Revisionist history

Posted by Darren Urban on May 12, 2011 – 11:04 am

As we maneuver through the offseason with little new to report, I’ve decided to look at what is old. More specifically, I plan to write a series of intermittent posts on moments/situations in Arizona Cardinals history that wouldn’t be bad to revisit. The idea is that I dig up newspaper articles at the time to show what was being said in the moment and link to them, with a little of my own analysis (and, assuming the moment happened in 2000 or more recent, that gives me a chance to link to my own articles).

What I’d like to know from you out there as readers is, what moments/situations would you like to revisit? It doesn’t necessarily have to be a game itself. I have some ideas — I’m trying to think outside the box a little bit — but I know I’m going to be looking for material for the time being. Let me know what you want. I’ve got an idea for the first one. Hopefully that’ll be posted later today or first thing tomorrow.

P.S. The latest “All In” webisode is posted, looking in depth at the pick of first-rounder Patrick Peterson. Check it out.


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Going “All In”

Posted by Darren Urban on March 15, 2011 – 3:00 pm

As we maneuver through the offseason, azcardinals.com is ready to debut Monday (March 21) a new video series. The brainchild of senior director of broadcasting Tim DeLaney, the series is titled “All In — Mission: The 2011 Season.”

As for what it will entail, well, I had Tim write up a little something detailing what’s to come:

— The series will chronicle the offseason for both the team and the cheerleaders as they prepare for the upcoming year.  The first episode follows the cheerleaders on their recent trip to visit U.S. Military Troops in Japan.  In early February, cheer director Heather Karberg and 14 team members embarked on a week-long tour of several bases, just a few weeks before the recent tragic events that have gripped Japan.  “All In” takes you along for the journey as the team experiences a new culture,  and, brings a little bit of home to our service men and women stationed abroad.

The leadership of the Cardinals will be the focus of the first football-related “All In”, debuting March 28th.  President Michael Bidwill, general manager Rod Graves, coach Ken Whisenhunt, and director of player personnel Steve Keim will explain the process of developing an off-season strategy, amongst challenging circumstances, to put the Cardinals back on top of the NFC West.

Look for a new video on azcardinals.com each Monday throughout the offseason. Future episodes will spotlight preparation for the draft, an in-depth look at the scouting staff, and what coaches are up to this time of year.  Future cheerleader episodes will highlight the second half of their trip to Japan and the upcoming tryouts for the 2011 team.

“All In – Mission: The 2011 Season” episodes will also be available for download as a podcast on iTunes by going to the Cardinals Official Podcast homepage at:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/arizona-cardinals-podcasts/id333230043


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