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  • An All-American vacation
    Doug Franz | July 09, 2014 6:34 pm
    If you can, you've got to go. My family vacation was to Washington, D.C. I sat down with my wife in a dark room looking at the actual Star-Spangled Banner. We cruised up the Potomac to Mt....
  • It's not 1984, but...
    Doug Franz | June 25, 2014 11:53 am
    If you are between the ages of 25-35, you have no real memory of the 1984 NBA Draft. There's a chance if you type "1984" into Google, "1984 NBA Draft" will come up as the first option. It was that big. Four...
  • Michael Bradley and US Soccer: Good people choke, too
    Doug Franz | June 23, 2014 2:04 pm
    Wonderful people can choke. Great business people can do great things to put their company into a position to succeed only to be the reason the company fails. No one should attack Michael Bradley's...
  • Unexpect the unexpected
    Doug Franz | June 19, 2014 3:54 pm
    Here's a crazy opinion: the Arizona Diamondbacks are winning more than they should be. It's crazy because everyone feels down about the D-backs, but the truth is that they're a .500 team minus April....
  • I love Payne
    Doug Franz | June 18, 2014 5:22 pm
    There seems to be one certainty for the 2014 Suns draft: Four players from this draft will not be on the Suns' training camp roster. The Suns have four draft picks next Thursday night. No one wants...
  • Soccer sustainability?
    Doug Franz | June 17, 2014 11:10 am
    I love the game. Do you? If not, are you moving in that direction? I started playing soccer at age 7 through high school. I was asked to try out in college for some good teams and offered enough...
  • Feelings of a Suns fan
    Doug Franz | June 16, 2014 11:18 am
    Keep in mind, I will never like the Spurs. I can't stand Ginobili's flopping. Every call that goes against the Spurs proves a military coup is upon us in the eyes of Popovich. Every game the name "Bruce...
  • This is not a normal June
    Doug Franz | June 13, 2014 4:34 pm
    The cowbells rang strong on Friday's show. Normally it signals the end of the week and the beginning of relaxation. This week, it signals work for me but an amazing weekend of sports relaxation for you....
  • 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...
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