Finishing the year with a sellout

Posted by Darren Urban on December 29, 2011 – 2:00 pm

The Cardinals officially have sold out Sunday’s finale against Seattle, meaning it will be televised locally (Fox) and making it 63 straight at University of Phoenix Stadium. There were many wondering about the sellout streak this season, especially with the early-season losses, but the Cards completed a sixth season of sellouts as they head into 2012.

A limited supply of tickets remains available for purchase, including in the lower level south end zone where additional seats have been installed for Monday’s Fiesta Bowl. The extra seats aren’t included when determining a sellout because they are there for a special circumstance.

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Cards-Rams is a sellout; Kolb about the same

Posted by Darren Urban on November 3, 2011 – 2:00 pm

It’s official: The game Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium when the Rams visit is a sellout, making the Cards 59-for-59 since moving into the building and assuring that the game will be broadcast on local TV. It seemed like it might be a hurdle given the Cards’ struggles, but there wasn’t even an extension needed. (You’d figure the Cards will reach 60 too, since the next home game is against the Dallas Cowboys).

Meanwhile, quarterback Kevin Kolb — who sat out practice again — remains hopeful he could still give playing a shot Sunday, although he acknowledged he will be in the same situation Friday morning, where he will see if he can even practice. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he’s got “a ways to go.” Whisenhunt said he would “consider” playing Kolb even if he didn’t practice Friday, “especially if we needed him in a certain situation.” John Skelton warms up in the bullpen.

RB Beanie Wells was upgraded to limited Thursday, just like last week.

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Broncos game — and perhaps season — a sellout

Posted by Darren Urban on December 9, 2010 – 11:57 am

The game Sunday between the Cardinals and Broncos has been officially announced as a sellout, making the Cardinals 52-for-52 at University of Phoenix Stadium on sellouts, assuring that the game won’t  be blacked out on local television and, perhaps most significantly, virtually means the Cards will be blackout-free in 2010. The only home game remaining after Sunday is Christmas with the Dallas Cowboys, and any game with Dallas — regardless of records — is basically a lock to be a sellout.

— A quick reminder, the Cards’ two defensive captains, Adrian Wilson and Darnell Dockett, will be the stars of tonight’s Big Red Rage at Majerle’s in Chandler at 6 p.m. The show airs live on Sports 620 KTAR, or, if you can’t make it in person, you can watch it streamed live right here.

— If “Marcos Tucson” is reading, please e-mail me ASAP at

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Rams game sells out, beer, and the Rage

Posted by Darren Urban on December 2, 2010 – 11:57 am

The game Sunday between the Cards and Rams has been deemed a sellout, so the broadcast will not be blacked out on local television and the Cards now have gone 51-for-51 in selling out games played at University of Phoenix Stadium. The game will be aired on Fox.

— On Saturday, the Great Lawn outside the stadium will be the place for the Albertson’s “Big Red Pour” — an international craft beer and music festival. Running from noon to 10 p.m., the musical acts will  be headlined by Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. There is a discount for advance purchases. The concert lineup includes The Elevens from 3-4:30 p.m., Steve Ansel and the Jackson Street Band from 5-6:30, Sludge’s Build-a-Band from 7-7:40 and then Shepherd at 8:10. A $5 coupon is available at all Albertson’s locations.

— Tonight’s Big Red Rage radio show with Adrian Wilson will feature guest LaRod Stephens-Howling. The show will be aired live in Sports 620 KTAR and if you want to watch it live, it’s where it is always, Majerle’s Sports Grill in Chandler. It can also be seen live right here on

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Niners game a sellout

Posted by Darren Urban on November 26, 2010 – 3:58 pm

Fear not, those worried about a TV blackout — the Cardinals’ 50th game at University of Phoenix Stadium (including preseason and postseason games) on Monday night against the 49ers is a sellout. That makes the Cards 50-for-50 in sellouts at home and should make for a great backdrop for the national ESPN telecast.

Don’t forget, the Cards are also wearing the black uniforms in the game as well.

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A sellout and the Rage

Posted by Darren Urban on October 7, 2010 – 12:27 pm

It’s official: The Cardinals game has been sold out Sunday against the Saints, so the non-blackout streak stays alive and the game will be televised locally on FOX (CH. 10). Kurt Warner live for the Valley! (Remember, he is doing the color analysis for the network). It’s the 47th straight sellout for the Cards at University of Phoenix Stadium.

On another note, tonight’s Big Red Rage with Adrian Wilson will have as guest linebacker Clark Haggans.  The show is live at Majerle’s in Chandler, beginning at 6 p.m. If you can’t make it out, listen on Sports 620 KTAR.

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Playoff game sells out

Posted by Darren Urban on January 7, 2010 – 2:34 pm

The Cardinals just officially announced the Packers-Cards playoff game is a sellout, so it will be on local TV (Fox) and is the 43rd straight sellout at University of Phoenix Stadium. There are a handful of tickets that still can be had, so don’t think you can’t buy them if you want. But for blackout purposes, it’ll be a full house.

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Packers game officially a sellout

Posted by Darren Urban on December 31, 2009 – 2:00 pm

The game Sunday against the Packers has been officially announced as a sellout, meaning it will be aired on local television (Fox, Ch. 10). There are a handful of scattered seats still available however, so it’s not too late to get in the building if you want. It’s the 42nd straight time the Cards have sold out at University of Phoenix Stadium — every single home date, preseason and postseason included, since the building opened in 2006.

With the Packers or Cowboys due for the first round of the playoffs should the Cards not earn the No. 2 seed and the bye, I’d guess a playoff sellout is a lock as well (not that it should matter on the opponent).

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Rams game is a sellout

Posted by Darren Urban on December 24, 2009 – 2:00 pm

The Cardinals made it through another season with all sellouts. The Cards have sold out Sunday’s game against the Rams, meaning it will not be a blackout on local TV (the season finale against the Packers is going to be a sellout for sure). It is the 41st Cardinals’ game at University of Phoenix Stadium, and the 41st time it has sold out.

There remain scattered seats for the Rams game, if you are still looking for a way in, but officially, it’s a done deal as the Cards play their first game at home since becoming 2009 NFC West champions.

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Seattle game sells out

Posted by Darren Urban on November 13, 2009 – 1:59 pm

As expected, the Seattle game — thanks to the 24-hour extension — has officially sold out, meaning it will be broadcast on local TV (Fox). As usual, there remain some scattered tickets available, so just because the sellout is official doesn’t mean it isn’t too late to attend the game if you want.

Speaking of the game, two key elements to remember Sunday. Don’t forget NASCAR’s fall foray into the Valley is this weekend, with their big race Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway just about the same time as the Cards’ game. As a result, the race day will end about 5 p.m. in the West Valley and alternate routes should be considered if you live in the East Valley and use I-10 to get home. Fans can call 511 to get the latest traffic updates from the Department of Transportation.

Also, the annual food drive put on jointly by the Cards and Gila River, so volunteers will be at the game collecting non-perishable food items (and/or money) for St. Mary’s Food Bank to help the less fortunate here during the holidays.


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