The Arizona Cardinals have done it.
The Arizona Cardinals are going to the Super Bowl.
I know.....it doesn't sound right.
Could World War III and the end of civilization be far behind?
With their 32-25 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Cardinals advance to the Super Bowl for the first time ever.
In fact, the Cardinals have not won a championship of any kind in 61 years.
But now they will have a chance to go to the Super Bowl.
Kurt Warner was 21 for 28 for 279 yards, and he passed for 4 touchdowns against an Eagles defense that was ranked #3 in the NFL this season.
Three of Kurt Warner's touchdowns went to Larry Fitzgerald who completely dominated the Eagles secondary this afternoon.
So how did this happen?
After all, the Cardinals had a miserable second half of the regular season. They lost by 28 to Philadelphia in November, they lost by 21 to Minnesota on December 14th and they lost by 40 to New England in the next to last game of the regular season.
Fortunately for the Cardinals, they played in the worst division in football and so they were able to sneak into the playoffs with a 9-7 record.
During the regular season the Cardinals scored 427 points and they gave up 426 points.
Talk about mediocre.
But the key is to get into the playoffs and then to get hot once you get there, and the Cardinals have gotten hot.
But nobody expected this.
For years the Cardinals have been the joke of the NFL.
I remember back in the 80s when the Cardinals were in the NFC East, the Redskins were always so thankful to have them in the same division because that was two victories per year that you could count on.
Plus the Cardinals have the stupidest looking helmet in the NFL.
Is anyone actually supposed to be intimidated by that stupid looking bird?
At one point they actually tried to make the bird look meaner.
Just look at the thing.
The only thing that is going to be scared by that is the other birds around the bird feeder.
But the Cardinals overcame all their obstacles today.....the bad helmets, the bad owner, the bad history and the lack of respect from the rest of the NFC.
Now the Cardinals are going to the Super Bowl and if everyone else does not like it that is just too bad.