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#BIRDGANG T-Shirt Holiday Package!

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 $30 get’s you a “Honey Badger Don’t Care” shirt, Birdgang Shirt, wristband, and free shipping! 

***If you would like to order a shirt please email us at azbg@arizonabirdgang.com , we have very shirts available and we want to make sure we have the size you need before ordering. Thank you!****  

The Arizona Birdgang FC would like to introduce the newest #Birdgang T-Shirt, “Honey Badger Don’t Care″!  This T-shirt is a quality (50/50 cotton/poly blend) shirt and comes in multiple sizes. Women’s V-necks are also available (v-necks run a size smaller, order accordingly). The cost of this shirt “INCLUDES” shipping, so please choose the correct location when choosing shirt size. Women’s V-Necks, Out of state (AZ), & out of country shipping is slightly higher. Thank you!

If you would to make a bulk purchase, please email us at azbg@arizonabirdgang.com

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***PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING***

#BIRDGANG!! Go Cardinals!!

 

Cardinals Tame The Colts

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The Arizona Cardinals have won four straight games.  Last year, the same feat happened in the first quarter of the season and the team appeared to deteriorate as time went on.  This year they couldn’t pick a better time to demonstrate peak performance on the field.  Defense has been a topic to rave about all season, but it is the offense that has people taking notice over the past two weeks.  As head coach Bruce Arians said,  “I thought Carson (Palmer) was lights out. He has been for a month now…You can obviously see the chemistry now.”  Palmer lit up the Indianapolis Colts defense in his second straight game without an interception after throwing 15 in the past 10 games.

#HOUvsAZ Ticket Giveaway!!

We have 5 pairs of tickets to this weeks game, for 5 lucky winners. There are 4 easy steps, make sure to complete each one to be eligible to win! Details are below:

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1.  Sign up for the BIRDGANG Fan Club here: BIRDGANG Membership

2. Follow us on Twitter (@AZBirdgang) and/or “Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/arizonabirdgang

3. Make a video using Instagram or your cell phone (if you don’t have Instagram) stating why you should win a pair of tickets. Make sure you’re super creative and wearing Cardinals/BIRDGANG gear. Please make sure the video is no more than 30 seconds long.

4. Share the video on our twitter or Facebook page that way we see your entry.

This may seem like a lengthy process, but we wanted to come up with something new and entertaining for everyone. Your videos will be shared with the BIRDGANG and will hopefully get you more followers!

**Winners will be announced Friday evening

Have fun!!!!

*** This giveaway has no affiliation with the Arizona Cardinals Football Club

Arizona Cardinals Sign TE Jake Ballard

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The Arizona Cardinals have signed  TE Jake Ballard, after releasing rookie DC Jefferson. What does this move say about the existing TE’s? Do you think he was signed to be the eventual starter or as a backup? Discuss below in the comments or on our twitter or facebook pages.

Twitter: @AZBirdgang

Facebook: www.facebook.com/arizonabirdgang

Honey Badger: October Rookie Of The Month

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Tyrann Mathieu has been named the defensive rookie of the month for October! Coming off a game against the Falcons , he had 7 tackles and an interception. The Honey Badger had a total of 21 tackles, 5 passes deflected, 1 interception, and 1 sack in the month of October.

Mathieu is the the third Cardinal to win the award joining DRC and Simeon Rice. Mathieu is turning into a very special player, who definately has the world in his hands if he keeps playing at such a good level. With Mathieu and Ellington both stepping up their game, Cardinals fans have to be optimistic about the future. I can’t remember a time when we had such exciting young players to go along with established veterans.

Congratualions Tyann, Cardinals fans are ready to embrace you! #BIRDGANG La Familia

If you’re on Twitter make sure to send a congrats his way. You can follow him right here: @Mathieu_Era

Follow us on twitter: @AZBirdgang 

Follow me: @BirdgangSince88

Dirty Birds Come Back To AZ

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It seems like a lifetime ago since that exciting first playoff game at the UofP,  when a young rookie named Matt Ryan lost to the Arizona Cardinals in what became a memorable Super Bowl run in 2009. Since that game, the Arizona Cardinals have had only one more playoff run in 2010, which also became Kurt Warner’s last season in the NFL. The Cardinals have endured agonizing  Quarterback play from guys like Derek Anderson, Max Hall, and John Skelton just to name a few. Why haven’t we had a QB savior yet? I wish I could answer that question. Is it management not taking a flyer on guys like Russell Wilson? Is it regurgitating veterans like Carson Palmer? The season isn’t over yet and we are sitting pretty decent at 3-4, and with a win this Sunday we could be back to .500 and poised to make a playoff run. “Playoffs?”(Jim Mora voice) Yes, I say playoffs because if this offense finally comes together we could make a serious push over these next 3-4 games. The Cardinals defense has been putting this team on their back and keeping us in a few of the games that we lost and won. Atlanta and Houston have been struggling and aren’t where they were just a season ago. We all know what Jacksonville has to offer, but you never know what could happen playing on the road…… Any Given Sunday.

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Thursday Night Football: #SEAvsAZ

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This week we have a nationally televised game on Thursday night football. I urge all season ticket holders to be in attendance at this game! Let’s show the country how we support our team. I understand the sell out streak we have going, but that doesn’t mean squat if there are a ton of empty seats in University of Phoenix stadium. If you have tickets and aren’t going, sell them or give them away to another Cards fan.  Heck, if you need assistance giving them away we can help on Twitter and Facebook.

It’s only week 7 but this is a must win game for a few reasons. The Birdgang have some very winnable but tough games coming up against struggling Atlanta, Houston, and of course Jacksonville. If there is any week we can beat Seattle it’s this week. They’re coming into this game with short rest like we are, but we are playing at home and won’t be traveling.

Nonetheless, come out to the game in full force! Get your butt off work early or call in sick if you have to. We will be having our Birdgang hosted tailgate as well. If you would like to join RSVP here: azbg@arizonabirdgang.com

GO CARDINALS

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Turning It Over in San Francisco

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“You’re not going to beat the 49ers with turnovers like that.”  The announcer made an obvious blanket statement early on that would foretell the dynamic of the 32-20 loss for the Arizona Cardinals in San Francisco.  After losing in Seattle and against Indianapolis, the 49ers made a statement with 6 takeaways in the following 2 games that each resulted in a score. The trend continued against Arizona with San Francisco capitalizing on 4 turnovers for 3 field goals and a touchdown in this game.

Quarter by Quarter

QB Carson Palmer gets credit for 2 of those turnovers.  He threw 2 interceptions in the 1st quarter, passes intended for tight end Jim Dray and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.  Fortunately for Arizona, an effective defense made a statement of their own and the 49ers were limited to 2 field goals.  Fitzgerald had the 2nd longest reception of his career with a 75 yard touchdown reception, which was also Palmer’s longest completion this season.  Arizona out-scored the Niners, 7-6.

The Cardinals were drained of momentum by the end of the 2nd quarter.  In the 1st drive, safety Yeremiah Bell intercepted a Colin Kaepernick ball intended for Bruce Miller at the 1 yard line.  A short gain was stifled with a delay of game penalty and Palmer was sacked in the end zone for a safety.  Kaepernick shot a 61 yard touchdown pass to tight end Vernon Davis but Arizona put up a fight and responded with a 15 yard rushing score by Andre Ellington.  Another costly penalty by Michael Floyd (pass interference) nullified his 44 yard touchdown reception just before the half.  Instead of ending the 1st half with a 1 point game, that left the Cardinals behind, 22-14.

Floyd found redemption in the end zone with a 10 yard touchdown reception in the 3rd quarter.  A failed 2 point conversion attempt left Arizona trailing, 22-20. The following 49ers possession was messy with a fumble by Kaepernick, a penalty on Vernon Davis, and a John Abraham tackle on Frank Gore for a loss on 3rd and long.  The Cardinals responded with an enthusiastic 50 yard drive but a rare fumble at the hands of Fitzgerald dashed hopes to take the lead going into the 4th quarter.

San Francisco went on to dominate the 4th quarter, with the longest drive in the NFL this season (18 plays, 89 yards) that ran the clock down by over 9 minutes.  Arizona remained scoreless in the 4th quarter, but the 49ers managed another field goal to win by 12 points.

Honorable Mentions

After the 1st quarter, Palmer’s offense wasn’t awful.  The offensive line was 5-13 on 3rd downs, earned 403 total yards (compared to 387 yards for the Niners), and only allowed 1 sack.  Karlos Dansby had 11 tackles and contributed to a sack (with Calais Campbell) on San Francisco’s game opening drive while Darnell Dockett was also able to bring down a mobile Kaepernick that forced a fumble, recovered by Daryl Washington.  Safeties Yeremiah Bell and Tyrann Mathieu showed effective coverage although 49ers tight end Vernon Davis had a career game with 8 receptions for 180 yards and running back Frank Gore racked up 101 rushing yards.

Calais Campbell Injury Update

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Calais Campbell was carted off the field with an apparent neck injury during the 4th quarter of the Cardinals 32-20 loss Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers.

As reported by several outlets, Calais felt tingling in his hands and feet immediately after the injury but is doing better. He is going through precautionary MRI and CT scans at a Bay Area hospital.

Calais’ sister, Keyonne Campbell, took to twitter to give a first hand account of Calais’ injury:

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Update:

Calais Campbell is home and ready to get back to work. There is no official word on his injuries, but it appears Campbell will not be seriously injured.

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Same Ol’ Win

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Joe and Mario talk about all the ups and downs of the week five mathup against the Panthers. Is the Cardinals 21st overall ranking in the NFL Power Polls justified?

***There is some mild foul language and some scattered inappropriateness as well. Heed caution if there are children around***

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