Talk:Monsters of the Midway

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Chicago Cardinals[edit]

I removed the following unreferenced paragraph, which I believe is incorrect:

The team, which has now become the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, was originally the Racine Normals (named for the street on the South Side of Chicago where they played; the team eventually became the Chicago Cardinals), received their first uniforms as hand-me-downs from the University of Chicago. The faded maroon was fancied by the club's president to be a "cardinal" red color, so the team adopted "Cardinals" as its nickname. Through the years, the Cardinals were typically overshadowed by the Bears. Had the Chicago Cardinals enjoyed the success of their crosstown rivals, perhaps they would have inherited the nickname "Monsters" from the Maroons and not just their jerseys.

I think this is incorrect because the Chicago Cardinals and the Chicago Bears were two separate teams. The article makes clear that "Monsters of Midway" was applied to the Bears; it therefore could not have been applied (simultaneously) to the Cardinals. And the Cardinals were a losing team while in Chicago, hardly "Monsters". (I'm assuming good faith here; arguably this paragraph was deliberate vandalism.) -- John Broughton (♫♫) 21:19, 13 January 2009 (UTC)