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  • The 5: Greatest non-Cardinals games in University of Phoenix Stadium history

    University of Phoenix Stadium is no stranger to fantastic football.
  • The 5: Top offseason questions facing the Arizona Cardinals

    From the moment the clocked ticked down to 0:00 on Arizona's 27-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers Saturday, attention was turned to the 2015 season.
  • The 5: Question marks facing the Phoenix Suns heading into training camp

    There are a few new faces, but the Phoenix Suns will, for the most part, return the same group that shocked the league last season by nearly winning 50 games and almost earning a playoff berth.
  • The 5: Dave Burns’ concerns for the Arizona Cardinals

    My colleague Dan Bickley made an excellent point on his show Friday leading into the Arizona Cardinals’ preseason opener. For two weeks prior we had heard nothing but glowing reviews of the players, the schemes and the coaching of the Cards. Outside of a gentle nudge in the direction of Jonathan Cooper, the Cardinals could […]
  • The 5: Reasons I can’t wait for the 2014 football season

    As I write this, it’s been 162 days since the Seattle Seahawks humiliated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. It’s been 189 days since Florida State rallied to beat Auburn in the BCS Championship Game in Pasadena. The sheer length of time that’s passed coupled with the fact that LeBron James finally made up […]
  • The Five: Ryan McDonough’s best moves in first year as Phoenix Suns’ GM

    On May 7, 2013, the Phoenix Suns made a hire that appears to have reshaped their future. On that day, they named former Boston Celtics executive Ryan McDonough as their new general manager, choosing him to replace the fired Lance Blanks and tasking him with rebuilding and reshaping the roster. Coming off the second-worst season […]
  • The 5: Most impressive Phoenix Suns wins of the 2013-14 season

    Despite falling just short of the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns put together one of the most improbable individual seasons the league has ever seen. Before the 2013-14 campaign began, many experts — including local ones — figured the team would win somewhere between 15 and 25 games. The joke was on them, however, as the […]
  • The 5: Best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Models Ever

    The 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover was unveiled on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night and will features Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen. It’s the first cover for all three models — an honor that looks tremendous on the résumé of any supermodel. The cover reveal got me to thinking…in the 50 years […]
  • The 5: Most predictable things about the upcoming NFL season

    This is the time of year for talking tough about the NFL. It’s a league where we are taught to expect the unexpected which leads many a talented writer and broadcaster to make their bold predictions for the upcoming season. Bold predictions are like coffee; you’ve got your mild breakfast blend (Don Banks of SI […]
  • The 5: Arizona sports stories that could be made into movies

    You may have heard. Retired Arizona Cardinal quarterback Kurt Warner is having a motion picture made about his life. The story is undoubtedly movie-worthy, the rags-to-riches tale of a grown man bagging groceries who doesn’t give up on his NFL dreams and eventually becomes the best football player in the world. It got me to […]