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Updated Jun 19, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Cardinals should celebrate passionate fans

If there’s one thing the Kevin Kolb/John Skelton QB
controversy has taught us, it’s that Arizona Cardinals
fans are a fickle bunch.

And, as someone who grew up a Cardinals fan and suffered
the annual abuse that came with the jerseys and hats, it’s
much better to be “fickle” than “non-existent”.

When news came out about how some at the Cardinals Fan
Fest last week booed Kevin Kolb after some errant passes,
opinions were mixed. Some bashed the fans for piling on a
QB in a practice. Others said Kolb deserved every bit of
animosity, because the high-priced Kolb has been a high-
priced disappointment thus far.

Lost in all of it was the fact that by voicing their
displeasure, right or wrong, the fans showed they cared.
It’s a relatively new development for the Arizona
Cardinals, and it’s one that should be celebrated, not
criticized.

Of course, no Cardinals fan wants to boo anyone wearing
red. Ask even the most ardent anti-Kolb fan and they’ll
tell you they’d rather the QB succeed and prove them wrong
than flounder and prove them right. But that desire should
not – and does not – prevent them from voicing their
displeasure should they receive poor play from the most
important position in sports.

Which, unfortunately, Cardinals fans have received far too
often.

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