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The Cardinals new status...




As I sit here and watch and read everything about the Arizona Cardinals this year I think back to a simpler time when all we had was a loser in town.  ( I know that Buddy Ryan would proclaim otherwise)  There were 40,000 empty burning seats in the upper deck of Sun Devil Stadium (here in referredto as the toilet bowl) and I went to every single game from 1995 to 2000 with my father.  I was just in high school at the time and this was my first pro team i was ever a part of.  Maybe I was crazy but every year i bet my Mother that this would be the year that the super bowl came through Arizona (I won once in 1996 but that is because it was a lopsided bet). 

Anyways I look back at those times and even with the playoffs in 1998 and the Dallas win we never got to the point of fans being upset about a 2-1 record hell most of the time we didn't win two games until the 12th game of the season.  I think that our culture around Phoenix has changed for the better.  Us as fans no longer want 4-12 or 7-9 or even 8-8 we expect playoffs every year.  There will be no going back to that ever again.  I will be the first to curse Bill Bidwell as a owner, I will also be the first to congratulate the younger Bidwell's because they told us they would put a competitive product on the field if we gave them a new stadium.  They hired the right coach, (In Ken we Trust), and are making all the right moves.

I want to thank Arizona Cardinals fans for showing up every week talking football.  You, me, and everyone in the valley should expect perfection from these coaches, players, and owners.  I did for five years at the toilet bowl and for the 7 years of losing then on.  The fact of the matter is for the first time ever the Cardinals are not disappointing me even if they do go 8-8 this year or miss the playoffs because i know next year the road to the Super Bowl comes through Arizona I got 20 bucks on it.... Any Takers???

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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