It is not my intention to dishearten or disrespect any fan of the 'BIG 4" in Arizona...but come on! What used to be the most fun teams to watch because of their offensive genius (or geniusi for plural) have all melted in a disgraceful downright dejected loathsome trickle of what used to be...these teams give the term 'back in the day' some street cred.
Let's talk the Phoenix Coyotes first.. Remember back in the day when Jeremy Roenick and Keith Tkachuk used to fly on the ice scoring at will against fun opponents? Now we have that one guy and what's his name hoping the goalie gets distracted by Wayne Gretzky's Voodoo spells.
Oh and let's talk about the younger brother of the valley the Arizona Diamondbacks. I remember back in the day (two years ago haha) when these kids played with class and a youthful energy that was disappointed if they had less than 10 hits per game. Now it seems they discovered they can get into bars without having to use a fake ID and are constantly hungover. I mean these guys don't even crack smiles anymore or show any energy like they are suffering from post Patron Silver blues syndrome (ppsbs its a real term..at least it should be). And I can't wait for the manager at a post game interview to just lose it and throw stuff a la Dennis Green and say how the team sucks.. yeah right.
Next up are YOOOUUUUURRRR Phoenix Suns... well they aren't really yours anymore they belong to Steve Kerr and Robert Sarver. They were so bent on destroying the most exciting team to ever play in the NBA... yes I said it THE MOST EXCITING EVER... that they have become my least favorite of the four and I almost can care less if they fail. Honestly, ask yourself this question... would you give up ever having a world championship for the old Suns to come back and play like they did or keep these boring whining has beens with no hope for a single sell out game (except when Kobe or Lebron come). I am so fed up with this organization for their failures to provide me with entertainment that I refuse to go to any games or watch them this upcoming year.. I could be more entertained watching the paint chip from my garage doors.
Then there is the Arizona Cardinals. I am leary to post anything negative about them because of the great year they had in '08. I mean afterall they have only played one game this season.. but where was the offense? They were the inspiration for this blog ... let's hope they at least can prove me wrong so I don't move to East Guam to get away from this place.
In summary the offense in Arizona has become ... well offensive.