Updated Dec. 9
I got it right. I got it right. I got it right.
Did you hear? I got it right.
The Arizona Cardinals are NFC West champions. For the past three seasons, or maybe it's four or five, I've picked the Cardinals to win their division and each of the previous times I have it has earned me nothing but grief.
My coworkers had a stock response: Again, they would say. So I'm bragging now. The Cardinals have won the division.
Does it matter that the other three teams in their division would get voted behind Texas in the BCS standings? Not a bit. Does it matter that the Cardinals are oh-for on the East Coast? Not in the least.
Not when you're the division champs.
And I got it right.
The Cardinals won their first division title since 1975 on Sunday by beating up on the St. Louis Rams. The last time the Cardinals franchise won a division it was playing in St. Louis.
The last playoff game the franchise has hosted was in 1947 when the Chicago Cardinals won the championship.
No word on how Kurt Warner did in that game.
How far do the Cardinals go in the playoffs?
Win it all
Lose Super Bowl
Lose NFC title game
Lose in first round
Lose in divisional round
Total Votes: 58,397
Seriously, the 37-year-old Warner is a big reason the Cardinals can celebrate their first division title since moving to Arizona, a drought that was as dry as the areas close to their new stadium.
He is having an MVP-type season and their high-flying offense will be fun to watch come playoff time.
The Cardinals, who are ranked 12th in our CBSSports.com Power Rankings, are in the playoffs.
What can we expect next? Madonna for wife of the year? Plaxico Burress as a spokesman for gun safety? The Clippers playing in the NBA Finals?
I'm not predicting any of that. But I did predict the Cardinals to win the NFC West.
Yes, I got it right.
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