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    Due to the recent re-alignment, the St. Louis Rams 2001 NFC Champions, 1999 Super Bowl Champs are placed in the same division with the Arizona Cardinals. I don't think I need to remind everyone that these are the same Cardinals owned by the lying, stinking, coniving, greedy, moronic, Bill Bidwell. If the Rams do anything in the 2003 season, they MUST humiliate Arizona at every given opportunity! This must be our imperitive!

    Does anyone out there agree?

    Remember 1987!

  • #2
    Heh, I was only 3 years old in 1987, so I don't remember anything about it. But you can be sure that when the Cardinals go to St.Louis the crowd will be roaring. I couldn't imagine the intensity.

    And I wouldn't worry about the Cardinals too much. We will crush the Birds, whether it be the Seahawks or Cardinals.

    :shield:

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    • #3
      Cardnials, no worries...

      I know what you mean by owners though!! I work across the street from Anaheim stadium and a day doesn't go by where I don't think about my Rams leaving.

      However, I have to remember, if that didn't happen where would we be now?

      I'm just thankful we won 34 and made it back so quick to 36. I will go to Arizona this year to watch my Rams and who knows maybe I can get a ticket to San Diego this year!

      There is no other team, only the RAMS!
      "The disappointment of losing is huge!"

      Jack Youngblood

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      • #4
        I couldn't agree with you more. I sat through 9 Big Red seasons and even though I hated to see them go I was very happy getting the Rams and it is now finally paying off. Bidwell is the most hated owner around based on fans views. I was in Phoenix lately and they can't stand him either. People may not remember or care but ,the 70's and 80's fan base was pretty good for all those 4-9-1 teams. We had 94% capacity every game until the '87 season, we still supported those lunkheads. Highlights were Hart to Gray, Metcalf running all over the place,Otis up the middle, Wilson and Wehrli sticking receivers, Dierdorf-Banks-Dobler-Young-McMillan,best offensive line ever. Air Coryell. Lowlights: Duncan-Pisarkewicz-George Boone-all of our field goal kickers other than Bakken. And all the other lowlights you can think of. I'm happy to be a Rams fan and we will stick it to those Dead Birds.

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        • Nick
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          Yeah, way back in 1998, when Jake Plummer was still the darling of Arizona sports fans.

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          If they can win next week they'll be right back in it. Look at their schedule.
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          Someone get me a drink to calm my nerves.

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          Arizona is one game out of the final wild card spot. More amazingly, it's just one game out of the lead in the NFC Worst, er, West.

          If the Cardinals can beat 2-7 Carolina this Sunday, they'll be a .500 team and . . .

          Hey, Bordow, didn't you read what you wrote a few paragraphs up? Quit dreaming. These are the Cardinals.

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          - Had Arizona not successfully navigated the game-winning, fourth-quarter drive in Miami last week, we'd already have written its obituary.

          - The Cardinals were 4-2 in 2002 and 6-6 in 1999. They finished 5-11 and 6-10, respectively.

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        • DJRamFan
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          The demeanor of Cardinals coach Dennis Green on Monday was that of a man ready to cut loose with a refrain from an old country song: "You ripped my heart out and stomped that sucker flat."

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          Emmitt Smith, the NFL's career rushing leader, said after Sunday's loss that the team is making elementary mistakes and insinuated that some of the problem is coaching.

          "You know," Green said, "everybody has their own opinion. I will reserve mine."

          To his credit, Green didn't dodge the issue when asked if he was worried about losing the attention of his team.

          "Absolutely," he said. "You worry about losing everybody. I don't think (owner) Mr. Bill Bidwill is very happy right now. I don't think he counted on hiring a new coach and having the new coach be 4-9. It's everybody. I don't think the fans counted on being 4-9. I know I didn't count on being 4-9 . . .

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