— I heard former Colts coach Tony Dungy on the radio this morning (Sports 620 KTAR) talking about various things and eventually, he got around to Colts-Cards. One thing that struck me: He said the Cards’ defense had to be disciplined and do what it was supposed to when faced with Peyton Manning’s various pre-snap gyrations. Don’t try and guess along with Manning, Dungy said, because that’s when a defense gets burned. It’s impossible to figure him out.
— Speaking of Manning, he was asked which of the many commericals he has done was his favorite. He said it was the ones he has done with his family or brother Eli, like the ESPN/fighting brothers bit. I have to say that was a good one, but he’s also had the MasterCard gems or the underrated Sprint piece (“with a laser, rocket arm.”) Then again, as long as you are willing to stretch the fact/fiction thing, nothing tops this one. Not even close.
— Big Red Rage tonight at 6 p.m. at Majerle’s Sports Grill at Chandler Fashion Mall. Bertrand Berry’s guest is safety Antrel Rolle. Be there — or Jim Omohundro will find you. (And if you can’t make it, it’s on Sports 620 KTAR live).
— Finally, with the country and the NFL celebrating Hispanic Heritage month, the Cards are doing their part for Sunday’s game. Rolando Cantu, the only Mexican-born player Mexican citizen other than a kicker to appear in an NFL regular-season game when he did so in 2005 for the Cards, will be the alumni captain. And before the game, there will be a “Fiesta Tailgate” on the south turf (closest to Bethany Home Rd) outside the stadium. There will be cheerleaders, kids’ games, live entertainment and Cardinals’ hispanic alumni.
Tags: Antrel Rolle, Bertrand Berry, Big Red Rage, Colts, Hispanic Heritage month, Jim Omohundro, Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy
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