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Pat McMahon

Updated Aug 18, 2014 - 10:38 am

The season

Sure, I know it's Aug. 18. All my electronic devices say so. That's the date on the top of the newspaper and on my desk calendar. It's two days away from my birthday, so I'm not about to forget.

But none of that matters.

Regardless of all that logical information that tells me it's still summer -- I know it's fall. It has to be, because everybody's playing football!

When I was in high school and college in Iowa, when the pads went on, the temperature went down and leaves began collecting on the ground.

OK -- I'm in Arizona and I'm willing to give up on the change of temperature and the leaves, but it is football season.

The NFL has already played a bunch of preseason games and colleges are getting ready. And perhaps your high school boy has made the team or your daughter has been working on her cheers.

Yes, for everybody, except for those people who got together in Brazil, it's time for football.

And the only quarterback controversy at Arizona Cardinals camp is for the third string spot.

This is livin'. . . this is autumn. . . this is football season.

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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