Surprised or Not-Gabbert, Belles, Perkins, Rising FC

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Quick Hits…

-Blaine Gabbert being the Cardinals off-season QB addition. Surprised. “Shocked” is probably the better answer

-Steve Belles not coaching Hamilton football for the 2017 season-Belles has 5 State titles on his resume, yet once the hazing scandal happened, it was pretty clear to me that he was going to be the one that faced the discipline. Belles could return as head coach in 2018, but I believe he is going to have many opportunities other than being back on the Hamilton sidelines. No way he knew what was happening with the hazing, but someone had to take the fall. Not Surprised

-Diamondbacks closer to first place than last in Mid-May-Surprised

-Quarterback Bryce Perkins leaving Arizona State football-Watching Perkins at Chandler high school, it felt like man v boys. A supreme talent. At Arizona State there was no question he stood out on the field, but I always got the vibe that moving him in position was the ultimate end game. Not Surprised

-Major League Soccer closer to reality by the end of 2017-Surprised-NO ONE could’ve predicted six months ago that a “pop-up” stadium would show up along the coveted 101-202 freeway, Didier Drogba would be introduced as a owner/player, new ownership would all be on the same page, in the same lanes putting out a product that would make the MLS get on a plane and come to the Valley. Anyone who says that they saw this coming isn’t being truthful…

-Former UofA hooper Kobi Simmons at the NBA Draft Combine, ” not even thinking about Arizona anymore.”- He shouldn’t be thinking about Arizona, because he can’t go back to Tucson, he certainly cost himself money by being one and done when he wasn’t even out on the floor much late in the season. Not Surprised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media personality Brad Cesmat first rose to fame in Southern California with the launching of "The Mighty 690" all-sports radio station in the late 1980's and early 90's. Brad came to Arizona in 1993 to begin a 10-year run at KTAR Radio followed by nine years at KTVK-TV in Phoenix. Brad is the Founder/ CEO of Sports360AZ.com. His vision of multi platform content marketing through sports began in September of 2011. Cesmat has served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army for the last 18 years. He and his wife Chris have four children.