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Cards cheap no more

Posted on: August 20, 2011 9:01 pm

Cheap. Thrifty. Won't spend. Will never win.

We've heard all of that as it relates to the Arizona Cardinals. But that was the old Cardinals.

The new Cardinals will spend money. Of course, now they have to spend more.

They will spend a bunch of it to keep receiver Larry Fitzgerald. The two sides have reportedly agreed to a new contract that could pay the receiver $120 million over eight years, including $50 million in guaranteed money.


Did that really happen for an organization that used to let scouts go because they cost too much to keep around?

By trading for quarterback Kevin Kolb and giving him a long-term deal, the Cardinals now have their pitcher and catcher locked up for five years.

The cheap Cardinals exist no more. Son Michael Bidwill, who now runs the team, is far more aggreesive than his father Bill, who owns the team.

Larry Fitzgerald thanks him.

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Since: Nov 27, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:19 pm

Cards cheap no more

Even then they had shown signs of it changing for a dozen or so years before.  But it was a process. 

The media forgets things like the signing spree of getting Seth Joyner, Clyde Simmons, Josh Booty, Chuck Cecil in a single offseason.  There have been other times as well.  Of course they always looked over how the cards over the past decade re-signed many players well before their contracts were up.

The perception the cards are cheap, really is old news.  Just in life, most people run around believing incorrect things as a rule.  This was one of them.  But this was a smack you in the face moment for these people.  If you don't know now, then you'll just look like an idiot the next time you say cards, and cheap in the same sentence.

Oh yeah and for all the idiots out there it's Bidwill not Bidwell.

All those years of criticizing, and they could never get that right.

Just goes to show, most people don't know what the hell they are talking about.  Life has turned into one giant 3rd grade pissing contest based on idiocy.  This cardinals being cheap thing, has been one of those things...

Like Gerbils and Richard Gere. 

It hasn't been true for a while, but since when is the average American privy to facts or even seek them out? Not in the 'news' business.  Ha.

Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 7:34 am

Cards cheap no more

Can't wait for my season tickets' costs to go up next year. SOOOOOO worth it.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:31 am

Cards cheap no more

No doubt that Michael Bidwill is way more aggressive than his father Bill and knows then game of football way more than his father. The Cardinals really have turned the corner with Michael running the show and will have the Cards winning more and more NFC West titles with him. Great things will happen for the Cards, Phoenix, and Arizona for many years to come now.

Since: Dec 2, 2009
Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:15 am

Cards cheap no more

would like to agree with ajcardfan,
being that the cards owners have ALWAYS been cheapskates,
but with the huge investment with fitz (and the kolb idiocy),
they will probably revert to their stingy, losing ways.

been a diehard cardfan for 40 years.
and am not very encouraged about the upcoming season.
suspect that beanie will inevitably go down with another injury,
and kolb will throw more int's than TD's, from being pressured in the pocket.
(hoping he's as good a scrambler as everyone says.... but doubt it)

mgmt shoulda forked out a few $$ for better offensive & defensive lines.

(man, do i miss warner & boldin)

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 11:36 pm

Cards cheap no more

Too bad Klob will let them down, Kurt Warner he isn't ! LF gets his stats regardless of who throws the ball to him in AZ. He'll get open enough that the wide open throws are good for 2/3 of his season totals, like Moss & TO.

Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2011 9:25 pm

Cards cheap no more

What a great day to be a Cardinals fan!  This should FINALLY put to bed the old stereotype of the Cards being too cheap.  They haven't been since 2004, when they broke ground on the stadium and the old man gave control Mike Bidwill because he was the one that got that done in maybe the most conservative, antitax city in the NFL.


This is a great contract precisely because it is so huge.  It's a permanent message to all free agents, and Cards players, that you will get paid if you play well.

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