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  • Having fun with the Suns
    Doug Franz | January 16, 2014 8:38 am
    The Phoenix Suns are worth it again. It was great to get to a Suns game. So many nights during football season I'm catching up on college or NFL games I missed over the weekend. It never really slows...
  • ASU's Jahii Carson is ready, but he shouldn't be willing
    Doug Franz | January 15, 2014 8:38 am
    Imagine the disappointment. You've waited your whole life for the summer of 2014. You've done nothing wrong and everything right. Through absolutely no fault of your own, the plan will not work. It's...
  • Bad move, Bud
    Doug Franz | January 14, 2014 8:43 am
    Bud Selig has done the impossible, twice. He had the players on his side. Now, Selig's ego could bring division where there was solidarity. Selig worked against the most stubborn, anti-drug testing...
  • Arizona State won big with the hire of Ray Anderson
    Doug Franz | January 10, 2014 2:58 pm
    I saw a tweet a year back that the Most Interesting Man in the World once hit a walk-off home run...in the first inning. After reading new Vice President for Athletics Ray Anderson's resume, attending...
  • Holier than Bonds
    Doug Franz | January 09, 2014 9:10 am
    In the last 24 hours, I've learned people that use the phrase "holier than thou" are holier than thou. Before you read another word, please know: I do not have a Baseball Hall of Fame vote and probably...
  • Markieff Morris: Give it or give up
    Doug Franz | January 08, 2014 8:49 am
    How hard do you work? Do you give everything you have to your job every day? I didn't ask if you are great at your job or do you do a great job every day. No one can be great at their job every...
  • Three dead letters
    Doug Franz | January 07, 2014 8:49 am
    As Jimbo Fisher lifted the crystal football that declared Florida State the champions of college football, it became clear that the BCS was not broken. The BCS was a lie. Three letters are so harmless. When...
  • 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...
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