12 episodes

You may think you know the whole story, but you don’t. Cardinals Folktales gives new life to 11 unbelievably true tales in team history through the personal recollections of the people who were there for each incredible moment.

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    • Society & Culture

You may think you know the whole story, but you don’t. Cardinals Folktales gives new life to 11 unbelievably true tales in team history through the personal recollections of the people who were there for each incredible moment.

    Cardinals Folktales - Snow Day To Tampa Bay, The Podcast

    Cardinals Folktales - Snow Day To Tampa Bay, The Podcast

    Ep. 11 - When the 2008 Cardinals were dismantled by the Patriots in wintery conditions, many experts gave Arizona a snowball's chance in hell to succeed in the playoffs. After some brutal practices in the rain, the newly-focused Cardinals played well in the season finale before going on an epic run to earn a spot in Super Bowl XLIII. Paul Calvisi details the journey from nightmare roadtrip to the biggest stage in sports.

    • 26 min
    Cardinals Folktales - Nine More, The Podcast

    Cardinals Folktales - Nine More, The Podcast

    Ep. 10 - In 2013, former Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson lost more than a football game in New Orleans. He literally lost a part of himself. Paul Calvisi tells the tale of a bloody glove, severed fingertip and viral tweet that made for one of the most bizarre stories in NFL history.

    • 20 min
    Cardinals Folktales - Thanks, Coach, The Podcast

    Cardinals Folktales - Thanks, Coach, The Podcast

    Ep. 9 - When it comes to epic postgame rants, you can go ahead and crown Dennis Green's "The Bears are who we thought they were" tirade from 2006. Paul Calvisi explores several different layers of Denny's monumental meltdown that followed a truly remarkable Monday Night Football game against the Bears. How did the Cardinals blow a 20-point halftime lead? Did Green actually call his shot before meeting the media? And what exactly did he mean? Countdown to meltdown in 3-2-1.

    • 30 min
    Cardinals Folktales - Money Mike's Redemption, The Podcast

    Cardinals Folktales - Money Mike's Redemption, The Podcast

    Ep. 8 - In the 2009 NFC Wild Card game, the Cardinals and Packers lit up the scoreboard thanks to epic performances from QBs Kurt Warner and Aaron Rodgers. However the game was decided on defense when the smallest player on the field came up with the biggest play of his life. Paul Calvisi tells the story of Money Mike Adams who was able to overcome several miscues to lift the Cardinals to an overtime victory in one of the greatest postseason contests of all time.

    • 25 min
    Cardinals Folktales - Cards Go Hollywood, The Podcast

    Cardinals Folktales - Cards Go Hollywood, The Podcast

    Ep. 7 - Get your popcorn ready! This is the story of the Oscar-winning movie Jerry Maguire starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and the Arizona Cardinals. Yes, that's right. The Arizona Cardinals. Paul Calvisi rolls out the big red carpet all the way back to 1996 when the Cardinals were featured on the silver screen in the blockbuster film still known for its one-liners. You'll learn how the Cardinals became involved in the film's production and which former player inspired one of the best known movie lines of all time.

    • 20 min
    Cardinals Folktales - 104 Yards, Victory, And A Vote, The Podcast

    Cardinals Folktales - 104 Yards, Victory, And A Vote, The Podcast

    Ep. 6 - Did the longest fumble return touchdown in NFL history do more than help win a game for the Cardinals? When Aeneas Williams went 104 yards, did the Cardinals legend carry more than a football across the goal line? Paul Calvisi takes you back to the turn of the century when the Cardinals needed a home to call their own as well as a big win at the ballot box.

    • 19 min

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