Burns Blogs

The Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate after the National League wild-card playoff baseball game agains...
Dave Burns

Randomness was D-backs’ friend, not foe in NL Wild Card Game win

Dave Burns was concerned about the randomness of the D-backs' playoff chances, but it was their friend in the NL Wild Card Game.
5 years ago
NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announces the pick for the Phoenix Suns at the NBA basketball dr...
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Burns: Thanks for tanking, Suns, now please don’t do it again

The Phoenix Suns made the right move by tanking last season and wound up with Josh Jackson in the draft, but this should be the last time.
5 years ago
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) leaves the field after an NFL football game against...
Dave Burns

Between ‘All or Nothing’: The Cardinals give us ‘Something’

The Arizona Cardinals' win against the Washington Redskins was a reminder that there is a place between "All or Nothing." Sunday’s win was "Something."
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer (3) looks back after being sacked by the Carolina Panthers in the ...
Dave Burns

Burns: Is the Cardinals’ season dead?

It’s probably the question every Cardinals fan is asking themselves today: Is that it? Are we done?
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) greets New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (...
Dave Burns

Feel better, Cardinals fans?

There. Feel better? It's okay if you don't 100 percent better. After all, the Cardinals' win was against Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals fans watch during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...
Dave Burns

What is it about expectations in this town?

What is it about expectations in this town, anyway? The minute you attach the slightest anticipation of success to a team around here, it's like handing a brick to the guy in the lake.
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians works on the sideline during the second half of an NFL fo...
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Road loss to Bills ranks high among most disappointing losses in Arians era

Last year’s regular season loss to the Steelers. The NFC Championship loss to the Panthers. Move over boys, you have company.
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) points to the stands after intercepting a pass a...
Dave Burns

Nothing like a 40-burger to make Cardinals better

For the Cardinals, there is nothing like a 40-burger to make it all better.
6 years ago
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Today, give thanks to the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks

If not for the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix might be next on the list of cities waiting an eternity for a sports championship.
6 years ago
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Diving deep into the ‘All or Nothing: A Season With the Arizona Cardinals’ trailer

Movie aficionado Dave Burns takes a closer look at the 'All or Nothing: A Season With the Arizona Cardinals' trailer.
6 years ago
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reacts to a call as Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe holds his ...
Dave Burns

Kobe Bryant might be the best bad guy in Phoenix sports history

In good times and bad Kobe Bryant always made things more interesting for Phoenix sports.
6 years ago
Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek, right, answers a questions as general manager Ryan McDonough...
Dave Burns

Jeff Hornacek didn’t deserve this, but that’s got nothing to do with it

Jeff Hornacek's firing brings to light the stark decline the Phoenix Suns have been in over the last two seasons.
7 years ago
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) celebrates his touchdown catch with Jaron Brown ...
Dave Burns

Cardinals’ win over Packers the craziest thing I’ve seen

I've seen some crazy stuff in my day, but nothing tops the Cardinals' NFC Divisional Playoff win over the Green Bay Packers Saturday night.
7 years ago
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Mike Iupat...
Dave Burns

The Cardinals have the Valley in rarified air

The most important voice, the Vegas oddsmakers, say the Cardinals are the co-favorites to win the Super Bowl.
7 years ago
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws to the New York Mets during the first inni...
Dave Burns

Greinke signing shows that the Diamondbacks are for real

But now, with their new local TV deal intact and their worth-every-penny debt behind them, the D-backs can afford to let loose and play at the higher limit tables.
7 years ago
Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) runs for a touchdown as Baltimore Ravens defensiv...
Dave Burns

Is Chris Johnson and 2.9 replaceable?

As important as Chris Johnson has been up until this point, it’s also fair to wonder if that needle was on “E”.
7 years ago
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) tries to get away from Arizona Cardinals fre...
Dave Burns

Cardinals’ lack of focus is a correctable problem

You could see the Cardinals easing up once Landry Jones came into the game.
7 years ago
New York Jets running back Chris Johnson trades jerseys with Tennessee Titans players, after an NFL...
Dave Burns

The Arizona Cardinals deserve a participation trophy

Give credit to Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim for one thing -- he's always trying to improve the roster.
7 years ago
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Motivation Monday: What motivates Dave Burns

Mondays are not particularly popular among people, and why should they be? Generally at the start of the work week, most find themselves yearning for the weekend that was as well as the one that seems so very far away.
7 years ago
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Are we asking the right question about Daryl Washington?

I think of that line every time an announcement comes down from the NFL league office. Is today Daryl Washington Day?
7 years ago
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Eric Bledsoe is the key to the Phoenix Suns’ future

These are confusing times for Phoenix Suns fans.
7 years ago
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No fan base has ever had it so bad as the Arizona Coyotes’

I grew up in a time when being a Cardinals fan was difficult. At times impossible. At times embarrassing.
7 years ago
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Kerr, Gentry and Griffin leave Planet Orange green with envy

Steve Kerr, Alvin Gentry and David Griffin -- perhaps you've caught yourself thinking that if they still had one or more of those guys the Suns wouldn't be in the spot they are.
7 years ago