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  • Patrick Peterson promises ‘big year’ that could change his Cardinals legacy

    After some ups and downs the past two seasons, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is calling for a dominant season, one he needs for his legacy.
  • NHL’s 24-team playoff format is a gift for the Arizona Coyotes

    The NHL playoff format gives the Arizona Coyotes a fighting chance, which is something they need to have success under owner Alex Meruelo.
  • Coronavirus pandemic putting Major League Baseball’s flaws on full display

    As the 2020 Major League Baseball season remains on hold, discussions about a potential return are revealing the league's flaws.
  • 10 lessons from 10-part doc ‘The Last Dance’ on Michael Jordan’s Bulls

    Dan Bickley presents 10 lessons we can learn from the 10-part documentary "The Last Dance" on Michael Jordan's Bulls.
  • Blake Snell’s obtuse remarks have done damage to MLB players’ union

    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell remarks saying he won't take a pay cut showed some of the true colors and motives of the players' union.
  • Arizona opens doors to major sports leagues looking to resume

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that after Friday, the state will allow major sports leagues to return, something Arizona is a match for.
  • Last thing MLB needs is money disagreement with its players

    MLB players will have to sacrifice money, but the league and the players' union can't afford an ugly fight over it if the season gets close to returning.
  • Forecasting how Arizona Cardinals bounce back with 9-win season

    The Arizona Cardinals' 2020 regular season schedule is out and Dan Bickley has the team down for nine wins next season.
  • MLB, players have chance to step up to save summer’s sports season

    MLB reportedly has a plan and timeline in place to start the 2020 season and doing so would fill the current void in the sports world.
  • Cardinals’ Vance Joseph takes Steve Keim’s place on hot seat

    With the offseason that Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim had, he is no longer on the hot seat, but his defensive coordinator still is.
  • Eno Benjamin is the latest ‘Cardevil’ to go from ASU to the Cardinals

    Eno Benjamin is a kid worth cheering for. ASU and Valley fans already already have. With any luck, we’re only getting started as he joins the Cardinals.
  • Kliff Kingsbury’s house latest example of coach’s cool demeanor, vibe

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is different than a lot of his peers because of his demeanor as a young and cool head coach.
  • After the Simmons pick, the Arizona Cardinals have aced the offseason

    Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim is a man who reclaimed his powerbroker status in the midst of a pandemic.
  • Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals need to continue to be bold in NFL Draft

    The Arizona Cardinals defied tradtiional roster building when they made the switch at quarterback in last year's NFL Draft, and they need to be bold again.
  • NFL Draft follows strong offseason that delivered in multiple ways

    The NFL offseason continues to produce more top headlines as the 2020 NFL Draft looks to follow an eventful couple of weeks.
  • My time covering Michael Jordan, Bulls’ ‘The Last Dance’

    After millions tuned in for a documentary profiling Michael Jordan's last Chicago Bulls team, Dan Bickley shares stories from his time covering MJ.
  • Cardinals fans can breathe sigh of relief as Johnson passes physical

    With both David Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins passing their physicals, Valley sports fans can rest easy knowing the trade is complete.
  • Bobby Hurley’s ASU could seize control of Pac-12 next season

    Bobby Hurley has his best roster yet for next season and that could lead to Arizona State firmly taking over as the top dog in the Pac-12.
  • Why you should be optimistic about the 2020 Arizona Cardinals

    In year two of the Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray era, there are plenty of reasons to be high on the Arizona Cardinals for next season.
  • Everyone loses in a pandemic, but some in sports lose less than others

    Scheduling alterations due to the coronavirus have changed outlooks for Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and the Houston Astros.
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