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Pat McMahon

Updated Nov 11, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Bowl biz

OK, now let me see if I've got this straight. New York is ready with its preparations to host this season's Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in the middle of an East Coast winter. Well, at least the Big Apple says it's ready.

But with almost a year-and-a-half until Super Bowl XLIX, Glendale is still short on answers to the questions the NFL is asking about basic things such as parking spaces and hotel rooms.

Now, everybody appreciates the immensity of an undertaking like a national championship football game. But we've done them before -- both college and pro -- in Tempe and in Glendale. A number of sources in the NFL and locally have expressed deep concern about the absence of decision-making in important areas by the Glendale City Council.

Why? Because there are so many new people in City Hall or because the NFL is so rigid in its demands? Hey, Glendale, if it's a matter of hurt feelings because many of the Super Bowl activities are spread around the Valley, remember, they are the Arizona Cardinals.

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 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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