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  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 4
    Doug Franz | November 11, 2013 12:30 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...
  • Just find a way
    Doug Franz | November 09, 2013 6:32 pm
    Stanford didn't do it. Arizona State did. Utah is a bad team on the road. But when they are in Salt Lake City, they are very tough. Just ask David Shaw and The Cardinal. The Utes had...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll - Week 10
    Doug Franz | November 07, 2013 3:36 pm
    1) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1): Defense and special teams have as many TDs as Jacksonville...take all the time you need on the bye week so we get a classic next week in Denver. 2) INDINAPOLIS COLTS (2):...
  • Research & Doug - November 6, 2013
    Doug Franz | November 06, 2013 7:20 am
    1) The Patriots have allowed 130 yards rushing in every game since Vince Wilfork was lost for the season. (ESPN Stats & Info) 2) Oakland gave up seven TD passes to Nick Foles. Oakland has seven TD...
  • The future is Rocky
    Doug Franz | November 05, 2013 9:44 pm
    There are quite a few acceptable candidates to be the next Arizona State athletic director. There is one candidate who is the right choice. Rocky Harris must become the next AD of ASU. I realize that...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 3
    Doug Franz | November 04, 2013 8:04 am
    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...
  • ASU to fans: 'Will you board the bandwagon?'
    Doug Franz | November 01, 2013 1:17 pm
    Everything is in front of them and there's no reason to look to the past anymore. Devil fans love to talk about past failures. Phoenix loves to wait until a team proves some mythical point before...
  • Research & Doug - October 29, 2013
    Doug Franz | October 29, 2013 5:12 pm
    1) Larry Fitzgerald replaced Jason Witten as the youngest player in history to catch 800 passes. --Cardinals press release In honor of Larry's accomplishment over Witten, here's some stats specific...
  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 2
    Doug Franz | October 28, 2013 7:58 am
    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...
  • 2017 will be here soon for the Phoenix Suns
    Doug Franz | October 25, 2013 5:55 pm
    I can't see the light, but I believe it's there...and no, I don't think it's an oncoming train. The Phoenix Suns traded Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown and Kendall Marshall for an under-achieving injured...
  • Franz's NFL Power Poll: Week 8
    Doug Franz | October 24, 2013 8:27 am
    1) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1): A 7-0 team has never missed the playoffs...despite not having their bye, still has given up the fewest total points (10 teams have played fewer games but given up more total...
  • Research & Doug - October 22, 2013
    Doug Franz | October 22, 2013 9:33 am
    1) RG3 ran the zone read eight times in weeks 1-7 and eight times against Chicago. (ESPN Stats and Info) 2) When you take away the negative yards for sacks that are attributed to rushing stats in the...
  • Doug Franz 2013 College Football Playoff - Week 1
    Doug Franz | October 21, 2013 2:30 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...
  • Using stats to look at keys to the Seahawks-Cardinals game
    Doug Franz | October 17, 2013 10:36 am
    If you listen to Doug & Wolf, you know I love stats. ESPN Stats & Info just produced a great piece on the Seahawks at Cardinals game. If you want the whole link,
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 7
    Doug Franz | October 16, 2013 2:44 pm
    1) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3): Had 27 sacks last year and have 31 this year...have given up the fewest points (65) despite 8 teams playing fewer games. 2) DENVER BRONCOS (2): Manning had never fumbled...
  • Research & Doug - October 15, 2013
    Doug Franz | October 15, 2013 1:38 pm
    1) When facing a blitzing defensive back, no QB in the NFL threw more than four interceptions through all of 2012. Eli Manning has thrown five interceptions when facing a blitzing DB in 2013. (ESPN Stats...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 6
    Doug Franz | October 10, 2013 7:42 am
    1) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3): Why more teams don't run against their defense, I have no idea (5.4 avg yards/rush against...we are so lucky to get NO @ NE this week. 2) DENVER BRONCOS (2): Super Bowl champions...
  • Research & Doug - October 8, 2013
    Doug Franz | October 08, 2013 8:52 am
    This is a generic bibliography because there's no way I can track where I get these from. Some are from the TV broadcasts of the games, some are from reading through the game notes prepared by the teams,...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 5
    Doug Franz | October 03, 2013 7:04 am
    1) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1): Houston's 20 points are the most given up by Seattle raising the average points against to only 11.8...unbelievable to be this good and only 24th in third down conversions. 2) DENVER...
  • Research & Doug - October 1, 2013
    Doug Franz | October 01, 2013 10:29 am
    This is a generic bibliography because there's no way I can track where I get these from. Some are from the TV broadcasts of the games, some are from reading through the game notes prepared by the teams,...
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