The Arizona Cardinals kicked off a great spring tailgate with the Big Red Rib and Music Festival right outside the University of Phoenix stadium. The tailgate featured a live television show broadcasted on Arizona Fox Sports.
The Spring Tailgate featured music, and cheers from the Cardinal cheerleaders themselves. Fans had the opportunity to meet with Big Red, Fox Sports robot also eat all the food they can think of. Adults and kids a like had a blast at the event. The Cardinals provided a carnival with lots of kids’ rides, free of charge to all fans Thursday night. It was a night of laughs and fun but most of all a night to get ready for the upcoming 2014 season.
The Party didn’t stop there, to cap the night off the fans where the studio audience of a live television show. Hosts Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley recapped on the offseason along with the draft, training camp, and the upcoming 2014 football season. To join him were the Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill, General Manager Steve Keim and Head Coach Bruce Arians. Special guests included the new left tackle Jared Valdheer and safety Tyrann Mathieu.
Mathieu came out and was greeted by all his fans with loud cheers and girl-like shrieks. He took a few pictures with some cheerleaders and then headed for the stage. Mathieu discussed his draft experience and pointed out that he didn’t want to cry in front of the whole world because he had a Honey Badger reputation to protect. He also stated that he is excited for the Monday night football game at home against the San Diego Chargers September 8 ,2014. Mathieu hopes to come off the injury list to be able to play in that game.
Asked by a fan Via Twitter:
“As a rookie how valuable is it to have a mentor like Patrick Peterson and other vets?”
“I think there are a number of guys. I would think Lorenzo Alexander is one of those guys. He plays so many positions, he’s so passionate about the game, and he loves still playing on those special teams. I see him teaching young Guys now, especially on special teams drill. He’s always teaching and helping,” Arians responded.
Another fan asked Jared Valdheer,”Do you have any good Carson Palmer stories from your days in Oakland?”
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