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  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll - Week 16
    Doug Franz | December 20, 2013 2:51 pm
    1) SEAHAWKS (1): already clinched a playoff...gets the #1 seed (home-field advantage until Super Bowl) by beating Arizona or if 49ers lose on MNF to Atlanta 2) PANTHERS (3): clinches playoff if they...
  • Research & Doug - December 18, 2013
    Doug Franz | December 18, 2013 10:07 pm
    1) This is only the fourth winning season in Arizona Cardinals history.(Cards press release) 2) The Cardinals went undefeated versus the AFC for the first time since re-alignment. (Cards press release) 3)...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll - Week 15
    Doug Franz | December 12, 2013 8:32 am
    1) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1): Only the 49ers throw the ball less. 2) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2): If there's a Super Bowl in the future, must diminish the two-TD gap between...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 14
    Doug Franz | December 11, 2013 10:20 pm
    1) SEAHAWKS (1): Only the 49ers throw the ball less 2) SAINTS (2): If there's a Super Bowl in New Orleans' future, it must diminish the two-touchdown gap between its home scoring average of 34 points...
  • Research & Doug - December 10, 2013
    Doug Franz | December 10, 2013 3:19 pm
    1) Adrian Peterson averages 99 yards per game, trailing only Jim Brown and Barry Sanders. (ESPN Stats & Info) 2) There are only three players in NFL history who have 10 or more games with three sacks:...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Final
    Doug Franz | December 09, 2013 10:18 pm
    In case you don't know from the things I've said on air, I hate the BCS, but I don't have a problem with the BCS formula. I just don't want it used to narrow the field from 125 to 2. Although I'm thrilled...
  • Some things are more disappointing than Arizona State's loss to Stanford
    Doug Franz | December 08, 2013 4:01 pm
    The Arizona State Sun Devils lost the Pac-12 Championship Game because Stanford's coaches coached better, and they lost the game because Stanford's players played better. Stanford did not drop key...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 13
    Doug Franz | December 04, 2013 10:19 pm
    1) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1): Ranked second in scoring offense and scoring defense...it's time to take Seattle seriously as a Super Bowl team. 2) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2): The only team whose defense hasn't...
  • Research & Doug - December 3, 2013
    Doug Franz | December 03, 2013 5:36 pm
    1) On passes 30 yards down the field or more, only 3 QBs complete a lower percentage of passes than Carson Palmer and zero QBs throw more INT's. (ESPN Stats & Info) 2) Week 13 of 2012: Houston Texans...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 7
    Doug Franz | December 02, 2013 10:56 pm
    They did it! Arizona State is going to the playoff! OK, it's a mythical playoff of how college football should be handled, but I've put together a mathematically fair college football playoff for over...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 6
    Doug Franz | November 26, 2013 4:46 pm
    In case you don't know from the things I've said on air, I hate the BCS, but I don't have a problem with its formula. I just don't want it used to narrow the field from 125 to 2. Although I'm thrilled...
  • Research & Doug - November 26, 2013
    Doug Franz | November 26, 2013 12:49 pm
    1) When using play-action, Robert Griffin III completed one pass to his team and one pass to San Francisco. (ESPN Stats & Info) 2) Michael Vick has never won a game in an outdoor stadium played...
  • College coaching: The place for the biased or uninformed
    Doug Franz | November 25, 2013 6:00 am
    I think I'm going to be OK with the 15-person panel who will be choosing the four teams participating in the NCAA playoff next season. Thankfully, it removes the coaches from being involved. Looking at...
  • Let's face it, Tempe is better than Pittsburgh
    Doug Franz | November 24, 2013 12:00 am
    Todd Graham was torched by the national media for his one-year tenure in Pittsburgh. Isn't it time for those same people to turn their attention to Pittsburgh and wonder if they're the problem? Arizona...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 12
    Doug Franz | November 21, 2013 2:45 pm
    1) DENVER BRONCOS (2): On any other team it's not a story, but considering...
  • Research & Doug - November 19, 2013
    Doug Franz | November 19, 2013 10:46 am
    1) Arizona Cardinals before Bruce Arians = 3 wins in Florida. Arizona Cardinals with Bruce Arians = 2 wins in Florida. (Cards press release and me) 2) The Colts offense has scored seven first-half...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 5
    Doug Franz | November 18, 2013 6:22 pm
    In case you don't know from the things I've said on air. I hate the BCS but I don't have a problem with the BCS formula. I just don't want it used to narrow the field from 125 to two. Although I'm...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 11
    November 14, 2013 3:13 pm
    1) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1): I love the line from Bruce Arians during the Cards' bye week,
  • Research & Doug - November 12, 2013
    Doug Franz | November 12, 2013 2:47 pm
    1) Alabama scored the most points they have against LSU since 1947. (Postgame press notes) 2) Florida State has scored at least 41 points in every game this year.(Associated Press) 3) The only...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 4
    Doug Franz | November 11, 2013 1:30 pm
    In case you don't know from the things I've said on air. I hate the BCS but I don't have a problem with the BCS formula. I just don't want it used to narrow the field from 125 to two. Although I'm...
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