‘St. Louis Football Cardinals’ Archives
He was Mr. Automatic from anywhere inside the 50 yard line (the goal posts were at the end zone line back then)...Jim Bakken was a four time Pro-bowl selection the the 1960's..once kicked 7 field goals in one game...and was selected by the Professional Football Hall of Fame voters to the All-Decade team in both the 60's and 70's. With [...]
The Big Red's Jimmy Hill plays havoc with future HOF wide receiver Paul Warfield of the Cleveland Browns in this 1962 action at Busch Stadium.
Another photo of the great Hall-of-Fame running back Jim Brown... (ED- Don't forget that Jim Brown was a movie star as well- here he is in "'I'm gonna get you sucka!" a role that defined a generation!) ...and when Jim Brown retired in 1965, there was one more to carry one...the elusive Gale Sayers straight out of the University of [...]
One of the more tragic stories in St. Louis sports history was the saga of the Football Cardinals kicker Steve Little..drafted in the first round out of the University of Arkansas, Little never lived up to his expectations, lasted just over two years with the team and was cut by Jim Hanifan in late October 1980. Vowing to the media to "have a few [...]
In the 70's it was the Dallas Cowboys who got the Big Red up for every game. Here's a game day program sheet from 1986...after this game, I was in the locker room saying hi to my brother's former high school teammate, Kurt Peterson, when I happened to mention I liked the Cowboy's under-jersey game day tee-shirts with the Dallas Cowboy's logo. [...]
Head Coach Jim Hanifan congratulates somebody on the sidelines...and that's the thing about Jim...when excited, he grabbed players, coaches, refs, even the guys operating the down-chains...it's the Irish in him!!
It's Conrad Dobler going after Ram's lineman Merlin Olson and living up to his rep as the dirtiest player in pro football. Let's face it, there was no nicer guy off the field than Merlin and no player who ever stayed better within the unwritten 'fairness' rules of the line...so when you go after a guy like that with a cheap shot, man...you are one [...]
Lou 'The Toe' Groza boots a field goal through the uprights in this 1965 action against the Cardinals at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium. Groza, while an offensive lineman, doubled as the Brown's kicker long enough to become the all time leading scorer in Brown's history! He's honored with a bronze bust in the Pro Football Hall-Of-Fame. In the mid [...]
The Cards had their hands full every year with home and away games against the Cowboys, the New York Giants and the equally tough Philadelphia Eagles. More often than not in the 70's, splitting the two games with each was considered a great season's effort. Here the Eagle's Wilbert Montgomery takes off for a huge gain in Philly's 16-13 win over [...]
He's at the 30...the 25...the 20....and all the way for Tony Dorsett in this late 70's game against the Cardinals at Texas Stadium.