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  • Tony La Russa perfect manager to bring more old school back to baseball

    Dan Bickley writes that the return of Tony La Russa as a manager is a needed boost inside baseball to bring back more of an old school presence.
  • DeAndre Hopkins’ reaction on freeway was principled, not political

    Dan Bickley gives his thoughts on Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins going viral Sunday for his commute to State Farm Stadium.
  • Cardinals pick up unmeasurable victory in primetime vs. Seahawks

    Dan Bickley writes on one of the Arizona Cardinals' biggest wins in years, a 37-34 victory in overtime over the Seattle Seahawks in primetime.
  • Cardinals’ rivalry with Seahawks gets Sunday Night Football’s national stage

    Dan Bickley writes on the significance of the Arizona Cardinals' Sunday game against the Seattle Seahawks getting moved to primetime.
  • World Series’ 2 teams highlight flaws of Arizona Diamondbacks

    Dan Bickley examines the World Series' two teams and how their makeups show what's presently wrong with the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Vance Joseph’s defense stars in much-needed Cardinals win on MNF

    Dan Bickley writes on the importance of the Cardinals' win on Monday Night Football and a big-time performance from the defense.
  • Vance Joseph in the spotlight as the Cardinals’ schedule grows some teeth

    With the Dallas Cowboys on Monday and the Seattle Seahawks the next week, Vance Joseph and the Cardinals defense has tougher foes on the horizon than they have faced.
  • Ten reasons LeBron James will never be G.O.A.T. over Michael Jordan

    Dan Bickley writes why LeBron James will never be thought of in his eyes as a better basketball player than Michael Jordan.
  • Trends to note for the Arizona Cardinals 5 games into the 2020 season

    Dan Bickley writes some of the trends Arizona Cardinals fans should be aware of five games into the season and a 3-2 start.
  • Cardinals get required win over Jets to keep hopes alive in NFC West

    Dan Bickley writes that the Cardinals got a win they needed against a team they were fortunate to draw on the schedule at the right time.
  • Cardinals need to refine dual-threat aspects of Kyler Murray’s game

    Dan Bickley writes that Kyler Murray's reluctance to run the ball and take on contact is a potential setback in his path to stardom.
  • October begins with Houston Astros thriving, Bill O’Brien fired

    Dan Bickely catches up on where the sports world sits in the first week of October, including the latest in the MLB postseason and NFL.
  • Belief in Cardinals difficult to find after another convincing defeat

    Dan Bickley writes that it's nearly impossible to find optimistic angles on the Arizona Cardinals after two bad losses in a row.
  • What to watch in a potential breaking point for the Cardinals’ season

    Dan Bickley focuses on seven key pieces of the Arizona Cardinals' matchup on Sunday that could be a sink or swim moment in the season.
  • D-backs inspire little confidence with befuddling remarks to close season

    Dan Bickley writes that the remarks made by the Arizona Diamondbacks at the end of the season do nothing to inspire confidence for the future.
  • Cardinals get reality check to NFC West hopes with loss to Lions

    Dan Bickley writes that the Arizona Cardinals proved they are not ready to contend for the NFC West title with the way they lost to the Detroit Lions.
  • Pac-12, ASU still playing from behind in college football’s 2020 landscape

    Dan Bickley writes that the return of Pac-12 football still has Arizona State playing from behind for bigger opportunities this season.
  • College football needs to temporarily expand playoffs to 8 teams

    Dan Bickley writes that the college football playoff should be temporarily expanded to eight teams in a season taking place during a pandemic.
  • Possibilities endless with Cardinals unlocking Kyler Murray’s potential

    Kyler Murray's superstar upside that made him the No. 1 overall pick started to really show in a 30-15 Cardinals win over Washington.
  • Who has struggled, succeeded from sports lens in past 6 months

    There have been some bumps, but Dan Bickley takes you through who in the sports world has succeeded and who has faltered during the pandemic.
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