Category: Bickley and MJ

Kevin Towers Claims He Is Confident In Trading Justin Upton And Believes The Diamondbacks Got An All-Star Player In Martin Prado

Friday, January 25th, 2013

The Justin Upton sweepstakes is finally over, but there's a family twist involved now. Justin is headed for a family reunion in Atlanta. The Diamondbacks dealt Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson to the Braves for infielder Martin Prado, pitcher Randall Delgado, shortstop Nick Ahmed, third baseman Brandon Drury and ...

Bud Selig Discusses Expanded Drug Testing and Believes it’s Ridiculous to Say Hall of Fame Shutout was Bad for Baseball

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Major League Baseball made some major headlines last week. For the first time since 1996, no players were voted into the Hall of Fame. Then on Thursday, MLB announced that they had reached a deal to expand the league’s drug-testing program. This will include random blood testing for human growth ...

Brandon McCarthy Believes the D-Backs can be ‘Successful Quickly,’ Isn’t Worried About Pitching at Chase Field

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Daniel Hudson. Ian Kennedy. Trevor Cahill. These are some of the names that Brandon McCarthy will be joining on the Arizona Diamondbacks' starting pitching staff this season. The former Oakland Athletics hurler agreed on a two-year contract with the D-Backs this week. McCarthy, 29, finished 8-6 last season with a 3.24 ...

LaRod Stephens-Howling, Arizona Cardinals Relish Monday Night Game As Opportunity To Right The Ship

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The Arizona Cardinals have fallen on some tough times when it comes to running backs this season. With both Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams out with season-ending injuries, Arizona had to turn to the third man on their depth chart. Enter LaRod Stephens-Howling. This familiar face has been an effective ...

Grant Hill on his Return to the Phoenix Suns: “You can’t go out like that. I felt like we had something to prove.”

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Grant Hill will be returning back to the desert after accepting a one-year deal from the Phoenix Suns. The 39-year old small forward was said to be mulling offers from multiple teams including the New York Knicks, but elected to return back to the Suns because he felt there was ...

Jake Plummer on Tim Tebow: “When he accepts that we know that he loves Jesus Christ, I think I’ll like him a little better.”

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Jake Plummer was 39-15 during his time with the Denver Broncos from 2003-06. Jake 'The Snake' knows a thing or two about the pressures of playing the quarterback position in the Mile High City. Despite winning far more than he lost during his time with the Broncos, Plummer feels Mike ...

Kevin Kolb on Arizona’s 1-4 start: “Put your ego at the door. Let’s think of this as an 11 week season.”

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Kevin Kolb hasn’t looked particularly strong out in the desert throwing five touchdowns and six interceptions in his first five games. The Arizona Cardinals are 1-4 and are coming off a bye week where they had to do a ton of soul searching. After losing, 34-10, against a previously winless Minnesota Vikings ...

Jared Allen: “We need to clean up little things and get one win. Maybe that’ll be as infectious as these loses have been.”

Friday, October 7th, 2011

It has simply been a tale of two halves for the Minnesota Vikings this season. The Vikes have led at halftime in their first three games only to see leads evaporate in the 4th quarter resulting in brutal losses. If you look at the teams Minnesota has fallen to, they've lost to ...

Ed Hochuli: “The rule changes that have been made over the last few years to protect defenseless players are 100% good things.”

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The NFL competition committee enacted several rule changes for the 2011 season this offseason, the primary (and most controversial) ones being changes to kickoffs and the review of scoring plays. The league has shortened the distance of kickoffs by 5 yards from the 35 to the 30-yard line, and has ...

Bud Selig Understands Why Derek Jeter Withdrew From All Star Game, Believes Expanded Playoffs and Realignment Are in MLB’s Future

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Bud Selig currently has a lot on his plate as the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Last week brought both good and bad news for the Selig.  Earlier in the week, 39-year-old firefighter, Shannon Stone, died tragically after falling over 20 feet on to concrete as he was leaning over ...