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Dan Bickley

  • The Arizona Cardinals aren’t just bad, they’re also unwatchable

    Something awful is happening in Arizona. The Cardinals are really bad and really boring. They’re low on talent and completely out of touch.
  • Only NBA Commissioner Adam Silver can save the Phoenix Suns

    We’re witnessing arguably the worst stretch of basketball in Suns history. Phoenix is breaking the worst of records and there seems to be no end in sight.
  • Paul Goldschmidt’s farewell from D-backs is a painful goodbye

    The departure of Paul Goldschmidt stings for Arizona Diamondbacks fans but we will be happy for him because he represents the best of us.
  • Cardinals showed fight for Wilks in triumph over Packers

    With a win over Green Bay that got Packers coach Mike McCarthy fired, the Arizona Cardinals showed fight for their own head coach, Steve Wilks.
  • The Patrick Peterson saga in Arizona isn’t over

    Patrick Peterson can attempt to go out smiling and grateful. Remembered fondly. Or he can leave the Cardinals with a blowtorch in his hands.
  • ASU’s Herm Edwards pulled off improbable, successful debut season

    Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards is a change of pace to the tyranny of evil in college football, a fatherly alternative.
  • Cardinals have looming decision over Steve Wilks after loss to Chargers

    The Arizona Cardinals will have money to spend, a quarterback in pocket and high-leverage draft picks to flaunt. But do they have the right coach in Steve Wilks?
  • After latest controversial finish, Pac-12 desperately in need of a makeover

    The Pac-12 has had several instances of incompetence during this college football season and it has been a problem for ASU.
  • Losing to Oakland is rough, but might be best thing for Cardinals

    Sunday's loss was both derelict and the best thing that could happen to this team. They need to bottom out. They need to face hard questions about their general manager and his latest coaching staff. The illusion of progress can be a dangerous thing moving forward.
  • In Chandler buyout, Suns’ James Jones may be thinking in grandiose terms

    The Suns have three victories in 14 games. Their rare triumphs spawn absurd optimism. That’s how badly we want to believe. But something might’ve changed in the past six quarters.
  • ASU could represent the tip of the iceberg for Valley sports

    As the final 120 minutes of the regular season looms, the sleeping giant of Valley sports could save us all from the underachievers in our midst, the pro teams stunting our collective growth.
  • Cardinals’ failures proof AZ has become kindergarten of pro sports

    Sorry, winning is for winners. Progress is for losers.  And our NFL team is back on the wrong side of the tracks, grasping for low-hanging fruit. It’s further confirmation that Arizona has become the kindergarten of professional sports.
  • Embarrassing defeats becoming new normal for Phoenix Suns

    Now 10 games into the season, the Phoenix Suns can stink if they want, but they shouldn't be making us ask for more effort.
  • College basketball returns with heightened expectations for GCU

    While Arizona is a usual powerhouse and ASU has seen improvement over the years, keep an eye on GCU as the school looks to make it to its first NCAA Tournament.
  • Questions surround Arizona stars, national sports scene

    Sometimes, Dan Bickley has all the answers. Now, he has questions about N'Keal Harry, Devin Booker, the Patriots' dynasty and more.
  • Coyotes on path to relevance following early season hot streak

    The Coyotes are suddenly scoring goals and winning games, flirting with relevance after the first month of the NHL season. They have a future. They have a chance.
  • A strange MLB season comes to a close as decisions loom for D-backs

    While Chase Field gets ready for new changes, the Arizona Diamondbacks could be in line to do much of the same with their mindset toward the future.
  • In comeback win, Rosen planted seeds of legend and gave Arizona hope

    Josh Rosen coaxed a Cardinals win, spared head coach Steve Wilks a bye week of termination rumors and prompted Larry Fitzgerald to spike the ball.
  • Patrick Peterson’s trade demands reflect on true state of Cardinals

    While Peterson's trade demands have died down and the cornerback has shelved the notion for the time being after meeting with team president Michael Bidwill, the story is far from over for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Patrick Peterson’s reported trade request adds more doubt to Cardinals

    The reported trade request made by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson adds even more doubt to a franchise struggling in 2018.
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 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
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