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  • What Phoenix teams need in 140 characters or less
    Doug Franz | June 11, 2014 11:52 am
    I admit it. I'm jealous. I'm tired of watching the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Kings. It's bad enough the Phoenix (soon to be Arizona) Coyotes and Phoenix Suns aren't in each championship series...
  • Settle down
    Doug Franz | June 09, 2014 11:08 am
    Remember how the Arizona Cardinals were 4-0 in 2012? Before Shane Doan contracted Rocky Mountain Fever, the Coyotes were one of the best teams in hockey. How about the amazing start to Mark Reynolds'...
  • Give me heart or give me Bosh
    Doug Franz | June 05, 2014 1:05 pm
    Game 1 of the NBA Finals is here. There's been more talk about motivation for these Finals than any other in history. It's hard to understand. There's a term "extra-motivation" that's being thrown...
  • Chemistry vs. clutch
    Doug Franz | June 04, 2014 3:05 pm
    In Tuesday's blog we discussed the massive difference between baseball analytics believers and the old-school supporters. The key to...
  • Is Miguel Montero the Diamondbacks' problem?
    Doug Franz | June 03, 2014 2:10 pm
    Analytics supporters want to remove all human emotion and pretend that sports are played by robots in a vacuum. Former players believe sabermetricians are still bitter from being cut at the 7th grade...
  • Arizona Cardinals should cut ties with Daryl Washington
    Doug Franz | May 30, 2014 10:48 am
    Cut him. Daryl Washington has the chance to be a great inside linebacker. Daryl Washington has a better chance to be an unreliable talent tease. This is not a case where Washington was walking...
  • Do you back the D-backs?
    Doug Franz | May 28, 2014 12:10 pm
    A blog is supposed to be written based on the opinion of the writer. Allow me to break the rules because this blog is about your opinion. What is it about the Arizona Diamondbacks that has your attention? Actions...
  • Patrick Peterson is fighting a losing battle in the war of words with Richard Sherman
    Doug Franz | May 23, 2014 4:04 pm
    Patrick, don't do it again. Leave it alone. The only things Richard Sherman does better than you are get an education (Stanford versus LSU) and talk trash on social media. Of course, there are some...
  • Welcome to the club, Peter Gammons
    Doug Franz | May 22, 2014 11:50 am
    I'm completely fine with the opinion, just admit journalism is dead. Before you read further, let me admit my bias. I can't stand the Baseball Writers Association of America. I don't have a problem...
  • NBA Draft Lottery: To rig or not to rig
    Doug Franz | May 20, 2014 11:58 am
    The NBA Draft Lottery is coming up in a couple of hours. Yes, I believe it's been rigged at times in the past. Yes, I receive a ton of e-mails from people in the league that ask me, "Do you really?"...
  • D-backs take important first step with hiring of Tony La Russa
    Doug Franz | May 17, 2014 3:13 pm
    In a word: Brilliant! The hiring of Tony La Russa as the Chief of Baseball Operations opens up an enormous amount of possibilities. Change is coming to the Arizona Diamondbacks but who should be...
  • Wake up, New York
    Doug Franz | May 15, 2014 11:43 am
    I recant, kind of. On the show, when you've been proven wrong, you must stand before the public and acknowledge a glaring mistake you've made or a position you've taken in the past that has been proven...
  • Dear Larry Scott, Know your audience
    Doug Franz | May 14, 2014 1:03 pm
    Don't do it! Don't make that announcement! Stop the presses...er...stop the press conference! I have the sneaking suspicion that Larry Scott is about to make his second mistake as commissioner...
  • My draft 2014
    Doug Franz | May 12, 2014 11:42 pm
    W.W.Y.D.? If you were running the Arizona Cardinals draft, what would you have done? I have always thought it was silly to offer up draft grades. It's always a wasted exercise because in order to...
  • I couldn't see the forest through losing with Deone Bucannon
    Doug Franz | May 09, 2014 12:22 pm
    OK. I get it. Someday I'll have to say, "I was wrong." I liked the pick of Deone Bucannon...for a Friday. Thursdays are first-round only. Fridays (for the time being) are the second and third round....
  • Other NBA executives just can't admit it
    Doug Franz | May 07, 2014 12:56 pm
    Toronto? I can see that. Charlotte? I disagree but I understand the sentiment. San Antonio? Idiotic. R. C. Buford is one of the best executives in the NBA. If you want to give him Exec...
  • Hey Cardinals, take Blake Bortles (if he's there at 20)
    Doug Franz | May 06, 2014 12:05 pm
    Finally! The needless wait will soon be over and we will have our answer to the question everyone asks and no one knows. WHO WANTS JOHNNY MANZIEL? I'm sick of talking about him. You're sick...
  • Doug Franz's weekend wishes: Wins for the D-backs and the NFL Draft to happen already
    Doug Franz | May 02, 2014 12:55 pm
    Every Friday I look to the upcoming events of the weekend to give you what I'm hoping to see this weekend. You can tweet me your weekend wishes @doug987FM....
  • Adam is the Silver lining after Stern
    Doug Franz | April 29, 2014 12:43 pm
    Adam Silver is going as far as he possibly can. He gave Donald Sterling the max. No matter what is said or written, make no mistake that Donald Sterling is the bad guy. I still have questions that...
  • This one's for you, Donald Sterling
    Doug Franz | April 28, 2014 11:47 am
    A few people tweeted me during the show Monday and begged me to talk about something else. I'm sorry. I couldn't. It's my penance. I will never forgive myself. It was, and is, my most miserable...
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