs under the two minute warning. The final score of 40-7 has placed Arizona back at the top of the list of NFC contenders.
NEXT WEEK, @ BUFFALO BILLS: The Cardinals return to Orchard Park, the site of Larry Fitzgerald's last, and only, game without a reception. I was there that windy afternoon to witness the 38-14 blowout loss but unfortunately won't be there this time around when the Cardinals attempt to exact revenge. My prediction: Cards win, 31-13.
TWENTY-FIRST SEASON UNDERWAY
- - - - - As you've probably already noticed, "The Cardinal's" Nest, the Internet's longest-running website dedicated to the Arizona Cardinals, has
undergone a few changes over the years as we embark on our 21st season. This newer setup will hopefully make it easier for you, the fans, to navigate
these pages. After all, isn't life already hard enough being a Cardinals fan?
- - - - - The bar at the left will contain the links to the other pages on this site, including icons for some of the larger features.
Meanwhile, play in my Nineteenth-annual On-Line NFL Pool has begun and the Chicago Cardinals Photo
Album, featuring photos and other game memorabilia from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s has opened. Also, check out the
"Arizona Sports Fans" Message Board. As always, if you have any
suggestions, comments, or questions, please feel free to send me E-mail at email@example.com;
I always enjoy hearing from Cardinals fans around the country and the world.