Monday, January 12, 2009

Winning in Arizona Is a New Thing

Yes, the Arizona Cardinals will host the NFC Championship game. Needless to say, this is the most exciting moment in the franchise's two-decade history in the area.

There have been exciting NFL moments in the Phoenix area before. Just last February, Super Bowl XLII was held in Glendale, AZ. Super Bowl XXX was held in Tempe. But none have really involved the Cardinals until now.

So goes to sports landscape of Arizona. They did have the Arizona Diamondbacks and their amazing 2001 World Series Championship. Since then, they've been to the NLCS just once -- losing to Colorado in 2007.

The Phoenix Suns have been around since 1968-1969 and have ZERO championships. They did lose in the 1976 and 1993 NBA Finals. They've also lost in the Conference Finals six times.

The Phoenix Coyotes have been around since 1996-1997. They have no playoff series wins in their history and haven't been to the postseason since 2002.

Heck, Arizona senator John McCain will forever be known as the man who lost to Barak Obama in the 2008 election.

And then there is this picture below: The uniforms of the Tuscon Toros. Really it doesn't have anything to do with what I'm talking about, but look at those unis!!

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