Tweetup with Peter King, the Cardinals and Pat’s Run

Posted by Darren Urban on April 1, 2013 – 6:07 am

After many years of saying he wanted to do it and never quite making it out to Tempe, Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King is finally taking part in Pat’s Run later this month. And with it comes a little something extra the night before.

(It’s all right within his column that also has King too thinking Carson Palmer-to-Arizona will happen, which makes sense to me in some way, shape or form.)

King will be hosting a super-sized Tweetup Friday night, April 19th, at Tom’s Tavern downtown. King has hosted a handful of Tweetups before (for the Twitter non-initiated, a Tweetup is a gathering set up with Twitter followers), most notably at the Scouting combine in Indianapolis the past few years. King wanted to do a Tweetup to somehow benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation if he was going to come out and run the race. The Cardinals are helping him do that.

King’s goal is to raise enough money to fund a Tillman Foundation scholarship. Tickets for the event are $40 — space is limited to 250 people — but it has an impressive lineup of Tweetup events:

— Food: Happy hour & carb-loading (pasta) stations
— Two drink tickets – redeemable for house wine & draft beer (other drink options  available for purchase w proceeds benefiting Pat Tillman Foundation)
— Football discussion/Q&A moderated by King with Cardinals President Michael Bidwill, new GM Steve Keim and new head coach Bruce Arians
— Cardinals cheerleaders & Big Red to attend plus cameos from Cardinals players (Who exactly is still TBD)
— Auction items/raffles to benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation.

The Tweetup will be from 5-7 p.m. Got to get to bed early for the 7 a.m. race, right? (I’ll be running. Will you?)

Tickets go on sale this morning via phone (602) 379-0102 and at both Cardinals box office locations in Tempe and Glendale, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the Pat Tillman Foundation. With phone orders through April 6th, tickets can be mailed out. After that, tickets must be picked up at a box office prior to 3 p.m. on April 19th.

If you want to follow Peter on Twitter, he’s at @SI_PeterKing. You can follow me at @cardschatter, and the team account is @AzCardinals. And if you want to take part in this Tweetup — whether you are on Twitter or not, if you are running in Pat’s Run or not, make the call.


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28 Responses to “Tweetup with Peter King, the Cardinals and Pat’s Run”

  1. By D on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t agree with Pete King’s political ramblings, but this is a good thing he is doing for the Pat Tillman foundation…

    As far a C. Palmer, I would give up a 5th rounder if Palmer will redo his contract-he would flourish in BA’s offense if he has protection.
    I would not give Oak a 4th rounder..that is our needed RB in the draft we will need after Rashard leaves in a year looking for big money…..

  2. By luke on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply


    Are you going to be at the Cardz meeting tomoro, for interviews and coverage?That would be amazing.

  3. By Darren Urban on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Luke —

    RE: Workout openings

    Yes, will have full coverage.

  4. By D on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    My Carson Palmer trade draft:

    Round 1—L. Johnson Left Tackle.
    Cards really would like to move Levi to Right tackle, Massie to Right G. Have good backups with flexibilty in Potter and Synder. BA likes his Olineman to be able to play multiple spots. In two years when Levi’s cap and production get out of whack, he can be cut and Massie moved back to right tackle.

    Round 2– J. Collins OLB
    Need a pass rusher at the LB spot could push for starting job over Schofield.

    Round 3– S. Williams SS
    Need a SS to take over mid year.

    Round 4– M. Gillislee RB
    Youth needed behind two injured players in Rashard and Ryan

    Round 5–Traded to Oak.

  5. By Campbells on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like Palmer will be added to the roster.
    We’ll start shedding existing QB’s soon.
    The bright side is, we can focus on other areas of need, instead of worrying about which underachieving QB we should draft.

  6. By Safety Guy on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply


    “If” Cards get Palmer, Will it be likely Skelton and Lindley out? Or would you think they may keep one and trade Hoyer?

  7. By Darren Urban on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Safety —

    RE: QBs

    There will be five QBs. By the time the season starts, it will be three, and one could still come in the draft. So yes, existing QBs will be out. When? We’ll see. Trading Hoyer is possible.

  8. By D on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Would be nice if they can get the same draft pick in return for what they give away for Palmer on a Hoyer trade….this team needs all the draft picks they can get

  9. By Azcardsguy123 on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    I think az’s lineup is like this

    1- Luke Joeckel OT , I think fisher goes No. 1
    2- Mike Glennon QB, no question that he could become a great QB
    3- Zeke Motta SS
    4- traded somewhere
    5 Onterio Mccalebb RB
    6- John Sullen OG
    6-Nick Kasa TE

  10. By Patrick Eagan on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

  11. By Darren Urban on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Patrick —

    RE: Palmer

    Yes, I am aware.

  12. By D on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    If you take a QB in round 2, then you are hoping for a pass rush to come from Acho, Alexander or Schofield if they don’t blitz…that doesnt’ scare anyone…they better either sign a S. Phillips from SD in free agency or get lucky with a late round draft pick…

  13. By Matthew Vincent on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Biggest need on team is pass rusher, and yet no one even realizes it. Your common fan is still talking about the o-line.

  14. By Louisville Card on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Hi Darren,

    Sounds like Palmer is almost a done deal. I think it gives the cards the best chance of winning now.

    My question though is if they do get Palmer, do you think they pass on a QB in the draft this year? Seems like it would be a wasted pick, with so many other needs and good depth in the draft in all the positions of need. They would then be set up to draft a qb high next year when there could be some good ones and fewer holes to fill.

  15. By Darren Urban on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Louisville —

    RE: QB draft

    They could. I’ll address all of that if this indeed goes down.

  16. By ored on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    levi at lft.tackle,massie at rt.,sign moore free agent at rt.guard,potter at lft.guard.

    sign olb from san diego(phillips i think).

    give oakland back in part what they gave seattle(2014 late round pick)keep our picks this year(this year is too loaded with talent),keep trying to deal hoyer,whiz may have interest.keep an eye open for opportunity to improve draft lot next year for ‘THE ONE’,even if we have to go all in,ala redskins,get our qb of the future next year,palmer is only a stopgap and elite talent should be available next yr.

    that should leave us free to take bpa at any position,i know we all have our favorites,but we do this for fun,they do it for a living so i’m good with what they decide,at least until i’m not, many good players and some outstanding scheme specific players,may well turn out to be coulda,woulda,shoulda year,who knows.

  17. By carlo milano on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    With palmer deal near i want try to fix offensine line with the safe pick…warmack
    1st-Chance Warmack OG Alabama
    2nd-Damontre Moore De/Olb Texas A&M
    3th-Matt Scott QB Arizonw
    4th-David Quensberry C/OG San Jose`
    5th-Tj McDonald Safety Usc
    6th-Stephon Jefferson Rb Nevada
    6th-trade Carson Palmer

  18. By Matthew Vincent on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Damontre Moore will be long gone by the 2nd round

  19. By Eric G on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully the Cards get the Palmer deal done as reported on ESPN. I’m feeling better now that we have a decent QB and won’t rely on Stanton.

    I’d now like to see an OT with the first round, maybe Glennon if he’s there in Rd 2, pickup a Guard with the 3rd round pick.

  20. By Cactus jeff on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    If Palmer deal happens, do you realize how much better the defense looks? Renewing season tickets. Thank you BA. OL was bad last year but the biggest weakness was QB play and run defense. He has addressed both. Now get best DL an OL with first 2picks and then go after speed at WR and RB. Should be a great year!

  21. By drummer-1 on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    I really hope we don’t get Palmer, but it wouldn’t bother me if he came here either.. I think we should just roll with what we have, and draft a QB in next years draft.. Noone knows how well/bad Stanton will be till e get’s a chance.. The grass is not always greener on the other side..

  22. By Matthew Vincent on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Stanton hasn’t thrown a pass in a game since 2010. The logic that the unknown is better than the known quantity got us Ryan Lindley and Max Hall.

  23. By Brian on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    I know Keim has said he wants to take a QB in every draft, but if he trades a 5 or 6 for Palmer, that could qualify as a QB drafted this year. I’d rather have him than spend a 2nd round pick on one of the QBs in this class that has so many question marks surrounding them. Next years class is much deeper at QB. This way we can address OL, Pass Rush, Safety and RB in the first 4 rounds. After this year’s draft, this team could truly be a QB away from contending. If that’s the case, maybe we roll the dice in 2014 and package some picks to trade up and grab one of those potential franchise QBs who will be coming out next year.

  24. By Matthew Vincent on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Hoyer seems like the ace in the hole in case the Cards don’t draft a QB that’s high on their board. Everything I’ve heard is Geno is the pick if he is on the board, but if not, I hope and pray they land Jarvis Jones. We have no proven edge rushers. Acho’s alright and Scho is ok, but no elite or even high level talent there. Everyone is stuck on o-line, but the change in scheme will help dramatically. Needs are in this order: pass rush, RB depth, CB depth, Safety, Center. Honestly, Snyder should be slid to take over at Center, where he plays so much better.

  25. By AZ2Ga32 on Apr 2, 2013 | Reply

    As a long time cards fan,back in ASU hot seats. The Cards have passed on picks like (Peterson,Sugg,etc.) Please do not make the same mistake this year by passing on Geno Smith and LSU corner Ty Mathieu. lets coach up the Off. line and bring back Dansby. Lets get Nasty Big RED!!!!!!!!!!

  26. By Chase Anderson on Apr 3, 2013 | Reply


    Looking to buy tickets to the Peter king tweet up…but can’t find where to buy them as the number you listed does not mention this event. Any help???

  27. By Darren Urban on Apr 3, 2013 | Reply

    Chase —

    RE: Tweetup phone

    It’s the right number. Hit “0” to talk to the operator and they will send you in the right direction. Sorry for the confusion.

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