John Gambadoro Blogs

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) hands off to running back Chris Johnson (23) agains...
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Cardinals’ signing of Chris Johnson proving to be a big steal

The signing of Chris Johnson midway through training camp didn't get a lot of attention, but now, the Arizona Cardinals are reaping the benefits.
7 years ago
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Arizona State needs to stop talking, start winning

All of the lofty talk coming from the Arizona State football program has grown tiresome, according to John Gambadoro.
7 years ago
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Gambo: No player more vital to Cards’ defense than Deone Bucannon

While Patrick Peterson and Calais Campbell get the fanfare, no player has been more vital to the defense's success than safety/linebacker Deone Bucannon.
7 years ago
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The Arizona Cardinals gave up on Logan Thomas too soon

It should be surprising that Arizona cut Logan Thomas and traded with the Philadelphia Eagles for Matt Barkley.
7 years ago
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The Robbie Ray acquisition looks like an early steal for the Arizona Diamondbacks

Not too many people got excited when the D-backs got Robbie Ray in a three-way trade. They should have.
8 years ago
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D-backs’ trade of Touki Toussaint was due to the past mistakes of others

Tony La Russa and Dave Stewart are unfortunately tasked with undoing the mistakes of the past D-backs' regime.
8 years ago
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D-backs may have a reliable starter in lefty Robbie Ray

The Diamondback starting pitching outside of Chase Anderson has left a lot to be desired this year.
8 years ago
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Adam Green

The Phoenix Suns will not be parting with Jeff Hornacek

Contrary to reports and speculation, Jeff Hornacek is not going anywhere.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Yasmany Tomas is a legitimate Rookie of the Year candidate

He just came off his sixth consecutive multi-hit game. He is batting a remarkable .349 and playing some outstanding defense at third base.
8 years ago
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Boxing is alive and well, if you know where to look

After being one of the millions who plopped down $100 on May 2nd to watch Floyd Mayweather dance around the ring for 12 rounds against Manny Pacquiao, I needed a cleansing.
8 years ago
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Arizona Cardinals’ 2015 draft picks overflowing with character

One ingredient stood out among the Arizona Cardinals' seven draft picks -- character.
8 years ago
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have a good problem

The Diamondbacks have a good problem. There is nowhere for recently-signed slugger Yasmany Tomas to play in a crowded outfield.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Get rid of Markieff Morris? Phoenix Suns shouldn’t go there yet

Look, I get it. You don't like Markieff Morris. You want him gone ASAP. I understand where you are coming from. I do.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Can Arizona State do better than Herb Sendek?

I do not blame Arizona State for wanting to do better. I question whether they can.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Why we like Mike (Iupati)

The Cardinals have signed six players thus far in free agency. They replaced nose tackle Dan Williams with Corey Peters. They replaced defensive tackle Darnell Dockett with Cory Redding. They replaced future coach Larry Foote, should he retire as expected, with linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. And they get veteran LaMarr Woodley on the cheap for depth […]
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

If you love something, set it free

It will be hard to watch, but Shane Doan needs to finish his career elsewhere, with a chance to win the Stanley Cup.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Bagging on the fans is a no-win situation

Bagging on the fans is a no-win situation. It's a fight you can't win.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Phoenix Suns turned a bad situation into something good

On Wednesday night I didn't think there was a snowball's chance in Hell the Suns could make a good trade with Goran Dragic.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Phoenix Suns should call Goran Dragic’s bluff

Call his bluff. Don't trade him. The Phoenix Suns can offer Goran Dragic about $26 million more than any other team can in free agency.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Larry Fitzgerald should be appreciated even if Saturday is his last game with the Arizona Cardinals

No one, not even Larry Fitzgerald himself knows for sure if Saturday's game against the Carolina Panthers will be his final game in an Arizona Cardinals uniform.
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Arizona Cardinals the latest team to have fans pondering ‘what if?’

The term “what if” is a classic sports phrase. It is used far too often when discussing games, seasons, careers. etc. Sometimes it fits and sometimes it doesn’t. In all of my years covering sports here in Arizona, there were two legitimate “what ifs” — two that haunted sports fans the moment they happened and […]
8 years ago
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Arizona Sports

Gambo’s daughter surprises him with Thanksgiving visit

Families being reunited over the holidays is a special thing. Surprise reunions are even more special, especially when they involve Thanksgiving and a birthday Our own John Gambadoro (Gambo to all of you) was doing a live show at Majerle’s in Chandler when his daughter, Kaylee, surprised him. Kaylee is currently playing college soccer in […]
8 years ago
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Commissioner Gambadoro: NFL should lean on players’ wives and girlfriends to fix domestic abuse issues

OK, time for me to play NFL commissioner. Might as well since the real commissioner is missing in action, probably holed up in a bunker somewhere waiting for the Russians to arrive. Look, anyone who has listened to the show for any extended period of times knows this: I think Roger Goodell is a dope. […]
8 years ago
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John Gambadoro

Week 1 was a sign of the future for Larry Fitzgerald’s days with the Arizona Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald is arguably the greatest player to ever wear an Arizona Cardinals uniform. He is a sure-fire Hall of Famer and for a time held the title as the game's best wide receiver.
9 years ago