The Extra Point Podcast: Phoenix Suns talk with Espo
(3TV/CBS 5) -- The Phoenix Suns are on the verge of franchise history, as they’re just one win from posting the best record ever by a Suns team. How special is this team? Longtime Suns reporter and broadcaster Greg Esposito of PHNX joins The Extra Point to discuss.
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Former Arizona Cardinal Antoine Bethea: Antoine Bethea made an impact for the Arizona Cardinals on and off the field. The former safety and Walter Payton Man of the Year is still giving back, giving families in need help with putting presents under the tree. Bethea is also keeping a close eye on his former team.
Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Mike Nealy: Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Mike Nealy discusses possible match ups for New Year’s Day in Glendale and Dec 28th at Chase Field for the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.
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Kenneth Shropshire of Global Sports Institute: From Jon Gruden’s firing to the future of women’s sports to sports stadiums, Kenneth Shropshire always brings an insightful and unique perspective to The Extra Point.
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Phoenix Suns beat reporter Duane Rankin: As the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks continue to battle in the NBA Finals, we go inside the series with Duane Rankin, the Suns beat reporter for The Arizona Republic/AZCentral.
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UFC 263 preview with Dana White: We talk with the President of the UFC Dana White for a preview of UFC 263, taking place June 12 in Glendale!
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Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball coach Tommy Lloyd: The new head coach of the Arizona Wildcats’ men’s basketball team discusses the challenges of the job, rebuilding a national power, his coaching career, best MC of all time, and more!
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Sports Card Investing with Geoff Wilson: Sports cards are no longer child’s play. Geoff Wilson is the creator of “Sports Card Investor” and explains how this one time hobby has become a new place for people to put their money, and how you can get started.
Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft preview with Howard Balzer: With the 2021 NFL Draft coming up, we are joined by veteran NFL reporter and publisher of AllCardinals.com Howard Balzer. We discuss the players available, team needs, draft memories, and more.
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