‘St. Louis Football Cardinals’ Archives
All great things eventually end, and none was sadder than the official letter from Adele Harris, the Cardinal's Director of Community Relations...it informed me the team was moving and football as we loved it was over in St. Louis...Adele moved with the team to Phoenix and remained with the Big Red in her same capacity until her death in November [...]
In 1986, a letter, one that stated my rate of pay for the upcoming NFL season as Press Box Announcer....needless to say, I did it mostly for the enjoyment....although $36 was standard around the league back then....or so Mr. Bidwill said !!..... (just kidding)...actually in my few dealings with him I found him to be a gracious individual and he [...]
So how did my association with the Football Cardinals get started? It started in 1978 with covering the team for WIL radio...even though I was an air personality and not officially a newsperson, we had no real sports reporters at that time and I just stepped up and volunteered. Little did I know that five years later I'd work for them and the Rams [...]
A press pass for the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Busch Stadium...notice the date of the game...November 4th, 1979...that's the Sunday morning the Iranian hostages were taken and by gametime the news was all over the press box....Jimmy Carter had his hands full that day, but not the Big Red as they rolled over the Vikings for an easy [...]
Charley Johnson flings one out to Mel Tripplett against the Pittsburg Steelers in November of 1965....Busch Stadium...Johnson later hooked up with Billy Gambrell on a 70 yard TD strike in the final 30 seconds and the Big Red went home with a 21-17 win!!
October 20th 1963...Cardinals and the Lombardi Green Bay Packers...the only game I ever attended at the Busch Stadium at Grand and Dodier. That's Jim Taylor up and over into the end zone, with Hall of Famer Larry Wilson (number 8) reacting....Taylor was tough that day and so were the Packers...final score Green Bay 30...St. Louis 7......
Before there was Marshall Faulk...or even O.J. Anderson...the go to running back for the early 60's Big Red was none other than John David Crow...big number 44...Crow played for the Cardinals from 1960 to 1965, when he was traded to the San Fransisco 49'ers where he had two productive seasons before calling it quits. John David was my favorite [...]