“Shock the World!”
“Are you f’ing kidding me?!?”
Those are some common reactions when folks hear the Arizona Cardinals are in the Superbowl.
I can barely get my fingers to type those words. The Arizona Cardinals are in the Superbowl.
Look out Tampa (and the Steelers), the game may never be the same.
On February 1, with kickoff time at approximately 4:20pm Mountain, Superbowl XLIII (43) begins and the Arizona Cardinals will be playing in their first Superbowl ever (and first NFL championship game since they were the Chicago Cardinals 61 years ago — thus ending the second longest professional championship drought in history. The hapless Cubs are first in that category).
I can not profess to be a die hard Cardinals fan. The Denver Broncos are my team of choice and have been for over 35 years. But I do have a ton of respect for many of the Cardinals players, especially QB Kurt Warner and WR Larry Fitzgerald. Those guys are both class acts and Fitz is in my opinion the best wide receiver in the league. As the home town team, I root for them in every game (unless it’s against Denver). I do still think the Bidwell’s (the Cards owners) are buffoons, but let’s not belabor that point.
The Cards going to the Superbowl is great for Phoenix. It will be fun to watch the reaction around here in the next two weeks. Last years Superbowl was played in Phoenix (Glendale to be precise) but something tells me the Superbowl parties are going to be a whole lot better this year…