A View From Section 104: We Need A Sign!

This is typically the spot where the Editorial staff tries to come up with something witty about what Bartender Al wrote, instead we'll just print the first lin of this week's commentary. The Cardinals are 1- 6.  So is my 8-year-old daughter's soccer team.  This should be fun...

In the case of my daughter however, give her a Rice Crispy bar and a juice box after a loss and from her point of view, all in all, it's been a good day.  For Cardinal fans suffering another loss, I think we need something stronger.  And no, this is not where I'm going to insert my latest alcoholic beverage recommendation. 

We need something with horsepower. A lot of horse power. 

We need a plane to fly a banner around the stadium on the next game day that says: "Cardinals, You Stink!"         

As legend has it, it was a banner flying around the New York Giants stadium in 1978 with this very saying that sparked a major change in the team's operations. After having 16 losing seasons the Mara ownership hired George Young as Senior Vice President of Football Operations. Under Young's management, the Giants went on to have eight post season appearances including a couple of Super Bowl victories.  The Bidwells should learn from this example.  After all, year after losing year, the players have changed, the coaching staff has changed, but the Bidwell ownership has remained constant.  The question remains now, when will they realize that they are the problem? 

Mr. Bidwell, why not step aside and hire someone to manage the team?  With a Cardinal record of 8-8 or 9-7, this town would go nuts.  Not only that, but with a winning record they would draft in the lower half of the first round, and this would save them millions in signing bonuses.

As much as I'd like to see this happen, I don't envision it anytime soon.  More than likely after a 4-12 season we will see Green fired and another first round draft pick who holds out for millions more.  In the meantime, I'd like to make this suggestion: sell your season tickets for the upcoming Cowboys and Broncos games so you can get your money back for the season.  Then on game day, turn off that t.v., and take your kids to the park or your wife out to dinner.  What a concept.


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