Jul. 28, 2012; Flagstaff, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) calls a play during training camp practice on the campus of Northern Arizona University. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE
Deadspin seems to always have nice things to say about Arizona and their sports teams. Whether it's our state's politics (which we won't get into) or making fun of Diamondbacks announcer Mark Grace and his reactions, Arizona provides constant fodder for one of the most rash pages on the web.
This time, Deadspin decided to let loose on our beloved Arizona Cardinals ( :( ). Only, they are doing this whole series for every team in the NFL, so it's not that bad. Hit the jump to get the highlights from what I would consider a very funny piece of writing.
Here is the link for those of you who haven't read it. Let me forewarn you that the language is not entirely PC throughout this column, so read at your own risk. The tales told within are exaggerated pretty heavily, but there were actually a couple of notes that we can take away from it once we are either done being upset or done spitting our drinks all over our computer screens.
If you are Mario from the Arizona Birdgang Podcast, then you were offended by the hatred that is being spewed the Cardinals' way. Kevin Kolb, the offensive line and even coach Ken Whisenhunt take a pretty harsh beating from writer Drew Magary.
But here's the thing: he was spot on with a lot of what he said. Just because Kolb was a coach's son doesn't mean he is going to be a better quarterback. It just doesn't work that way. The offensive line added Adam Snyder, but will that and another year of continuity be enough to turn this unit around? Or will it be a sackapalooza once again?
One thing that I found extremely interesting was William Leitch's take on the quarterback competition here in the desert. He states that just because Kurt Warner came out of a competition with Matt Leinart shining, that doesn't mean every QB responds well to having someone look over their shoulder. Special attention may need to be given to the quarterbacks because, simply put, it is the most important position on any football team.
Personally, I loved this article. I am an Arizona native and although I didn't really get all of the jabs (Manning didn't come to the Cards because he didn't want to get shot?), I still found them amusing. Maybe I just have thick skin. What did you all think? Was this piece fun or degrading to you?