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  • 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...
  • 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...
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