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Arizona Sports Saturday

Steve Zinsmeister and Mitch Vareldzis drive Arizona Sports Saturday; your weekend stop for local sports talk with riveting opinions and laughs along the way!
February 4, 2023

Will the Broncos steal another coaching candidate from the Cardinals?

The Broncos already got Sean Payton. Are they about to steal another head coaching candidate away from the Cardinals?   (46:20)
January 28, 2023

What will the Phoenix Suns do at the deadline

Mitch and Steve react to the latest rumors linked to the Phoenix Suns. What will they get for Jae Crowder? What happens if they can't make the trade?   (45:43)
January 28, 2023

The Arizona Cardinals head coach search rolls on

Mitch and Steve look at the latest NFL head coaching news around the league and connected to the Cardinals. Who is most likely to get the job? Plus, are the guys feeling buyer's remorse with Deandre Ayton?   (48:05)
January 21, 2023

Who should be the next Arizona Cardinals head coach

Mitch and Steve look at the candidates reportedly interviewing for the Cardinals head coach position. Who would be the most likely candidate? Who would be the best? Plus, how have things shifted in the trade market for the Phoenix Suns?   (41:40)
January 21, 2023

Arizona Cardinals hire an assistant GM

Mitch and Steve react to the recent hiring by the Arizona Cardinals and discuss the latest coaching rumors. Plus, have the Suns finally turned a corner?   (46:29)
January 14, 2023

What would it take to make Sean Payton Cardinals head coach

Mitch and Steve talk about the candidates to replace Kliff Kingsbury as head coach of the Cardinals. Who is the best option of the bunch? Plus, where do the Suns stand in the West following another loss last night?   (44:56)
January 14, 2023

Jae Crowder speaks again, but he isn't being clear

Mitch and Steve react to the latest reports surrounding Jae Crowder and where he stands with the Suns organization. There are pieces still missing in the story, however. Plus, is Sean Payton the best option for the Cardinals coaching job?   (44:39)
January 7, 2023

Are the Phoenix Suns still buyers or now sellers

Mitch and Steve look at people who could help the Phoenix Suns right now. Or would it be more helpful to them if they moved pieces out? Plus, what are the latest rumors surrounding the Arizona Cardinals coaches and front office?   (45:31)
January 7, 2023

Phoenix Suns are trending in the wrong direction

Mitch and Steve wonder what needs to change with the Phoenix Suns following another loss. Where do they stand with the trade deadline a month away? Plus, how are the Arizona D-backs positioned heading into Spring Training?   (51:07)
December 31, 2022

The fastest Arizona Sports Saturday ever!

Mitch and Zach Larson, in for Steve, react to the big stories of the week and weekend. Suns had a bad December. Cardinals starting their fourth QB in as many weeks. D-backs sign a veteran third-baseman. ASU basketball's first matchup with No. 5 U of A.   (20:55)
December 24, 2022

Did the D-backs make the right decision in trading Daulton Varsho

Mitch and Steve share their thoughts on the D-backs trading away Daulton Varsho to the Blue Jays. Was this the right move? Plus, what do we expect from the Cardinals in their final three games?   (45:09)
December 24, 2022

Would Kliff Kingsbury step down as Cardinals head coach

Mitch and Steve react to a report that says Kliff Kingsbury is miserable in his role as head coach. Would he resign from his role? Plus, Suns have some problems and can't respond to bulletin board material.   (49:55)
December 17, 2022

Do the Arizona Cardinals have an ownership problem

Mitch and Steve wonder if the Cardinals would be successful if they tried to replace head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Would anyone want this job now that Kyler Murray is hurt? Could ownership be a roadblock?   (44:01)
December 17, 2022

A rivalry is reaching full bloom in Phoenix

Mitch and Steve look ahead to the fourth matchup between the Suns and Pelicans and look at the developing rivalry between them. Plus, can anything else go wrong for the Arizona Cardinals?   (47:58)
December 17, 2022

Darren McKee, 104.3 The Fan Denver host of 'The Drive'

Darren McKee gives his thoughts on what has happened with the Denver Broncos this season and what is likely to happen with them this offseason.   (11:13)
December 17, 2022

Tyler Drake, Arizona Sports Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake gives his thoughts on the on-the-field struggles of the Cardinals and what he is looking for in the final four games.   (10:01)
December 10, 2022

Are the Phoenix Suns ok

Mitch and Steve wonder if everything is ok with Phoenix's basketball team. How can they fix their problems? Plus, who wins the Heisman trophy, and did you see hear about what happened at Mullett Arena?   (38:25)
December 10, 2022

A rivalry is brewing in New Orleans

Mitch and Steve react to another Suns loss at the hands of the Pelicans and the extracurricular activities that followed. Plus, why Cardinals/Patriots is more about the coaches than the players.   (46:16)
December 10, 2022

Tyler Drake, Arizona Sports Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake helps preview the matchup between the Cardinals and Patriots Monday night and says what he will be watching in the final five games of the season.   (11:36)
December 3, 2022

How did the Suns manage to lose to the Rockets at home?

How did the Suns manage to lose to the Rockets at home?   (48:04)
December 3, 2022

Which teams will make the College Football Playoff?

Which teams will make the College Football Playoff?   (47:13)
December 3, 2022

Tyler Drake, Arizona Sports Arizona Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake discusses the drama surrounding the Cardinals during their bye week.    (10:55)
November 26, 2022

Are the Arizona Cardinals still in the hunt

Mitch and Zach Larson, in for Steve, try to create a path to the playoffs for the Cardinals. What has to happen outside of them defeating the LA Chargers on Sunday? Plus, are the Phoenix Suns in a rush to get Chris Paul back?   (42:50)
November 26, 2022

Phoenix Suns get help from where they need it most

Mitch and Zach Larson, in for Steve, react to a Suns win over the Detroit Pistons and look at the positives, and the negatives, resulting from the game. Plus, what's next for ASU football?   (49:02)
November 26, 2022

Tyler Drake, Arizona Sports Arizona Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake gives the latest report from practice and his thoughts on the recent episode of Hard Knocks In-Season.   (09:56)
November 5, 2022

Cam Johnson likely to miss some time

Mitch and Steve react to the news that Cam Johnson will be out for tonight's game against the Portland Trailblazers. Plus, the Arizona Cardinals get punter help.   (23:09)
November 5, 2022

Why is Robbie Anderson not playing

Mitch and Steve wonder why the recently acquired wide receiver is not seeing time on the field. Is there a continued disconnect between the front office and the coaching staff?   (44:57)
November 5, 2022

Phoenix Suns lose but win in hindsight

Mitch and Steve react to the latest Phoenix Suns loss to the Portland Trailblazers and the latest injury to Cam Johnson. How will the Suns bounce back and adjust without one of their best perimeter shooters?   (46:48)
November 5, 2022

Jon Bloom, Phoenix Suns broadcaster

Jon Bloom laments the recent loss to Portland and whether or not he dreads too much over the two-minute report. Also, what's different about this year's Suns team vs last years?   (11:58)
November 5, 2022

Tyler Drake, Arizona Sports Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake share what he saw at practice this past week and wonders how the Cardinals will implement Robbie Anderson more in the offense.   (11:20)
October 29, 2022

Deandre Ayton will miss one week

Mitch and Steve react to the news regarding Deandre Ayton's ankle injury. How will it impact the Suns going forward? Plus, what is the state of the Cardinals' offensive line Sunday?   (45:59)
October 29, 2022

Did the Arizona Cardinals fix their offense

Mitch and Steve determine if the Cardinals' offense has improved following the return of DeAndre Hopkins. Or is there a bigger problem? Plus, The World Series proves there is no reason not to try if you're a MLB team.   (38:56)
October 29, 2022

The Phoenix Suns look just fine

Mitch and Steve react to the Suns victory over the Pelicans and point out the reasons they should not have been concerned about the team's offseason drama. Plus, should the Arizona Cardinals be active at the trade deadline?   (49:00)
October 29, 2022

Kevin Zimmerman, Arizona Sports lead editor and Empire of the Suns co-host

Kevin Zimmerman reacts to the Suns victory over the Pelicans and gives his takeaways of the big three and each of their performances.   (10:40)
October 15, 2022

Tyler Drake, Arizona Sports Cardinals' insider

Tyler Drake gives his predictions for Sunday's game against the Seahawks and who he sees playing a key role in the team's success.    (10:52)
October 15, 2022

Nick Gonzales, Pittsburgh Pirates infielder

Nick Gonzales discusses getting to be part of the Arizona Fall League and the difficulties getting scouted in a smaller city in Arizona.   (08:34)
October 15, 2022

Cooper Hummel, Arizona Diamondbacks catcher

Cooper Hummel discuses his reason for coming back to the Arizona Fall League for a second season and how his transition to catcher has gone.   (10:44)
October 15, 2022

Jordan Lawlar, Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop

Jordan Lawlar talks what he wants to accomplish at the Arizona Fall League and how it helps to be close to home when being a part of the organization.   (07:35)
October 15, 2022

Jeff Rodin, Arizona Fall League league operations coordinator

Jeff Rodin talks over the importance of the Arizona Fall League and why Arizona baseball fans should be excited about the league.   (10:43)
October 15, 2022

Arizona Cardinals make a surprising cut

Steve and Mitch react in real time to the release of Devon Kennard and the other roster transactions the Cardinals made ahead of Sunday.   (22:47)
October 15, 2022

What positions are key for the Arizona Cardinals this weekend

Steve and Mitch break down the key figures that will play a massive role this weekend for the Cardinals against the Seahawks.   (45:31)
October 15, 2022

Arizona Cardinals with a chance to get right offensively

Steve and Mitch discuss the optics around Cardinals/Seahawks and how this could be the perfect game for the offense to get back on track.   (40:13)
October 1, 2022

Who is to blame for the Arizona Cardinals' poor draft classes

Steve and Mitch look back at the lacking amount of reps from recent draft picks and wonder why their reps are lacking. Who is at fault for why they are not playing?   (17:31)
October 1, 2022

The weird statistics ahead of Cardinals/Panthers

Steve and Mitch look at some of the overhanging statistics heading into Sunday. How much do those stats matter? Plus, why are Monty Williams and Deandre Ayton not talking?   (46:57)
October 1, 2022

Tyler Drake, ArizonaSports.com Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake gives his thoughts on the injuries that could potentially impact Sunday's game and what he thinks of the lacking play time of Isaiah Simmons.   (10:23)
September 24, 2022

Bold predictions for Cardinals/Rams

Mitch and Zach Larson give their final predictions ahead of Cardinals/Rams on Sunday. How impactful will this game be on the rest of the season?   (22:49)
September 24, 2022

Phoenix Suns already facing drama with training camp arriving

Mitch and Zach Larson react to the drama of Jae Crowder's since-deleted tweet hinting that he might not be at training camp next week. Plus, The Diamondbacks need to pay Zac Gallen this offseason and are the Cardinal poised to have their best defensive performance?   (39:33)
September 24, 2022

Arizona Cardinals crazy comeback win

Mitch and Zach Larson react to a ridiculous comeback win by the Arizona Cardinals and look ahead to Sunday against the LA Rams. Plus, Robert Sarver is selling the Suns and Herm Edwards is out as head coach of ASU football.   (45:28)
September 24, 2022

Tyler Drake, ArizonaSports.com Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake gives his reaction to the crazy comeback win in Las Vegas and what he thinks of the current roster situation heading into Sunday against the LA Rams.   (09:53)
September 21, 2022

Robert Sarver has been suspended by the NBA

Steve and Mitch react to the suspension of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver and what has happened since the announcement. Plus, could the young Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers force Madison Bumgarner to the bullpen?   (46:54)
September 17, 2022

The Arizona Cardinals elevate guys from the practice squad

Steve and Mitch react to the Cardinals' transactions made ahead of their week two game against the Raiders. What could this mean for the health of guys who are considered game time decisions?   (22:04)
September 17, 2022

This is a pivotal week for the Arizona Cardinals

Steve and Mitch asses the week ahead for the Cardinals, and look at one key matchup this weekend that could drastically affect their place in the standings. Plus, Was Robert Sarver's suspension enough?   (40:02)
September 17, 2022

Tyler Drake, ArizonaSports.com Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake gives his reaction to week one against the Kansas City Chiefs and points out the guy who needs to step up most in week two.   (10:43)
September 10, 2022

What are the Arizona Cardinals' chances on Sunday

Steve and Mitch break down all the key aspects of Sunday's week 1 matchup for the Arizona Cardinals. Where can the Cardinals cover up major weak points?   (43:43)
September 10, 2022

The Arizona Cardinals are battered and bruised

Steve and Mitch look at how deep the Cardinals' injury report is and wonder how they can keep things together against the Kansas City Chiefs. Who is poised to have a breakout performance?   (46:27)
September 10, 2022

Tyler Drake, ArizonaSports.com Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake gives his thoughts on the current state of the Arizona Cardinals and gives his predictions for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.   (11:59)
September 3, 2022

The Arizona Diamondbacks need to lock up Corbin Carroll

Steve and Mitch look back on Corbin Carroll's first week in the big leagues and discuss why the Diamondbacks need to give him a new contract sooner rather than later. Plus, what made headlines in the NFL and how ready will the Arizona Cardinals be for week one of the season.   (44:14)
September 3, 2022

Could the Phoenix Suns acquire Bojan Bogdanovic

Steve and Mitch create potential trade scenarios for the Phoenix Suns to land Bojan Bogdanavic. Could the trade include more from Utah? Plus, the College Football Playoff is expanding and the Arizona Cardinals have locked up a key defender.    (43:20)
August 27, 2022

Monty Williams speaks on the Kevin Durant trade rumors

Steve and Mitch react to Monty Williams' comments on how he handled the Kevin Durant trade. Did he discuss the matter with his players? How did it impact the Phoenix Suns' offseason?   (42:23)
August 27, 2022

What we're watching for as the NFL roster deadline approaches

Steve and Mitch discuss what tasks remain for the Arizona Cardinals as cutdown day approaches. What positions need the most help depth-wise?   (20:19)
August 27, 2022

Tyler Drake, ArizonaSports.com Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake shares his thoughts on the trade for Cody Ford and his concern level with some of the position groups ahead of the big cutdown day.   (12:12)
August 27, 2022

Katie Woo, The Athletic St. Louis Cardinals beat writer

Katie Woo gives insight to the historic season Paul Goldschmidt is having and if Cardinals fans are finally satisfied with that trade now. Plus, what is her outsider view of the Diamondbacks?   (10:51)
August 20, 2022

What big roster decisions do the Arizona Cardinals have left to make

Steve and Mitch look at the remaining decisions the Arizona Cardinals have to make for their 53-man roster. How deep will they go at positions like quarterback and running back?   (41:07)
August 20, 2022

The Arizona Diamondbacks are fun to watch

Steve and Mitch react to how the Arizona Diamondbacks have played since the All-Star break and why it fun to watch Diamondbacks baseball again. How does this impact the future of Torey Lovullo?    (42:29)
August 13, 2022

Where will Kevin Durant end up playing next season

Steve and Mitch wonder what is new with the Kevin Durant trade rumors. Where will he play? Was he actually in Arizona last night? Is he impacting the release of the NBA schedule?   (45:24)
August 13, 2022

The Arizona Cardinals impress in first preseason game

Steve and Mitch react to all things Cardinals preseason. Who stood out? How did different position groups play out? How was Kyler Murray's play-calling in the 4th quarter?   (43:24)
August 13, 2022

Tyler Drake, ArizonaSports.com Arizona Cardinals lead writer

Tyler Drake shares his thoughts from the first Arizona Cardinals preseason game and what he thinks needs work before the next week.   (10:45)
August 6, 2022

Kyler Murray is back with the Arizona Cardinals

Mitch and Cody Fincher share the latest from Kyler Murray and his recovery from Covid-19. How much work will he get in at the Red and White practice?   (41:12)
August 6, 2022

It has been a long week for the Arizona Cardinals

Mitch and Cody Fincher look back at the week that was for the Arizona Cardinals and how they can get through all the off the field drama. Plus, there was good news from the Cardinals this week!   (43:44)
August 6, 2022

Tyler Drake, ArizonaSports.com Arizona Cardinals lead writer

Tyler Drake gives his takeaways from a tumultuous week of camp and who he expects to take a big step on the offense this season.   (12:26)
July 30, 2022

David Peralta is traded to the Tampa Bay Rays

Mitch and Zach Larson react to the Arizona Diamondbacks trading David Peralta to the Tampa Bay Rays. What will be Peralta's legacy? What other moves do the Diamondbacks have left to make?   (40:10)
July 30, 2022

Rodney Hudson eases the stress of the Arizona Cardinals' offseason

Mitch and Zach Larson react to Rodney Hudson returning to the Arizona Cardinals. How impactful would that loss have been? What was the reaction of head coach Kliff Kingsbury when he found out Hudson would return?   (43:46)
July 30, 2022

Kevin Zimmerman, ArizonaSports.com lead writer

Kevin Zimmerman shares what he has seen from the early days of Arizona Cardinals' training camp and what he thinks is the biggest question that needs to be answered in camp.   (10:43)
July 30, 2022

Lorenzo Alexander, 2x Pro Bowl LB and former Arizona Cardinal

Lorenzo Alexander gives his opinions on the handling of Kyler Murray's unique contract stipulation and what kind of challenges are presented to the defender responsible for calling the defense.   (09:34)
July 23, 2022

Kyler Murray has a promise to keep to The Valley

Steve and Mitch react to Kyler Murray's press conference and the promise he has made to The Valley. Will he be able to keep that promise? What is it going to take for the Cardinals to reach that championship level?   (43:17)
July 23, 2022

Monty Williams is extended as head coach of the Phoenix Suns

Steve and Mitch react in real time to the news that Monty Williams gets a contract extension with the Phoenix Suns. What impact will he have on the team and on the city? How important is his stability to the Suns organization?   (42:26)
July 16, 2022

If the Suns don't get Durant, how do they get better?

Let's say Kevin Durant is unobtainable. What else should the Suns do to improve?    (44:08)
July 16, 2022

Sarver willing to go deep into luxury tax?

It's the one reason why Robert Sarver might be willing to go deep into the luxury tax for Kevin Durant, and it has nothing to do with basketball.    (45:08)
July 9, 2022

Larry Fitzgerald's ringing endorsement of Kyler Murray

Steve and Mitch react to comments from Larry Fitzgerald on the Cardinals QB Kyler Murray. Is his statement accurate? Plus, how much longer will the Suns have to wait on Kevin Durant?   (23:03)
July 9, 2022

How long will it take before Kevin Durant is traded

Steve and Mitch look at the latest news on the Kevin Durant trade front and what the timeline could look like if the Phoenix Suns make a move. Who should the D-backs all-star be? Is James Conner on pace for a down season?   (47:02)
July 2, 2022

Deandre Ayton finally has a true suitor in a sign-and-trade

Steve and Mitch react to reports of a potential team Deandre Ayton could be traded to. What would it take to get the deal done? How long will we have to wait before Kevin Durant is traded to the Suns?   (43:37)
July 2, 2022

What will it take for the Phoenix Suns to land Kevin Durant

Steve and Mitch go through the timeline of all the reports surround the Phoenix Suns and Kevin Durant. Does a trade require Mikal Bridges? How will the money all work out in a trade?   (45:59)
July 2, 2022

Bobby Marks, ESPN NBA front office insider

Bobby Marks shares what he thinks is required to make a Kevin Durant to Phoenix trade work and what advantages Phoenix has in such a deal.   (12:33)
July 2, 2022

Bobby Dulle, Phoenix Rising FC general manager

Bobby Dulle shares what is planned for Phoenix Rising FC in the days to come and what power there is in trading for a game-changing superstar.   (05:48)
June 25, 2022

How does DeAndre Hopkins impact the Cardinals in training camp

Steve and Mitch react to DeAndre Hopkins' comments regarding his suspension. Does it fully explain his decision to pull his appeal? How should the Cardinals approach training camp knowing he will be unavailable for 6 weeks?   (47:08)
June 25, 2022

The Phoenix Suns' draft philosophy is different

Steve and Mitch analyze how the Suns approached the NBA draft and how their philosophy differs from the rest of the league. Is it the right approach for their team? Has Deandre Ayton's market soured in the past week?   (45:04)
June 18, 2022

Can Deandre Ayton be the top option on his next team

Steve and Mitch argue Deandre Ayton's role within the Suns and if making him the top option is the way to go. What other teams would make a center their top option. Plus, what is the best plan for the D-backs at the deadline?   (43:16)
June 18, 2022

How do the Suns project in 2023

Steve and Mitch look at the power rankings for the next NBA season. Where do the Suns rank? What factors go into their starting position? Plus, how does Steph Curry stack up with the best of the best in NBA history?   (45:55)
June 11, 2022

Did the Suns collapse because of COVID?

Did the Phoenix Suns collapse in the playoffs because of a COVID outbreak?   (43:04)
June 11, 2022

Could the Suns get some roster ideas from the Warriors?

Could the Phoenix Suns build their roster based on the way the Warriors built theirs?   (17:28)
June 4, 2022

Mikal Bridges tries to explain what happened in Game Seven

Mikal Bridges tries to explain what went wrong against the Mavericks.    (20:13)
June 4, 2022

Kyler Murray shows up to OTAs

Kyler Murray showed up to OTAs. Does that mean there's a contract extension in the works?   (46:15)
May 28, 2022

What is Deandre Ayton's future with the Suns?

What is Deandre Ayton's future with the Suns?   (45:37)
May 28, 2022

Why did an MLB player slap another MLB player?

Why did Tommy Pham slap Joc Pederson in the face?    (43:08)
May 14, 2022

The Arizona Cardinals' schedule does not bode well

Steve and Mitch go through the entire schedule for the Cardinals and give their predictions. How many wins? How many wins without DeAndre Hopkins?   (38:22)
May 14, 2022

Is Game 7 legacy defining for Chris Paul

Steve and Mitch talk the recent history of the Suns and Chris Paul in Game 7s. How will it look on Chris Paul if he cannot return to form Sunday?   (42:17)
May 14, 2022

Tyler Drake, ArizonaSports.com Cardinals insider

Tyler Drake gives his thoughts on the Cardinals schedule and what he has seen from the rookies in mini-camp.   (09:24)
May 7, 2022

Jon Bloom, Phoenix Suns Broadcaster

What lessons can the Suns take from Game 3 and make adjustments for Game 4 in Dallas?   (11:54)
May 7, 2022

Kellan Olson, Suns Insider at ArizonaSports.com

What adjustments can the Suns make in Game 4 against the Mavericks?   (08:16)
May 7, 2022

What can the Suns learn from their Game 3 loss in Dallas?

What can the Suns learn from their Game 3 loss in Dallas?   (46:33)