GUARD THE NEST
UPDATE (12/14): With the win in St. Louis and the Philadelphia loss, the Cardinals have indeed clinched a playoff berth! Meanwhile, the Green Bay loss also puts clinching the 1-seed in play for Week 16. An Arizona win against Seattle would clinch the division AND should clinch the 1-seed as well (I calculate that we have clinched the strength-of-victory tie-breaker over Green Bay in this scenario). However, should we lose to Seattle but win the division with a win over San Francisco and a loss by Seattle to St. Louis, Green Bay would have the tie-breaker on common games. More to come later this week. . .
- - - - - With our playoff aspirations in jeopardy, Arizona returned home and took care of business against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, mixed in with our usual second-half defensive shut-out effort were a few new wrinkles. Cooper started at left guard and helped clear the way for newly signed running back Kerwynn Williams. That's not to say that our offense exploded for 220 rushing yards and four touchdowns, but the 100-yard effort was sufficient to keep the Chiefs guessing and allowed the passing game to sustain enough drives to score enough points to claim victory, 17-14.
My prediction, Cards win, 12-10.
NINETEENTH 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 19th 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 CARDINALS ARE CHARGING"
"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.