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  • Green: A UofA fan’s take on ASU

    OK, first off, let me just admit that I am fairly biased when I judge anything ASU. As a University of Arizona graduate, the mere thought of Maroon and Gold makes me want to, well, throw up. Of course, living in Phoenix and working for KTAR, the flagship station of the Sun Devils, means at […]
  • Burns: The Cardinals found a way

    The Arizona Cardinals found a way to do it. They kept seven wide receivers after slashing the roster to 53 Friday. Lance Long made it as did Sean Morey and Early Doucet. And what blows me away is that they didn’t have to do anything too radical to get it done (remember, earlier I advocated […]
  • Burns: This won’t happen but it makes sense

    File this under the heading of Will-Never-Happen-But-I-Like-It-Anyways. Cut Brian St. Pierre. The final decisions in the fight for 53 will be made any moment now. Tough decisions loom. Guys who are good football players are going to get called into Coach Ken Whisenhunt’s office, playbook in one hand, cellphone (with his agent on speed dial) […]
  • Green: Worried about Kurt Warner

    OK, I’ll admit it. I’m worried about Kurt Warner. “Old Gray Beard” has had a rough go of it in the preseason, along with the team in general. In three games the 38-year-old Warner has thrown for all of 0 touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s thrown for 272 yards, but he’s also put the ball […]
  • Cardinals Over/Under

    Vacationing Producer Rod Lakin came up with a list of over/unders for Burnsy to mull over: Larry Fitzgerald Fitzgerald receiving yards: 1500 (1,431 in 2008) – Under Fitz receiving TDs: 15 (12 in 2008) – Under Fitz receptions: 100 (96 in 2008) – Under Anquan Boldin Boldin receiving yards: 1200 (1,038 in 2008)- Over Boldin […]
  • Green: Better to be lucky than good

    What is the phrase? That luck favors the prepared? Well, in the case of University of Arizona Athletic Director Jim Livengood, those words need not apply. Oh, sure, Livengood and the U of A is incredibly lucky, but the good fortune has nothing to do with being prepared. Back when the Cats were looking for […]
  • No panic, but Beanie needs to get on the field

    “Flush the bombers, get the subs in launch mode. We are at DEFCON 1.” War Games. Classic 80’s movie. DEFCON 1: Turn the keys, launch the missiles….it’s the end of the world. For years now I’ve just flat out stolen the DEFCON ratings system from the movie to measure my state of panic about a […]
  • Green: Vick to the Eagles? Why?

    A friend of mine asked me Friday what I think Michael Vick will do with the Eagles. My response? Not much. Everyone talks about how dynamic Vick was during his time in Atlanta. He could scramble, run, shake off tacklers and overthrow wide receivers with the best of them. As a QB, the ability to […]
  • Legit or Lame: Cardinals edition

    There are a lot of questions facing the Cardinals as they look to get back to the Super Bowl, but which ones actually matter? * Kurt Warner will play all 16 games this year. LAME. * The most important player this entire preseason is Matt Leinart. LEGIT * Matt Leinart will be handed the job […]
  • Burns: Everything has changed

    Just got up to Flagstaff for my first look at NFC Champ Camp 2009. First thing that popped into my head was a line from the Pearl Jam song "Corduroy".
  • Burns: Leinart will be the backup QB

    When your boss tells you that you’ll have a great chance to earn extra incentives, is he a liar when you don’t? Of course not. It’s not a lie; it’s how you define the word “chance”. 90% chance, 5% chance, it could mean anything. When your kid wants the little punk kid down the street […]
  • Green: No asterisk necessary

    With David Ortiz being the latest baseball hero to fall victim to the Performance Enhancing Drugs scandal, the notion that the Red Sox’ championship run was aided by cheaters and is now tainted is something that has been tossed around. While the Red Sox and their issues may not matter to anyone out here the […]
  • Burns: A happy family in Flagstaff

    When you’re a parent you have these moments, fleeting at best, when your children actually (gasp) get along. They’re not bossing, nagging, fighting, annoying, needling, poking, prodding or trying to one-up the other. This state of bliss generally occurs on average about 5% of the time. But when it does you look at your kids, […]
  • Green: An extension of failure

    Lost in the excitement and maybe even surprise of Miguel Montero’s rise to prominence is the fact that the Diamondbacks will soon have a newly signed, highly paid catcher riding the pine. Chris Snyder, formerly the starter for your Arizona Diamondbacks, will almost certainly find himself playing behind the surging Montero when he returns from […]
  • Burns: Why the Nash extension?

    I drove by a billboard the other day promoting a concert with Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago. And I thought…why? I see Steve Nash and the Suns have agreed on a contract extension, and again I think…why? I just don’t understand why Steve Nash wants to be here and I don’t understand why the […]
  • Green: Reasonable expectations?

    Expectations. They can drive some to greatness while leaving others in the dust of disappointment, lumped with other “failures.” Now, coming off the team’s first Super Bowl appearance ever with what seems to be a strong hold on the NFC West and thus, a playoff spot, what are the expectations for the Arizona Cardinals? The […]
  • Green: Suns heading nowhere with Nash

    With the Suns on the verge of giving Steve Nash a contract extension it would seem the team has figured out the course it is planning on taking. Now, where is that course leading them? Nowhere. Since the 2007 playoffs the Suns have been in a steady decline. It’s not Nash’s fault, mind you, but […]
  • Burns: The Suns are like a junior high dance

    In my library of analogies (and if you know me or the show you know I love a good analogy) I’ve got a few classics. To me a good analogy is like a cup of coffee. Day just isn’t complete without at least one. Time to dust off one of those classics to put the […]
  • Burns: A fan favorite is born

    And just like that a fan favorite is born. Mark Reynolds, you are now the face of the Arizona Diamondbacks. This weekend was your coming out party. Your stock is soaring right now. Rip the team, back it up, and then follow it up with a potential All-Star appearance. Oh yeah…your jersey is gonna sell […]
  • Green: Thanks for nothing, Diamondbacks

    Thanks for nothing, Diamondbacks We are in the dog days of summer. Cardinals training camp is a month away, the Suns are not big players in the NBA’s free agent frenzy, and the only news about the Coyotes is about whether or not they are going to be leaving the state. But, as a four […]