Arizona Cardinals as spoilers? Are you satisfied with that?

Christian Petersen

All that is left is pride and ruining other teams' seasons.

The Arizona Cardinals are no longer in playoff contention. They play the 8-6 Chicago Bears who have been sliding ever since a 7-1 start. The Cards know how that goes, having started 4-0 and sliding to 5-9.

Chicago is still in playoff contention, but are not doing well. In fact, should the Minnesota Vikings pull out a win against the Houston Texans, if the Cardinals beat Chicago, they would have eliminated the Bears from postseason hopes.

At this point, would you rather see that or would you rather that the Cardinals be competitive but lose, thus putting the team in better draft positions?

To me, the choice is easy -- you want to be a spoiler. Since there is "nothing left to play for" for the Cards and since fans like company in their misery if misery is being had.

I think what we have gone through qualifies as misery. I would say that it is a better day for me if the Cards win and knock the Bears out of the postseason.

I recognize that probably it is better for the franchise on the whole should they lose, but do so in competitive fashion. That way, the fans get a good show, but the result puts them in better position to get a more talented player in the draft.

But I will always hold to the fact that no matter what -- winning is so much better as a fan.

So you tell me -- do you want to play the spoiler, or would you prefer that the team finish miserably and look to 2013?

Looking for Arizona Cardinals Tickets?

Keep up with Cardinals news and opinions when you are not on the site. Follow Revenge of the Birds on Twitter at @revengeofbirds and "like" us on Facebook. You can follow me individually at @senorjessroot.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Revenge of the Birds

You must be a member of Revenge of the Birds to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Revenge of the Birds. You should read them.

Join Revenge of the Birds

You must be a member of Revenge of the Birds to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Revenge of the Birds. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker