Tough decision: To buy an Arizona Cardinals Kevin Kolb jersey or not?


Life is all about making the tough decisions. Things like, do you spend a little bit more time at the office to get work done or do you go home to spend time with the family? Should you pay the electric bill or buy food? Do you spend $10 to go see beautiful people in casual relationships in Friends with Benefits at the theater or watch the same movie on DVD when it was called No Strings Attached? You know, the important things.

The Arizona Cardinals made their tough decision on Thursday when they landed quarterback Kevin Kolb in exchange for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second round pick. Their conclusion left me having to make a difficult one of my own. Do I buy a Kolb jersey?

I'm sure many of my other fellow Cards fans are struggling with the same conundrum, and why shouldn't we? For years we've bought jerseys of guys who the team sold as the future like Jake Plummer, Andre Wadsworth, Thomas Jones, Marcel Shipp (I actually know someone who owns one of those), Matt Leinart and even Max Hall nevermind on that last one. All of them now either hang in the back of our closets in shame, have long since been placed in the Goodwill donation box or are used to wash our cars.

For months I've been a proponent of the Cardinals acquiring Kolb. He was the biggest name quarterback on the market. While I was glad they made the deal, I'm now nervous to put my own money where my mouth is.

Maybe it's because I'm what many fans have called the Cards for years, cheap, or maybe I'm just gun-shy because I've invested more in failed players' jerseys than I did in my college education. Whatever the reason, I'm just not sure I can invest $90 on the new Cardinal Red No. 4 jersey.

In the end I have a feeling that I'll put aside the pain of the past and ignore the shameful pile of worthless red and white laundry that is stashed in a box somewhere at my house and buy a Kolb jersey. The only difficult decision is do I buy the red, white or black version?

Your Turn: Will you invest money in a Kevin Kolb jersey?

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    ukilledkenny wrote...
    lol
    I just bought a DRC black one like 3 months ago! sweet
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    bonedoc wrote...
    JT Smith
    I only wear my old JT Smith jersey. I haven't bought another one since. I was tempted for a while to get a Garth Jax one a while back just because that's the baddest name in football ever. The day Kolb wins us a playoff game, I'm in...
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    Jarrod P. wrote...
    Laughable
    Why would I invest in a jersey of a player that has played 18 games in the NFL, has a rating of 73.2 and has thrown 11 TD's and 14 INT.. He has a similar line to Leinart and the same rating as Derek Anderson (ok 5 points higher). He was replaced by a guy who was out of the league for three seasons. He was in a high powered offense that inflated his numbers from below average to a little below average. A jersey? HAH... I hope he is the savior the media feels he will be. Jarrod jrodamerks@hotmail.com
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    Jarrod P. wrote...
    Just to be clear....
    I am behind him and I HOPE I eat my words. Honestly I do. I see potential in him and he is not DA!!! But right now, he is a nobody. On the bright side, this signing, plus the departure of DRC could be our ticket to Luckville!! Jarrod jrodamerks@hotmail.com
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    AZCardVestalutchi wrote...
    Probably
    I bought my DRC Jersey right after the Giants game 2 seasons ago when I said if DRC gets 2 picks then I'll pick up his Jersey. Well I'll make a similar bet with myself. If in the first 4 games he can post at least 250 yards or at least a positive or even TD to INT ratio. I will Replace my DRC jersey with a Kolb jersey. I really wish him the best of luck, but I would rather see Beanie and our new rookie Williams become a NASTY combo and eat yardage on opposing defenses all day long.
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    Tennisgrandpa wrote...
    Why Not?
    How many fools bought a Matt Leinert jersey? At least Kolb is embracing the challenge instead of running like Leinert and finally acknowledging that he was a scrub and anouther USC bust.
    Dale
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    Tennisgrandpa wrote...
    oh yeah
    work on your photoshop skills too
    Dale
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    mgmurillo wrote...
    Im waiting
    until next year. If I even get one for Kolb. 1. Next year NFL will switch to Nike. 2. I don't know how Kolb will do. 3. I will more than likely get Fitz's Cards Nike jersey.
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