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Greg Esposito

  • joined Aug 11, 2010
  • last login Aug 08, 2013
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I once was paid to write about sports for a living. Now I just do it for free on SB Nation Arizona and Twitter... unless someone wants to help me take my talents somewhere other than the unemployment line.

Since I was a kid growing up in Phoenix I wanted to be a professional sports writer/radio host. Now as a 26 year old married man, I get to keep dreaming about it.

I've been a Phoenix Sports fan since the late '80s and have suffered through the lean years of the Arizona Cardinals, the Paxson three pointer, continuous first round losses by the Coyotes and Santonio Holmes' second foot never coming down (yes, I'm bitter). I also went to the University of Arizona during the John Mackovic years so I know a thing or two about losing.

When I'm not butchering the English language and attempting to compile humorous one line jokes about Phoenix sports, I'm sleeping or arguing with the 40 bobble heads in my office.

Think of me like SB Nation Arizona's Buddy Ryan or Dennis Green; I talk a good game. Just be happy we don't have a football team I have to coach.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Arizona Diamondbacks
  • NBA Phoenix Suns
  • NFL Arizona Cardinals
  • NCAAF Arizona Wildcats
  • NHL Phoenix Coyotes
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Choosing A Theme Song For The 2010-11 Phoenix Suns

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Every good team needs a theme song. It's not clear if the 2010-11 Phoenix Suns are good, but we'll give them a theme song anyways.

Arizona Cardinals Max Hall And Beanie Wells Can't Stop The Gathering Storm Clouds

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The Arizona Cardinals are facing a monsoon-sized mess on all fronts.

The Dirty Birds Versus The Red Birds: A Week 2 Preview With TheFalcoholic.com

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With the Arizona Cardinals second game of the season a day away, we caught up with Dave from SB Nation's The Falcoholic blog to get a perspective on the game from Atlanta. Dave was kind enough to...

Is It 2010 Or 1965 Around Here? Ines Sainz And NCAA Football Make Me Wonder

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Is It 2010 Or 1965 Around Here? Ines Sainz And NCAA Football Make Me Wonder. Jets locker room is like a scene in Mad Men while the NCAA is like a pimp.

Question Of The Day: What To Do About The Arizona Cardinals VS. The St. Louis Rams?

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I hope you all don't mind, but today's question is more of a personal one than one directly about the team. See, I have an issue that only you, true Cardinal fans, can understand. This weekend,...

Darnell Dockett Is Right, I'm Not A Football "Expert" And Neither Are You

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Are you a football expert? Darnell Dockett doesn't think so, and he's probably right.

No Longer The Lambs: Previewing The Arizona Cardinals At St. Louis Rams With Turf Show Times

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No Longer The Lambs: Previewing the Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams with Turf Show Times.

Eat Pray Love: A Journey Through The Arizona Cardinals' Schedule Via Hollywood Film

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Hey guys, sorry I keep doing this but the boss man over at SB Nation Arizona keeps cracking the whip so I keep having to produce columns for him. Today's topic? Previewing the Arizona Cardinals opponents. Instead of the normal, mundane game by game approach. I decided to give it a little more personality (Or at least a really cheesy idea. You be the judge). With this summer's "blockbusters" falling pretty flat and many of the national media expecting the Cardinals to follow suit, why not combine both to preview the opponents our beloved NFL franchise will faceoff against this season. Take a look, or actually read it, and leave a comment if you are so inclined.

Eat Pray Love: A Journey Through The Arizona Cardinals Schedule Via Hollywood Film

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With this summer's "blockbusters" falling pretty flat and many of the national media expecting the Arizona Cardinals to follow suit, why not combine both to preview the opponents our beloved NFL...

Question Of The Day: Are You Concerned By Beanie Wells' Injury?

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Beanie Wells missed practice again for the Arizona Cardinals Thursday nursing his bruised right knee. Coach Whisenhunt didn't seem all that concerned by it and that he doesn't want the injury to...

I've consistently said the Cardinals can win the division, but the 49ers should be favored at this...

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I've consistently said the Cardinals can win the division, but the 49ers should be favored at this time because they have fewer question marks. As far as scheduling, it's tough to predict the Cardinals in that area. They went 6-2 on the road last season, but lost at home to Carolina. I see eight or nine victories on that Arizona schedule this season, which would put them right in the hunt for a third consecutive division title. The San Francisco 49ers should also be in that range, too. I'm not expecting any one team to run away with this division. And I'll say it again: Do not write off Arizona.

ESPN's Mike Sando On His NFC West Blog

ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski Picks Arizona Cardinals To Finish Behind 49ers and Seahawks

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"Arizona Cardinals -- Uhh, what happened to the up-and-coming, perennial playoff-caliber Cardinals? They were here a minute ago. And then … Anquan Boldin left. Antrel Rolle left. Karlos Dansby left. Kurt Warner retired. His replacement, fifth-year QB Matt Leinart, imploded. It's hard to win if nobody on your team, including the head coach, thinks you can lead. That's basically what happened to Leinart, who failed to inspire confidence or first downs during the preseason. So Ken Whisenhunt cut Leinart and promoted Derek Anderson to starter. Whooee." Yet another "expert" barley skimming the surface of a very complex offseason for the Arizona Cardinals. He's forgetting everyone who left, sans Warner, has been replaced with someone as skilled. What do we know know though, we're just the guys who watch the team every week and follow their every move.

"I want to clear the air on that one. I had nothing to do with that. Somebody told me I was pulling...

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"I want to clear the air on that one. I had nothing to do with that. Somebody told me I was pulling for Derek. I’ve never taken a snap with Derek, so how can I vouch for a man that I haven’t even played with. … I think it’s unfair to point (to) me as somebody that would do that. I just want to win. I believe in coach Whisenhunt and what he’s done here over the years... Your job is not to talk in the media or have an opinion. It’s your job to go out there and produce and do what you’re asked to do."

Larry Fitzgerald talking to Bob Baum of the AP.

Memo To Max Hall Fans: Preseason, Like Alcohol, Can Impair Your Vision

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As many of you know, along with my duties here at Revenge of the Birds, I serve as a columnist over at SB Nation Arizona. Since I've spent most of my time here over the last few weeks, the boss man cracked the whip and had me write a piece for the mother-ship. Don't worry though, for now I haven't strayed from the topic of the Cardinals. I mean, we're days away from the opener so there isn't any other topic to talk about. Please take a look at the column and leave a comment if you are so inclined.

Memo To Max Hall Fans: Preseason, Like Alcohol, Can Impair Your Vision

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Memo To Max Hall Fans: Preseason, Like Alcohol, Can Impair Your Vision. Just like how people get more attractive with each passing drink at a bar, the same can be said for athletes and preseason...

Question Of The Day: Is Darnell Dockett The Face Of The Arizona Cardinals?

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Darnell Dockett isn't afraid to share his opinion with anyone. But does his outward nature and great play on the field make him the new "face" of the Arizona Cardinals?

I want a new deal in 3yrs!! That's my mind set!! And I want a lebron jame press conference to go...

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I want a new deal in 3yrs!! That's my mind set!! And I want a lebron jame press conference to go along with it!! FYI my press confrence will announce that I'm gonna retire a cardinal & all the fans that show up are coming with me to Lo Los chkn & waffel

Darnell Dockett Being Darnell Dockett via Twitter

Yahoo's Michael Silver Gives Ranks Bidwills As One Of NFL's Worst Owners

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If you had told me five years ago that I'd be defending the Bidwills I would have thought you were crazy. That said, Michael Silver's ranking and subsequent cheap shots seem inaccurate and uncalled for. Than again maybe I'm a homer who's just drinking way too much of the Cardinal red Kool-Aid these days. " 27. Arizona Cardinals – Bill Bidwill (Michael Bidwill): When I think back to the Cardinals’ near-victory in Super Bowl XLIII, why do I confuse it with the previous year’s game at the Cardinals’ home stadium? Ah, that’s right, because Tom Petty was the Super Bowl XLII halftime singer, and the lyrics to one of his classic songs – "Even the losers get lucky sometimes" – could have been written for the cheap, small-thinking Bidwills. For all of the talk about Matt Leinart’s failure to seize his opportunity as retired quarterback Kurt Warner’s(notes) presumed successor, remember that the Bidwills’ lowballing of the player most responsible for their first-ever NFC championship after the ’08 season led the quarterback to seriously consider the overtures of the division-rival 49ers, which would have accelerated the Cards’ current nightmare by a year. Let’s hope this week’s re-signing of defensive tackle Darnell Dockett(notes) – six months after he took shots at the franchise for its passive approach to start free agency – is a positive sign of change."

Did you know that undrafted FA QB Max Hall signing bonus was 5k and the 1st overall pick Sam...

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Did you know that undrafted FA QB Max Hall signing bonus was 5k and the 1st overall pick Sam Bradford signing-roster bonus was 50 million?

XTRA 910's Mike Jurecki via Twitter

Top 5 Worst Quarterbacks in Arizona Cardinals History

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Here is a depressing list for you. The top 5 worst quarterbacks to ever don the Arizona Cardinals' uniform. I for one think that the author was way too kind to Tom Tupa and way too tough on Dave Brown. Plus, where's Jeff Blake, Jim McMahon and Jay Schroeder? Man, there have been some bad QBs here since 1988. Makes Derek Anderson look more and more like a Pro Bowl QB with each name mentioned

Question Of The Day: Do You Trust Max Hall As The Arizona Cardinals Backup QB?

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We're just days away from the Arizona Cardinals kicking off their season against the St. Louis Rams. When they take the field on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome they'll do so with an undrafted...

Trust Is Earned Not Given. Ken Whisenhunt Has Earned The Trust Of The Arizona Cardinals

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Trust is earned not give. Ken Whisenhunt has earned the trust of the Arizona Cardinals and their fans.

Fullback Jerome Johnson On His Way To The Arizona Cardinals

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According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals have added depth at the fullback position as they were awarded former New York Giant Jerome Johnson. Johnson is 25 years old and 6'1" 265lbs.

Question Of The Day: Who Is The Biggest Draft Bust In Arizona Cardinals History?

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So Matt Leinart was cut today but we've beaten that subject to death in the question of the day. With that in mind, we have a variation on the Leinart topic for today's question. Who is the biggest...

ESPN's Adam Schefter Reporting Matt Leinar Cut By Arizona Cardinals

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Well there you have it. The wait is over and the great national debate can come to an end. Matt Leinart has been cut by the Arizona Cardinals with the official announcement soon to come. Now the only question is how soon does he wind up in Seattle and has he paid close enough attention to actually be able to give the Seahawks any of the Cardinals plays.

Question Of The Day: Does Matt Leinart Get Cut By The Arizona Cardinals?

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The question of the day is simple and one I'm sure Rod Graves and Ken Whisenhunt are deliberating about as we speak. Do you cut Matt Leinart? Vote in the poll and share your opinion in the comment...

Matt Leinart Makes It Through First Cuts But Don't Expect Him To Be A Cardinal Come Sunday

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Matt Leinart makes it through first cuts but don't expect him to ae a Cardinal come Sunday. Because sometimes you gotta fit in to get in.

Ken Whisenhunt To Hold 3:00 PM AZT Press Conference

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The Cardinals have announced they will hold a 3:00 PM Arizona time press conference with head coach Ken Whisenhunt. No specifics were give but it's about safe to assume it's about the QB situation and cuts. That or the team has decided to extend Darnell Dockett for a second time in a week.

OLB Stevie Baggs Cut But Eligible For Practice Squad

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The former CFL star Stevie Baggs was cut according to the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers. He is eligible for the practice squad. By my count that means there is 19 moves left to make it to the 53 man roster.

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