By Ryan P. McGowan
It snowed in New England on Wednesday, with some nasty freezing rain and sleet. Good thing the Arizona Cardinals aren’t playing Super Bowl XLIII in Boston this week.
It’s a big week for the Cards and their long-suffering fans, at least all 27 of them that have been following the team for years, as opposed to the millions of Valley of the Sun wannabes who claim to be long-time fans after Arizona dismantled the Eagles in the NFC Championship game. Hell, Vin and I have been on the bandwagon longer than most of these yahoos. 90% have no idea that they used to be called the Phoenix Cardinals. They heard that a guy named Bill Bidwill was the owner, and their reaction was, “When did Bill Belichick leave the Patriots to become an owner?”
And yet these soulless, fair-weather, Johnny-come-lately solar worshippers are about to be celebrating a Super Bowl parade through the strip-mall paradise that is downtown Phoenix.