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  • Burns: March Madness? More like March clueless

    Did I ever tell you I was a terrific test-taker? SAT’s, ACT’s, final exams; you name it. My gift was cramming. I could cram with the best of them. Load up on the Mountain Dew in the early evening and cap it off with a 2 a.m. trip to Denny’s….order up a Moon’s over My […]
  • Burns: In time Cards must honor Boldin

    It was a full on, wish-I-thought-of-that moment. I didn’t, so I have to give full credit to the Republic’s Cardinals beat writer, Kent Somers. If you scroll down in this report, you’ll find a suggestion that the Cardinals should put Anquan Boldin in their ring of honor one day. It’s more than a moderate suggestion. […]
  • Burns: Pros and cons of Upton’s deal

    For many, the annual Bible of baseball prognostications is a 652 page ditty known as the Baseball Prospectus 2010. The thing is bigger than Mike D’Antoni’s ego. If this book had to fly commercially it would get charged for two seats (but unlike film director Kevin Smith, it wouldn’t complain on its Twitter account because […]
  • Burns: My hunch on where Rolle ends up

    Nothing like a tweet from Chad Ochocinco to set my mind at ease. Alright, I’m mostly kidding. Mostly. I’ve got confidence (not a lot but enough) that the Cardinals are going to bring back their soon-to-be-free-agent safety Antrel Rolle. A feeling that was validated (not a full-on validation but enough of one) by the Bengals […]
  • Burns: What’s in a name?

    The greens are perfectly manicured, the golfers tuned up, the kegs on ice. The PGA Tour is back and golf has our full attention. So now is a perfect time to address the elephant in the room. No, not Tiger. He’s the snake in the room. I’m talking about the name. The Waste Management Phoenix […]
  • Gambo: What now for Amare, Suns?

    The trade deadline passed without the Phoenix Suns making a deal. The Suns did not get, nor were they making calls, so Amare Stoudemire remains a Sun. The Suns had two teams vying for Stoudemire’s services, Miami and Cleveland, and were willing to deal their All-Star center if they could have received a “home run” […]
  • Burns: Closing the book on an era

    I remember the day like it was yesterday. June 2, 2005. The 620 Sportsline was live, on-location from some high-end pizza place in North Scottsdale. It was the night after the Spurs eliminated the Phoenix Suns from the NBA’s Western Conference Finals and I couldn’t have been in a better mood. Whatever disappointment I had […]
  • Gambo: Which deal do the Suns want?

    To deal or to deal. That is the question the Phoenix Suns are contemplating as the NBA trade deadline approaches on Thursday. To deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers or to deal with the Miami Heat. It is a foregone conclusion that the Suns have made the determination that trading Amare Stoudemire is in their best […]
  • Burns: Aiming for Frasier

    As far as finales go, I’m pretty sure where Tuesday night’s last ever 620 Sportsline ranks. It wasn’t sad and sappy like MASH. This wasn’t Hawkeye Pierce flying away in a helicopter while BJ Honnicutt drives away on the motorcycle with the words GOODBYE spelled out with rocks. It wasn’t confusing like The Soprano’s. I […]
  • Burns: Couldn’t have done it without him

    Take all the success the Cardinals have had over the last couple of years. The Super Bowl, the division titles, the newfound national respect. Now imagine it as a giant pie (apple of course). How big is Kurt Warner’s slice? How much of it was he directly and personally responsible for? The knee jerk reaction […]
  • Gambo: Time for the Suns to shake things up

    Another game, another loss for the Phoenix Suns. A season that started with so much promise after an improbable 14-3 start is crashing down upon us and you get the feeling the Suns have fallen and the can’t get up. Just how a team could get off to such a great start and then forget […]
  • Burns: Not what Leinart said but how he said it

    Do you believe in body language? In the idea that it’s not what you say, but how you say it? In the subtle hints and clues that you can pluck from tone, posture, pauses, inflection and the like? I do. Big time. Maybe I’m an old fashioned radio geek, but, part of my job is […]
  • Gambo: Lopez making an impact

    It’s only four games so we don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves. But it’s hard not to notice the impact that Robin Lopez has had on the Phoenix Suns since he has been getting extended minutes. In the last four games Lopez has shot 27-for-38 from the field for 64 points, grabbed […]
  • Burns: Warner’s future starts important offseason

    The only battle left to win is the one inside the heart, mind and soul of #13. The Cardinals glorious (more on that in a moment) 2009 season came to a splintering halt Saturday in New Orleans. You can ruminate on the injuries and the collective empty gas tank to your heart’s desire; when you […]
  • Saints are vulnerable, Cards pull one out

    This is not another attempt to bash the credibility of Cris Collinsworth. Cardinals fans took the belt to the NBC announcer so many times last year that the poor guy can barely go on talk radio in Phoenix without a mandatory upfront apology. With his the-Cardinals-are-the-worst-team-to-make-the-playoffs speech, Collinsworth (who is actually one of my favorite […]