Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said Sunday that the finale of Dancing With the Cards on Sunday night was not what the team envisioned.
The final show was not a live show, and the production company had no idea that they would be on television in a prime time spot, Palmer said during a telecast on WFAN.
The show was live-streamed from an outdoor concert hall, and it was broadcast on the ESPN broadcast network.
But the Cardinals thought the audience would be very interested in seeing a live performance.
“We wanted to be sure to do a show that was going to get people to pay attention,” Palmer said.
“It was not going to be a show we were going to put on in the prime time slot.”
The finale was not on the telecast, but the Cardinals had not decided yet if they were going forward with it, Palmer added.
After the telecasts ended, Palmer, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim made the decision to keep dancing.
The Cardinals are expected to host a dance competition with the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
The event will air on ESPN.
“It’s a great day for the game of football and for the Cardinals,” Keim said.
The game will end at 4 p.m.
ET (7 p.g.).
“We were really excited to have the show live and to be able to celebrate with the fans and the players,” Palmer added during the teleplay.
“I can’t wait to see what happens on Sunday.”
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