Tuesday, May 24, 2005

You'll have to forgive Arizona Cardinals fans for a little excessive euphoria

Here are the most recent rankings for NFL jersey sales:

1. Randy Moss, Oakland Raiders
2. Michael Vick, Atlanta Falcons
3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
4. Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia Eagles
5. Ben Roesthlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
6. LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers
7. Byron Leftwich, Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Carnell Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9. Jeremy Shockey, New York Giants
10. Tiki Barber, New York Giants
11. Mike Alstott, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers
13. Braylon Edwards, Cleveland Browns
14. Daunte Culpepper, Minnesota Vikings
15. Ronnie Brown, Miami Dolphins
16. Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers
17. Jake Plummer, Denver Broncos
18. Roy Williams, Dallas Cowboys
19. Curtis Martin, New York Jets
20. Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears
21. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
22. Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
23. Cedric Benson, Chicago Bears
24. Kurt Warner, Arizona Cardinals
25. David Carr, Houston Texans

Most of them are pretty understandable, as they are either the best players in the league or the newest Draft picks. That said, what in G-d's name is Kurt Warner doing on the list? He's completely done as a player, as his stint in New York showed last year. He can't possibly be in Arizona for long. What are those Cardinals fans going to do with those jerseys when his stint there is remembered like Joe Namath's stint in San Diego is? Is there anything more pathetic than someone wearing the jersey of a player who had a cup of coffee with a team at the end of a fading career? What's wrong with an Anquan Boldin jersey? Passe in Tempe?

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