Sunday, January 18, 2009

Arizona Cardinal Theme Song

GO CARDINALS...Battle of the Birds

Arizona Cardinals Ready to Shock the World:

Can You Say Super Bowl 43 Champions? by The Best College Basketball Players You've Never Heard OfAfter a first look at the Arizona Cardinals this year, I figured they would not be good. It would be like every year we see them; they are always an okay team.

Never in a million years did I think I would be saying that the Cardinals would be Super Bowl 44 Champions. But after watching this team in the playoffs and seeing that they seem to win their games easily, I can say that it is possible they could win the Super Bowl this year. They have history to back them up, too.

The Steelers and Giants were wild card teams who got in and no one expected them to go far at all. There were the favorites, like the Colts and Patriots, but those two ended up winning instead.

It is the same with the Cardinals. They are a wild card team and barely got in with an 8-8 record. I for one griped that an 8-8 team got into the playoffs while my team, the Pats, had 11 wins and were unable to be in.

I know that the Cards are NFC and the Pats are AFC, but I still hate the fact that they got in. That was until I saw them beat the Falcons.

The Falcons were favored because they had won more games and seemed to have more talent. They were on a roll with a hot rookie QB and a pretty solid defense.

It was like they didn't show up, but the Cards did. I figured it was a fluke and they just got passed them but would go down next week to the Panthers.

It was not a fluke, as you know. The Cards bounced the Panthers out of the playoffs with surprising defense. They have five turnovers through their playoff games this season. They played solid defense on Steve Smith.

Smith didn't get a catch in the game until the end of the third quarter. They held him catchless in the first half. A veteran in Smith, who has been to a Super Bowl. He went against corners that people beat all year.

The Cards' defense, led by Rolle, Dockett, and Berry, are taking out offenses. That was what they lacked all this time. They have always had the offense. They can score TDs, but could never seem to stop the other teams from scoring.

Now that they can, look out. The offense blasted the Panthers' defense, which was very surprising to me. Of course they have a good offense, but I figured the Panthers would stop it.

Larry Fitzgerald just killed the Panthers' corners. They apparently forgot that they had to cover him. Boldin was out with an injury and is supposed to be the best wide out on the team, but Fitzgerald blasted Carolina's defense all by himself.

Edgerrin James played a good game last week, finally showing up for the first time in his Cardinals career. He didn't really get his feet under him last night. He kept slipping in the game, but no one else really did.

Edge did not have a great game, but he was a good decoy. Fitzgerald got open early because of the run threat.

Now with all of this helping the new greatest show on earth led by the only man to be on both in Kurt Warner they are great. Warner seemed to exorcise his demons on the road in this game, as he has not played well away from home.

But in this one he did, and that was the impressive thing to me. Seeing a veteran do well is expected, but when they do bad it is unexpected. Some did not think what he did was great, but he is the reason the Cards are where they are currently.


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