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- - - - - It was clear after the first two possessions that this game would not end well for the Cardinals. A missed field goal attempt set the tone and the team played out the remaining fifty minutes with all the cheerful enthusiasm of a dreary London day. Much like in the game against the Eagles, Arizona's defense went out of its way to get themselves out of position, always two steps behind and seeming to make no effort to tackle.
- - - - - The injury to Carson Palmer may be the final straw for the rest of the team to mail it in. His play wasn't the problem, nor will his replacement be the fix. I have confidence in Drew Stanton's ability to hold down the fort, but he needs protection. Behind this offensive line, even the ghost of Joe Montana would find it difficult to score a single point.

NEXT WEEK, @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: After a bye found the Cardinals' coaching staff intact, the team and I travel to Santa Clara for the rematch with the still-winless 49ers. We will find out if the squad has really mailed it in for the season and if the coaches have truly lost the players. No prediction this week, and really all I expect to get from this roadtrip is the ability to cross off one more team from my list of franchises to visit. Four more to go after this one.

TWENTY-SECOND SEASON UNDERWAY

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- - - - - 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 22nd 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 22nd-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 sgoldber@dom.wustl.edu; I always enjoy hearing from Cardinals fans around the country and the world.

The Red & Black Attack is Back !!!

"THE CARDINALS ARE CHARGING"

THE CARDINALS ARE CHARGING
LET'S CHEER THEM ON THEIR WAY
LET'S SHOUT OUT WITH ALL OUR MIGHT
WE'LL SHOW 'EM HOW A TEAM CAN FIGHT
FOR VICTORY AND GLORY
WILL MAKE OUR JOY SUPREME
THE PRIDE OF ARIZONA
OUR ARIZONA CARDINAL TEAM

"The Cardinals Are Charging" was written for both the St. Louis Baseball and Football Cardinals on June 29, 1960. Although the baseball team stopped using the march several years later, the fight song can still be heard at all home football games for the now Arizona Cardinals. The music and words were composed by songwriters Irving Bibo (1889-1962) and Larry Kent. Originally, the lyrics had "all St. Louis" in place of "Arizona" (Line 7), and "St. Louis" instead of "Arizona" (Line 8). Download from the following versions: Real Audio, and MIDI.
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