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  • Green: Dennis Erickson’s mistake

    There has been a lot of talk lately about Arizona State’s quarterback situation. The incumbent, Danny Sullivan, has struggled, and there has been a growing cry for true freshman Brock Osweiler to take over. In a previous blog I wrote how going with Osweiler would be a mistake for Dennis Erickson, and my opinion has […]
  • Burns: What will the D-backs do with Webb?

    It is the biggest decision this organization has ever been faced with. Careers may be defined by it. Fans may be won or lost because of it. What are the Arizona Diamondbacks going to do about Brandon Webb? They have until five days after the completion of the World Series. Either they pick up the […]
  • Green: D-backs should bring Webb back

    There has been quite a bit of talk lately about what the Diamondbacks are going to do with Brandon Webb this off-season. Webb, out with a shoulder injury since a poor Opening Day start where he pitched just four innings and allowed six runs, will be a free agent if the Diamondbacks decline his $8.5 […]
  • Burns: Everybody knows that sex sells

    Everybody knows that sex sells. And everybody knows that the Cardinals “sex appeal” is on the offensive side of the ball. All the attention, all the focus, all the love and all the question marks go to the offense. Warner’s hip…..Warner’s age….Warner’s arm…..Fitz’s brother…..Fitz’s touches…..Whisenhunt’s play calling….no Haley….Beanie’s injury….Beanie’s fumbles…starting running back….Boldin’s health….Boldin’s contract…..Boldin’s attitude….Leinart […]
  • Green: Kurt Warner saved this blog

    I was going to write about the Cardinals and Kurt Warner. However, the blog was going to go one of two ways, and it all depended on how Warner and the team fared Sunday in Jacksonville. If the offense continued to struggle with Kurt leading the way, this blog would have been about how Old […]
  • Burns: A one-time mistake

    Upton isn't the first to make this mistake and he won't be the last.
  • 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 […]