Wow! Playing in the Superbowl and settling in to the new stadium got the Arizona Cardinals a 51 place jump from 84th to 33rd in ESPN's (fairly meaningless and arbitrary) Ultimate Standings of 122 pro sports franchises. You can look at all the teams here.
This years rank: 33
Last Year's Rank: 84
Title Track: 56
Fan Relations: 65
Stadium Experience: 24
Bang for the Buck: 14
The site defines the above categories:
Bang For The Buck (BNG): Wins during the past three years (regular season plus postseason) per revenues directly from fans, adjusted for league schedules.
Fan Relations (FRL): Openness and consideration toward fans by players, coaches and management.
Ownership (OWN): Honesty and loyalty to core players and local community.
Affordability (AFF): Price of tickets, parking and concessions.
Stadium Experience (STX): Quality of arena and game-day promotions as well as friendliness of environment.
Players (PLA): Effort on the field and likability off it.
Coaching (CCH): Strength of on-field leadership.
Title Track (TTR): Championships already won or expected in the lifetime of current fans.
Nice to see the Cards getting some respect. No more Rodney Dangerfield quotes for us.