Took another stroll downstairs as the building renovations of the Cardinals’ Tempe facility go on, as noted yesterday. Most of the lockers have been taken out, and soon, many of the walls themselves will be demolished in the overhaul. But there are still a handful of lockers still standing — including that of Rod Tidwell (pictured below, third from the right).
You remember Tidwell, the Cardinals’ erstwhile 1,000-yard receiver of the mid-1990s whose smaller size sometimes took away what he brought to the table as a playmaker. He eventually learned to use that chip on his shoulder as motivation (Think Steve Smith before Steve Smith). Good thing too, because it eventually got him a big contract.
You can see Tidwell at his locker in the clip below. Not sure what TV station happened to capture it that day — or why they were allowed to keep rolling on what looks like a pretty private conversation between Tidwell and his agent — but it forever immortalizes Tidwell’s spot in the soon-to-be gone locker room.
Tags: Jerry Maguire, Rod Tidwell, Tempe
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