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Through The Years: Bill Bidwill

Bill Bidwill's life with the Cardinals began during his childhood, when he served as a ball boy, back when the team was located on the South Side of Chicago. His father, Charles, bought the team in 1932 for $50,000. Bill became a vice president of the team while still an undergraduate at Georgetown and, after a stint in the Navy, eventually went to work for the organization full time, going on to assume sole ownership in 1972. The team relocated from St. Louis to Arizona in 1988. Arizona then went to win the 2008 NFC Championship, but lost the Super Bowl to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bidwill, the longest tenured owner in the NFL, died Wednesday October 2, 2019 at age 88 without having won a title as the sole owner.