In the NFL, winning isn’t easy to predict. Often, casual fans can look at a Sunday schedule and easily pick winners and losers. I don’t know the win loss record of armchair quarterbacks making flippant selections but I’ve certainly paid more attention recently. In fact, through the fourth week of the 2014 NFL schedule, the standings had some surprises. New Orleans stands at 1-3, while Cincinnati is undefeated as is our local squad, the Arizona Cardinals. Not many would have predicted these outcomes just three games into the season and only time will tell what will happen with the fortunes of all teams over their next 12 games.
With a 3-0 record, the Cardinals have surprised everyone but themselves. With outstanding leadership from Head Coach Bruce Arians, their results have been fully expected. Why? Let’s take a look back at one of football’s true heroes and his performance 45 years ago. Before the 1969 Super Bowl, Joe Namath proudly proclaimed prior to the game against the vaunted Baltimore Colts, “We’re going to win on Sunday. I guarantee it.” How could he be so bold? He went on to say, “The Colts were in a Catch-22 situation. They had this defense that had killed the whole NFL that season. Why should they change for one game against a 19-point underdog? So I knew they were going to stick with the same fronts, the same coverages, the same blitzes. It was like having all the questions for an exam two weeks before you actually take it. By the time we played, I knew those guys inside-out.” Quite simply, Namath prepared. He prepared for the biggest game of his life and knew exactly what needed to be done to win Super Bowl III.
In moving and logistics, preparation is one of the leading characteristics that points to our success. Like Namath, we too prepare for all of our jobs and projects. Notably, we’ve been moving the Arizona State University Sun Devils Football team’s equipment for every single one of their road games since 1990. Ok, we admit it: we didn’t move the team’s equipment to the Hawaii Bowl in 2006. And since 1998, we’ve moved the Arizona Diamondbacks equipment to and from Chase Field and Sky Harbor Airport for each and every one of their road trips. What does this all mean? We were more than prepared to answer the Arizona Cardinals when they made the call. This year, we’ve been hired to move the equipment necessary for a successful training camp and to assist with some of the road games for this season. In July, we moved over 75,000 pounds of weight and athletic training equipment to University of Phoenix Stadium to help the team prepare for the 2014 season. Thus far, the team has looked outstanding despite player injuries on the defensive side of the ball and two of their wins have come with a backup quarterback. How? Simply, the team prepared and was prepared by having depth on their roster. And perhaps, maybe, just a little, a better than prepared moving company has them in position to visit Super Bowl XLIX. That will be a very easy move for us. After all, the game is being played at University of Phoenix Stadium, right here in Glendale, Arizona.