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  • 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 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...
  • Doug Franz's weekend wishes: D-backs, NBA and NHL
    Doug Franz | April 25, 2014 10:31 am
    Like all of us, every Friday I like to look ahead to the weekend. I do nothing on Friday and Saturday but spend time with my kids. Sunday is back to work watching every game that occurred over the weekend...
  • More than all-access
    Doug Franz | April 24, 2014 6:00 am
    I'm yelling down the hall talking to a friend I haven't seen in a few months. I'm 10 minutes early walking into what I think is an empty meeting room. Someone else is holding the door open for me, so I'm...
  • Arizona Cardinals' Daryl Washington now has a two-strike count on him
    Doug Franz | April 23, 2014 12:00 pm
    The beginning of the beginning. I didn't make that up, Wolf did. It's not stealing if you acknowledge your own lack of creativity, but I love it for Daryl Washington. Every time I talk to Daryl...
  • Diamondbacks didn't have a chance after Sydney
    Doug Franz | April 22, 2014 1:19 pm
    Blame it on Sydney. Is it really an excuse if it's fact? I'm not blaming the fact that the Arizona Diamondbacks aren't contenders for the West on Sydney. The Dodgers and Giants have better...
  • If you dislike Robert Sarver, don't read this!
    Doug Franz | April 16, 2014 12:54 pm
    It's bigger than the elephant in the room. Nobody wants to admit it. We like having him to blame for everything that's wrong with the planet, the country, the economy...Phoenix. Life seemed great...
  • One win, six losses: A bad weekend for Arizona sports
    Doug Franz | April 14, 2014 12:21 pm
    One win. Six losses. With all due respect to the Arizona Rattlers and their huge win on the road at San Jose, the Suns, Coyotes and D-backs went 1-6 over the weekend. The only win was in the most...
  • Doug Franz's weekend wishes: Coyotes, Suns, Diamondbacks and soccer
    Doug Franz | April 11, 2014 10:21 am
    Here are my weekend wishes: LOSE TO THE BLUES The 2014 Phoenix Coyotes do not deserve to make the playoffs. Teams that go on six-game April losing streaks playing mostly listless hockey...
  • Pelicans game proved some key Suns are not ready
    Doug Franz | April 10, 2014 11:09 am
    The key to the 2014-2015 Suns is keeping Markieff Morris and Gerald Green on the team. The key to the 2014-2015 Suns is keeping Markieff Morris and Gerald Green on the bench. Whenever the Suns...
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