WATCH - Folktales Episode 4: Drafting Jake
Jake "The Snake" Plummer already had rock-star status in the Valley when he was playing for Arizona State, nearly winning a national title. The Arizona Cardinals needed a quarterback, so who better to draft than the talented kid who the fanbase already loved?
WATCH - Folktales Episode 3: One Time In Mexico
On a historic night in Mexico City, Arizona Cardinals safety Robert Griffith ran out during pregame introductions carrying the Mexican flag, much to the delight of 103,000 watching at Estadio Azteca. The iconic moment kicked off a memorable win over the 49ers on Oct. 2, 2005, and ushered in the international era for the NFL.
WATCH - Folktales Episode 2: The Night The Goal Posts Vanished
On a hot desert evening in September of 1997, the Cardinals came up with an improbable win over the bully Dallas Cowboys. The victory resonated so much it lead to an impromptu victory parade down nearby Mill Avenue with a very special guest -- the goalposts through which the game-winning field goal traveled.
WATCH - Episode 1: Legendary Locker
It had been 13 years since Pat Tillman left behind the final locker of his four-year NFL career. On a February day in 2015, it was seconds away from being demolished as part of a renovation.
Folktales: Drafting Jake
The Cardinals sought a new QB and a little magic when they took Jake Plummer
Folktales: One Time In Mexico
Griffith provided iconic moment as Cardinals ushered in era of NFL international play
Folktales: The Night The Goalposts Vanished
Upset of Cowboys in 1997 ends with caravan down Mill Avenue
Cardinals Folktales - Drafting Jake, The Podcast
Ep. 4 - Paul Calvisi takes us back to 1997 when the Arizona Cardinals took a chance on local ASU legend Jake Plummer. Going into the NFL Draft, the Cardinals needed more than a franchise quarterback, they needed an identity. This is the story of how Jake 'The Snake' brought a new energy to the Cardinals and delivered a playoff appearance in just his second NFL season.
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.
Cardinals Folktales - The Night The Goalposts Vanished, The Podcast
Ep. 2 - Paul Calvisi takes us down memory lane to highlight a historic victory over the rival Dallas Cowboys in the 1997 home opener. What made this win different from others? Well, jubilant Cardinals fans rushed the field, tore down the goalposts and marched them to Mill Avenue and beyond. Where did the goalposts wind up? Which famous Cardinals player saw his brothers dangling from the goalposts? And why does the win qualify as a genuine turning point in team history?
Cardinals Folktales - Legendary Locker, The Podcast
Ep. 1 - Paul Calvisi tells the incredible story of how one longtime Cardinals employee managed to save Pat Tillman's final locker from destruction during 2015 renovations. Find out where the locker is now, why it serves as inspiration to his former teammates and what Tillman's legacy means to the people who knew him.
Cardinals Folktales - Audio Trailer
You may think you know the whole story, but you don't. Cardinals Folktales gives new life to 11 unbelievably true tales in team history through the personal recollections of the people who were there for each incredible moment. The series premieres on September 8.
Folktales: The Cardinals Seek Some Magic By Drafting Jake
Images of the Cardinals' 1997 second-round pick Jake Plummer, who was already a local hero from Arizona State when he came to bring some magic to the local NFL team.
Folktales: The Cardinals Spark International Play One Time In Mexico
Images from the Cardinals historic trip to Mexico City in 2005, when they beat the 49ers 31-14 and became the first team to win a regular-season game outside of the United States.
Folktales: The Cardinals, Cowboys And The Night The Goalposts Vanished
Images from the Cardinals' 25-22 win over the Cowboys on Sept. 7, 1997, when the fans tore down the goalposts.