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Pat McMahon

Updated Sep 3, 2013 - 7:55 am

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So now we've gotten that Labor Day weekend out of the way and I'm glad.

That has nothing to do with the fashion gods frowning on my continuing use of the white garments in my wardrobe. After all, it is a symbol of purity.

It's the other post-Labor Day colors that I'm really excited about: team colors on college and professional football uniforms and we get to see them in use just about every day of the week.

What a season to look forward to for ASU. Coach Todd Graham has already proved to be a good hire and the schedule is probably the best and toughest in the history of the school.

Even if they just play well against the likes of Notre Dame, Wisconsin and UCLA, it means more than smashing Thursday's opponent, Sacramento State.

Of course, if the Sun Devils lose that one, Spanx will be Sparky's next new look. U of A looks really competitive. I predict that during a Texas A&M home game, Johnny Manziel will go into the stands to sign everyone's program and will be benched for one timeout. Manti Te'o will find a girlfriend in San Diego only to discover she's a mermaid and the Arizona Cardinals will be this season's NFL surprise.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author


He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talk-shows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The Mc Mahon Group" features a very unpredictable all-star panel where 3 people from the community get together and give there thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's which talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multi-faceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.

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