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  • 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.
  • Former Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill leaves a unique legacy

    From being the team's ballboy when the Cardinals were in Chicago, to bringing the team to Arizona, Bill Bidwill leaves a unique legacy.
  • GM Steve Keim’s desperate moves are dooming winless Cardinals

    Dan Bickley writes that general manager Steve Keim is making decisions out of desperation for his job and is causing the Cardinals' struggles in recent years.
  • Steve Keim’s failures as Cardinals GM costing Kingsbury, Murray

    Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray don't have a win yet and a lot of that is on the pieces general manager Steve Keim put around them.
  • Cardinals suffer 1st failure of season in Sunday’s game against Panthers

    A loss and a failure are two different things. A tie, a moral victory, and one bad loss later, the Arizona Cardinals are 0-2-1 in a competitive division.
  • ASU’s road to national relevance begins with trap game vs. Colorado

    Arizona State is prone to its fair share of trap games and this Saturday's matchup against Colorado is no different than the others.
  • Cardinals, Kyler Murray are encouraging despite Sunday’s loss

    The Arizona Cardinals and Kyler Murray are showing some promising signs, and nobody is accusing the team of playing Pretty Boy Football anymore.
  • Hazen’s emotional ties to Red Sox should be concerning for D-backs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks should have plenty of reasons to be nervous about general manager Mike Hazen leaving for the Boston Red Sox.
  • Cardinals providing renewed hope even after season-opening tie

    A draw is not what you want to feel after spending an emotional Sunday afternoon with your favorite football team. But this one was perfectly acceptable.
  • Kyler Murray will lead Cardinals to victory in his NFL debut

    Dan Bickley has his predictions for Week 1 of the NFL season and that includes a standout win for Kyler Murray in his NFL debut.
  • Suns’ Devin Booker continues to take on harsh, unfair criticism

    Devin Booker continues to get criticized and looked down on while the Phoenix Suns have done little to help make life easier for him.
  • Athletes are at the top of their game, but fans could do much better

    Over the past few decades, the instances of intolerable sports fans have become the norm, but athletes deserve better from their fans.
  • Arizona Cardinals show more good than bad in loss to Vikings

    The third game of the preseason is the only one that matters. The Cardinals’ performance can be described in one word: Whew.
  • A new step for my daughter makes me Arizona State’s newest fan

    With his daughter beginning enrollment at Arizona State University, Dan Bickley officially becomes the newest fan of the school's athletics.
  • Kliff Kingsbury has entire NFL circling Cardinals on the calendar

    It has been immediately made clear that Kliff Kingsbury's style of offense has the rest of the NFL putting a target on the back of the Cardinals.
  • Kyler Murray’s poor showing against Raiders least of Cardinals’ issues

    The Arizona Cardinals' issues in Week 2 of the preseason against the Oakland Raiders went far beyond a poor performance by Kyler Murray.
  • After more arrests, questions about Cardinals’ culture begin to swirl

    After news of two more arrests and another Arizona Cardinals player released, the culture inside the franchise must have questions asked.
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