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  • 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...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 2
    Doug Franz | September 11, 2013 8:23 am
    1) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: Potential change from last year? Vernon Davis had 0 TD receptions from the slot in 2012. He has 1 in 2013. 2) DENVER BRONCOS: Yes, it's one game but 7.5 yards per play is legendary. 3)...
  • Research & Doug - September 10, 2013
    Doug Franz | September 10, 2013 9:42 am
    This is a generic bibliography because there's no way I can track where I get these from. Some are from TV broadcasts of the games, some are from reading through the game notes prepared by the teams,...
  • Doug's Weekend Observations - Sept. 9
    Doug Franz | September 09, 2013 8:47 am
    Here's everything I saw over the weekend from Arizona (Cardinals and Wildcats) to Washington State. I watched three Diamondbacks games, 10 college football games and 15 NFL games. 1) I love the extra...
  • Franz's 2013 NFL Power Poll: Week 1
    Doug Franz | September 05, 2013 9:28 am
    1) ATLANTA FALCONS: The number-one seed from last year's playoffs add Steven Jackson to last year's 29th-ranked run offense, I'll take that. 2) GREEN BAY PACKERS:...
  • Wasted: The Michael Beasley story
    Doug Franz | September 04, 2013 8:01 am
    Let's dig deeper. How does this happen? How can anyone be so worthless mentally? Full disclosure -- I liked the signing of Michael Beasley by the Phoenix Suns. I could explain myself, but why? I...
  • Doug's Weekend Takeaways
    Doug Franz | September 03, 2013 7:56 am
    After watching 17 college football games and five MLB games over the weekend, here are a few of my takeaways: 1) The D-backs are now 39-39 against teams below .500. The number would be worse if Washington...
  • Arizona State: Action is always the answer
    Doug Franz | August 30, 2013 10:16 am
    I hate fake enthusiasm. I love the simple phrase "keep it real." It's hard to be honest in sports to the public. You can't say the injuries of a college football player because the kid is also...
  • 2013 Diamondbacks are a miserable success
    Doug Franz | August 28, 2013 2:30 pm
    In the sports world, most people look for absolutes. I received a tweet last night that said, "I'm amazed you still haven't realized the D-backs suck." I checked the standings and saw Houston has lost...
  • Devastated
    Doug Franz | August 25, 2013 9:22 am
    The only thing that went right for the Arizona Cardinals in Saturday's preseason loss to the San Diego Chargers was the running game....
  • Play nice
    Doug Franz | August 23, 2013 9:46 am
    Today's blog is very simple, read this. Pete Carroll wrote a...
  • Let's give thanks
    Doug Franz | August 21, 2013 9:48 am
    Paul Goldschmidt is exactly what baseball needs. The only Diamondback to hit three grand slams in one season. What's sad is from 1966-2009, we could never have had Paul Goldschmidt. Paul Goldschmidt...
  • Four observations from Monday's Arizona Cardinals practice
    Doug Franz | August 20, 2013 7:16 am
    PATRICK PETERSON Post pattern. Caught it four yards deep in the end zone. Full-out sprint. In two steps regained complete body control. Jumped off of one-leg. Dunked the ball over the crossbar....
  • Doug's weekend wants - Aug. 16
    Doug Franz | August 16, 2013 10:42 am
    1) A-ROD We already know you're a disgrace to the game; we've now learned you're a disgrace to your teammates. Even as low of a human being as you have proven to be, don't do this to the last...
  • Diamondbacks need to beat the bad
    Doug Franz | August 15, 2013 11:53 am
    I can't stand it when teams play to their competition. Either you have a grotesque taste in your mouth that stains your soul when you lose or you use phrases like "it's early," "it's a long season," and...
  • SEC = Bigger, faster, better
    Doug Franz | August 14, 2013 10:03 am
    Fascinating blog by ESPN's Ted Miller. I hope you don't mind that my blog is simply, "
  • Fight for your right -- to play
    Doug Franz | August 13, 2013 7:45 am
    Monday's practice was similar to most for the Arizona Cardinals. Patrick Peterson had a head-turning interception. Tyrann Mathieu knocked down a couple passes. Jonathan Cooper continues to impress....
  • The preseason matters, but the score does not
    Doug Franz | August 08, 2013 10:24 pm
    The preseason matters! Before the ball kicks off against Green Bay on Friday, make no mistake, the preseason matters -- but the score does not. Far too many people -- fans, media, players and coaches...
  • Cardinals' Calais Campbell's leadership makes him an elite teammate
    Doug Franz | August 08, 2013 1:34 pm
    Anyone else tired of the cliche, 'I just want to help my team win.' How easily that phrase rolls off the tongue, yet it is much more difficult to actually go further than your opponent in preparation,...
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