The Arizona Cardinals keep having bad things happen to them.
From a PR perspective, the last 48 hours for the Arizona Cardinals have not been good at all. From Kyler Murray’s contract details to Marquise Brown’s “non-football injury,” there’s been a handful of things to process.
Now add in the fact that the Arizona Cardinals hotel, the Wigwam hotel, has water damage due to heavy rainfall, and it’s a disastrous start to training camp. According to the Flood Control District of Maricopa county’s website, most places in Arizona have seen less than an inch of rain.
However, when you look at the hotel’s design, it’s no wonder why that thing would have a problem with the little amount of water that fell. I’m no architect or someone who works in the roofing industry, but if a building can’t handle an inch of rain, you’re probably going to have a bad time.
Arizona Cardinals hotel getting water damage is the last headline you’d expect
The Cardinals decided to move the hotel they stay in for training camp. They used to be right across from the stadium, which seemed like a great place. Close and easy to get to. Here’s why they did, according to ESPN:
"Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill had decided to move hotels, at least in part, sources said, because of a disagreement between the hotel and the league in pricing for the rooms during the week of Super Bowl LVII, which will be at State Farm Stadium."
What’s contradictory is that the Cardinals want Murray to be distraction-free for film study, yet they move the team hotel to a place with a literal golf course on the grounds. It’s a small thing to overcome, but the Cardinals shouldn’t come back here next year.
But money will always talk, and the Cardinals will do as they please. So let’s try to get through another day of training camp without any other incidents happening.