On-Line NFL Pool
NFL Fight Songs
"The Cardinal" Bio
The Playoff Race
- - - - - The San Francisco 49ers have had the Cardinals' number for the better part of the last two decades. Even when Arizona would field one of its better teams, San Francisco has seemingly found a way to pull out a victory. Even when the games had no real meaning, much like our last two season finales, the 49ers have gotten the better of us. Even when the 49ers were in the tank, they managed to squeak out two 31-28 overtime wins for their only two wins of the season. But last Sunday, it was finally the Cardinals' chance to unload twenty years of frustration on the heads of the 49ers and their quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
- - - - - It really didn't take long for the rout to begin. After a promising drive ended short of field goal range, the Cardinals unleashed their best weapon. No, not Drew Butler and his shaky punting leg (although a later punt did ultimately result in a safety), but our defensive unit and its turnover machine. Two interceptions later, and the game was essentially over. The Cardinals would never look back, winning by a forty point margin for the first time since a 40-0 victory over the Houston Oilers in 1970. An even more-impressive stat is that the team has now secured its second straight 3-0 start for the first time since 1923-1924. For those looking ahead to next season, the Cardinals also started 3-0 in 1922.
NEXT WEEK, ST. LOUIS RAMS: There is no time for a break, as the Rams bring their stout defense into Arizona for another divisional matchup. The Cardinals trail the all-time series against the Rams by only ONE game, in a rivalry spanning six cities: Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh (1944), St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. My prediction, Cards win, 23-1, taking back their own extra-point try for an intentional safety, just to show it can be done.
TWENTIENTH 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 20th 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.