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  • Chris Paul’s All-Star form has Suns back as top dog in Valley sports

    Dan Bickley writes on the state of the Phoenix Suns at a 20-10 record and his thoughts on the All-Star snub of Devin Booker.
  • MLB’s obsession with analytics is killing what’s great about baseball

    Dan Bickley discusses the negative impact that Major League Baseball's analytical age has wrought on the game, saying it has hurt the game worse than PED's.
  • D-backs GM Hazen dealing with wife’s cancer fight, loaded NL West

    There is a lot on Mike Hazen's plate this year, and that goes well beyond his duties as general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Deadening baseballs is not how to improve Major League Baseball

    Dan Bickley says that Major League Baseball's ongoing quest to deaden the baseball it uses in games is the wrong approach to fix the sport.
  • Tom Brady isn’t the GOAT, but is the greatest quarterback in history

    Tom Brady isn’t the Greatest of All Time. Not among professional athletes. Not even among NFL players. That honor belongs to Walter Payton or Lawrence Taylor.
  • WM Phoenix Open missing its soul without raucous crowds

    Golf wins. Anarchy loses. Beer vendors mourn with the drivers for hire. That’s the story of the Waste Management Pandemic Open.
  • Bickley: It’s high time to give Roger Goodell praise for NFL’s 2020 season

    Dan Bickley breaks down the success story that is the 2020 NFL regular season, arguing that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell deserves credit for that success.
  • Kyler Murray is talking baseball despite incomplete football resume

    Super Bowl week is here and Kyler Murray is talking. He’s saying some interesting things. For instance, he seems to miss baseball. More than I want to hear.
  • Cardinals should seize opportunity to make run at Deshaun Watson

    Kyler Murray is on a much different journey than Deshaun Watson and may one day end up in the same place. But it’s a no-brainer for the Cardinals.
  • It’s time for Major League Baseball to change the Hall of Fame

    Dan Bickley writes his thoughts on the problems with baseball's Hall of Fame and the changes Major League Baseball needs to make.
  • Bucs’ Tom Brady has already won divorce with Bill Belichick, Patriots

    Dan Bickley writes that while the Super Bowl is two weeks away, some things in the NFL have already been decided.
  • Removal of Mahomes, Jackson shows severity of NFL’s concussion protocol

    Dan Bickley writes that the removal of Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson during playoff games shows how seriously the NFL takes its concussion protocol.
  • Pac-12’s required makeover starts with finding right commissioner

    Dan Bickley writes on what the Pac-12 needs to seek out while finding the replacement for commissioner Larry Scott.
  • Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald deserves his storybook ending

    Dan Bickley writes on the choice Larry Fitzgerald must make and the unceremonious end that befalls many great players' careers in the NFL.
  • Shane Doan’s presence in Coyotes front office inspires hope, belief

    Dan Bickley gives his thoughts on the Arizona Coyotes hiring Shane Doan and the team's upcoming season under new leadership.
  • College football, Pac-12 in need of a complete overhaul

    Dan Bickley writes his thoughts on the current state of college football and the need for an overhaul in the Pac-12 Conference.
  • Cardinals need to learn lessons from Suns in preparation for 2021 season

    Dan Bickley writes that while it will take a while to figure out what happened to the Cardinals in 2020, the team needs to learn lessons from Suns.
  • Kliff Kingsbury, Cardinals fail to find redemption in lackluster loss to Rams

    Emotions are high. I’ve learned not to make really big decisions while incandescent with rage. Fire Kliff Kingsbury? Yes. Definitely, yes.
  • Arizona Cardinals look lifeless in latest loss to San Francisco 49ers

    Dan Bickley breaks down Saturday's 20-12 loss for the Arizona Cardinals against fellow NFC West division rival San Francisco.
  • Cardinals, Suns making playoff runs could change Valley sports scene

    Dan Bickley writes on how playoff pushes for the Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns could change things for the Valley sports scene.
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