‘Football Cardinals – My Pictures’ Archives
In a division game at Busch in 1981, Cards running back O.J. Anderson takes off against the Philadelphia Eagles...
Still, in my opinion, the greatest running back in the history of the NFL...Jim Brown packed more greatness into 9 years than any other back and retired at the height of his game. The Cardinals-Browns games home and away in the NFL Eastern Division were legendary. Here Brown scales the line to score against the Baltimore Colts. How about that [...]
Here 'da Man!!! John David Crow was not only a Cardinal star, but a former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M in 1957 and a feared runner throughout the NFL in the 1960's...He made Coach Pop Ivy's job a lot easier in the early going in St. Louis.......
The Kyle Turley of the 70's and 80's Los Angeles Rams! Jack 'Hacksaw' Reynolds got his nickname in college, so the story goes, by actually taking a hacksaw and parting an automobile in two!! Football as a linebacker musta been a breeze compared to that. Here he is in October of '80 after a Rams win over the Cardinals....is he ripping that [...]
Remember when the Big Red cheerleaders were actually the Golden Girls from Mizzou? They bussed in on Sunday mornings for the home games, then headed back to Columbia after the game...."sweet sixteen....and back in class again...."
Cornerback Lee Nelson
Heading into the locker room after a Cardinals loss to the Rams in October of 1980...Hall of Fame defensive back Roger Wehrli. The former Missouri Tiger still resides in the St. Louis metro area and has an active role in the community.
Linebacker Kurt Allerman talks it over after a Big Red victory in 1979
Cards running back Willard Harrell talks it over post-game with Paul Alexander of KMOX-TV
Look familiar? Who would have thought back in 1980 that the then Eagles coach would bring so much joy (and tears!) to St. Louis in one magical season?? (Much more on that later in this football section)