Wolf, Cards to help NFL kick off season Thursday

Posted by Darren Urban on September 6, 2011 – 1:39 pm

As part of the NFL’s “Back to Football” campaign, the league is bringing in a representative from each team to Green Bay for Thursday night’s season opener between the Saints and Packers as part of the pregame celebration. The Cards chose four-time Pro Bowler (and Cardinals Underground colleague of mine) Ron Wolfley to have the honors.

From the press release: “The alumni will hold their team’s flag and form a chute on the field with players representing the NFC on one side and AFC on the other.  Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr will walk through the gauntlet onto the field holding the Green Bay Packers flag followed by the Super Bowl XLV Champions running onto the field.  … The team flags then will be flown by each team at their stadium during their first home game.”

Interestingly, another former Cardinals great will also be there — Aeneas Williams — as the representative of the St. Louis Rams.

The national anthem will be sung by the Valley’s own Grammy nominated platinum recording artist (and Fitz friend) Jordin Sparks, who makes sense — her father is long-time NFL cornerback Phillippi Sparks. Not coincidentally, Sparks (the daughter, not the father) will be singing the national anthem for the Cards Sunday at their home opener against Carolina.

But congrats to Wolf, whose days walking off the Pro Bowl field with Lawrence Taylor probably seem so very long ago.

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18 Responses to “Wolf, Cards to help NFL kick off season Thursday”

  1. By We Missed Q on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    Darren any word on who will host the BRR?

  2. By Darren Urban on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    We Missed —

    RE: Big Red Rage

    It was announced today it will be Kerry Rhodes.

  3. By D on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    I thought Wolf was around 6’1, he looks very short compared to LT…

  4. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    LT is taller than I thought, or Wolf is shorter than I thought.

  5. By Rodgerscromartie17 on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    Urba,, doesnt Bartel remind you of a young Warner with some spunk

  6. By Darren Urban on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    Rodgerscro —

    RE: Bartel

    I like what Bartel brings to the table, but I’m going to hold off on any Warner comparisons.

  7. By Gina on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    Congratulations Ron !!! We are so proud to have you represent the Cardinals on Thurs! Have fun!

  8. By Superfuzz on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    We should’ve selected Kurt to go just to spite the Rams. Aeneas :-_(

  9. By DontTakeLoses on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply


  10. By John the draft guy on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    NFC West may get a big shake up.
    David Garrard was released from Jax. With nothing to speak of at QB in SF, I see him landing there. With Gore,Vernon Davis, Crabtree, and Edwards, the addition of Garrard would make the West have another contender to join the Cards and Rams.
    Hope it doesnt happen, but…….

  11. By John on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    Any news on when the cardinals will wear their balck jerseys?

  12. By Darren Urban on Sep 7, 2011 | Reply

    John —

    RE: Black jerseys


  13. By DRE on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    Darren have we looked in bringing in larry johnson the guy still has speed and power

  14. By Darren Urban on Sep 7, 2011 | Reply

    Dre —

    RE: Larry Johnson interest


  15. By Eric on Sep 6, 2011 | Reply

    @John the draft guy, MIAMI

  16. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Sep 8, 2011 | Reply

    Wolf looked good out there with the Cards flag — just a couple of spots down from the head of the spear – Bart Starr. I hope Wolf got to stay and enjoy the game and didn’t have to jump on a plane right after kickoff.

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