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  • Talent-deficient roster on full display in Cardinals’ lopsided defeat

    Truth is, the dramatic failures from recent coordinators have been amplified by substandard personnel provided by the GM.
  • There’s plenty to be thankful for among Valley sports teams

    Gratitude requires perspective. The ability to feel blessed when the hometown teams haven’t produced a major professional championship in nearly 20 years.
  • Valley football in good hands with Kyler Murray, Jayden Daniels

    The future is bright for football in the Valley thanks to a true freshman quarterback at Arizona State and a rookie QB for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Motivation of Suns’ Ayton something to watch coming off suspension

    The Suns are in danger of swallowing another inedible lesson. Losing the NBA draft lottery is a lot better than whiffing on the No. 1 overall pick.
  • Vance Joseph’s defense continues to cost Cardinals in win column

    Dan Bickley writes that Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph and his defense's struggles are overshadowing Kliff Kingsbury's offensive success.
  • Cardinals defense sabotaging early success of Murray, Kingsbury

    The Cardinals continue to fail on defense. They make enough plays to keep things interesting. They are finally forcing turnovers, but are highly erratic.
  • David Johnson’s demise weighing down Arizona Cardinals’ run game

    If David Johnson's poor performance isn't hindered by an injury, the Arizona Cardinals could be holding a funeral for a player that once dominated the NFL.
  • Bruce Arians gets last laugh as Cardinals gift game to Buccaneers

    Our own 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station's Dan Bickley writes that the Arizona Cardinals gave former head coach Bruce Arians one final present on Sunday.
  • Early success sees Suns ascend in Valley sports prominence

    Dan Bickley writes that the early returns of James Jones and Monty Williams are resulting in the Suns' sudden ascension in Valley sports prominence.
  • Problems persist for Cardinals despite positive signs against 49ers

    The Arizona Cardinals and Kliff Kingsbury continue to show positive signs just as much as they have problems that plague them in losses.
  • Arizona Cardinals gain needed experience in blowout loss to Saints

    The Cardinals’ 31-9 loss to the Saints Sunday in the Superdome was both a reality check and a painful reminder: The future is not now.
  • Ayton’s suspension puts Suns in bad place as Monty Williams era begins

    Dan Bickley writes that Deandre Ayton's 25-game suspension puts the Phoenix Suns in a bad place just as the Monty Williams era begins.
  • Once again, New Orleans serves as crossroads for Cardinals

    The Cardinals have seen it before. On Sunday, New Orleans will once again serve as a crossroads for the Cardinals, who have won three straight.
  • Arizona Cardinals make powerful statement with 3rd straight win

    Win streaks are no accident in the NFL. There's power behind that and a quarterback that's developing for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Cardinals’ next 10 games may decide Peterson’s future in Arizona

    Dan Bickley writes that the Cardinals' remaining 10 games of the season could decide cornerback Patrick Peterson's future in Arizona.
  • Kliff Kingsbury’s coaching evolution begins to pay off for Arizona Cardinals

    If the Arizona Cardinals players are going to stick around to put the hours in, head coach Kliff Kingsbury is right behind them.
  • Cardinals finding lost mojo from years past as season progresses

    The Arizona Cardinals entered Sunday's contest looking to regain some of the magic the team once held at State Farm Stadium. It seems they've found it.
  • New-look team represents a hard reset for Robert Sarver, Phoenix Suns

    The Valley has a bright future in pro sports. But one question lingers: Do the Suns have enough owner to pull off one of the last great sports stories?
  • Cardinals’ win over Bengals highlighted by Kyler Murray’s resolve

    Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury have their first victory. The zero is gone and there is tangible proof of progress as the Cardinals beat the Bengals.
  • Playoff baseball is glorious, but MLB must continue to change

    MLB playoffs are a glorious time. But Rob Manfred and the league must remain resolute about changing the game if they want to bring back its popularity.
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