Who would’ve thought that heading into the 2018 season that the Cardinals general manager would basically foreshadow how bad the year would be? Steve Keim managed to do just that by getting pulled over, arrested, and jailed for an extreme DUI.
An extreme DUI is a blood alcohol level (BAC) over .15. Keim’s BAC was .193. The team fined and suspended him, and Keim’s money went to the local MADD group (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
To make things worse, Arizona started 0-4 in 2018 as they thought quarterback Sam Bradford would be a great person to give a chunk of money to. The season was so bad that heading into Week 13, the Cardinals were 2-9, with their only two wins coming in both of their matchups with the San Francisco 49ers.
Arizona somehow pulled off a miracle upset win on the road in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers, and it was a result that ultimately led to the Packers firing head coach Mike McCarthy.
On top of it all, the Cardinals hadn’t won in Lambeau Field since the late 1940s! It was a historic win. The fact that I grew up in Wisconsin as a Cardinals fan and got to attend the game is even crazier.
Keim has appeared to right to the ship, but the jokes about his drinking issues still circulate the league.