The Cardinals One Game from the Super Bowl?
Good lord, I never thought this would happen. I root for the Cardinals, but refuse to live and die with the team, because there's too much dying. When they first moved to the Valley in 1988, I remember a friend insisting that he was going to bleed Cardinal red from then on. I told him that he'd better get some transfusions ready, because he was about to do a lot of bleeding.
The Cardinals back then were clearly one of the worst NFL franchises in history. You could make an argument for the Tampa Bay Bucs, but even the Bucs in only 13 seasons had the same number of postseason victories (1) as the Cardinals. And they have not exactly covered their time in Arizona in glory. This is only the second time (in 21 years) that they have had a winning record. It was noted that this was the first time since 1975 that they had won their division.
I'll be rooting for the Iggles this afternoon, because if that happens, the Cardinals will host the NFC Championship. But if past history is any indication, the Cardinals, in a game they should win, will lose. Sorry, but out here we're pretty fatalistic about the team.