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Thursday, March 1, 2018


University of Arizona Men's head head basketball coach Sean Miller has broken his silence.  He spoke to the media and said he has never and will never pay a player.

In his statement he defends DeAndre Ayton, saying "he is a tremendous young man".

Miller also said he is going to concentrate on basketball and winning the PAC 12 Championship. It appears Miller will coach tonight when the Wildcats host Stanford.

With the statement being being released it appears the University of Arizona is backing there basketball coach.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


The University of Arizona has been in the sports spotlight the last week and for all the wrong reasons.  The men's basketball program is used to getting a lot of attention this time of year.  But the attention they are getting isn't that attention they want.

Last Thursday Alonzo Trier was suspended indefinitely for testing positive for a banned substance.  The report says it was a very little amount, but what happened the next day made everyone forget about the failed drug test.

A report from ESPN came out Friday saying the FBI has wire taps of head coach Sean Miller suggesting paying $100,000 to get star center DeAndre Ayton to play at the U of A.

Miller did not coach Saturday when the team played in Oregon.  Ayton played and despite a loss he played well.  The Oregon crowd was tough on Ayton, chanting "one hundred thousand" several times throughout the game.

If the FBI releases the tapes and it indeed proves Miller's guilt then shame on him and he should be fired immediately.  Miller,however, claims his innocence and through a state said he will be vindicated.

This story is ongoing and reports are coming out daily.  The latest reports are that the reported from ESPN did not actually hear the tapes and his source may no have heard the either.  Also, now apparently the player was not Ayton, it was someone else.

Believe what you want, but let's hear all the facts before we pass judgement.

Saturday, January 6, 2018


The NFL playoffs begin today.  This promises to be a fun playoff season. Let's take a look at the matchups and give our predictions.

The first game is the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tennessee Titans.  Both teams have had great Seasons but I am taking the Chiefs and this one. It will be a very competitive game to the end but Kansas City will move on to the next round.

The late game on Saturday is Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams.  The Rams have had a magical season and are the heavy favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. But the Falcons come in at a quiet 10-6 and their offense has been clicking lately. I have the Falcons winning by a touchdown in this one.

These are my picks for today's NFL Wild Card round. Tomorrow I will have the predictions for the other two Wild card games.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Yesterday the Arizona Cardinals were informed they would have to replace Bruce Arians because he has decide to retire.

Today the retirement bug bit again.  This time it was quarterback Carson Palmer.   The veteran QB who missed most of the season with injury announced in a letter to fans.

The Cardinals were most likely going to draft a quarterback in this years draft anyway but the announcement still hurts the team.

They will go into next season with a new coach and QB.  Now the big question is will Larry Fitzgerald follow this pattern and decide to retire?

Monday, January 1, 2018


Yesterday the Arizona Cardinals knocked the Seattle Seahawks out of the playoffs with a 26-24 victory in Seattle.

The win was huge for the Cardinals. It is always nice beating you're division rival, and nicer when you end their season.

The win gave the Cardinals an 8-8 record.  Not the season they wanted, but with all the injuries this season it is nice to say its not a losing season.

Just one day after the big win another big story hit.  Bruce Arians has decided to retire after 5 seasons with the team.  Arians leaves as the winningest coach in Cardinals history with 50 wins.

The retirement isn't a huge surprise.  Arians was hospitalized twice during last season and his health maybe a major factor to the decision.

Arians had double digit wins in his first 3 seasons in Arizona.  He only had 1 losing season.  Arians took the team to the playoffs twice.

Now the Arizona Cardinals must replace Arians, and they better do it fast if they want Larry Fitzgerald to come back next year.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


If you know anything about hockey you know the name Wayne Gretzky.

Gretzky played 21 season in the NHL with 4 different teams, most notably the Los Angeles Kings.  Gretzky holds numerous records and is considered by many as greatest player on ice.

Did you know on this day in 1981 the great Wayne Gretzky made history.  He be came the quickest player to reach 50 goals.  He did it in just 39 games.  He was just the third player to do so.  He also accomplished the goal 11 games sooner than his counterparts.

Sunday, December 10, 2017


When the ASU men's basketball team took the court today in Kansas many people thought they have already overachieved.  Some even thought they were overrated.

The Sun Devils opened many eyes in college basketball with a stunning upset of #2 ranked Kansas on their home court.

ASU won 95-85 behind Tra Holder's 29 points.  The Sun Devils are ranked 16 in the nation and the win improves their record to 9-0 on the season.  The most impressive part is putting 95 points up against a national powerhouse like Kansas in their own backyard.

Coach Bobby Hurley has his team believing and now so should the rest of college basketball.

Friday, December 8, 2017


The Phoenix Suns played their 1st game without star guard Devin Booker yesterday.  It was a 109-99 loss to the Washington Wizards.

Despite being competitive through 3 quarters it was evident they need Booker back on the court soon.  Booker is out with a thigh injury and could miss as many as 10 games.

The Suns are in need of another scorer besides Booker and with him out it shows how valuable to the team he is.

The Suns are likely not a playoff team, but if he misses more than 15 games they definitely won't make the playoffs.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Earlier this week Arizona State filled their coaching vacancy with a questionable hire.  They hired ESPN analyst and former Chiefs and Jets head coach Herm Edwards.  Edwards also has coaching experience at the college level.  The problem is he has coached in college since 1989.

Many people are questioning the hire for that reason.  Others point to his record as a head coach, 56-78, including 2-14 in his last coaching stint with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The big question is why was Herm Edwards hired as ASU's next football coach.  If we have the true answer to that question maybe we can be more at ease with the hire.

Most will tell you he was hired because he is Athletic Director Ray Anderson's friend.  Some will say it's because he is a good motivator and thus he will be a good recruiter.

In my opinion he was hired because he is the right man for the job.

At first I thought the hire was a bad move.  Bring a mediocre at best NFL coach that hasn't coached in nearly 10 years to a college program that has consistently underachieved?  It can't be successful  or can it?

ASU came in to this season knowing it could be coach Todd Graham's last if they did not improve.  ASU was 5-7 a year ago and ended the season with an embarrassing loss to in state rival Arizona.  This year they finished 7-5 and not only did they avenge the loss to Arizona but they also qualified for a bowl game.

The Sun Devils do not to change much to compete in the PAC 12 next season.  They need help with recruiting and I think that's where Herm Edwards will excel.  He has coached in several high school all star games over the past few years and while it isn't much it's enough to give him the edge he needs.

Edwards will also keep the previous offensive and defensive coordinators.  This is a big advantage for Edwards because based on what Ray Anderson and Edwards said at the introduction press conference they will model the team after an NFL franchise.  The assistant's will coach the team and Edwards will serve as the face of the program.

One thing is for sure the hiring of Coach Edwards has made ASU the talk of college football.  He will coach for 3 years at most keeping them as average as they have been and then the program will be handed over to Offensive coordinator Billy Napier.

Friday, September 15, 2017


The scores are in.  South lost their first game of the season and Brophy lost number 5 on the season.  Here's the rest of the scores.

North 35, Carl Hayden 6
Central 33, South 19
Desert Vista 17, Brophy 14
Fairfax 41, Maryvale 0
Hamilton 59, Chavez 12
Camelback 33, Alhambra 27