The Arizona Cardinals are the National Football League franchise out of Phoenix, Arizona, although they play in neighboring Glendale at the University of Phoenix Stadium. They are one of the four franchises in Phoenix, joining Phoenix Suns (NBA), Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), and Phoenix Coyotes (NHL), whose home rink is also in Glendale.
Although they have often been an underperforming team, the Arizona Cardinals dispelled all their dubious history by going to Super Bowl XXVIII on February 1, 2009, where they lost a fourth-quarter lead to the Pittsburgh Steelers, narrowly losing the game.
The team's history dates back all the way to 1898 when they started in Chicago, IL, as the Morgan Athletic Club, before turning professional in 1913. They adopted their nickname after its founder Chris O'Brien insisted their colored uniform was "not maroon, it's cardinal red!" The Chicago Cardinals moved to St. Louis in 1960, where they spent 27 years before moving west to the Valley of The Sun for the 1988 season.