Sean McConnell of Kazual Sportz is a Web Designer by trade and an Arizona Sports fan by heart. Getting his feet wet in sports journalism, Sean started by writing fan based articles for the Fansided blog named “Raising Zona”. It was there that he developed a passion for the opinions of sports fans. Born and raised in Arizona, Sean has no room for bandwagon fandom or non-Arizona sports teams in his life. Call him a homer, but expect him to give his honest opinion of the teams that he loves.
The Arizona Cardinals have buckled up and are still in control of their own destiny. With a stressful win against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the Cardinals have further distanced themselves from 2 teams at their heels. The Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings. However, there can’t be any relaxation from the Cardinals just yet. With two games remaining, a lot can still change and leave the Cardinals on the outside looking in.
The Phoenix Suns hosted the defending “champion” Los Angeles Lakers last night in their 3rd of 4 preseason contests. The Suns would ultimately come up short, losing 112-107, led by Lebron James and Anthony Davis combining for 21 points with Kyle Kuzma netting 23 points on the night.
The Arizona Cardinals have gotten back on track, winning their latest game against the then NFC-East leading Giants last Sunday. Other games around the league helped the Cardinals cause as well with the Vikings losing to Tampa Bay and the 49ers losing to the Washington Football Team. As the season comes to a close, the playoff picture will become more and more clear. Until then, Kazual Sportz is here to breakdown the numerous possibilities leading up to the playoffs.
The Phoenix Suns have made some rather large moves in a short offseason. Trading fan favorites Kelly Oubre Jr and Ricky Rubio, Signing veteran Jae Crowder and bringing in perennial All-Star Chris Paul. The presence of these moves have already been felt around the league, teams are taking notice.
The Phoenix Suns flexed their muscles in Game 1 of the NBA season. The team’s top three scorers (Booker – 22, Oubre Jr – 21, Ayton – 18) led an impressive second-half performance scoring 32 and 38 points, respectively. But more notable was the Suns’ ball movement. Starting point guard Ricky Rubio finished the game with 11 points and 11 assists, all while wearing number 11. The Phoenix offense had a flow, poise, and dare say…life.
Yes, that’s right. The time has finally come. Queue Mase! Fans have been waiting, yearning for the return of Patrick Peterson. Team expectations have lowered since the announcement of his suspension back in May. The Arizona Cardinals struggled early in the first quarter of the season, but after winning two straight, his return comes at the perfect time.
Basketball offseason workouts are in full swing. Suns fans have been delighted to see star Devin Booker filling highlight reels of open gyms against elite talent around the league. Recently, a video surfaced of Booker voicing his displeasure for being double-teamed.
Last Thursday, Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals played an abysmal game of football. Unlike the first game, the Cardinals were outcoached and out hustled, plain and simple. I wanted to take a couple of days to process this game. To avoid writing a “panic” expose based on one preseason game. The blaring negativity has faded and I’m left with two concerns and a conspiracy theory.
The starting group only saw roughly one drive each before being rested, giving bench/role players the opportunity to shine for a spot on the eventual 53-man roster. With that being said, let’s overreact to the small sample size that we saw Thursday.