Cardinals president Michael Bidwill shares a laugh with Big Red while Mayor Phil Gordon reads a proclamation Tuesday in Phoenix.
Earlier this week, Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon declared Friday "Cardinals day" for his city, encouraging everyone to wear red as the Cards prepare to go to Carolina to play in the Divisional round of the playoffs.
The day now will start with a chance to say goodbye and good luck to the team itself.
The city has organized a rally at Sky Harbor International Airport beginning at 8:45 a.m. Friday, with the Cardinals arriving to take part just before they board their chartered flight to Charlotte.
Gordon will host the event, with Cardinals president Michael Bidwill, coach Ken