PRO FOOTBALL: Chambersburg Cardinals sign 2 key players for 2011 season

Keon Lattimore has told the story before. He never thought he would be in the conference room of a local motel, signing a contract with the Chambersburg Cardinals professional football team. Full Story
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Cardinals Supporter

New Bloomfield, PA

#1 May 21, 2011
Man Cardinals, looks like you've done it again! Keep the talent coming! Hats off to you and another fine upcoming season! Bring another league championship home to Chambersburg once again!
heardenough

Chambersburg, PA

#2 May 21, 2011
Go Cards!
Isnt the world ending

Greencastle, PA

#3 May 21, 2011
alright, i'll pick them this year for the superbowl
Anon

Carlisle, PA

#4 May 21, 2011
Great job by the Chambersburg Cardinals!! As a resident of the area I attended these games last year with my family (2 kids) and they are a lot of fun, reasonably priced and a GREAT alternative for a Saturday night with the family!! Can't wait for this season!
Judicial Scholar

Chambersburg, PA

#5 May 21, 2011
Is the parole officer okay with this?
NoWay

Carlisle, PA

#6 May 21, 2011
Not to be negative or anything. Nothing against the organization, but it's far from Professional Football. Very Far!!!!
vince

Annapolis, MD

#7 May 21, 2011
I thought they traded for Tim Tebow?
Joke

Spring Grove, PA

#8 May 21, 2011
With the teams they play this year none of them could beat the High School team!! Come on man Lancaster!! They couldn't field a team before so how they going to this year,let alone have a home field. And im sure ole Chad will be stealing from the team again this year like in tha past!!
ComeOnAreYouKidd ing

Carlisle, PA

#10 May 21, 2011
What: Professional Football!! They play the DC Explosion (we all remember them), and the Lancaster Lightning, in 4 of the 9 games this year. You're too funny!! Stepping stone for Pro Football (hardly). NFL Europe could hardly produce many players from their league and they were sanctioned and owned by the NFL. PULEASE!!
But, I guess if that's what there feeding 'em, and they believe it (so be it)!!
cardinal fan

Paw Paw, WV

#12 May 21, 2011
hey, i've been an avid fan of the cardinals for years, what are you talking about with your allegations... stealing? I thought they were a straight up organization
Roger

United States

#13 May 21, 2011
NoWay wrote:
Not to be negative or anything. Nothing against the organization, but it's far from Professional Football. Very Far!!!!
Please tell us what is professional? Do you feel arena football teams are not professional? Please explain what professional is.
College teams might play 60% of their schedule against weak programs.
They play these games for the chance to play the other 40%.
This program is getting better every year. Do some research on the different levels of football and get back to us readers.
NoWay

Carlisle, PA

#14 May 22, 2011
Roger wrote:
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Please tell us what is professional? Do you feel arena football teams are not professional? Please explain what professional is.
College teams might play 60% of their schedule against weak programs.
They play these games for the chance to play the other 40%.
This program is getting better every year. Do some research on the different levels of football and get back to us readers.
Well sir, if you don't know what professional football is, I certainly don't know what planet you are from. Professional football is an organization that employs, you know with paychecks and has taxes taken off those paychecks. The Cardinals are nothing more than an organization that fields a team to play other teams that are set up the same way. Like slow pitch softball, or community league basketball, they just play teams from a greater distance. If you think the Chambersburg Cardinals are a professional football team, try visiting one of their practices you would be lucky if 25 players showed up. That certainly is not Pro football..........LMAO YOU ARE A FUNNY PERSON!!!!!!!
Ej Jefferson

Greencastle, PA

#15 May 22, 2011
keep up the good work C-burg Cardinals!!!! Can't wait until we take the field!!!
MercersburgDad

Chambersburg, PA

#16 May 22, 2011
Good luck to the ex TERP, but I don't believe he'll get a smell of the NFL again. I need to find out more about the cards, I'd like to attend a game or two.
Roger

Hagerstown, MD

#17 May 22, 2011
NoWay wrote:
<quoted text>Well sir, if you don't know what professional football is, I certainly don't know what planet you are from. Professional football is an organization that employs, you know with paychecks and has taxes taken off those paychecks. The Cardinals are nothing more than an organization that fields a team to play other teams that are set up the same way. Like slow pitch softball, or community league basketball, they just play teams from a greater distance. If you think the Chambersburg Cardinals are a professional football team, try visiting one of their practices you would be lucky if 25 players showed up. That certainly is not Pro football..........LMAO YOU ARE A FUNNY PERSON!!!!!!!
So you are saying that players that have played in the NFL and live everywhere accross the country, move here for the season and play, do it just because they want to play on a team simalar to a local softball team? I am not saying from what I can remember that the Lightning are a team that is going to set the standard, but at this point there is not enough teams that are like the Cardinals within a close enough distance to play week in and week out. The benefit of the league that they are in now, is that it allows them to play many teams like the Cardinals once the playoffs start.
Rock Hoover

Chambersburg, PA

#18 May 22, 2011
If the Cardinals want to boost their program financially they need to start offering beer at the games. By the 3rd quarter I usually lose interest when they're up 50-0. At least give me a cold beer to drink.
Anon

Carlisle, PA

#20 May 23, 2011
NoWay wrote:
<quoted text>Well sir, if you don't know what professional football is, I certainly don't know what planet you are from. Professional football is an organization that employs, you know with paychecks and has taxes taken off those paychecks. The Cardinals are nothing more than an organization that fields a team to play other teams that are set up the same way. Like slow pitch softball, or community league basketball, they just play teams from a greater distance. If you think the Chambersburg Cardinals are a professional football team, try visiting one of their practices you would be lucky if 25 players showed up. That certainly is not Pro football..........LMAO YOU ARE A FUNNY PERSON!!!!!!!
If your definition of "professional" anything means "you get paid for it" which, reasonably, it should because that is a fairly common definition of "professional" then the Chambersburg Cardinals are, in fact, professional. They do pay their players. They fly them in from all over the country. If you don't consider them professional, fine, but then any minor league baseball team isn't professional, any D-League Basketball team isn't professional (so then, really, what makes professional?). But the thing is...that's OK. The Cardinals are not trying to tell you they are going to play the Cowboys next year. They are telling you that they are working to become a feeder system to the NFL (which the NFL has said they are looking into) by employing professionals, much like any business that wants to improve employs professionals to better their product.

And besides the point, I hope you aren't from the area because, if you are, it is a shame that an organization that is trying to bring a safe, fun alternative to your community on a Saturday night (not to mention drive business into the local community) could be met with such apathy. Go Cardinals!
keep it 100

United States

#21 May 23, 2011
ok i'm here to keep it 100. Yeah the Cards have a good team but to call them pros is a far stretch (vince,george,and bill) are all turning over in their graves at the thought that you'd put the league that they helped build in the same paragraph less more the same sentence as the NFL. I mean come on fellas' who are we trying to kid? There's a reason why the new guy "Keon" is not in the league. I'm sure he'll join this league and be the Emmitt Smith of the league but outside of the league who is really going to care? All in all looking at it (the league) seems to be made up of a bunch of guys trying to recapture their glory days from way back when...piece of advice if you couldn't cut for the pros when you were fresh out of college when you were about 5-7 years younger let's be real you're not going to cut it now. The only thing that gets better with age is women and wine.
Roger

Hagerstown, MD

#22 May 23, 2011
keep it 100 wrote:
ok i'm here to keep it 100. Yeah the Cards have a good team but to call them pros is a far stretch (vince,george,and bill) are all turning over in their graves at the thought that you'd put the league that they helped build in the same paragraph less more the same sentence as the NFL. I mean come on fellas' who are we trying to kid? There's a reason why the new guy "Keon" is not in the league. I'm sure he'll join this league and be the Emmitt Smith of the league but outside of the league who is really going to care? All in all looking at it (the league) seems to be made up of a bunch of guys trying to recapture their glory days from way back when...piece of advice if you couldn't cut for the pros when you were fresh out of college when you were about 5-7 years younger let's be real you're not going to cut it now. The only thing that gets better with age is women and wine.
So you are saying that James Harrison, that didn't get finally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers until he was 27, should have just hung up his shoes before then? This happens all the time. Players develop at different times.

Are the Lancaster Barnstormers and York Revolution not Professional?

I don't think anyone is trying to say the Cardinals, and this new league are going to compete with the NFL. Same way the http://www.atlanticleague.com are not affiliated or trying to say they are the same as the MLB.
T Flood

Washington, DC

#23 May 23, 2011
Roger wrote:
So you are saying that James Harrison, that didn't get finally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers until he was 27, should have just hung up his shoes before then? This happens all the time. Players develop at different times.
Are the Lancaster Barnstormers and York Revolution not Professional?
I don't think anyone is trying to say the Cardinals, and this new league are going to compete with the NFL. Same way the http://www.atlanticleague.com are not affiliated or trying to say they are the same as the MLB.
Harrison may have developed later than others, but he still wasn't a product of the rag-tag league the Chambersburg Cardinals play in. And the Barnstormers and Revolution aren't playing on local high school fields or having to scrounge around every year for more washed up nobodies just to barely field a team, which seems to be a common dilemma in "semi-pro" football. Atlantic League baseball players routinely get picked up by big league clubs and sometimes even make it back up to the Major League level. Has even a single person ever played in the Cardinals' league and gone on to the NFL?

"Semi-pro" football is a joke, it's like a glamorized intramural sport full of washed up has-beens who live in the past and refuse to accept the reality that nobody gives a sh t about their pathetic team. And these "semi-pro" leagues seem to fold easily - it feels like the Cardinals are in some different "semi-pro" league every other year. There's also no parody - it's just one or two teams beating everybody else 73-0 and 65-6. Any fool who actually pays money to watch this garbage is being had.

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