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

By Anthony Stalter | April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 …

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NCAA Pick-Six: Big Ten Comes to Play While the ACC Lays Several Eggs

By Anthony Stalter | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a dull opening day but a wild weekend, here are six thoughts on the NCAA Tournament. 1. I was wrong about the Big Ten, and we were all wrong about… …the ACC. Heading into this year’s tournament, the ACC was supposed to dominate while the Big Ten continued to put basketball fans to sleep. …

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

By Anthony Stalter | February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 …

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

By Anthony Stalter | February 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

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 …

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Stalter’s Pick Six: Super Bowl Edition

By Anthony Stalter | February 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 …

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

By Anthony Stalter | February 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

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 …

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

By Anthony Stalter | January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

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 …

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Monday Pick 6: Cardinals Hackgate Punishment, Blues are Tweeners

By Anthony Stalter | January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 …

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NFL Divisional Round Picks: It’s Going to be a Dog Weekend

By Anthony Stalter | January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

First things first: I’m waiving the white flag on my “Fading Kevin Wheeler” series. In the end, it was one of the dumber ideas I had, mostly because I was making picks on games I didn’t truly have a feel for, but also because I didn’t factor in how Kevin is a machine. An NFL-picking …

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

By Anthony Stalter | January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 …

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