1. Six Major Questions for the Suns in the Offseason

    With the end of a very exciting and successful season, the Phoenix Suns now enter a very important offseason.There are expiring contracts, player options, the salary cap, and the draft to consider...

    Jess Root Written by Jess Root about over 4 years ago 983 reads 29 comments

  2. You Just Can't Count the Suns Out

    Just a week ago, The Phoenix Suns had been read their last rites. They were in the ground and dirt was being tossed on...

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  3. Is Leandro Barbosa the X Factor Against Los Angeles Lakers?

    Leandro Barbosa has become a forgotten man in this special season for the Phoenix Suns. Beset this season by injuries, the play of Jason Richardson, and the development of Goran Dragic, ...

    Jess Root Written by Jess Root about over 4 years ago 545 reads 5 comments

  4. Suns-Lakers: Why Phoenix Matches Up Better With LA Than People Think

    After a long week of waiting for basketball to be played by the Suns, obviously what everyone needs is a Suns/Lakers preview. I am happy to oblige...

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  5. Phoenix Suns Dynamic Duo STAT-Man and Robin To Reunite vs. LA?

    I love superhero stories. Batman is one of my favorites because he stands out from most others. Bruce Wayne’s alter ego did not possess any supernatural power or have some freakish event give him a particular gift...

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  6. Suns-Spurs: Revenge Is Sweep

    Yes, I just used that title. Puns rule (especially tonight). But it is my brother-in-law that gets credit for this punny title. He gave me it after the Suns' game three win over the Spurs...

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  7. Suns-Spurs Game Two: Observations, Kids and "Lost"

    Wednesday night was for me, like many Phoenix fans, a very good night. Here is how the game went and thoughts I had while watching a very satisfying 110-102 Suns victory: I'm spoiled by "my" plasma TV downstairs...

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  8. Don't Get Too Excited About D'backs' Bullpen Yet

    The past two games for the Arizona bullpen? 6 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Yes, I know. It is an amazing feat. One might actually think that a corner has been turned, that things will improve...

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  9. A Very Fond Memory of Ernie Harwell

    I was making dinner for my family Tuesday evening when I got a text telling me that Ernie Harwell had died at age 92, having suffered from cancer. Normally, I do not react much when hearing about the death of somebody famous...

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  10. My Madden Team Says Justin Miller Is Great for Cards

    So CB Justin Miller is now a Cardinal? He is another former Jet, joining K Jay Feely, S Kerry Rhodes, and OL Alan Faneca. He gives the Cardinals depth at cornerback, a veteran presence, and a guy to compete for returning kicks and punts...

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  11. The Coyotes Almost Reeled in Phoenix Fans For Good

    I'll admit it. Hockey is just not one of the sports I really follow. That's not to say that I don't like it. The few times I have turned on a game, I have enjoyed it. However, two things get in the way...

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  12. 10 Alternative and Unlikely Ways For The Suns To Beat The Spurs

    And so it is. This time of year is back, the time when we Phoenix fans must endure the seemingly yearly date that the Suns have with the San Antonio Spurs...

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  13. Coach Ken Whisenhunt's Arizona Cardinals Definitely Not the Same Old Cardinals

    On an abysmal Tuesday of drubbings in the Phoenix sports world (12-1 loss by the Diamondbacks and 6-1 elimination of the Coyotes from the playoffs), the Arizona Cardinals quietly staged a minor coup d'etat, brightening my day...

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  14. ASU Spring Football: How Should I Feel After Spring Game?

    61-36 was the score. Sound good for the offense, right? You would think that, except that the score indicated what the defense did to the offense. In truth, the offense scored one touchdown and three Thomas Weber field goals...

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  15. 2010 NFL Draft: For Cardinals, It's Like a Really Big Christmas Gift

    Everyone loves Christmas. Everyone loves the NFL. It's natural, then, that people love the NFL draft. It is like Christmas for the teams in the NFL, bet even better. They get to pick their gift from all of the ones that are available to them...

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  16. NFL Draft: "Did It Really Need to Change?"

    Dear NFL: I would like to begin by expressing just how much I adore you. You bring happiness to me each week in the fall and winter. Your sport is the one I enjoy watching, regardless of the teams that are playing...

    Jess Root Written by Jess Root about over 4 years ago 36 reads 0 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs: The (Happily) Trapped Fan's Predictions After One Game

    As my life would have it, I didn't have time to sit down and write my playoff predictions. That's what happens in my (happily) trapped life...

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  18. What Went Wrong for the Phoenix Suns?

    And so I sit in my La-Z-Boy sulking after seeing the Suns lose 105-100 to the Portland Trailblazers. I didn't think that the Suns would lose this game. First quarter, Suns down, I thought the bench would create some separation...

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  19. A Wednesday Night Phoenix Trifecta (That I Mostly Missed)

    Wednesday night was a good night for Phoenix sports. The Suns won their regular season finale and locked up the number three seed for the playoffs, the Coyotes won their playoff opener, ...

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  20. Amare Stoudemire: I'm Not "Retarded" or Confused Anymore

    I didn’t hear it on the Doug and Wolf show a couple of weeks ago when Amare Stoudemire was on (you see, I have that cursed thing called work—I mean, if I don’t do ...

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  21. The New Baseball Season: When Hope Abounds

    There is almost nothing like the start of the regular season for baseball fans. Enthusiasm abounds. At the start of the season, every team is even (yes, the Yankees and Red Sox are always favored, but all teams begin together)...

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  22. ASU Scrimmage:The (Happily) Trapped Fan and a View from the Stands

    Today’s scrimmage for me was literally a view from the stands—it was held in Sun Devil Stadium instead of the practice field...

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