The Arizona Cardinals are doing so well this year, the city of Phoenix is declaring Friday "Arizona Cardinals Day."
Mayor Phil Gordon, dressed for team spirit in a Cardinals jersey, will announce the proclamation at a city council meeting at 2 p.m., says his spokesman, Scott Phelps.
Team representative Mike Bidwill and Big Red, the team's mascot, will also be at the meeting in the council chambers, 200 West Jefferson Street.
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"Sporting teams are a great rallying point for our communities," Phelps tells us. "We're pleased and proud to do this for the Cardinals. Playoffs in any sport are very exciting, and when you have a team that's still in the running, that's great."
The Cards are set to play the Carolina Panthers this Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. -- Ray Stern