Johnny Venerable

Johnny Venerable grew up in Bloomington, Illinois and attended Illinois State University where he majored in Broadcast Journalism. Since then he has spent time with ESPN Chicago as well as SB Nation's Revenge of the Birds, covering the Arizona Cardinals on a consistent basis since 2016. Catch him on a plethora of PHNX programming including "PHNX Cardinals Live", "PHNX Bets Daily" and the "PHNX Sunday Tailgate."

Johnny is once again joined by Shane Dieffenbach to take a pulse of the ever-changing NFC West landscape. The fellas debate the impact Baker Mayfield could have in Seattle, while downplaying the impact Trey Lance will have in San Fran. Plus, why the Aaron Donald “retirement” noise was the biggest garbage rumor of the offseason.

he D-Backs just can’t get right as they lose to the San Diego Padres and split the series. The top of the AL can’t stop winning as the Houston Astros, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox all got the win last night. Also, the Phoenix Suns are back in the race to get Kevin Durant. The boys were hot as well as one of them brought out the brooms for the second time this week. Join Shane and Johnny as they talk about tonights games and the slate from yesterday!

That Vlad guy can hit the baseball well. After blowing a lead to the Boston Red Sox, the Toronto Blue Jays were able to scratch one across in the final frame thanks to Vladdy. The Arizona Diamondbacks also won in dramatic fashion last night against the San Diego Padres. Join Shane and Shawn LIVE from Four Peaks in Tempe as they talk about the games yesterday and give you some of their favorite picks for the upcoming slate.

As a part of their continued “What if?…” offseason series, Johnny and Damien dive into that faithful 2019 NFL Draft that saw Kyler Murray become an Arizona Cardinal. The fellas discuss the other possibility surrounding that polarizing evening, breaking down if the Cardinals had instead chosen Nick Bosa first overall. How would Josh Rosen had fared under the guidance of Kliff Kingsbury in 2019? How formidable would the tandem of Bosa and Chandler Jones been in an otherwise loaded NFC West? Check out today’s PHNX Cardinals podcast with Johnny and Damien!

Despite the presence of All-Pro safety Budda Baker, the folks at Pro Football Focus have ranked the Arizona Cardinals’ secondary the 27th best in the NFL. Should Cardinals fans be concerned about this unit heading into the season. What additions can the Cardinals make to remedy this for 2022? Is this an overreaction by the analytic based site? Join Johnny and Damien on PHNX Cardinals Live!

Lord Stanley is in the building tonight for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Will the Avs keep it in Denver? Or will the cup have to buy a round-trip flight to Tampa for Game 6? The stars will be out again tonight after Nazem Kadri scored an overtime winner in Game 4 after the Stamkos, Palat, Kucherov and the Lightning were dominating early. Who will be the difference maker tonight, Makar, Mackinnon, Cirelli or an unlikely hero? Join Shane and Leah as they breakdown what to look for in a pivotal Game 5 and dish out some sweet picks and props to make YOU some money tonight!