Thursday, May 26, 2005

Oh, the Joy of Good Press

Pete Prisco is a believer.

The very things that, for so long, I have been spouting to friends and family is finally coming from the mouths of a sports writer. Only 108 more days to go to opening day.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Cleaning House

I get a little confused by the short-sighted beliefs of reporters sometimes. Arizona Central reported on the release of L. J. Shelton expressing disbelief at the timing. They pointed out that releasing now puts $3 Million against this year's cap while releasing him in two weeks would have reduced that figure to 7/8 of $1 Million.

News flash for the Republic. That money will clear against the cap some time. It'll either be this year or next, but it will clear. Why put off until next year such a huge hit, and let it impact the team two years in a row?

Way to go Cards!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The News Just Keeps Coming

Ain't that peculiar.

I remember, long before the big vote that finally authorized funds for a new stadium, going to a park in Mesa where like minded fans met with Michael Bidwill to discuss building a new stadium in Mesa. It would be an uphill battle, though, because local voters were so averse to using taxpayer money to finance projects for private entities.

Now comes word that Mesa voters have approved an $84 Million dollar bond issue for a project at the same site. I think I see what's happening here. It wasn't that the people of Mesa were against spending money, they just didn't want the Cardinals in their back yard.

Bully for them. Thanks to their pigheadedness, my side of town got this beautiful stadium. Hey Mesa! Thanks!

Friday, May 13, 2005


Where in the draft did we get Wendell Bryant? Man! Nothing like having an important player go down to stupidity.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

And Life Gets Calmer

The news that Anquan Boldin was returning to work out with the Cardinals sure made me feel better. Reading the article, I note that the team has offerred quite the generous signing bonus which, when combined with an also generous yearly salary, I'd think would make everyone happy.

So we seem more set for the regular season. Just gotta wait for the Suns to win the NBA Finals, then we'll be ready for training camp.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Kurt Warner: Arizonan

With Warner putting in an appearance at the Special Olympics, Arizonans are getting another reminder of why it is that we root for our home teams.

Sports bring so much more to a community than just the ability to cheer them on. So for that multitude of football fans who make a sport of rooting against the Cardinals, remember that you're taking pleasure in the heartache of your neighbors, your friends, your family. If this gives you some perverse pleasure, then nothing can be done about a rat like you. But if a sense of togetherness represents an improvement at home, join us now before you get a chance to prove that you have the fiber of Homer Simpson.

Monday, May 02, 2005

132 and Counting

So Boldin missed the mandatory camp, but otherwise all is well in Cardinal country.

Speaking strictly as fan (which is pretty much all that I am), watching the team on NFL Total Access was quite a rush. Speaking also as someone who had to miss on the open practice last week (job blues), getting an extended look at the team and the new uniforms was a nice thrill as well. Sure would like to see the Cards get the authentic jerseys in the shop.