Hello Non-Believers………..we have a win for you!

OK…., it wasn’t quite the ‘Miracle on Ice’ or the ’88 Dodgers.  However, as the true underdog in a this Week 2 game with the beantown boys, you may as well just have given them the game ball and call it, right???  WRONG!  

So, If your team:

  1. Has one of the best quarterbacks in the league – tom terrific (he was actually Tom Average on Sunday)
  2. Being the current AFC champions, and
  3. Your home opener (which you have never lost in that stadium)

Shouldn’t all this qualify you for an automatic Win?  There is that one little detail………….they still have to go out and actually play the game.

Everyone, pretty much the entire league, counted us out.  All the experts making their predictions, even some of our own fans didn’t give us a shot at winning the game.  So I hope all those people who had this game penciled in as a win for the Patriots take heed that even the unexpected can happen, when you least expect it.  Let’s take a look at the empirical evidence (as Brian H., our head tailgater, likes to say).

It is a team sport!  All players have to do their job to even have a chance to win.  Sometimes life is a team sport > family, work, and even play.  We rely on the people around us to work just as hard as we do, you usually need the rest of your team to make things meaningful.  If not for the life team who would be reading this and giving me feedback on how to get better.  I am trying and I rely on my team to make that happen………….every once in a while.  Our determination to be better each day can be supported by those who have an interest in not only being the best they can be but making sure their family, friends, and co-workers are encouraged to do the right thing and be the best they can be also.

So here are a few plays in this game that showed me this could be a very exciting year for The Cardinals.:

Offense: Kevin Kolb on the QB sneak for the touchdown > He took it upon himself to react to the current defensive formation and trust that his center was going to give him enough of a hole to score.  Touchdown – Nice Job!

Special Teams: Quentin Groves knowing that he had to beat just the one outside blocker to get to the punter, all others were in position to help make this play successful by taking on their blockers and working inside.  Blocked Punt (2 yard line) – Excellent work!

Defense: DD90 to Patrick Peterson;  1st offensive play of the game for the Pats, Darnell works hard to get his hands up in front to partially block the pass and PP makes an acrobatic catch on a tipped ball.  Interception – Well Done!

This was a great win to be celebrated and shows that alot of hard work may have a few NON-BELIEVERS thinking twice about making predictions during the rest of the season.  Don’t count the Cardinals or anyone out until you play the game.  Let’s try to have an understanding of how to keep improving and go out and actually play it, you may be surprised at the results.  As I watched the good New England fans turning around from the exits to run back to their seats after Ryan Williams fumbled the ball, it was all to bitter-sweet to see them so disappointed that their kicker missed the game winner…………….ouch!

Don’t you just love the emotions of the game and the highs and lows on each sideline?…….yes…But I also do enjoy seeing my team WIN!!!  This game is probably the Best reality TV show by far!………although my wife may argue for the first few seasons of ‘The Bachelor’or Idol’.

Bring on the Eagles………………..no I’m not making a prediction.  But we will address this matchup soon.

Go make me proud…………………to be a Cards fan!


2 Responses to “Hello Non-Believers………..we have a win for you!”

  1. 1 Josh
    September 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I think the media is starting to come around. I heard Mike and Mike this morning on ESPN Radio discussing how the NFC West is a tough division – much better than in years past. I’d say the win over the Patriots had a lot to do with that as well as Seattle’s win over the Cowboys and the Ram’s win over the Redskins.

  2. 2 Adam
    September 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I’m not superstitious or anything but Oct 4th next away game:
    Gumbert’s house – check
    Costco pizza – check
    Mustache boxers – check
    PEterson jersey – check
    Octoberfest beer – check

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