Roof to be open for Saints game

Posted by Darren Urban on December 17, 2016 – 12:21 pm

For the final home game of the season and for the second straight time, the roof at University of Phoenix Stadium will be open Sunday (barring something crazy changing with the weather) when the Cardinals host the Saints.

The roof was open a couple of weeks ago when the Cards beat Washington. The Cardinals are now 15-10 all-time with the stadium roof open, including a 4-2 mark when Bruce Arians has been head coach. The weather is supposed to be 62 degrees and sunny at kickoff Sunday.


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10 Responses to “Roof to be open for Saints game”

  1. By Scott H on Dec 17, 2016 | Reply

    Roof is open for the game….but the door is closed on the season.

  2. By TucsonTim on Dec 17, 2016 | Reply

    Are there any real measurements about crowd noise and the roof?

    Having been to CenturyLink I can’t imagine it matters

  3. By dobie on Dec 17, 2016 | Reply

    Again the Cardinals let a good man go may be the man was just having a bad years time will tell hope hen does good just like all the other players they let go and done good I keep saying Ariean is old school my way or the high way and he need a good offence coriander all the good coaches do like I said calling your own plays is is old school but I could be wrong I am not an expert and the going to have a big fixer upper next year they probably let some of the good players go cause that is there stile

  4. By texascard on Dec 17, 2016 | Reply

    Generally speaking. Just trying to get some info. If a player has his first positive test for a banned substance does that become public? Will fans know? Will he enter the program anonymously or will it be public knowledge? How many positive tests before suspension is handed down? coaches and other players even know?

  5. By Darren Urban on Dec 17, 2016 | Reply

    Texas —

    RE: Positive tests

    Usually, no, it’s not public. The way it’s supposed to work is that it is quiet unless there is a suspension. I believe the number of tests that trigger a suspension depends on a couple of factors, but by now, if a player gets suspended for positive tests (not necessarily an arrest) it usually means there have been multiple failed/missed tests. Usually coaches and players don’t know — at least, they are not supposed to.

  6. By CARDS62 on Dec 17, 2016 | Reply

    WIth the way our season is going I guess this means it will poor the rain just like the Miami game, and it will rain much harder when we have the ball. Bring your rain gear Red Sea.

    Really enjoyed reading every ones comments on M; Floyd and the way this season has turned out. Plus input on how we can improve our team.

    One fan said that when he read the headline of GM and coaches contacting Fitz about Floyd that his thinking was it was our own Cardinals, and I could not agree more with this fan plus others thinking was that this came down from the top, Michael Bidwill.
    First off I will be very disappointed if our 3 wise men did not meet with Fitz. and Carson to discuss this matter before Floyd was cut. Just have to do this out of respect for these 2 players and it is the smart thing to do. Second – Of course I do not know who made the decision and why, but if Michael Bidwill will not get involved and fire coaches to turn around our season, then he should also leave this decision to our GM and HC.

    Go Cards! Play hard and play the young guys.

  7. By clssylssy on Dec 18, 2016 | Reply

    While valley sports news hosts have been beating the Cards to death in the past few days, to the point of predicting a possible thirty point blowout for the Saints, there has been a new wrinkle released this morning that may put a little more pepper in the gumbo, and add another dimension of interest to today’s game.
    The Saints, are in much the same situation as the Cards as far as their win/loss record this season, with an aging QB, internal discord, and a coach who,while much beloved in previous and better times, has suddenly lost credibility to the point that the franchise is talking of trading him…and on the cheap!
    Quite naturally, teams like the Chargers and Rams pop into mind, but, with all that’s been happening this week, and knowing how Bidwill/Keim respond to the phrase “cheap trade”, I have to wonder if today’s game might take on a job audition element.
    All things considered, I really don’t feel that BA was “on board” as much as the front office wants us to believe with their decisions, and that he may well be another casualty before this little soap opera plays out. It’s like I said when he first came here, valley fans are pretty fickle, so it’s not a good idea to put down too deep of roots!
    At this point, while hoping for the best, I don’t have any great expectations for either the rest of our season or the foreseeable future. The Rams, on the other hand, are going to be knocking on the Seahawks door,as they aren’t afraid to spend money and are looking on bringing in some big names to go with their new billion dollar complex.

  8. By Adam Smith b1723 fka DTL on Dec 18, 2016 | Reply

    Did LF mention in any of comments re Floyd, besides hiding “true feelings”, about disappointment in MF letting down his teammates by passing out at wheel at 2am, recklessly endangering himself, others, embarrassing the org? Dont recall that… C. Palmer also said he was sure MF had no problem? Facts belie that too, he passed out in his car at an intersection…that reflects, is prima facia a “problem”. Team needs reality check (got one hopefully when MF cut) … management already had theirs…

  9. By sbrown on Dec 18, 2016 | Reply

    Tucson Tim –
    Arrowhead Stadium currently holds the record for the loudest stadium. taking the title away from Seattle.
    I was at the Wash game, thought it was as loud as ever, even with the roof open.

    dobie –
    most fans knew going into this season, that 2017 would be a “big fixer upper”, with 22 Free Agents on the roster, and knowing the team can not keep all of them ( cap space ), it will be on the front office to make the 2017 53 man roster something that can challenge for the division title.

  10. By clssylssy on Dec 18, 2016 | Reply

    @Adam Smith…
    When information first came out about the Floyd incident, it was stated that he was arrested at 2:something a.m, after being found asleep through two lights at an intersection in Scottsdale. He was taken in for suspected DUI and failing to comply with a police office. It was lated stated in the news that he was cooperative and the “failure to comply” charge was automatic whenever an individual didn’t respond to verbal commands and needed assistance in getting out of their vehicle, but that he was not combative or exhibiting any of the other sorts of behavior you encounter with somebody who is blind drunk and obnoxious.
    It also said that he had a “slightly elevated” blood alcohol.In later releases it stated that he was on some kind of medication, had a few glasses of wine on the team jet, and was on his way to picking his nephew up from the plane when the incident occurred (this was after playing a physically and mentally exhausting game in torrential and cold rain and as well traveling two time zones within two days. There are legitimate medical conditions (including narcolepsy) that can cause a person to fall asleep at the wheel, or anywhere else, without warning. Sometimes people aren’t even aware they have these conditions unless they have an episode or it’s discovered on an EEG in the course of a physical or being treated for something else. The facts is we do not have all the facts, and Larry and Carson do know MF better than anyone on the team, in the media, or the Front Office. Best to wait till all the facts are in (which can take a while) until rushing to judgement. (Even the NFL has learned the value in this practice)
    The media is always going to jump on a story about a high profile individual,as the public is always thirsty for “juicy” gossip. They paint the picture the way they think will grab attention using such phrases as, “found passed out” rather than “found unresponsive”(semantics are huge in perception). These days news is more illusion or spin than fact, so readers have to be cautious that they don’t believe everything they hear and only some of what they (think they) see!

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