Rams Add Stafford, GCU Sweeps Aggies, “The Valley”

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Matthew Stafford in Sean McVay’s LA offense is going to be sick. 

Saturday night’s blockbuster NFL trade that saw the Rams trade Jared Goff and draft picks to Detroit for Stafford should sound more than a few alarm bells for Arizona Cardinal fans. Yes, Stafford hasn’t been great in Detroit, but his full talent was never on display in the dysfunction of Lions football.

Now the Cardinals will have to deal with an upgrade over Jared Goff at that QB position. There have been rumblings in the Bay Area that the 49ers may be ready to move on from Jimmy Gar0ppolo, too.

You can’t wait long in the NFL to decide if your quarterback is the solution or just a stop gap. 2021 just got a whole lot more interesting in the NFC West…

I had a great segment with Cardinal captain Corey Peters on Thursday’s show. Peters is a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award to be presented next Saturday night before the Super Bowl. Peters said he’d like to return to the Cardinals (he’s a free agent). He’s three months into rehabbing a knee injury…

“The Valley” jerseys look good on the Suns. I’m not one that cares much for uniforms. Winning and losing games is my only metric when it comes to pro teams. I’ve seen plenty of teams hype up what they wear on the court, only to have the jerseys filled with stiffs…

Yes, I was one of those who was fine with the Suns taking Deandre Ayton over Luka Doncic. Yes, I was wrong. Ayton is not an all-star player this year, but Chris Paul and Devin Booker should be in the mid-season game. Paul was tremendous Saturday night in the Suns win at Dallas…

Grand Canyon University head basketball coach Bryce Drew sweating through shirts while his team took down New Mexico State twice in as many nights made for good TV. I also appreciated GCU announcer Scott Williams honest evaluation of what was good and bad about GCU on the court.

Announcers who try to paint a picture of how great everything is while their team is losing or making dumb mistakes just don’t cut it.

Those who sign the checks of the broadcasters should encourage them to shoot straight. I watched both Lopes victories and there were more than a few times when Williams was rightly critical. Consumers deserve more of that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.