We wait, of course, for sports to return, and for those of us that follow that sort of thing, it's been a frying pan to the face to not have something on nightly the last couple months, whether it was basketball or hockey playoffs or the pleasant steadiness of the baseball season.
But Wednesdays the Cardinals and 98.7 FM, Arizona's Sports Station, will try and breathe some life into empty evenings with a trip down memory lane. Starting tonight and through July 1, the station will re-air at 6 p.m. some of the most significant games in team history in a series called "Cardinals Archives."
|Date (6 p.m. broadcasts)||Postseason scenario||Matchup|
|May 27 (today)||NFC Wild Card 2008||Cardinals host Falcons|
|June 3||NFC Divisional 2008||Cardinals at Panthers|
|June 10||NFC Championship 2008||Cardinals host Eagles|
|June 17||Super Bowl XLIII||Cardinals vs. Steelers|
|June 24||NFC Wild Card 2009||Cardinals host Packers|
|July 1||NFC Divisional 2015||Cardinals host Packers|
The broadcasts, with Dave Pasch and Ron Wolfley in the booth and Paul Calvisi on the sideline, will be as they originally aired, with no significant editing -- allowing the listener to re-live the emotion of the moment in real time (which, in many of these games, was pretty serious.)
The first replay, this evening, will be the Cardinals' first step in their memorable 2008 playoff run, the game in which Larry Fitzgerald made a spectacular early TD catch to begin his incredible postseason, the defense made rookie Matt Ryan's day difficult (although not as harsh as Jake Delhomme's evening a week later) and Stephen Spach became a household name, at least in the households of Cardinals' fans. (And if you don't remember Spach, shame on you.)