Thursday, November 30, 2006

Still Losing

With 2 wins this season and 9 loses, what can really be said about the Arizona Cardinals. Pendergast’s so called “unorthodox style of defensive”, which leaves teams guessing as to where the pressure is coming from, doesn’t really seem to be anything extraordinary. Sure, it keeps the Cardinals from having a humiliating defeat, but what about offense? At least rookie Matt Leinart can get some game experience without all the pressure of winning. Maybe next year they’ll be ready to win again.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Cardinals Happy with a Tie

Okay, happy may be a stretch. Especially since Arizona's tie is for bottom of the NFL standings. But at least we no longer are the only dwellers in that cellar. The tie is with the Oakland Raiders, who beat us a few weeks back, and the Detroit Lions, who the Cardinals beat yesterday, thus holding them down while boosting ourselves up.

The most satisfying thing in a way was seeing Matt Leinart get his first NFL win. There have probably been times this season when he longed to be back at USC, where he had so many victories, and where they are having another fantastic year. Hey, Matt, this one felt good, didn't it? And Cardinals fans know you've got some more in you -- maybe Minnesota or St. Louis? Or both?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sports Talk in Glendale

Sports talk in Glendale isn't about the Arizona Cardinals. (Perhaps that's all for the best this season.) It's not even about the NFL. What I've been reading is that Glendale wants to lure the L.A. Dodgers here for spring training. I think it would be a good move for a West Coast team.

I gather that Glendale is also talking with the Chicago White Sox about doing spring training here. That doesn't make quite as much sense. The White Sox already do their preseason stuff down in Tucson. Actually, they share their spring training facilities with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and I think it would be great to have them even more local. But maybe that's not really fair to other D'Backs fans scattered outside the Valley of the Sun.

What I'm really wishing for is a little more NFL action, meaning some positive headlines about our Cards. I can wish, right?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

looking for hope

Optimism, optimism, optimism... it's getting tough to keep it. With four sacks in Sunday's game against the Packers - and I don't mean the "our-guys-sacking-them" good kind, either - it's getting harder to imagine this being the season that breaks the drought. Even wikipedia.com is on the sadness train...

"The Cardinals have historically been known as a chronic loser. They were NFL Champions in 1925 and 1947. However, the team has not won a league title since then, and thus currently holds the NFL record for the longest championship drought."

Then again, maybe this is the time we see who the real fans are, right? I mean, those of us sticking with them this long can't be anything but.