Arizona Cardinals: NFC Champions

OK, clearly reality is broken.  I need to know where the warranty card is so I can have it fixed.

I mean… really?  The Arizona Cardinals are NFC Champions????

I guess there is a bit of karma there.  The Richmond Spiders are the only NCAA Division I Football Champions (the BCS is not sanctioned by the NCAA), but Tim Hightower didn’t get to be part of it.  There was the inconvenient matter of graduation… so instead, Hightower gets a Super Bowl appearance.  It all works out…

And a bit of trivia, which you’ll hear, I’m sure, later tonight if the Steelers win.  In 1944, the (then-Chicago) Cardinals and Steelers were one franchise.  It was a one-season merger because the Steelers were broke (OK, officially it was because of player shortages due to the war, and wartime travel restrictions).  The team played two home games in Pittsburgh, two in Chicago, and one in Philadelphia… and stunk in all of them, going 0-10.  They were in 1944 what the Detroit Lions were in 2008.  The team was called “Card-Pitt”.  One guess what the popular nickname became… I’ll give you a hint, it was because they were walked over quite a bit… 🙂

*shaking head* The Arizona Cardinals are in the Super Bowl.  In Tampa.  Where the Tampa Bay Rays played an equally-improbable World Series.  Go figure.  What next, the New York Knicks going to the NBA Finals?  The Atlanta Thrashers in the Stanley Cup finals?  Sheesh…


Author: Rob Hoffmann

Occasional blogger, slightly less occasional improv player/ref/tech, full-time computer techie, radio producer (basketball, mostly), generally nice person (if you ask me).

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