An Arizona Cardinals Fan Guide to Hating the San Francisco 49ers

July 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers are like oil and water.
The two teams don't like each other much and have become fierce rivals since they were put in the NFC West in the 2002 NFL realignment.
In order to understand why the Cardinals hate the 49ers and why San Francisco has reason to hate Arizona right back, let's go back to when the Cardinals first came to Arizona in 1988.
The Cardinals happened to play San Francisco that season and the game had a bizarre ending. San Francisco was looking to make Arizona another notch in the win column and led 23-0 in the third quarter.
The Cardinals, however, pulled off an improbable rally to win 24-23, scoring a touchdown with three seconds left in regulation with Al Del Greco's extra point won the game. It made for a dramatic final six seconds of the game.
A shocking rally is one thing, but a career-ending hit is another. San Francisco fans were stunned when Arizona cornerback Aene...

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