Hmm, that has a nice ring to it. Of course they have no chance against the Steelers, right? Because, no way could they have beaten Matty Ice and the NFL's leading rusher in the first round. Then of course, there's no way they could beat the Panthers, who but for the fact they played the Giants in NY would have been the number 1 seed in the NFC. And no way they beat the Eagles who had made them look so bad on Thanksgiving.
So what are you missing? How about this: maybe Whisenhunt and his staff are showing themselves to be game planners beyond the likes of which we've seen. Perhaps their game plan all along was to save Edge's aging legs for the post-season. The contrast between the regular season Cardinals and the playoff Cardinals has been stunning.
Also, few know how hard Whisenhunt has pushed this team physically in the off-season. While I've surprised at how good they've been in the playoffs, I've also been surprised that they haven't had more success in the past two regular seasons under him.
I think it's perfectly fitting that Whisenhunt is playing the team that he left because they didn't promote him to head coach when Cowher left. As I've been saying throughout the playoffs, I like our chances.
It will be interesting to see Cardinal jerseys around for a change. In my 35 years of fanship, I have never met another Cardinal fan. Let the bandwagon jumping begin. Hey, Beckeye. C'mon, jump on up over here. I got a window seat on the bandwagon right here next to Red and Falwless. You better get on soon, because the spots are going fast!
As for yesterday's game, I was a bit surprised how they let Philly back in it, but not surprised we were able to take the lead back and hold onto it. Philly fans can't blame McNabb. Well they can and will, but they can't do so fairly. It's not his fault the Cards scored 32. He got them the lead in the 4th which would have stood up had the defense been able to show up when it mattered. He only threw 1 harmless interception that they got back on the fumbled return. I don't think any of that will matter to Philly fans. Oh well, sucks to be you guys!
Anyone interested in attending Mathdude's 12 Shades of Awesome Super Bowl Party and Cardinal Victory Party, let me know.