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Cardinals arrive in Charlotte despite storm


Displaying the same stubborn resolve that has made Bruce Arians one of the best coaches in the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals didn’t change their travel plans in the face of a snow and ice storm that hit Charlotte on Friday. And it worked out perfectly for the visiting team, with the Cardinals arriving on Saturday afternoon, as scheduled.

Team spokesman Mark Dalton called the flight “as smooth as [G.M.] Steve Keim’s scalp.”

The Cardinals now hope the game will be nearly as smooth. That’s not likely with a Super Bowl berth on the line. Which should be great news for anyone who tunes in to watch the Cardinals take on the Panthers on Sunday night.

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37 Responses to “Cardinals arrive in Charlotte despite storm”
  1. dioalice says: Jan 23, 2016 7:46 PM

    I’m expecting a close game. As a Cardinals fan for 45 years (I’m a slow learner), I really do think this is their year. But, win or lose, it’s been a great season. A relative rarity for any Cardinals fan.

  2. mikefresh1987 says: Jan 23, 2016 7:55 PM

    Dioalice- I’m pulling for you guys big time man . I think you guys can take down the panthers as long as Johnson can find a way to get through that run defense of the panthers . Having the clear advantage out side with fitz and brown you guys should be able to open up the pass and get Johnson going since they’ll have to stay honest .

  3. seattlesue427 says: Jan 23, 2016 7:56 PM

    Three reasons why I’m rooting for the Cardinals:

    1. Larry Fitzgerald absolutely deserves to have a SB ring.
    2. The Cards are representing for the NFC West.
    3. To shut Cam Newton’s pie hole.

    Go Cards!

  4. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 23, 2016 7:58 PM

    Thank goodness no one was hurt or worse. 14 dead from the storm already. I wouldn’t glorify that call.

  5. fumblenuts says: Jan 23, 2016 7:59 PM

    GO CARDS!!

  6. tonebones says: Jan 23, 2016 8:13 PM

    I like the Cards in this game. Two heavyweights for sure. These two teams remind me of the old NFL, before the merger with the AFL. Brady and the Pats remind me of the old AFL.

  7. renocarolina says: Jan 23, 2016 8:18 PM

    It’s been a great season for both teams. I expect the Panthers to win but I can honestly say,out of every other NFC team, the Cardinals would make a great NFC Champion.

    Just not a better Champion than the Carolina Panthers!
    Keep Pounding!

  8. ariani1985 says: Jan 23, 2016 8:21 PM

    And yet packer fans still think that they won the game.

  9. kitmandew says: Jan 23, 2016 8:24 PM

    Welcome to the jungle we got fun and games! At least when you go home even though it will be a sad flight it will be warm when you get there…..Too much front seven and too much #1……Keep Pounding!

  10. pemory says: Jan 23, 2016 8:38 PM

    B.A. may be stubborn, but the guy knows what he’s doing. Go Cards!

  11. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: Jan 23, 2016 8:39 PM

    Cardinals haven’t disappointed in prime time all year. More to come.

  12. 6250claimer says: Jan 23, 2016 8:40 PM

    @nflofficeadmin says:
    Thank goodness no one was hurt or worse. 14 dead from the storm already. I wouldn’t glorify that call.
    Flying conditions were perfect today. The storm cleared well ahead of time, as per the forecast. Absolutely safe to fly/land at CLT today. Nothing to “glorify” here, just solid planning for a safe journey.

    Cards will curb-stomp Cam tomorrow.. 14-point victory.

  13. jomo56 says: Jan 23, 2016 8:42 PM

    CARDS WIN! Take advantage of a weak Panther secondary. Palmer on target as Fitz, Floyd an company light’m up. D does its job, Peterson stops Olson, Bucannon stuffs the run, frustrated Cam forced into turnovers, game over. On to SB 50.

  14. partmachine says: Jan 23, 2016 8:50 PM

    I think the Cards win outright, I hope so anyway. They’re my kind of team. I like Cam, I think he’s the future, but he needs a few big losses to come off his high horse a little.

    Don’t play timid like against Green Bay, attack through the air, and when they figure it out, keep going.

  15. billsfan1 says: Jan 23, 2016 8:51 PM

    Stay strong in that dusting of snow

  16. fngs1 says: Jan 23, 2016 8:55 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Jan 23, 2016 8:21 PM

    And yet packer fans still think that they won the game.
    And why do you as a Viking fan always have to go into other teams posting and bring up crap about the Pack? This should only be about two good teams getting ready to play for the NFC Championship. I as a Packer fan going to be cheering for Larry F to get SB ring, But if Carolina wins I will cheer for them to win SB.

  17. i thumbs down your comment says: Jan 23, 2016 9:10 PM

    NFCW has been a participant 6 times in the past 5 NFCC games. South has 2. Eat and North each have one. Wow.

    West represents the NFC again. (4th straight)
    Go cards

  18. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 23, 2016 9:15 PM

    Thanks but I won’t take safety tips from anyone advocating “curb-stomping”. 15 dead now.

  19. Seprix says: Jan 23, 2016 9:16 PM

    I guess birds CAN migrate.

  20. yyc2phx says: Jan 23, 2016 9:18 PM

    Panthers are VG ….but if the Cards play a full 60 minutes Cards win

  21. pantherfan1973299 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:31 PM

    I like the Cardinals, and I just don’t get why the Panthers seem to be universally loathed. Because the quarterback smiles and celebrates? Lighten up people. Come tomorrow there will be one NFC team left standing, and that team will be the Carolina Panthers.

  22. bonniebengal says: Jan 23, 2016 9:52 PM

    I see no reason for all the Cam Newton hate. I think he’s a great QB and I’d like to see him go to the Super Bowl and win.

  23. carloswlassiter says: Jan 23, 2016 10:04 PM

    Crazy decision to come in today with that forecast and they were lucky to get away with it.

    Just as easily could have been delayed or diverted for hours and hurt their chances in the biggest game of the year.

    Why not fly in Thursday and practice at a facility in NC?

  24. ligat52 says: Jan 23, 2016 10:08 PM

    “3. To shut Cam Newton’s pie hole.”



  25. BIG RED says: Jan 23, 2016 10:37 PM


  26. mongo3401 says: Jan 23, 2016 10:41 PM

    Cam is going to be on the ground a lot tomorrow.

  27. gp1390r says: Jan 23, 2016 10:46 PM

    NFCW has been a participant 6 times in the past 5 NFCC games. South has 2. Eat and North each have one. Wow.

    West represents the NFC again. (4th straight)
    Go cards


    Please tell me you aren’t an “SEC fan” too…cheering for a Divison? Come on man! (All in fun, hehe)

  28. NRG Stadium's Wonky Grass says: Jan 23, 2016 10:59 PM

    I can’t freaking stand Cam Newton.

  29. azjohnny says: Jan 23, 2016 11:37 PM

    Panthers will win due to weather issues. Cards play in a vanilla conditions. I would have flown the team in earlier to get used to the weather conditions. I will be surprised if the Cards only lose by 10 pets

  30. crabwasheld says: Jan 24, 2016 12:27 AM

    Hope the worst fanbase in the country shows up and supports the perineal losers

  31. hogbuster7 says: Jan 24, 2016 1:27 AM

    From a Packers fan go Cards I know a team that’s destined for a title when I see one. Trust me we have 13 of them. Go and get it!

  32. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 24, 2016 5:20 AM

    As long as the winner beats the AFC in the Super Bowl, I’ll be happy.

  33. joker65 says: Jan 24, 2016 7:22 AM

    The weather in Charlotte Saturday was clear and cold, no rain or snow, sunny skies. The storm had passed. Roads were dry. Very dramatic write up though

  34. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 24, 2016 7:37 AM

    Would love to see a Pats-Cards SB

  35. bocabob12 says: Jan 24, 2016 8:32 AM

    Go Hawks!.. Oh, wait that was a dream from the last 2 nfccg’s….Go Cards then !!! nfcw will again win this one!

  36. thegreatsantini56 says: Jan 24, 2016 9:06 AM

    I wouldn’t worry too much about all the hate for Cam. There are 14 NFC teams and their fans sitting home today on the couch and some of them are butt-hurt(Sea hawks).

  37. junkmtb says: Jan 24, 2016 11:49 AM

    I cant wait to come back to this thread later tonight when the Panthers and Cam’s PIE HOLE put the smack down the cardinals!!!! The Hateration is real and welcomed!!! GO PANTHERS!!!! GO CAM NEWTON MR. MVP!!!!! And by all means #KEEPPOUNDING!!!!!!!

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