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Bidwill helps the stranded Warners

Posted by Darren Urban on August 3, 2017 – 5:03 pm

Kurt Warner is being inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday. But tonight, he is hosting his induction party in Canton, near the Hall of Fame. One problem — his large family was having trouble getting to Canton.

Warner’s family/traveling party of 13 got stuck in Chicago after weather issues canceled their flight. Warner even put out an SOS of sorts via Twitter trying desperately to find a solution. The solution came, not from Twitter but from Cardinals team president Michael Bidwill.

Bidwill, who himself landed in Canton late Thursday afternoon bringing a Cardinals contingent to the game and Saturday’s induction, ended up sending a plane to Chicago to pick up the Warners. UPDATE: And they made it to the party just fine.

 


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15 Responses to “Bidwill helps the stranded Warners”

  1. By TucsonTim on Aug 3, 2017 | Reply

    Starting this season just like last. And Amos Jones still coaches special teams.

  2. By jeffcardinalfan on Aug 4, 2017 | Reply

    tuscon tim….you do know that our two punters were the ones kicking field goals and not dawson?

  3. By clssylssy on Aug 4, 2017 | Reply

    Clssy move by Mr. Bidwill to the rescue!
    The game was about what I expected. bpth teams looked like a bunch of kids their first day of high school football practice.
    I read an interesting fact on Twitter last night that said that no team who won the HOF Game had ever made the playoffs. Hmmm, loll, maybe that just means that they don’t ever get good teams to play in this exhibition but, on the other hand maybe there’s hope yet. I actually was pleasantly surprised by both of the QBs and a few others and hope that the wrist injury turns out to be minor for TJ as we may at last have a punt returner.

  4. By GARY HICKERSON on Aug 5, 2017 | Reply

    A VERY CLASSY MOVE BY MICHAEL BIDWILL..it shows that they really care about the players (past and present) .AND especially for a player who elevated the status of the franchise from just a good team to a SUPER BOWL team! “CONGRATS TO KURT WARNER” FROM A CARDINALS FAN OF OVER 45 YEARS!!

  5. By TucsonTim on Aug 5, 2017 | Reply

    Jeff…

    I don’t care if your grandmother was the kicker. Special teams play wasn’t good and cost the game. I don’t care if it was an exhibition game. Do you play to win or do you play to lose?

    BTW you do know that special teams cost the Cardinals a winning season and the division. Right?

  6. By Darren Urban on Aug 6, 2017 | Reply

    Tucson —

    RE: Play to win/lose

    You want to win. Sure. But if you aren’t using any of your starters, are you playing to win? Sorry. You are not. I understand Arians gets upset that they don’t win, and everyone has a right to be upset at missed field goals. But I just can’t get upset knowing they have a much better field goal kicker — who I am not sure has missed even a single FG in camp — who would play if it mattered.

  7. By TucsonTim on Aug 6, 2017 | Reply

    Darren –

    So why keep score?

    BTW I can’t remember the last time I watched a game and the commentators made special mention of just how lousy the special teams were the previous year.

    Are you going to be an Amos apologist all year?

  8. By Darren Urban on Aug 7, 2017 | Reply

    Tucson —

    RE: Apologist

    Uh, at what point did I become an apologist for special teams?

    Sorry, I can’t get worked up over the score of preseason games, nor worked up by the outcome determined by a situation that won’t happen in the regular season (barring a freak kicker injury in-game). If you want to, be my guest.

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