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    Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    He took 'em BOTH to Super Bowls ... but Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals than the St. Louis Rams.

    Kurt was in NYC yesterday when he explained why ... saying it's due to the fact AZ was the last place he played, he knows a lot of people in the org., and he still lives in 'Zona.

    Of course, Warner said he has nothing but respect for the Rams -- and is thankful for everything they gave him ... like his first shot in the NFL after he spent time in the Arena league and NFL Europe.

    FYI -- the Rams also gave Warner his first BIG pro contract in 2000 ($46.5 mil for 7 years).

    But the Rams also dumped him in 2004 ... and it was the Cards who took a chance on the guy after Kurt's less than stellar season with the Giants.

    So, in the end ... Kurt says he's a bird man now -- and that's the way it's gonna be.


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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    I saw this report and, after a moment's thought, I decided exactly how I feel about Kurt's comments.

    I could not care less.

    I don't have a relationship with Kurt Warner. I've never met the man. He seems like a good guy, and I wish him well, but I have no personal connection to him.

    I do, on the other hand, have a personal connection to the 1999 St. Louis Rams. Although it was entirely vicarious, I experienced the emotions that come from overcoming years of adversity and finally tasting victory at the highest level. I, along with all Rams fans, will always treasure that experience, and nothing that Kurt Warner, or any other Ram from that year, might say about his current view of the franchise, could possibly change that.

    Kurt Warner will always hold a special place in the hearts of Rams fans. I suspect that he will always have a strong fondness for the St. Louis Rams. The fact that he prefers the desert climate of Arizona, or has more connections to the Cardinals than the Rams at this point, doesn't impact that one bit.

    To me, Kurt Warner will always be a Ram.

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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    I don't think this should surprise anyone. We tossed him to the curb when he got hurt. AZ helped him rebuild his career and he left there on top.

    That being said, I believe him when he says he has nothing but respect for the Rams.

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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    John Mara has just ripped down his Kurt Warner poster.

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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    Understandable. Looking at his whole career, other than the SB ring, most objective measures would put his time in the desert on par with his time in the Lou. The difference being he left the Cards on his terms vs. the Rams escorting him out.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    Warner has been pretty much saying this for years, so it's nothing new. He has his reasons for greater allegiance to the Cardinals, but as Av said, so what. He made his mark as a Ram, had his greatest seasons as a Ram, won a Super Bowl as a Ram, and forged his legend as a Ram. Nothing is going to change that.

    And I'm not sure the Rams letting Warner go has much to do with his allegiance to the Cardinals. While the Rams did give up on him, Arizona didn't exactly show him unconditional support in his time there. When he struggled, they had no problem benching him and naming Matt Leinart the unquestioned starter. It was only when Leinart faltered, and was injured, that they put Warner back on the field, setting up his monumental comeback.
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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    screw TMZ

    go away

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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    Quote Originally Posted by Citr92 View Post
    Screw TMZ.

    Go away.
    Exactlyeeeee!

    To me, Kurt Warner will always be a Ram. -- AvengerRam

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    The STL Rams were Kurt's 1st NFL love. This is where he lived his unique and victorious rags-to-riches story -- in and of itself the pedestal for his remarkable, record-setting, MVP NFL career. He was adored by Rams fans since his inception as our QB in 1999. And he was keenly instrumental in giving us our first Super Bowl Champions status ever.

    Yes, Kurt Warner ... Guts, Glory, RAM


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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    His comments come as no surprise and instead are what you'd expect a guy to say who spent a similar amount of time and had success with two different teams. A great parallel to Kurt Warner would be baseball's Mike Piazza- 62nd round draft pick who was given a chance by the Dodgers and had some great seasons there, was traded but then thrived with the Mets and went to a World Series. His career numbers for each team are relatively close. And Piazza is on record as saying he considers himself a Met.

    I did not fault the Rams for letting Warner go. With a recurring hand injury that severely limited his effectiveness, he appeared all but done. And Marc Bulger's success made the decision easier. Anyone who decries the Rams' "horrible decision to let him go" isn't being honest.

    I echo the comments by several before me in saying I will always value Kurt's time with the Rams and what he did for us. Nothing will change that.

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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    I donot decry the Rams Horriable decision to let Kurt go...
    However this is where I will stir up the pot!
    I do blame and admonish unto the end Mike (the Mad Scientist) Martz for his treatment of Kurt for one, and his horrid in game on field judgements that probably cost Kurt and Marc B. their health many times. Never will forget or forgive Mike for those things. He himself has come out and said he should have appreciated Kurt more and lightened up a bit on his coaching style. Butt, he never said he did a horrific job of in game management which imho he did just that! I remember for example a particularly cruel game where the Giants were destroying Kurt play after play. Your could see on TV the guy was out of it and concussed but Mikey kept putting him back in. That was unforgivable in my view. He had those two guys holding the ball so long I must have had a 7 or 8 or more count on a few plays in those days. He left me yelling at the TV. So for those reasons I don't blame Kurt at all for his feelings Wisenhunt did a much better job of in game management imho.

    As a side note I think Kurt is one of the Classiest guys to come along both as a man and as a Rams & Cards player. I am not one for putting your beliefs out front but he even did this in a class way. I will always be a fan of his, and proud to say I am in his corner. Appreciate his work on NFL network even if I disagree with some of his views I like that it always seems to come from him not someone who handed him a card to read!
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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    Quote Originally Posted by Randart View Post
    I donot decry the Rams Horriable decision to let Kurt go...
    However this is where I will stir up the pot!
    I do blame and admonish unto the end Mike (the Mad Scientist) Martz for his treatment of Kurt for one, and his horrid in game on field judgements that probably cost Kurt and Marc B. their health many times. Never will forget or forgive Mike for those things. He himself has come out and said he should have appreciated Kurt more and lightened up a bit on his coaching style. Butt, he never said he did a horrific job of in game management which imho he did just that! I remember for example a particularly cruel game where the Giants were destroying Kurt play after play. Your could see on TV the guy was out of it and concussed but Mikey kept putting him back in. That was unforgivable in my view. He had those two guys holding the ball so long I must have had a 7 or 8 or more count on a few plays in those days. He left me yelling at the TV. So for those reasons I don't blame Kurt at all for his feelings Wisenhunt did a much better job of in game management imho.

    As a side note I think Kurt is one of the Classiest guys to come along both as a man and as a Rams & Cards player. I am not one for putting your beliefs out front but he even did this in a class way. I will always be a fan of his, and proud to say I am in his corner. Appreciate his work on NFL network even if I disagree with some of his views I like that it always seems to come from him not someone who handed him a card to read!
    "MAD Mike" made Kurt Warner as a RAM. That's where Warner got all his national attention. If it weren't for the Rams and Trent Greens injury, Warner probably would have been a nobody.
    I don't like the fact that Warner considers himself a Cardinal.

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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    "MAD Mike" made Kurt Warner as a RAM. That's where Warner got all his national attention. If it weren't for the Rams and Trent Greens injury, Warner probably would have been a nobody. I don't like the fact that Warner considers himself a Cardinal.
    Well Mikey certainly helped to make Kurt, but the head coach was Vermeil in 1999... I will go so far as to say he helped to unmake Kurt and Marc B. as well costing them their health and a multitude of hits they need not have taken. As for him being a Card in Alligence now I donot blame him for it, he acknowleged his start with the Rams and making his name there. I think Mike made his time here really tough and rough, so it was a that kinda relationship or so I have heard. Even Mike has alluded to it in innerviews. He will always be the QB of the GSOT and that is a Rams thing so he is tied to that forever...
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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    Well, what does Brenda think about this?
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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    Kurt Warner, by any definition, is a man, and has my deepest respect. He is a hero in my book the way he lives his life.
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    Kiss my ass, football gods

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    Re: Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals

    I met a young woman from Iowa a while back who told a great anecdote about Warner. When he was a Barnstormer, he was at some kids charity/sports event & this woman, then a young girl, challenged him to a footrace & won. She was young & na´ve enough to think she'd genuinely beaten him & he just laughed as she was telling all her friends. A small sweet gesture that sums up the man for me.
    We were lucky to call him one of ours.
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