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Pat McMahon

Updated Sep 9, 2013 - 7:47 am


Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer throws during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

To any of you who are saying "same old Cardinals" after watching Sunday's season opener in St. Louis, you really ought to try Mountain Dew or something as an alternative beverage to whatever you were drinking.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about because you proudly tell everyone that you never watch sports, I hope "Antiques Roadshow" provides enough thrills to fill your week.

I'm not here to do a game review or comment on the score -- other people have already done that. I'm talking about the excitement provided by our hometown team. I said hometown team, the Arizona Cardinals. Not 'Da Bears. You don't live in Chicago anymore. No, your team isn't Green Bay anymore, not since you decided that sunshine was a more desirable companion than a snow shovel.

If you're really a football fan, then you know the Cardinals made mistakes: fumbles, missed tackles, even failing to protect Carson Palmer from time to time.

But this year the QB likely won't be ending up in the ICU. Even this early in the season, it seems obvious that new coach Bruce Arians has done something more productive than picking up a Social Security check.

Come on, sure it was disappointing to lose by three, but admit it: wasn't it exciting?

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 talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted 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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