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  • The Suns must get Miles ahead
    Doug Franz | February 21, 2014 1:37 pm
    The Suns did the right thing: nothing. They didn't give up their envious cap space, so now they can match any deal another team offers Eric Bledsoe. They didn't give up any future draft picks from...
  • Me and my remote
    Doug Franz | February 20, 2014 8:45 am
    Observations from the five basketball games I watched Wednesday, February 19. Suns beat Boston 100-94 Good teams find a way to win when they don't play well. In back-to-back games, the...
  • Be patient and pay Patrick
    Doug Franz | February 05, 2014 1:48 pm
    The contract restructuring of Larry Fitzgerald gives the Arizona Cardinals freedom in so many ways. The doors it opens come in free agency, avoiding free agency and, most importantly, making it easier...
  • I'm not hating on Peyton Manning, but...
    Doug Franz | February 03, 2014 3:09 pm
    "Hating." That word/phrase has officially passed, "It's not about the money, it's about respect," as the most overused in sports. Peyton Manning is not the greatest quarterback of all time. For...
  • Can't get enough of the Phoenix Suns
    Doug Franz | January 31, 2014 10:41 am
    We have six teams in the Valley that we try our best to cover on the Doug & Wolf Show. Then there's any national story that gets pushed to the forefront. I also consider the head coach of the Rattlers...
  • Four-point play: Suns vs. Pacers
    Doug Franz | January 30, 2014 1:35 pm
    1) RUN Make Roy Hibbert run the floor defensively. Miles Plumlee must run. Get the board and get on the break. Hibbert will kill him in the half-court if the pace is slow. If Hibbert is forced...
  • Phoenix Suns continue to show their growth
    Doug Franz | January 28, 2014 10:33 am
    Are you aware the Phoenix Suns are one-half game behind the media darlings of last year? Did you know the Suns would be the third seed in the Eastern conference playoffs? How about this numbers...
  • Good morning, America!
    Doug Franz | January 23, 2014 8:48 am
    What just happened? How did it happen? The Phoenix Suns are the best team in the NBA! OK, that might not be the correct answer, but something special just happened. We're all smart enough to...
  • 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:...
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