Cardinals a team on the rise
The Cardinals head a list of five franchises that should be on the way up in 2007, writes Len Pasquarelli.
In 1994, six seasons after he relocated his itinerant franchise from the banks of the Mississippi River to the desert, owner Bill Bidwill changed the name of the team from the Phoenix Cardinals to the Arizona Cardinals.
Little more than a footnote, for sure, except for this interesting factoid: The switch shook up the NFL directory, catapulting the Cardinals right to the front of the league's alphabetical order.
Thirteen years later, ranking atop the NFL roll call is still the only area ...
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