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Kurt Warner

I Feel More Allegiance to Arizona

... Than St. Louis

4/3/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kurt Warner Arizona Cardinals
He took 'em BOTH to Super Bowls ... but Kurt Warner tells TMZ Sports he feels more allegiance to the Arizona Cardinals than the St. Louis Rams

Kurt was in NYC yesterday when he explained why ... saying it's due to the fact AZ was the last place he played, he knows a lot of people in the org., and he still lives in 'Zona. 

Of course, Warner said he has nothing but respect for the Rams -- and is thankful for everything they gave him ... like his first shot in the NFL after he spent time in the Arena league and NFL Europe. 

FYI -- the Rams also gave Warner his first BIG pro contract in 2000 ($46.5 mil for 7 years). 

But the Rams also dumped him in 2004 ... and it was the Cards who took a chance on the guy after Kurt's less than stellar season with the Giants. 

So, in the end ... Kurt says he's a bird man now -- and that's the way it's gonna be.

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