For the Birds

The Arizona Cardinals’ failure to make good on the promise of their undefeated first month was no shock to a fanbase used to mediocrity. In spite of this, the Cards have managed to disappoint even the most hardened cynics with the way that they squandered their season. Whether it was letting Kevin Kolb get murdered on the field against the Rams or losing 58-0 against the Seahawks or starting Ryan Lindley at quarterback, the Cardinals keep finding creative new ways to kick their fans in the cloaca.

This is why we expect the Cardinals to win when they host the (probably) playoff-bound Chicago Bears at University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive in Glendale, on Sunday, December 23. A loss would mean nothing to Cardinals fans, but a win would be just enough to remind fans of what the team could have been.

Sun., Dec. 23, 2:25 p.m., 2012