Odds and ends

Posted by Darren Urban on September 24, 2009 – 10:32 am

— 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.


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8 Responses to “Odds and ends”

  1. By JM Fisher on Sep 24, 2009 | Reply

    When is the Swedish heritage celebration at the Cardinals game?

  2. By Ryan on Sep 24, 2009 | Reply

    i feel like we already celebrated that when the 49ers came to town!

  3. By TBru on Sep 24, 2009 | Reply

    Have to question the only Mexican-born player to appear in an NFL regular-season game comment. I don’t know why but I thought Tony Romo was on the list too, but the records say San Diego.

    Albert, Sergio
    Allegre, Raul
    Cantu, Rolando
    Corral, Frank
    Etherly, Dave
    Herrera, Efren
    Leyva, Victor
    Portilla, Jose
    Richins, Al
    Septien, Rafael
    Zendejas, Joaquin
    Zendejas, Luis
    Zendejas, Max
    Zendejas, Tony

  4. By darrenurban on Sep 24, 2009 | Reply

    My mistake —

    It should be first Mexican citizen other than a kicker.

  5. By cak-e-nator on Sep 24, 2009 | Reply

    that manning stuff is hilarious

    anyone know how close it is to selling out? i like to record the games so i can watch them the next day after to see if i missed anything while being there.

  6. By darrenurban on Sep 24, 2009 | Reply


    The deadline for the sellout is later today. I am feeling confident it’ll be on local TV.

  7. By TBru on Sep 26, 2009 | Reply

    yay on me 😉 didn’t even realize the rest were kickers, I knew Corral, Herrera, Septian and the Zendajas were but didn’t know the rest.

  8. By TBru on Sep 26, 2009 | Reply

    sold out

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