Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill has made his way onto the field. He’s taking a stroll down the Cardinals’ sideline, sporting his customary bowtie. Bidwill’s son Michael, the team’s president, is donning his bright red blazer and a red tie.
A few players are beginning to come out onto the field for some early running. Cardinals DE Bertrand Berry and K Neil Rackers are two of them.
There are competing blogs reporting the ratio of Steelers fans to Cardinals fans is 10-to-1, but it seems more like 15-to-1. There are pockets of Cardinals fans, but you can’t glance anywhere in the stands without seeing black and gold.
The two fans who are in the last row of Section 342 at the top of the stadium have been here for over an hour and have about three more hours to go before kickoff. There’s early, and then there’s that.
About three hours until kickoff. Everybody ready? We might need to get an update about what’s going on at the NFL tailgate party outside the stadium.