September 28, 2008

THOUGH THE SCORE SUGGESTS IT WAS TOO ENJOYABLE (via Brandon Heathcotte):

Old is new as team rides rails (Kent Somers - Sept. 27, 2008, The Arizona Republic)

The Cardinals have traveled to games by plane and bus, but it has been more than 50 years since they arrived by train. But that's how they rolled Saturday.

The team boarded an Amtrak train in Washington around noon and arrived in Newark, N.J., around 3 p.m. to begin final preparations for their game Sunday against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium.

Linebacker Karlos Dansby munched on a boxed snack of chicken in the dining car as he mused about this new mode of travel.

"The only train I've been on is the little bitty train that goes around the zoo," he said. "I'm glad we're taking this trip. I think it will bring us closer together." [...]

As soon as the players boarded, several of them, led by running back Edgerrin James, renamed a dining car the "party car."

The music and laughter flowed. [...]

The train was still in the station when it was announced that lunch choices were filet and chicken and pasta. And, oh, the man on the intercom said, don't forget the crab cakes, a local specialty.


We've got a new favorite team.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 28, 2008 6:05 PM
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