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    mid 2000s for me when the internet became more of a thing and I was in my late teens. before that all you could see over here was the super bowl (and maybe the championship games), all in the middle of the night. had relatives following the nfl and saw some nfl europe. then came across an older KW segment, liked him, saw he was with arizona and thats porbably the main reason I became a cards fan...also larry of course...

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    Replying to this thread takes me way back. It's interesting for me, though, when making my mark on the poll question. Have been a fan of the Cardinals since their Chicago days when my father and uncles were season ticket holders. While my schoolboy days never saw a winning season they entralled me with stories of when they were the champions and grabbed the attention of NFL fans. I especially loved the how and when they dominated the crosstown Bears. While they were only an also-ran during the 'fifties they were competitive against Halas' team, close to .500 with them.

    My first childhood heroes were Comiskey Park athletes, Nellie Fox of the White Sox (he was smallish like me and batted left-handed like my father taught me) and Ollie Matson the Cardinals DJ of that era and radio character, 'The Lone Ranger,' and real person and TV character, Davy Crockett.

    Now I've done it! For the rest of the day I'll be whistling long ago tunes or singing the 'M-i-c-k-e-y M-o-u-s-e' song. Before long my wife will be questioning my sanity. Maybe I'll tell her I'm rehearsing the song to teach it to my 4 year-old granddaughter tomorrow when she is visiting. My daughter will just love that...

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    I'm an Arizona desert rat, born and raised. Prior to the Cards coming I was a devout Oiler fan. Warren Moon was my favorite. I was torn when the Cards moved in. They were so poorly ran it was hard to jump on board, but I loosely followed them. Then the Ultimatum happened in 1993. I followed religiously hoping Joe would keep his job. Two things happened after he was fired: 1) I faithfully watched the Cardinals every step and 2) I boycotted Bill Bidwill. (That boycott was serious and lasted forever). In spite of that, I've probably missed a handful of games since 1994. Yes, I even watched the Dave McGinnis years. Ugh.
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    Since 1964, St Louis Cardinals They went 9-3-2
    that year.
    Dad liked the Colts and my brother was a Packer Fan
    I'm the only one of us three that stuck.

    A few years later the Cardinals hired Charlie Winner
    to be their head coach.

    Here are some cool facts

    Coach Wally Lemm

    Story about Coach Lemm
    https://www.si.com/vault/1965/11/01/...e-wantto-cards

    SI COVER
    https://www.si.com/vault/issue/42840/1/1

    Coach Charlie Winner
    Charlie Winner is 93 years old and among the
    living former head coaches.
    He is Weeb Eubank's (New York Jets former HC) son in law
    Coach Winner was also POW in WW2

    Article on Coach Winner:
    http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/sp...e80355532.html
    Makes me feel like a Kid again

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    Interesting question. Especially given the home city history, ownership , quality of product and being a founding original team. Originally a 5k purchase now worth billions.
    AZ native here. Total homer everything (ASU NOT WILDCATS)
    I, being an NFL fanatic since 7 years old, was completely disappointed by the announcement of the Cards coming to be our home team. All I could think was why couldn't we get a better team. 1988... Couldn't get on board. 1989? I decided to experience a live NFL game. Immediately adopted that ugly scrapper step child. To this day, after much suffering, I still say the turning point in Cards history was Jake Plummer.
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    Put down the family's roots in AZ during the 1998 NFL season and watched the Cards beat the Cowboys [great joy!] before they lost to the Vikings. Decided then to embrace the home team for good or bad since they'll bury me here anyway.

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    I went to ASU in 1991..... one Sunday, I strolled by the stadium and someone was selling $5 tickets for nose bleeds.... I bought the ticket, noticed that the lower level was not full, saw a guy from one of my classes that worked the stadium, he let me get in the lower level... sat down watched the game.. the rest is history....

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    Went to my first Phoenix Cardinals game in 1990 .. I still have the velvet snap back Phoenix Cardinals hat! I was like 8 years old I think and I remember it was Phoenix Cardinals Vs. The Philadelphia Eagles .. Tim Rosenbach vs Randall Cunningham.. Then a few years later I gt my first Cardinals jersey--- Garrison Hearst!!!!!!! Now I'm 25 and a season ticket holder! GO cards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RimrockCard View Post
    It was easy for me..the second we had a "Home team" i dropped the Niners like a bad habit and never looked back..lol
    Same here except it was the Cowboys for me growing up in Texas and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RimrockCard View Post
    When they came to AZ..Then the Phoenix Cardinals with Gene Stallings at the helm
    Quote Originally Posted by thomas cat View Post
    That's a name I haven't thought about in awhile. Not exactly one of the big names in cardinal history, but he was part of it.

    My other thought about this poll. While not all, and even most fans have never faced their team leaving...and then another team coming to town.

    How often do people embrace the new team and forget their old team? I tried and couldn't do it. Am in the minority?...or do most manage to change their loyalties?
    One of the best coaches the Cards had. Unfortunately for him that is when Sr. was running the team and it was a **** show.

    Won a national title at Alabama some years later.

    Loved Stallings.
    Still searching for our QBOF.

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