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Friday November 24th 2017

‘St. Louis Football Cardinals’ Archives

Catch me if you can….

Catch me if you can….

He ran a 9.4 hundred in college at Missouri, and may have even been a step or two faster in the NFL. If Mel Gray caught a pass over his shoulder and took off in an open field...well, just stack up six on the scoreboard. One of the greatests receivers in Big Red history.

Let’s go, boys…oh, yeah, I mean come on, let’s hustle out there men!!

Let’s go, boys…oh, yeah, I mean come on, let’s hustle out there men!!

After decades of coaching at Oklahoma, new Cardinal's Head Coach Bud Wilkinson had to readapt some thinking in order to deal with the mentality of the NFL. Hired in 1978, he lasted just less than two years with Bill Bidwill, and was fired with three games left in the 1979 regular season, when he refused to honor Bidwill's 'invitation' to bench [...]

Joe Montana

Joe Montana

Same game...The 49'ers great QB Joe Montana ready to unload...Dwight Clark? Renaldo? Or maybe Freddie Solomon, Russ Francis...me? Maybe you?? He had plently to chose from that year.......

The strike is over!!

The strike is over!!

After no NFL football for about two months in 1982 due to a owners-player dispute (hey, you remember the strike, right?), the league got rolling again in November of that year and by that time had the Big Red played Public School 13 in the return game, Busch fans would have been happy...as it was, the 49'ers came to town and carved up the [...]

One for all

One for all

The Cardinal's Pat Tilley congragulates fellow receiver Mel Gray after Mel's touchdown reception against the Washington Redskins at Busch...no, not THAT touchdown catch!!

O.J. has his day at Busch

O.J. has his day at Busch

It's the final regular season home  game of the year...the Cardinals have beaten the San Francisco 49'ers by the score of 13-10.... and the second to last O.J. Simpson will ever play in the NFL...December 2nd, 1979...here he signs post-game for two of the Big Red Line...to this day, Simpson represents the only athletic figure whom, as an adult, [...]

Rough going!

Rough going!

Cardinal's running back Wayne Morris found it a tough go in San Diego, gaining just three yards...not on this play...how about the entire afternoon! It's September 1976 and the Chargers surprise the Big Red by the score of 43-24. Ed-If you look at the picture you'll see how the helmet is riding up on his head, showing an improperly fitted [...]

Gotta have one

Gotta have one

Every team did, and we had ours...remember 'Huddles'??

Up, over, and in!

Up, over, and in!

October 9th, 1977...Jim Otis hurdles over center Tom Banks and into the end zone in the first quarter of the game against the rival Dallas Cowboys at Busch Memorial Stadium. Despite drawing first blood, the Cards lose a tough one to Dallas...30-24....

Gee, you guys really do care!

Gee, you guys really do care!

While an icon in college football at Oklahoma, once heading up a 47 game winning streak in the mid 1950's, legendary coach Bud Wilkinson found life a bit rougher in the NFL. As a surprise hire by Bill Bidwill before the 1978 campaign, Wilkinson lasted just two years with the Big Red. Here he is moved to tears after being presented the game ball [...]

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