Winter is just in its infancy, but already it’s been long and dark for many of us in Arizona. Not outside, of course, where citrus is changing color, rye grass is flourishing and temperatures flirt with 70 degrees more days than not. But the sports landscape here is almost barren, especially so when it concerns professional teams. The Diamondbacks traded the best homegrown player in franchise history, Paul Goldschmidt. The Suns got off to a horrendous start. The Cardinals might have their worst team in 31 seasons in Arizona. And while the Coyotes have shown flashes of being decent, they continue to hover around .500. Caring about teams also means leaving yourself open to pain and grief. It would be nice to know what, exactly, we did to deserve this? Couldn’t we, for just one year, be Boston, minus the narrow streets and snow? Or the Bay Area, minus the cost of living and earthquakes? Or Pittsburgh, minus the strange stuff they do with food, like putting french fries on salad? Our future doesn’t look all that bright, either. The Cardinals need an overhaul. The Diamondbacks figure to get far worse before they get better. The Suns still don’t have a point guard, and the… Read full this story
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