While we all can celebrate the Cardinals' most recent home playoff win, here's a little blast from the past – and I am talking serious past – after VP of media relations Mark Dalton dug up a newspaper clip from the Cards' last home playoff game, that 1947 championship win over the Eagles. (Oh, wouldn't that make for an interesting storyline if the Eagles visit the Cards for the NFC Championship – which is essentially the descendant of the one-time NFL championship game like the one in 1947? The AFC Championship coming from the former American Football League, of course.)
Philly's Steve Van Buren was held to 26 yards rushing (got to shut down the other team's running game, right?) and "Charles" Trippi scored two touchdowns (no word if he was flagged for excessive celebration on either). Winners earned $1,132. Compare that to the Cardinals' players earning $20,000 for their Wild Card win over the Falcons (The Giants got $37,500 just for the NFC championship alone last season and $78,000 to win the Super Bowl).
Alas, in 1947 no player announced he was "going to Disneyland."