Happy Halloween: 5 scariest moments in Arizona Cardinals history
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals have had some scary moments in their 27-year history in the desert
The Arizona Cardinals have had their ups and downs over their years since moving from St. Louis in 1988. They’ve had their share of good luck and bad luck both on and off the field.
As we celebrate Halloween today, I look back at some of these moments. These are what I consider the five scariest moments in Arizona Cardinals history.
Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals mascot Big Red on the sidelines against the Cincinnati Bengals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Al Del Greco’s fake field goal attempt September 12, 1988
It was the first-ever game in Arizona for the then Phoenix Cardinals. In the second quarter and the Cardinals trailing 10-7 to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, the Cardinals inexplicably thought this would be a good time to try a fake field goal.
Now, while I get the idea you are trying to pump up the crowd in the first-ever regular season NFL game in Arizona, this was a bad idea from the time it was created until the second it failed miserably. Del Greco, if you remember was not very fleet of foot to begin with.
Del Greco tried to take the ball around the right end towards the sideline. It was truly an ugly play. I don’t know if it was Indianapolis Colts fake punt scary, but this concept was a bad one from paper to execution or lack thereof. It left all of us with our jaws open.
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