"I think it stinks," he said Monday. "It's always hard to tell somebody not to sell something when they can make money on it. But we want our advantage. We've fought hard for that. The fans have done a tremendous job sticking with us and now we're developing something. I just hope we can get to the point where it doesn't matter who comes into this building.
"Whether half the town is from Dallas or anywhere else, Chicago or whatever, that somehow we can turn them into Cardinals fans to the point they say, 'I don't care what you're offering me, I want to go see my Cardinals play.' "
I'd like for that to happen, too. And I don't blame Kurt Warner for wanting that. I'd like for everyone in Arizona to rally behind the Cardinals, buy tickets, keep them, watch the Cardinals win, and then go have a big delicious ice cream cone.
However, it's 2008, our economy is stuffed in Najeh Davenport's laundry basket, and times are tough for a lot of people. Even in the best of circumstances, it's a little uncomfortable to hear millionaires imploring people who aren't millionaires to spend their money on something like a football game.
Again, it's nothing against Kurt Warner. I get what he's saying. The Cardinals have indeed fought hard for their advantage, and I don't blame him for wanting a home field advantage like teams get in other cities.
But a lot of fans have fought hard for their money, too. And if they can sell a ticket or two that helps them pay for next year's season tickets (or for something way more important), you can't ask them not to do it.
- Kurt Warner