Shame on whoever decided to open the Cardinals roof on Monday night

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Kyler Murray
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Kyler Murray /

The Arizona Cardinals have not learned how to create a home-field advantage and it worked against them on Monday night in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

The first thing a team should have at home are fans going absolutely ballistic and making noise to help the team throughout the game. The Arizona Cardinals looked at that chance and said, “nah, we’re good,” and decided to open the roof to State Farm Stadium.

There is no good reason to ever open the roof, not even for Monday Night Football. If the organization wanted the fans to “be under the stars” then they should’ve had them direct their attention to the field were the Cardinals were busy trying to see through the Milky Way of mistakes they made in an embarrassing, pitiful loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Arizona wanted to say it was loud on Monday night, but it could’ve been way louder. There’s also just some bad luck about opening the roof. The Cardinals lost to the Green Bay Packers earlier this year (on top of wearing the color rush uniforms that the team is still winless in).

There was also Arizona’s bad loss to the Denver Broncos in 2017 and the “Beast Quake 2.0” by Marshawn Lynch was also under an open roof as well.

It may be trivial to care about, but the Arizona Cardinals should permanently close the roof

When the stadium was built and completed in 2006, the Cardinals got what they wanted – a dome stadium. Remember how loud and incredible it was to see Arizona fans rocking? If someone thought the roof being open would give them some sort of weather advantage, that’s a weak reason.

This is also the same stadium that forced the most false starts from 2006 to 2018. So what gives?

The team plays in Arizona, not the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Opening the roof gives you no weather advantage at all. The Cardinals should bolt it shut for good, and learn to help their team each and every game.

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