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Pick-Six: The Cardinals Have an Identity Crisis…And It’s the Season’s First Week

A stream of consciousness on local and national sports headlines… 1. It’s early, but six games into the season and the Cards… …are already suffering from an identity crisis. Successful teams have talent, good coaching, as well as execute the fundamentals. It’s no secret that those franchises are also self-aware. Great teams, from top to bottom, have a deep understanding ...

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Pick-Six: Shattenkirk Edition – Blues Fans’ Pain and Where Does the Team Go Now?

A stream of consciousness on local and national sports headlines. 1. If you look at the Kevin Shattenkirk trade in a vacuum… …Then credit Doug Armstrong for doing what he had to do. Over the past few months, there’s been plenty of consternation about whether Armstrong should trade Shattenkirk or hold onto him given how wide open the Western Conference ...

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Thursday Pick Six: Wacha’s Opportunity Is Intriguing; Doug Armstrong’s Deadline Dilemma

A stream of consciousness on local and national sports headlines. In wake of Alex Reyes’ season-ending injury, some Cardinal fans… …have offered reminders of what happened when Adam Wainwright suffered a season-ending injury in 2011. The club was devastated in February and was jubilant in October. While we’re reminiscing, let’s go back to last February when shortstop Jhonny Peralta suffered ...

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Stalter’s Pick Six: Super Bowl Edition

A stream of consciousness on Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Patriots and Falcons. 1. If I’m Bill Belichick and the Patriots I want to… …play this game in a phone booth. The Patriots are big and physical, especially on defense. They’re limiting opponents to 88.6 yards per game on the ground, third in the NFL this season. The Falcons ...

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Thursday Pick Six: Martinez Contract’s Price Is Right; Why Did We Think Hitch-Yeo Tandem Would Work?

A stream of consciousness on some local and national sports headlines. If you’re the Cardinals, here are four reasons to sign Carlos Martinez… …at this point his career: Madison Bumgarner, Corey Kluber, Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. All four pitchers, to varying degrees, have out-produced their contracts and thus, created value for their clubs. Bumgarner almost single-handedly won the Giants ...

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Tuesday’s Pick Six: Correa’s Claims Make No Sense; AL West Teams Should Be Ticked Off

A stream of consciousness on local and national sports headlines. Twenty-four hours later and the “Hackgate” reaction has been… …about what I expected. Many national media members have written that the punishment was too light, yet most don’t offer what an appropriate penalty would have been for the Cardinals. One of the more absurd takes I’ve seen is how this ...

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Monday Pick 6: Cardinals Hackgate Punishment, Blues are Tweeners

1. The “Hackgate” punishment could have been worse, but it wasn’t light. Was the Chris Correa punishment too light? That depends on how severe you thought the penalty was going to be before you heard the news. If you figured the Cards would have to part with an entire draft, money from their international spending allotment, plus a player on ...

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NFL Playoff Observations: Rodgers’ Masterpiece, Beckham’s Butterfingers, Better Games Ahead

It wasn’t a great start for the NFL. Three of this weekend’s four games were unwatchable and the fourth, the Giants-Packers matchup, could have been turned off following Green Bay’s final touchdown at 5:48 remaining in the fourth quarter. This lackluster postseason start will inevitably lead to a conversation about sagging ratings, Roger Goodell’s horrendous decision-making, and the general demise ...

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