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  • Shane Doan’s endurance should be reflected in resilience of Coyotes

    Shane Doan's career in Arizona with the Coyotes is filled with regret but also showed the endurance in his spirit.
  • LeBron James’ antics shuffling rosters have wounded, changed NBA

    LeBron James has set a new precedent for player movement in the NBA, one that is hurting the league through the way he continues to shuffle rosters.
  • Kingsbury and Cards can capitalize on Rams Super Bowl hangover

    Just like the Patriots own the AFC East. Just like Alabama owns the SEC. Arizona teams must rise above their rivals in Los Angeles.
  • 16th hole at Phoenix Open represents the best of Arizona

    There are over 800 holes on the PGA Tour. Some are more scenic. Some are more iconic. None compare to the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
  • Patrick Peterson’s apology confirms he cares as much as we do

    Patrick Peterson's apology for making a trade request is meaningful because he didn't have to and wasn't forced into remorse.
  • With Devin Booker’s clock ticking, Suns need to swing for fences

    If they aren't already, the Phoenix Suns have to start worrying about Devin Booker being the next big NBA star to ask for a trade.
  • Larry Fitzgerald’s return brings Cardinals undeniable value

    The return of Larry Fitzgerald to the Arizona Cardinals is a lot more than just a beloved Valley athlete coming back for another season.
  • The road to the Super Bowl is perfectly imperfect

    We all know the truth. The NFL is a drooling giant. It will grind your bones to make its bread. And that's what makes it so perfectly imperfect.
  • Suns impossible to get a read on without a real point guard

    The Phoenix Suns have several questions surrounding their team, but those questions always come back to the Suns not having a real point guard.
  • After Cardinals fall far in 3 years, these dates will be key this offseason

    The Arizona Cardinals went from playing for a chance at the Super Bowl to finishing with the NFL's worst record in three years.
  • Kliff Kingsbury showed poise during introduction as Cardinals HC

    Kliff Kingsbury is as cool as he looks. His voice is deeper than you expect. He showed a great deal of poise in his first press conference as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Kliff Kingsbury hire refreshes, brings life back to Arizona Cardinals

    By hiring Kliff Kingsbury, the Arizona Cardinals have energized a fan base and brought back all the eyeballs that looked away during a 3-13 season.
  • Bruce Arians’ potential return to coaching awkward for Cardinals

    Bruce Arians interviewing with the Buccaneers feels dirty. It feels wrong. It’s like watching Mike D’Antoni leave for the Knicks, only worse.
  • Cardinals should give Mike Leach a call in head coaching search

    The Arizona Cardinals need an offensive guru and quarterback whisperer as their next head coach. Why not give Mike Leach a call?
  • Bidwill faces tall task in selection of next Cardinals head coach

    In the NFL, head coaches are the new QBs. There aren’t enough good ones to go around. The demand exceeds the supply. Welcome to Arizona's new reality.
  • All that’s left of the Cardinals’ season is Big Red Black Monday

    A dog-breath season is mercifully over. All that remains is the day of reckoning. Somebody must pay for the worst NFL season in Arizona sports history.
  • Absurdity of Arizona Cardinals’ season has reached new low

    The Cardinals were blown out by the Rams for a fourth consecutive time in the Sean McVay era, losing 31-9 Sunday at State Farm Stadium. Even those who showed up had no desire to stay until the end of the fourth quarter.
  • Possibility of instant success should convince Fitzgerald to return in 2019

    Larry Fitzgerald might not retire at all. I’m betting he won’t. Why walk away from a life already perfect? From a league that reveres him and a team that needs his presence?
  • Cardinals have already played dangerous game with Rosen too long

    The Arizona Cardinals need to do something their offensive line can’t do: Protect quarterback Josh Rosen from himself by shutting him down.
  • N’Keal Harry’s bowl decision is a cue college football should take from

    College and football don’t belong in the same sentence. Just look at N'Keal Harry's decision to sit out ASU's Las Vegas Bowl.
Dan Bickley bio
Dan Bickley is the most influential sports media member in Arizona sports history, having spent over 20 years as the award-winning lead sports columnist for The Arizona Republic and AZCentral.com and almost two decades as a Valley sports radio talk show host. In spring 2018, Bickley made the decision to leave the newspaper to join the Arizona Sports team as host of the entertaining and informative midday show Bickley and Marotta, as well as bring his opinionated and provocative column exclusively to ArizonaSports.com.
Bickley’s journalism career began in his hometown of Chicago, where he was part of a star-studded staff at the Chicago Sun-Times. He chronicled Michael Jordan’s six NBA championships; covered the Olympics in eight different countries and attended 14 Super Bowls; spent three weeks in an Indianapolis courthouse writing about Mike Tyson’s rape trial; and once left his laptop in an Edmonton bar after the Blackhawks reached the Stanley Cup Finals.
He has won multiple awards, written two books, formed a rock band, fathered three children, and once turned down an offer to work at the New York Times.  His passions include sports, music, the alphabet, good beer and great radio. After joining Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, he couldn’t be happier