Arizona Cardinals Folktales Videos
Folktales: When Arizona Met The Cardiac Cards
November 6, 1988. The Cardinals first season in Arizona. Down 23-0 in the second half to the eventual Super Bowl champs. No prayer? Or no problem? The once and future Cardiac Cards had an answer for the 49ers: ride the Jet Stream, aka Roy Green, to victory.
It's the authentic, genuine, pure, bona fide, very true story of the time Big Red was birdnapped back in 2004 -- and the race against time to get him back. A mystery turned Folktales episode.
Folktales: Renaissance Man
Kurt Warner came to the desert hoping to resuscitate his career, only to look retirement in the eye after the Cardinals drafted Matt Leinart. But Warner's belief in himself never wavered, and eventually the Cardinals saw what Warner knew all along -- he still had Hall of Fame play left in him.
Folktales: Common Threads
The Cardinals have been around for more than 100 years and despite significant changes in football uniforms, the team has remained steadfast in preserving its iconic colors and rich history, a commitment that extends to our latest uniform unveiling in 2023.
Folktales Trailer: Season 3
Season 3 of Folktales -- presented by 72 Sold -- is coming. Six new episodes, including a look back on Larry Fitzgerald's fantastic postseason run in 2008, and Kurt Warner's rebirth in the desert.
Feely Beats the Broncos: Cardinals Folktales Ep. 5
Arizona Cardinals Kicker Jay Feely recorded 25 points against the Denver Broncos in 2010 to help end a seven-game losing streak. Hear from former teammates and coaches including Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Wilson, John Skelton and Ben Graham. Folktales Season 2 episode 5 is presented by 72 Sold.
Cardinals Folktales Season 2 Ep. 4: Lassiter's Legacy
Kwamie Lassiter's remarkable four-interception performance ignited the Arizona Cardinals to victory over the San Diego Chargers in week 17 of the 1998 season, sending the Cards to the NFL postseason for the first time since relocating to AZ. The safety's legacy on the field was just the tip of the iceberg, as Lassiter made an enormous impact on his teammates, his family and the community - up until the day he passed away in 2019.
Cardinals Folktales Season 2 Ep. 3: Miracle In The Desert
A Minnesota win in Sun Devil Stadium would mean a playoff spot for the Vikings and the number one pick in the 2004 Draft for the Arizona Cardinals. That fate appeared all but sealed until the final moments. What happened next thrust an unlikely hero into the spotlight.
Cardinals Folktales Season 2 Ep. 2: Stanton Shuffle
In November of 2015, Carson Palmer was under center for a thrilling victory in Seattle, where the Seahawks were previously unbeaten under Pete Carroll in prime time games. But it was backup quarterback Drew Stanton who stole the show as the Cardinals celebrated the win.
Folktales Season 2 Ep. 1 - The Hyphen Wins A House
On September 26, 2010, LaRod Stephens-Howling - nicknamed "The Hyphen" - was about to kick-start the Cardinals in their home opener. Little did he know that his explosive play would lay the foundation for a future home.
Folktales Season 2 Trailer
Get a sneak peek at what is to come in the second season of Cardinals Folktales!
Folktales takes you behind the scenes of memorable moments in the history of the Arizona Cardinals franchise. Bringing never before seen footage and exclusive interviews to give you full stories that, up until now, were only shared by those who lived them.
WATCH - Folktales Episode 11: Snow Day To Tampa Bay
Who could have made this weather forecast: One of the NFL's foremost warm-weather teams managed to lose themselves in 2008 on a snowy day in New England, only for the Arizona Cardinals to find themselves again in the cold and rain, leading to the perfect night in Tampa.
The Cardinals reached their first Super Bowl in 2008, but to get there, the "worst team in playoff history" had to go through a nasty day in New England, and the wake-up call that came from it.
Folktales Trailer: Snow Day To Tampa Bay
The trailer for the 11th and final Season 1 episode of Folktales: Snow Day To Tampa Bay, presented by SeatGeek. It's the story of the rough road trip to New England that ultimately helped push the Cardinals to their first Super Bowl appearance. Debuting on the Cardinals YouTube channel Dec. 22.
WATCH - Folktales Episode 10: 9 More
When the Arizona Cardinals went to New Orleans in 2013, the storyline was the return of rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu. When the game with the Saints was over, it was another defensive back -- Rashad Johnson -- who was in the spotlight. Johnson and, of course, his nine remaining fingers.
Folktales Trailer: Nine More
The trailer for the 10th episode of Folktales: Nine More presented by SeatGeek. It's the story of Rashad Johnson losing a piece of his finger during a game in 2013. Debuting on the Cardinals YouTube channel Dec. 8.
WATCH - Folktales Episode 9: Thanks, Coach
"They are who we thought they were... and we let 'em off the hook!"
Dennis Green believed in his heart his Arizona Cardinals were just as good if not better than the undefeated Chicago Bears in 2006. The Cardinals played like it, at least most of the game, until it unraveled in the end. Afterward, Green couldn't hold in his anger and produced one of the most famous postgame tirades in NFL history
WATCH - Folktales Episode 8: Money Mike's Redemption
The 2009 NFC Wild Card Game between the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers was one of the greatest playoff games in NFL history, with star QBs in Kurt Warner and Aaron Rodgers and more than 1,000 yards of offense. It had drama and overtime, and in the end, a game-winning play made by a scrappy down-the-depth chart cornerback - former safety Mike Adams - who lived up to his nickname.
Folktales Trailer: Money Mike's Redemption
The trailer for the eighth episode of Folktales: Money Mike's Redemption presented by SeatGeek, the story of Michael Adams' huge play in the playoffs against the Packers in the 2009 season. Debuting on the Cardinals YouTube channel Nov. 17.
WATCH - Folktales Episode 7: Cards Go Hollywood
All Arizona Cardinals safety Tim McDonald wanted was to be paid. And he happened to mention that to his agent while being followed around by a Hollywood filmmaker who was planning on making a movie about an NFL agent and an NFL player. Add in the perfect setting with the Cardinals' practice facility and a dose of Tom Cruise, and 'Jerry Maguire' was born.
WATCH - Folktales Episode 6: 104 Yards, Victory, And A Vote
The Arizona Cardinals needed a stadium, and worked hard to get Prop. 302 on the ballot. Two days before the vote, the team produced an unlikely win -- with their future Hall of Fame cornerback making a record-tying play -- to perhaps give the cause the little extra boost it needed.
WATCH - Folktales Episode 5: The Coin That Didn't Flip
The Arizona Cardinals were having a dream season, but in the 2015 Divisional Playoffs against the Packers, chaos broke out, with a Hail Mary and a Hail Larry sandwiched around a crazy coin toss in an epic victory.
Folktales Trailer: The Coin That Didn't Flip
The trailer for the fifth episode of Folktales: The Coin That Didn't Flip, presented by 72 Sold. Debuting on the Cardinals YouTube channel Oct. 27.
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.
Folktales Trailer: One Time In Mexico
The trailer for the third episode of Folktales: One Time In Mexico, presented by 72 Sold. Debuting on the Cardinals YouTube channel Oct. 6.
Get a sneak peak behind the Cardinals upcoming series, Folktales. The series gives you a front row seat to the best and most impactful stories that continue to get told inside the walls of the Arizona Cardinals organization.
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.