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  • Gambo: Gretzky era over, Tippett hungry to coach

    Now that the Wayne Gretzky era is mercifully over in Phoenix it is time for the Coyotes to turn the team over to a real NHL coach and that coach will be Dave Tippett according to my sources. Tippett is a solid NHL coach, a career coach with a good structure, a plan and also […]
  • Burns: Everybody knows that sex sells

    Everybody knows that sex sells. And everybody knows that the Cardinals “sex appeal” is on the offensive side of the ball. All the attention, all the focus, all the love and all the question marks go to the offense. Warner’s hip…..Warner’s age….Warner’s arm…..Fitz’s brother…..Fitz’s touches…..Whisenhunt’s play calling….no Haley….Beanie’s injury….Beanie’s fumbles…starting running back….Boldin’s health….Boldin’s contract…..Boldin’s attitude….Leinart […]
  • Gambo: Vontaze made an impression

    While I go to most of the Arizona State home football games every year I had to sit the first one out this season as I was in California with my daughter for a soccer tournament. Now, while I did get to see some of Oklahoma-BYU, Notre Dame-Nevada and Alabama-Virginia Tech in between soccer games, […]
  • Burns: A one-time mistake

    Upton isn't the first to make this mistake and he won't be the last.
  • Burns: The Cardinals found a way

    The Arizona Cardinals found a way to do it. They kept seven wide receivers after slashing the roster to 53 Friday. Lance Long made it as did Sean Morey and Early Doucet. And what blows me away is that they didn’t have to do anything too radical to get it done (remember, earlier I advocated […]
  • Burns: This won’t happen but it makes sense

    File this under the heading of Will-Never-Happen-But-I-Like-It-Anyways. Cut Brian St. Pierre. The final decisions in the fight for 53 will be made any moment now. Tough decisions loom. Guys who are good football players are going to get called into Coach Ken Whisenhunt’s office, playbook in one hand, cellphone (with his agent on speed dial) […]
  • Cardinals Over/Under

    Vacationing Producer Rod Lakin came up with a list of over/unders for Burnsy to mull over: Larry Fitzgerald Fitzgerald receiving yards: 1500 (1,431 in 2008) – Under Fitz receiving TDs: 15 (12 in 2008) – Under Fitz receptions: 100 (96 in 2008) – Under Anquan Boldin Boldin receiving yards: 1200 (1,038 in 2008)- Over Boldin […]
  • Gambo: Leinart is clearly the backup QB

    The backup quarterback competition for the Arizona Cardinals is officially over. It got some nice publicity nationally and a lot of fanfare locally. But after the first two preseason games we at Sports 620 KTAR can predict that Matt Leinart has enough electoral votes and has defeated Brian St. Pierre to become the second-string signal […]
  • No panic, but Beanie needs to get on the field

    “Flush the bombers, get the subs in launch mode. We are at DEFCON 1.” War Games. Classic 80’s movie. DEFCON 1: Turn the keys, launch the missiles….it’s the end of the world. For years now I’ve just flat out stolen the DEFCON ratings system from the movie to measure my state of panic about a […]
  • Legit or Lame: Cardinals edition

    There are a lot of questions facing the Cardinals as they look to get back to the Super Bowl, but which ones actually matter? * Kurt Warner will play all 16 games this year. LAME. * The most important player this entire preseason is Matt Leinart. LEGIT * Matt Leinart will be handed the job […]
  • Burns: Everything has changed

    Just got up to Flagstaff for my first look at NFC Champ Camp 2009. First thing that popped into my head was a line from the Pearl Jam song "Corduroy".
  • Burns: Leinart will be the backup QB

    When your boss tells you that you’ll have a great chance to earn extra incentives, is he a liar when you don’t? Of course not. It’s not a lie; it’s how you define the word “chance”. 90% chance, 5% chance, it could mean anything. When your kid wants the little punk kid down the street […]
  • Burns: A happy family in Flagstaff

    When you’re a parent you have these moments, fleeting at best, when your children actually (gasp) get along. They’re not bossing, nagging, fighting, annoying, needling, poking, prodding or trying to one-up the other. This state of bliss generally occurs on average about 5% of the time. But when it does you look at your kids, […]
  • Gambo: Where is the passion D-backs fans?

    It’s the fourth inning of the ball game and the Phillie fans in attendance at Chase field are having their voices be heard. Loud chants of “Let’s go Phillies” have erupted from different parts of the ballpark. And before you know it Ryan Howard hits a two-run homer to put the defending World Series champs […]
  • Burns: Why the Nash extension?

    I drove by a billboard the other day promoting a concert with Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago. And I thought…why? I see Steve Nash and the Suns have agreed on a contract extension, and again I think…why? I just don’t understand why Steve Nash wants to be here and I don’t understand why the […]