On-Line NFL Pool
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"The Cardinal" Bio
The Playoff Race
- - - - - The Cardinals' final regular-season appearance at the Georgia Dome was anything but peachy, with the game ending as every other contest has in this stadium, with a Cardinals loss. This time, the loss drops Arizona to 4-6-1 and precariously close to playoff elimination. Of course, even with a dramatic winning streak to close out the season, I think we all see the indicators that we just aren't a very good team.
- - - - - As the game dragged on, the defense seemed to lose its focus and larger chunks of yardage were surrendered, leading to the final margin. The turning point took place after special teams committed its obligatory debacle, jumping offsides on a punting play to give up the first down. Unforgivable -- ending any realistic chance at a comeback and dooming the franchise to what appears to be another wasted season. With the Cubs winning their championship this season, it looks like the Cardinals are content to carry the banner of North America's losingest franchise for a while longer. Nothing lovable about this bunch, though.
NEXT WEEK, WASHINGTON REDSKINS: The sixth playoff spot s currently held by the Redskins and their 6-4-1 record. A loss by the Cardinals will put the team on the cusp of playoff elimination and we are barely into December. A win keeps things going for a few weeks as it would shift tie-breakers to our side (the only tie-breaker to likely matter in wild card scenarios unless we tie again). My prediction: Cards win, 19-18.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org;
I always enjoy hearing from Cardinals fans around the country and the world.