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Brad, Spurge, and Claudia went to the Arizona State football banquet last night. Brad is heading to Las Vegas with Chris Peterson for the National Football Foundation hall of fame dinner. Jon Wilner (14:13 on podcast) talks about the bowl games for Pac-12 teams and the impact of Mario Cristobal leaving Oregon for Miami. GCU head coach Bryce Drew (25:44 on podcast) talks about his team's game against ASU on Thursday night. The post News From The Weekend, Jon Wilner, GCU Head Coach Bryce Drew first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad offers his thoughts on MLBs lockout that starts today. The Suns can go for a franchise record 18 straight wins tonight against the Pistons. Bears color commentator Tom Thayer (12:25 on podcast) joins Brad to offer insight into the Bears ahead of their mathcup with the Cardinals. Bill Goodykoontz (22:26 on podcast) talks about the Suns streak and upcoming movies he's excited for. The post MLB Lockout, Suns Streak, Tom Thayer, Bill Goodykoontz first appeared on Sports360AZ.
The Suns host the Warriors tonight with a 16 game winning streak on the line. Michael Fabiano (28:18 on podcast) offers his latest fantasy football insight. The post Suns-Warriors Matchup, College Football, Michael Fabiano first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad offers his thoughts on all the moves and stories from this weekend. Rick Neuheisel (16:16 on podcast) analyzes the Lincoln Riley hire and the state of ASU. Jon Wilner (22:00 on podcast) talks about the state of the Pac-12 with the Lincoln Riley hire at USC. The post Weekend Roundup, Rick Neuheisel, Jon Wilner first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad is liking what he sees from the Suns on its nine game win streak. Bob Costas (11:12 on podcast) joins Brad to catch up and drop some football knowledge. Michael Fabiano (25:00 on podcast) answers fantasy football questions, sponsored by DraftKings. The post Latest Sports News, Bob Costas, Michael Fabiano first appeared on Sports360AZ.
The Cardinals were dreadful yesterday. Kaelen Jones (7:15 on podcast) jumps on to talk Cardinals, and other NFL topics. Jon Wilner (23:00 on podcast) breaks down where ASU stands in the Pac-12, as well as other Pac-12 news. The post Busy Weekend, The Ringer's Kaelen Jones, Jon Wilner first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad had a tremendous weekend. Spurge and Devon won Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards. The Cardinals won without Kyler Murray and other starters. FOX Analyst Brock Huard (18:49 on podcast) offers his evaluation on Brock Purdy, Spencer Rattler, Jayden Daniels, and others. Jon Wilner (33:32 on podcast) breaks down the state of ASU and UA snapping its losing streak. The post Tremendous Weekend, FOX Analyst Brock Huard, Jon Wilner first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Here are a few thoughts after reading, re-reading, and speaking to people around the Valley whose opinions I value and respect on the ESPN report that was released earlier today on Robert Sarver. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32440987/phoenix-suns-robert-sarver-allegations-racism-misogyny -Will Chris Paul play for the Suns tonight against the Houston Rockets? When Paul was with the LA Clippers, he didn't play the day the report came out about Donald T. Sterling's racist behavior. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2014/07/25/chris-paul-unacceptable-for-donald-sterling-to-remain-clippers-owner/ -ESPN, the media outlet that reported today's story on Sarver, is a stakeholder in the NBA. The legal teams of the NBA and Disney(which owns ESPN) are business partners. This is a story that is bad for business. The fact the story even got published is a minor miracle given the amount of legal pressure that was likely applied to the writer, Baxter Holmes. -Now that the most significant wave has hit(the story). What will the smaller waves bring? -Will Sarver be pushed out of ownership(really hard to do). Will the NBA suspend him? More to come… The post Cesmat – Early Thoughts on the Sarver ESPN Story first appeared on Sports360AZ.
The Cardinals now have a loss in its record. Brad offers his thoughts as many overreact on a Friday. Ivan Maisel (12:27 on podcast) opens up about his book telling his story about losing his son and dealing with grief. The post Overreaction Friday For Cardinals, Ivan Maisel first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad offers his look at Cardinals and Packers on Thursday Night Football. Plus he talks about the Manning broadcast last night. Peter King (9:20 on podcast) previews the Cardinals matchup with the Green Bay Packers. SIRIUSXM broadcaster Mike Ferrin (20:50 on podcast) joins Brad from the World Series in Houston. Michael fabiano (41:21 on podcast) offers his advice for navigating off the field issues and injuries in fantasy football. The post Peter King, SIRIUSXM Mike Ferrin, Michael Fabiano first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad talks about his weekend getaway to see a long time friend. He also catches up on all the crazy news that happened while he was gone. Adam Archuleta (11:50 on podcast) joins Brad to share what he saw from the Cardinals this weekend and what he expects moving forward. Former Sun Devil Juan Roque (27:40 on podcast) joined Brad to breakdown this year's ASU football team during the 25 year reunion of the last Rose Bowl team in Tempe. Jon Wilner (43:56 on podcast) to speak about the latest around the Pac-12. The post CBS Adam Archuleta, Juan Roque, Jon Wilner first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad was inside The Footprint Center last night for the Suns' 2021-22 season opener. He says let's check back in at Christmas to see where the team is. Devon Henry is on his way to Kansas to cover NASCAR. He joins Brad to discuss (11:06 on podcast) the event this weekend. The post Suns Lose Opener, Devon Henry Talks NASCAR first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Last night the Phoenix Mercury tied the WNBA Finals after winning Game 2 in overtime. Brad shares his thoughts surrounding the excitement around them. Ken Carman (9:06 on podcast) joins Brad to preview the Cardinals' game against the Browns, from Cleveland's perspective. Brad gives his thoughts on ASU's matchup with the Utah Utes. The post Mercury Win WNBA Finals Game Two, Ken Carman, ASU-Utah first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Jordan Hamm is filling in for Brad today. There's a lot of news around the sports world today, so Jordan gives his thoughts. Michael Fabiano (12:54 on podcast) gives his latest fantasy thoughts as we are now five weeks into the NFL season. ESPN's LaChina Robinson (27:36 on podcast) joins Jordan to break down the Mercury's final run as they look to climb out of an 0-1 hole. The post Jordan Hamm Fills In, Michael Fabiano, ESPN's LaChina Robinson first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad talks about the Manning broadcast on Monday Night Football. He also gives his first thoughts on the Cardinals' Weel 3 matchup with the Jaguars. Bob Harig (12:40 on podcast) tells everything he knows about the Ryder Cup this week. Michael Fabiano (25:58 on podcast) gives his weekly fantasy insight. The post Cardinals Look Ahead, Bob Harig Talks Ryder Cup, Michael Fabiano first appeared on Sports360AZ.
It was a wild weekend for football at all three levels in Arizona. Brad and Claudia were in Provo, Utah for ASU's loss to BYU. Jordan Spurgeon joins Brad to discuss what he saw in NAU's upset over the University of Arizona. Jon Wilner (14:13 on podcast) talks about potential USC coaching candidates and how that could impact ASU. Eric Soresnson (25:02 on podcast) witnessed all the madness in Arzona sports this weekend. The post Busy Football Weekend, Jon Wilner, Eric Sorenson first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad enjoyed watching Monday Night Football yesterday with the Manning broadcast on ESPN2. Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (13:07 on podcast) joins Brad to preview the Minnesota Vikings ahead of the Cardinals matchup with them. Michael Fabiano (24:09 on podcast) talks about over reaction Monday when it comes to fantasy football. The voice of the NAU Lumberjacks Mitch Strohman (43:12 on podcast) previews the matchup against the University of Arizona. The post Larry Fitzgerald Sr., Michael Fabiano, Mitch Strohman first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad talks about a busy weekend with the NFL season starting. The Cardinals had its largest Week one victory since 1963. Brad gives his take on the outcome. Jon Wilner (14:14 on podcast) joins Brad to talk about the University of Arizona's brutal 14 game losing streak and his thoughts on ASU through two weeks. The post Cardinals Trounce Titans, PAC-12 Insight With Jon Wilner first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Gil Tyree fills in for Brad today. ASU Radio voice Tim Healey (6:26 on podcast) discusses the current state of the Sun Devil Football program ahead of their home game against UNLV this Saturday. Mark Richt (18:20 on podcast) talks about his new book ‘Make the Call: Game-Day Wisdom for Life's Defining Moments.' Ross Tucker (31:55 on podcast) gives his thoughts on the 2021 NFL season, which opens tonight with the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The post ASU Radio Voice Tim Healey, Mark Richt, Ross Tucker first appeared on Sports360AZ.
There will be NFL football every Sunday for the next 20 weeks. Brad is ready for the football grind that is to come. There's some interesting games to watch out for with ASU and U of A. Michael Fabiano (12:31 on podcast) shows off his collector's helmets and of course Week 1 starts and sits for your fantasy team. Kyle Odegard (25:33 on podcast) talks sports betting in Arizona, which is officially legal on Thursday, September 9. The post NFL Starts This Week, Michael Fabiano, Kyle Odegard first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad talks about Claudia and Spurge's new show “Bleacher Talk.” Mental health in sports is an ongoing issue that people are trying to learn how navigate covering athletes through that lens. Brad gives his thoughts. Michael Fabiano (9:52 on podcast) breaks down the Cam Newton release and the latest around fantasy football. BYU radio analyst Riley Nelson (17:20 on podcast) joins Brad to talk about BYU vs Arizona this weekend. The post Mental Health In Sports, Michael Fabiano, Riley Nelson first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Bras id ready for August football to end as the high school and college season begins this week in Arizona. He's ready for the Cardinals to start their season too, especially after the final round of roster cuts. Jon Wilner (14:30 on podcast) joined Brad to mention their new partnership as well as discuss the state of PAC-12 Football. Claudia, Devon, and Spurge (30:51 on podcast) join Brad to discuss the making of “Zach Hoffpauir: The Real Story.” The post Football Week, Jon Wilner, Documentary Chop Up BTS first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Tonight at 5 p.m. our documentary about Zach Hoffpaiuir will air on the site. Spurge joined Brad to discuss the making of the documentary. Kirk Herbstreit (9:56 on podcast) joins Brad to discuss his new book and Arizona high school quarterbacks at marquee Division 1 programs. The post Zach Hoffpauir Documentary Tonight, Kirk Herbstreit first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad talks about his latest mountain bike adventure and other stories. Former Sun Devil Jordan Simone (14:26 on podcast) joins Brad to discuss everything happening around the ASU football program. Plus what he would've done if NIL was allowed in his playing days. Eric Hession from Caesars Entertainment (30:52 on podcast) talks about the upcoming legalization of gambling in Arizona next month. The post Solo Mountain Biking, Jordan Simone, Eric Hession first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad went to the first Cardinals preseason game on Friday, despite his distaste for August football. However, he saw some things he liked from Rondale Moore, Colt McCoy, and others. Trey Wingo (11:46 on podcast) joins Brad to discuss his new role with Ceasars and the storylines he's watching for this season. There's a lot happening in the world of college football with NIL and preseason AP polls. The post Cardinals Preseason, Trey Wingo, College Football Talk first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad is in Vegas for the Summer League. He's watching the young Suns and sees promise from Jalen Smith. The drama around the Arizona State Football program is mounting after two more coaches were put on administrative leave. Brad gives his thoughts on what this may all mean as things continue to come out. ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth (11:05 on podcast) joins Brad to discuss what she's seeing from the Suns in Las Vegas. The post Summer League, ASU Football, Cassidy Hubbarth first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad is in Las Vegas for the first few Suns Summer League games. Last night Brad enjoyed watching Jalen Smith (Stix). There's an update on the allegations against the Arizona State University football program. Kyle Odegard (8:15 on podcast) joins Brad to talk about the betting landscape in Arizona as the NFL season nears. Michael Fabiano (15:45 on podcast) tells Brad which quarterbacks and which Arizona Cardinals' players he likes in fantasy football this year. The post Live From Vegas, Kyle Odegard, Michael Fabiano first appeared on Sports360AZ.
The Olympics are in full swing and there's plenty of local angles. Team USA men's basketball is playing well. Bronze medalist skateboarder Jagger Eaton (12:34 on podcast) joins Brad to discuss his Olympic journey and throwing out the first pitch for the Diamondbacks. Jeff Metcalfe (21:30 on podcast) talks about his coverage of the Olympics. The post Olympic Talk, Local Olympian Jagger Eaton, Jeff Metcalfe first appeared on Sports360AZ.
NBA Free Agency begins today at 3 p.m. PST. Chris Paul opted out of his $44 million deal last night. Brad gives his take. The editor in chief at The Athletic Stewart Mandel (9:09 on podcast) discussed the current state of NCAA football. From ASU allegations, Arizona rebuild, and Big 12-SEC drama. The post Suns Free Agency, The Athletic EC Stewart Mandel first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad, Spurge, Claudia, and Chris Peterson are in Hollywood covering PAC-12 Media Day. New PAC-12 commissioner George Kliavkiff talks about the state of the conference. The post Live From Hollywood, PAC-12 Media Day, George Kliavkoff first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad talks about the latest storylines surround the Cardinals ahead of training camp this week. Brett McMurphy from Stadium (11:16 on podcast) discusses what's happening with Oklahoma and Texas in the Big 12 and what it means for college football. Staff writer/editor Evan Oscherwitz (22:30 on podcast) talks the Coyotes NHL Draft and offseason moves. The post Cardinals Training Camp Starts, Brett McMurphy, Evan O Talks Hockey first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Immediately following the Suns' Game 6 Finals loss to the Bucks, Brad, Spurge, Claudia, Devon, and Jordan spoke about their favorite parts of the season. They also discussed what this means for the future and the impact this run had on the city of Phoenix. The post Wrapping Up The Suns Season After Finals Loss first appeared on Sports360AZ.
The Suns are in do-or-die mode. Brad really believes that there will be a Game 7. The Diamondbacks-Cubs series was a Cubs fest and Brad was there. Brad and Bill Goodykoontz (12:20 on podcast) discuss all the media related things around the broadcasts of the finals. The post Suns Game 6 Preview, Media With Bill Goodykoontz first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad returns from Milwaukee. The Suns announced the new naming rights for their arena. Brad explains his wild journey back from Milwaukee. Game 5 is tomorrow night in Phoenix. The post Suns Naming Rights, CP3 Struggles, Finals Game 5 first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Spurge and Claudia fill in for Brad as he travels back from Milwaukee. The Suns lost Game 4 in heartbreaking fashion. The Bella Twins (10:43 on podcast) discuss their Arizona roots and journey in the WWE. Evan Sidery (17:40 on podcast) talks about the Suns in the Finals and his journey towards covering them. The post Suns Game 4 Loss, Bella Twins, Forbes Sports Evan Sidery first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad and Spurge chop up their Game 4 expectations after everything they've heard in press conferences the past two days. The first coach to hire Monty Williams was Nate McMillan (12:20 on podcast). Legendary writer Bob Ryan (28:25 on podcast) discusses the men's USA basketball team's struggles as well the NBA Finals. The post NBA Finals Game 4 Preview, Nate McMillan, Bob Ryan first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad is still in Milwaukee. Spurge joined Brad to discuss what's happening around the valley behind the Suns. The first coach to hire Monty Williams was Nate McMillan (9:56 on podcast). Legendary writer Bob Ryan (25:55 on podcast) discusses the men's USA basketball team's struggles as well the NBA Finals. The post Phoenix Vs. Milwaukee, Nate McMillan, Bob Ryan first appeared on Sports360AZ.
The Suns fell to the Bucks in Game 3, Brad is in Milwaukee seeing how every thing unfolds. Joining Brad in Milwaukee are Arizona sports Anchors Richard Saenz, Craig Fouhy, Cam Cox, and Mark McClune (12:16 on podcast). Darren Rovell from the Action Network (32:54 on podcast) talks sports betting coming to Arizona and its impact on valley sports teams. The post Suns Drop Game 3, Chopping It Up With AZ Anchors, Darren Rovell first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Greg Esposito, ESPO, fills in for Brad while he travels to Milwaukee. The Suns are two wins away from bringing the Larry O'Brien trophy to Phoenix. 12News and valley native Lina Washington (10:39 0n podcast) talks about what it means to return home to work in tv in the midst of this finals run. The post ESPO Hosts, Suns Lead Bucks 2-0, Lina Washington first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Tom Ambrose joins Brad to talk about his passion for the Phoenix Suns ahead of Game 2 tonight. Eric Sorenson (14:00 on podcast) discusses his feelings about the Suns as a valley native. The post Finals Game 2 Tonight, Tom Ambrose, Eric Sorenson first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad returns to the show but fro. Tahoe on a trip with his family. The Suns won Game 1 118-105, Brad feels like it's becoming a reality that they'll be NBA champs. Eric Sorenson joins the show to explain his feelings on the Suns as a lifetime valley native and as someone who went to the arena to cover them in Game 1. The post Suns Game 1 Victory, Eric Sorenson Talks Suins Feelings first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad is speechless after last night's win. There's a lot going on today, but the Suns are the story. Suns HOF voice Al McCoy (7:30 on podcast) talks about the journey of this team en route to the franchise's first finals appearance since 1993. Brad, Jordan, Spurge, and Eric chopped up the victory last night immediately after the game. The post Finals Bound, Suns HOF Voice Al McCoy, Team Chopping It Up first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad is feeling like the Suns are going to have to play a Game 7 because the Clippers have all the momentum. The Diamondbacks are 22-59 halfway through the season, they're on track for only 44 wins. The post WCF Game 6 Preview, Diamondbacks At Halfway Mark first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Brad says this series is predictable between the Suns and Clippers. The Over/Under for Game 6 is 215. There are other things happening in the valley beyond just the Suns. Michael Fabiano (21:57 on podcast) tells Brad which rookies to look out for in fantasy football this year. The post Turn Page On Game 5, Valley Sports, Michael Fabiano first appeared on Sports360AZ.
The Suns lost their first game in almost a month. Is that a bad thing? Charles Barkley (8:16 on podcast) discusses his thoughts on the Suns playoff run, the Eastern Conference Finals, and more. Kent Somers (16:19 on podcast) catches Brad up on what the atmosphere is like in Los Angeles surrounding the Clippers and Suns. The post Suns Lose A Game, Charles Barkley, Kent Somers first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Gil Tyree fills in for third straight day. Suns play game three tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers. College Football insider Tony Barnhart (4:04 on podcast) talks about possible playoff expansion and the allegations against Arizona State. FOX Sports Chris Broussard (26:23 on podcast) joins Gil to talk about the Western and Eastern Conference Finals, as well as a mission project he's working on right now. The post Suns Game 3, CFB Insider Tony Barnhart, FOX Sports Chris Broussard first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Gil Tyree fills in for Brad again. Gil breaks down the Suns 2-0 series lead heading into LA. Hawks radio play by play voice Steve Holman (4:27 on podcast) tells Gil what to expect from the Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Buck. Ramona Shelburne (16:05 on podcast) gives a national perspective on the Suns in the WCF. The post Suns Up 2-0, Hawks PxP Steve Holman, ESPN Ramona Shelburne first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Gil Tyree fills in. The Suns play Game 2 against the Clippers tonight at 6 p.m. Kevin Ray (6:50 on podcast) discusses the Suns WCF excitement and game plan. Former Olympian Dr. Rochelle Stevens (29:24 on podcast) discusses what to expect in the Tokyo Olympics this year. The post Gil Tyree, Kevin Ray, Former Olympian Dr. Rochelle Stevens first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Greg Esposito “ESPO” fills in for Brad. The Suns won game 1 against the Clippers, ESPO is feeling the energy around the team and the valley. Leigh Ellis (12:54 on podcast) talks about the Suns playoff run so far and the atmosphere they've created. The Suns playoff run is covering for issues with other teams in the valley. The post ESPO Hosts, The Athletic Leigh Ellis, Suns Covering Other Valley Teams first appeared on Sports360AZ.
Breaking news with CP3 and the Suns. Also the ASU football program has some issues to overcome following breaking news today. The U.S. Open is this week so Roger Maltbie (5:20 on podcast) previews it with Brad. Brian Scalabrine (16:20 on podcast) joined Brad to talk about the Suns WCF series from national perspective. The post CP3 News, U.S. Open With Roger Maltbie, Brian Scalabrine first appeared on Sports360AZ.
The Suns swept the Nuggets last night. Spurge was at the airport last night when fans showed up to show their support for the players and coaches driving off in their cars. NBA Analyst Chris Sheridan (10:32 on podcast) gives his take on the Suns 2 round success and their upcoming WCF apperance. And for the third straight week, ESPO (26:19 on podcast) joins Brad to discuss everything local about the Suns. The post Suns Sweep Nuggets, NBA Analyst Chris Sheridan, ESPO first appeared on Sports360AZ.