Of the 14 play, 72 yard drive that punched the Cards’ ticket to Super Bowl 43, Fox’s Howie Long called the sequence “…the exclamation point on what’s been a Hall Of Fame career.” And much like Long’s commercials that imply Ford F-150 owners are huge sissies, it’s hard to argue with his logic — though I wasn’t aware the Arena Football League had a Hall Of Fame.

All kidding aside, it’s impossible to remain unimpressed with Arizona’s playoff run, and their ability to withstand an inspired 2nd half comeback by Philadelphia in today’s 32-25 NFC Championship victory shows they’re not merely playing with (God’s) house money — as long as Warner is smart enough to let Larry Fitzgerald play jump ball with hopelessly overmatched secondaries,  his team is a legit threat to scale a height many thought they’d never reach ; winning a ring for Matt Leinart.

After the game, I’m sure longtime Cardinals fans were a little choked up watching the robotic Bill Bidwell raise the George Halas Trophy aloft in celebration.  While there’s no truth to the rumor said trophy is already up for auction on eBay, there’s a very good chance Ken Whisenhunt will have to pay ownership $5 to have his picture taken alongside it.