Week 15 – Arizona at St Louis: “That’s not a [defense]… THIS is a [defense].”

Steve Baker returns to the Pigskin Almanac with a shrewd analysis (with bonus socio/political commentary) of the Arizona Cardinals hard-fought win over the St. Louis Rams.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 12 – Arizona @ Seattle: Drew Stanton draws a blank

James Caughlin assesses the state of the Arizona Cardinals, who may have a tough time remaining among the NFL’s elite despite a strong defense and the decent play of backup QB Drew Stanton.

About James Caughlin

Growing up in Brisbane Australia, James got into the NFL during the 2000 season thanks to the Madden NFL video game. His cousins told him to use the Patriots (as a prank on him) but 3 Super Bowls and multiple winning season’s later, he has had the last laugh. Now you will hear him yelling at the TV around 4am on a Monday morning watching every Patriots game live.

Week 12 – Arizona @ Seattle : Even Metallica has limits

Metallica have lost a few key players through the years. Likewise, take out two of the Cardinals best performers and things aren’t going to be the same. Oh, and Seattle are finding some key form when it matters most. Steve Baker borrows Ed Wyatt’s seat at CenturyLink Field as the NFC West heats up.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 10 – St. Louis @ Arizona: Take off your rainbow shades

Ed Wyatt says the fairytale continues in Arizona, but an injury to quarterback Cardinals’ Carson Palmer means it might not be a case of “happily ever after.”

About Ed Wyatt

Ed Wyatt grew up in Halfway, Maryland, following the Baltimore Colts like his football coach father. When he lost his Bert Jones #7 jersey at the Lincolnshire Elementary School playground, he should have taken it as an omen, since the Colts left Baltimore for Indianapolis. Ed has managed to avoid full time work by talking on the radio, smiling on the television and tapping on the keyboard of his computer. He won a number of local Emmy awards with the Seattle-based comedy show Almost Live! and hosted the Super Bowl live on Australian television for nine years. He is a graduate of Stanford University.

Week 9 – Arizona @ Dallas : How ‘Bout Dem Cards?

Steve Baker checks in from Valley Ranch on his beloved Cowboys. It’s time to get nervous and Brandon Weedon should start against Jacksonville.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 5 – Arizona @ Denver: Peyton Manning holds court

Tony McLeod takes in a game in the Mile High city, enjoys a stellar performance by Denver’s Peyton Manning and worries about the structural soundness of the stadium once it gets rocking.

About

Tony McLeod grew up in Melbourne, lives in Canberra and is spending 6 months in Colorado in 2014 where he is trying to get to as many Denver Broncos and University of Colorado Buffaloes games as possible. He is part of the generation introduced to the game by Don Lane via his elder brother.

Week 3 – San Francisco @ Arizona: 49ers Master Their Downfall

A lack of basic discipline let down the 49ers in their loss to the Cardinals, continuing a worrying trend of second half collapses.

About James Caughlin

Growing up in Brisbane Australia, James got into the NFL during the 2000 season thanks to the Madden NFL video game. His cousins told him to use the Patriots (as a prank on him) but 3 Super Bowls and multiple winning season’s later, he has had the last laugh. Now you will hear him yelling at the TV around 4am on a Monday morning watching every Patriots game live.

Week 3 – San Francisco @ Arizona: Protect the Nest

Ed Wyatt watched the Cardinals beat the 49ers and it got him reminiscing about Buddy Ryan, Jake “The Snake” Plummer and elderly bingo callers in Sun City West.

About Ed Wyatt

Ed Wyatt grew up in Halfway, Maryland, following the Baltimore Colts like his football coach father. When he lost his Bert Jones #7 jersey at the Lincolnshire Elementary School playground, he should have taken it as an omen, since the Colts left Baltimore for Indianapolis. Ed has managed to avoid full time work by talking on the radio, smiling on the television and tapping on the keyboard of his computer. He won a number of local Emmy awards with the Seattle-based comedy show Almost Live! and hosted the Super Bowl live on Australian television for nine years. He is a graduate of Stanford University.