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Old 12-05-2011, 15:05   #1
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Are the Arizona Cardinals a mediocre franchise?

Would you classify as a mediocre NFL franchise? They have a tiny fanbase and aren't very popular, haven't won all that much. Are their players terrible?

I really like the Cardinals and want to become a fan of them but people keeping telling me they are so terrible and it would be a big mistake to root for them.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-05-2011, 15:06   #2
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The entire franchise history is pretty sad. Started in Chicago and were pretty good and actually there before the Bears, but the Bears were more popular so they moved to St. Louis. In St. Louis they did nothing but lose. They were in the NFC East for years with The Cowboys, Redskins and Eagles and Giants who were all 4 very good and beat the crap out of the hapless Cardinals. I don't know why but the franchise move to Arizona and became the Phoenix Cardinals in 1988 or 89 I think. In the late 90's they changed their nbame to the Arizona Cardinals.

This is one of the oldest franchises in the NFL, but one of the least successful. The only good seasons they've had in recent history were in 1998 when they made the playoffs as a Wildcard team and beat the Cowboys in Dallas 20-7. However they lost the next game to the Vikings 41-21. The team didn't make the playoffs again until Kurt Warner lead a very good offense all the way to the SB, but lost in the final seconds to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-23.
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Old 12-05-2011, 15:07   #3
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Any NFL team is mediocre when you take away their franchise quarter back or running back. In the case of the Chicago Bears as an example: their quarter back and running back are out because of injury, because of this they have been unable to win a game. Up until then, the team showed improvement each week and the fan enthusiasm had not dwindled, even though the Packers seem to have a lock on the season.

A season can be lost that fast. One key player can make the difference. Stay with your AZ Cardinals, I have been a fan of theirs since their Chicago days and again when they were in St. Louis. Their day will come, and you will be disappointed if you bail on them now.
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Old 12-05-2011, 15:10   #4
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yes

they cant compare to steelers,49ers,cowboys,giants,packers,patriots or bears in terms of fans.

There fan base is really really small and the team overall is not good.

there highlights of there entire career history is magically winning against teams they are underdogs against. Ala what you saw yesterday beating dallas and dallas has been playing better than past seasons but still needs lost of work they have good players but coaching could be better though garett isnt terrible. that combined with the fact cowboys have a hard time putting it all together.

there are other teams with little fan base there are 32 nfl teams and only a handful or so are Great Franchises.

id call arizona below mediocre- bills,rams,jaguars, browns,are all medicore in my opinion
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Old 12-07-2011, 15:02   #5
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They're not that great. The Cardinals, Bills, Jaguars, Browns are considered mediocre franchises. The Packers, Steelers are some of the greatest.
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