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Arizona pigskin history

The Grand Canyon State has a deep history of professional sports, one that began in 1898 when the Morgan Athletic Club (the first iteration of the Cardinals) took to the gridiron in Chicago.

They joined the National Football League in 1920 and, after 40 seasons, moved to St. Louis before arriving in Phoenix in 1988; alongside the Chicago Bears, the Cardinals are the only remaining charter members still in existence.

Today, the Cardinals remain the oldest franchise in the NFL, and one of the least successful scoring championships in 1925 and 1947. Their home turf is State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100

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