Thursday, April 28, 2005

136 Days to Go

Is there anything more excruciating than waiting for the first game to begin?

The Cards announced their happiness with the players they acquired after the draft ended, and while I'm happy about these, what I can't wait for is the time when they hit the field.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Most News Is Good News

It wasn't enough that one site after another has rated their draft very highly, once it was over, the Redbirds took to the free agent market to ink the remainder of their needs and then some. Nice job guys!

Now for the bad news. It appears that Anquan Boldin is making a move for more money (which he deserves) by holding out on voluntary practice (which he shouldn't). Thankfully, no one is spewing any hyperbolic statements, so a deal is reachable.

Hey, Rod, what's one more contract to negotiate?

Monday, April 25, 2005

What a Draft!

So they took none of my advice and did great anyway (shows what I know).

While I was disappointed that none of the four guys I wanted to see them draft was even available in the 8th position, Rolle is by no means chopped liver.

I realize this team still needs a tight end, but oh, what a collection they added on draft day. Time for Mike and Rod to make sure they don't miss a minute of training camp.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Christmas Eve is Here Again!

One more day to draft day (sure wish I didn't have to work tomorrow morning).

I don't know about you, but I'm all in favor of getting the Travis Henry deal done so we can concentrate on other areas in the draft. (through Yahoo!) delineates the team's needs here, but seems to offer no ideas on a potential solution.

I say trade down a few notches. Either Adam Jones or Carlos Rogers should still be available further down the line, and an easier signing coupled with additional draft picks would be sweet.

Thursday, April 21, 2005


Okay, the new uniforms are a significant change, but I'm not so sure that copying the Falcons' method was exactly what I was looking for. That said, I'm sure I'll be dropping my $250 (or more) on an authentic Darnell Dockett or Larry Fitzgerald or Anquan Boldin or Karlos Dansby or Kurt Warner (can't remember the last time there were so many good names to choose from). The official story on the unveiling can be found here.

Two more days 'till the draft and only 114 days to the first preseason game. Why must time move so slowly?

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Excitement A-Plenty!

Big day today, Cards fans!

The Cardinals introduce their new uniforms today, and while the new logo was a bit underwhelming, I know I'm looking forward to the change even though I was never unhappy with the old look.

Side note about drafts (just noticed a tidbit) in Arizona. In the 17 seasons the Cardinals have played here, they have finished the season with a top 10 pick in 14. The exceptions are Buddy Ryan's 8-8 season in '94, Vince Tobin's playoff year of '98 (9-7 Reg, 10-8 Overall) and Dave McGinnis' 7-9 season in '01.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Draft Parties

The official Cardinals draft party is set for Saturday morning. And while their web site makes no mention of it, Valle Luna at 35th Ave and Bell is hosting an unofficial draft party as well.

According to the story on the Cards' official web site, they'll go with the best available player regardless of position, but I'd sure like to see them find the best available running back and cornerback. An aside to the author of the story, Reynaldo Hill does not have an 's' in his last name.

This is the year. It's also the last year that ABC had a chance to show these future Hall-of-Famers in their formative years. Tough luck guys.

Monday, April 18, 2005


We are few and far between, at least for now.

Anyone coming across this particular blog will, no doubt, know that the Arizona Cardinals are a regular source of ridicule, but I believe that the time is now for improvement.

Watch this spot for links to stories and original commentary. Welcome aboard.