If Phil was stuck for something to complain about tomorrow morning, never fear, the Arizona Cardinals have bailed out the bearded malcontent.
From the Associated Press.
The Arizona Cardinals have given their old bird a makeover.
Team owner Bill Bidwill calls the Cardinals’ new logo (bottom) “a tough bird.”
The Cardinal head that has served as the team’s logo since 1960 — when the franchise moved from Chicago to St. Louis — has been subtly transformed into a sleeker, meaner creature. The updated version was unveiled with great fanfare at Cardinals headquarters on Thursday.
“A tough bird,” team owner Bill Bidwill said. “Hopefully it will be worn by tougher and faster and meaner players.”
(I’m sorry, which one is which?)
Yet to come is what Cardinals vice president Michael Bidwill called “a revolutionary” change in the team’s uniforms, to be shown this spring.
Defensive end Bertrand Berry will wear the new logo on his helmet in next month’s Pro Bowl.
The old Cardinal logo was a roundhead bird derisively referred to as a “parakeet.” The new version has decidedly more evil eyes and a menacing expression.