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  • Doug Franz College Football Playoff - Week 2
    Doug Franz | October 28, 2013 8:58 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 6:55 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 9:27 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 10:33 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 3:30 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 11:36 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 3:44 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 2:38 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 8:42 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 9:52 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 8:04 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 11:29 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,...
  • Franz's 2013 Power Poll - Week 4
    Doug Franz | September 26, 2013 11:33 am
    1) SEAHAWKS (1): Russell Wilson is 10-0 at home...Two-straight 10 AM body clock games against good opponents (@Houston & @Indy). 2) BRONCOS (3): I know you're a great September quarterback, do it...
  • Thanks, Phoenix!
    Doug Franz | September 25, 2013 9:18 pm
    Thank you for my job. Thank you for letting me move to your city. Thank you for listening to the KTAR Give-a-Thon. Thank you for any financial support you were able to offer to the patients of Phoenix...
  • Research & Doug - September 24, 2013
    Doug Franz | September 24, 2013 11:42 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,...
  • Lipstick won't help cover gap between ASU and Stanford
    Doug Franz | September 21, 2013 9:23 pm
    Comebacks show character. They do not show if you're a good team or not. The only term that can be used is butt whooping. Arizona State is not close to the level Stanford is currently at. Was...
  • Rain may slow down ASU at Stanford
    Arizona Sports | September 21, 2013 12:37 pm
    Arizona State may be facing its toughest opponent of the year today in No. 5 Stanford, and the No. 23 Sun Devils may also have to deal with a slippery, soggy field. Although it has rained in Palo...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 3
    Doug Franz | September 19, 2013 8:50 am
    1. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7): Averaging 330 yards of offense per game but the NFL has changed so much that they rank only 23rd...playing all four of their AFC South opponents in their next four games. 2....
  • Research & Doug - September 17, 2013
    Doug Franz | September 17, 2013 9:45 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,...
  • Cry on, Wisconsin
    Doug Franz | September 16, 2013 5:53 pm
    When did the state of Wisconsin stop raising men? The amount of whining coming from Wisconsin is embarrassing. Anyone who blames officials for a loss can only be described by one word: "loser." I...
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