The Cardinals have had a long and well-traveled history as a charter member of the NFL. They were originally known as the Chicago Cardinals, and they played their games in the Windy City from 1920-1943 and from 1945-1959. In 1944, they were called Card-Pitt, as they merged with the Pittsburgh Steelers because so many players in the league went to serve in World War II.
In 1960, the Cardinals moved to St. Louis. They would play there from 1960-1987 before moving to Phoenix in 1988. They were known as the Phoenix Cardinals from 1988-1993 until they decided to change their name to the Arizona Cardinals. Goddamn, recapping that history was more exhausting than trying to cover Rod Tidwell.
While the Cardinals had several different types of cheerleading squads during their years in St. Louis, the current incarnation of the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders that we all know and love was formed in 1988. Their 2016 roster is comprised of 28 talented young ladies, and they cheer on the Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium. When the Cardinals aren’t playing home games, their cheerleaders participate in events in the community.
The most famous Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader alum is an absolute shocker. Actress Phyllis Smith, who’s better known as Phyllis Vance from the beloved TV comedy The Office, was a cheerleader for the Cardinals when they played in St. Louis. And no, I assure you I’m not making this up. Homegirl was a certified babe back in the day.
Without further ado, check out the hottest photos of the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders.