When youÆve produced decades of sub-par play before the faithful, itÆll take a while to build true credibility. ThatÆs even more true in the most fair-weather city in America, where people the world over visit, vacation, or move here, seemingly just to espouse their fair-weatherness. Loyalty is another matter, as witnessed by the sudden outbreak of Cardinals fan-dom over the past year. ItÆs the essence of true fair-weatherness. Of course, there is surface loyalty, and true loyalty. But there is only one credibility. I have no numbers to back this up, but I doubt it a stretch to say that the locals bought/wear more Cardinals related gear in the past year than the previous decade put together. No major statistical analysis here. I base this on what I see around town. All over the valley. ...
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