15 episodes

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

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

    Cardinals Folktales - Lassiter's Legacy, The Podcast

    Cardinals Folktales - Lassiter's Legacy, The Podcast

    S2, E3 - Kwamie Lassiter the football player may be best remembered for his four-interception game that helped send the 1998 Cardinals to the playoffs for the first time since arriving in Arizona. Kwamie Lassiter the man will be remembered for much more. Paul Calvisi explores Lassiter's path to a successful NFL career, his larger-than-life personality, the special relationship he forged with Pat Tillman, teaming with his wife Ericka to be champions in the community and his tragic passing in 2019. Lassiter's legacy lives on through The Kwamie Lassiter Foundation which focuses on Sickle Cell awareness and educational resources for those who need it most.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    Cardinals Folktales - Miracle In The Desert, The Podcast

    Cardinals Folktales - Miracle In The Desert, The Podcast

    S2, E2 - The final game of the 2003 season against the Vikings was expected to be a formality for the Cardinals. It was anything but that. Paul Calvisi tells the story of an unknown receiver making the biggest play of his life while sending shockwaves through three NFL markets and significantly altering the 2004 NFL Draft. In a matter of seconds, Nathan Poole won the game for the Cardinals, pushed the Packers into the playoffs and broke the hearts of the Vikings and their fans.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Cardinals Folktales - The Hyphen Wins A House, The Podcast

    Cardinals Folktales - The Hyphen Wins A House, The Podcast

    S2, E1 - Former Cardinals running back and kick returner LaRod Stephens-Howling made several incredible plays during his four seasons in Arizona, but it was a kick return during the 2010 season that had the biggest impact. In the Cardinals' home opener against the Raiders, 'The Hyphen' took the opening kickoff to the house and won a house for a local couple. This is the story of how the stars aligned that September afternoon to allow a kick return to produce big returns for Cardinals fan Dave Johnson and his wife Darci Nimz.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min
    Cardinals Folktales - One Time In Mexico, The Podcast

    Cardinals Folktales - One Time In Mexico, The Podcast

    Ep. 3 - Paul Calvisi relives the Cardinals historic road trip to Mexico City in 2005 and how the team ushered in a new era of NFL regular season games being played in foreign countries. Plus, Calvisi examines how the Cardinals won the game while winning over the Mexican fans, who set an all-time NFL attendance record.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min

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