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  • Baseball needs you...what can be done to make you come back?
    Doug Franz | October 16, 2014 7:09 am
    If you're between the ages of 18 and 35, what does baseball have to do to bring you back or are you long gone? The 2014 MLB postseason has been fantastic. National TV ratings have been up -- but they're...
  • Be like Mike, but start Kelly
    Doug Franz | October 08, 2014 1:55 pm
    He has been great. He is a Sun Devil for life. Every Sun Devil fan should tell their kids where they were when they watched him throw the "Jael Mary" and win for the first time this century at...
  • I wanna be like Mike
    Doug Franz | October 04, 2014 9:13 pm
    "I don't believe what I just saw." Those were the immortal words of Jack Buck on the national radio call when Kirk Gibson hit the game-winning home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. I know...
  • Huge weekend: Arizona Cardinals try to remain on the stage against Denver Broncos
    Doug Franz | October 04, 2014 6:00 am
    I'm spending my Sunday watching college football! Obviously, that may sound confusing but I'll be traveling to Southern California and watching ASU all day Saturday, so I'll miss the games. Give me...
  • Huge weekend: Arizona tries to crash center stage against Oregon
    Doug Franz | October 01, 2014 7:59 am
    I'm spending my Sunday watching college football! Obviously, that may sound confusing but I'll be traveling to Southern California and watching ASU all day Saturday, so I'll miss the games. Give me...
  • In ASU's loss, it was about turnovers, tackling and temperature
    Doug Franz | September 26, 2014 7:42 am
    UCLA is better than ASU. Before there's any focus on what happened Thursday night, that fact must be accepted. Everything said about the game must be brought through the filter of ASU is simply not...
  • NFL's domestic violence issue: Let's move to solve
    Doug Franz | September 18, 2014 10:15 am
    Enough with what's wrong with the NFL. Let's fix it. Tweet me your ideas @doug987fm . There are two issues in regards to the future...
  • Research & Doug: Crazy week in the NFL
    Doug Franz | September 16, 2014 2:15 pm
    1) The Chargers' win over the Seahawks was Seattle's first loss by seven points or more since week 9 of 2011.--ESPN Stats & Info 2) Twice in Robert Griffin III's career he's...
  • Get to know Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici
    Doug Franz | September 14, 2014 6:40 am
    Who would have thought we'd have so much to learn from a 22-year-old and soon to be lawyer? In a day and age where every college kid swears they're headed to professional sports, Mike Bercovici was...
  • Franz's NFL Power Poll: Week 2
    Doug Franz | September 11, 2014 7:50 am
    My power poll is different than any you'll read around the country. First, it's not based on what I think would happen head-to-head. It's only based on what's been proven. The criteria is simple: 1) Did...
  • Research & Doug: Football season is here
    Doug Franz | September 09, 2014 5:14 pm
    1) Arizona State has had the longest Pac-12 drought since finishing the year in the AP Top 10 (1996). -- ABC game broadcast 2) Ole Miss has had 9 false start penalties in...
  • No resumption without resignation
    Doug Franz | September 08, 2014 6:55 pm
    Resign, Roger. We all make mistakes. However, when you build yourself up as the defender of the shield and make an egregious error while attempting to defend that shield, you can't be trusted further. There...
  • After getting exposed in first half, young ASU defense matured
    Doug Franz | September 06, 2014 8:28 pm
    Exposed! Usually that word is a terrible word in sports. It means you're not good. It means everyone's opinion of you, including your own, is completely exaggerated. Arizona State was exposed against...
  • Kevin Towers: A good man who built a bad team
    Doug Franz | September 05, 2014 10:08 am
    Kevin Towers was demoted this week.The Diamondbacks are looking for a new general manager. If you never had the chance to get to know Kevin Towers, I think you...
  • Franz's College Football Unbiased Poll - Week 1
    Doug Franz | September 04, 2014 7:23 am
    It's time to end bias in America! No more preconceived notions allowed in the American education system. We need one person in the United States that can do the work of 13 other Americans. Since...
  • Weekend witness
    Doug Franz | September 01, 2014 4:23 pm
    What a great weekend of family, football and golf. Here's my observations from Thursday through Monday. Tweet me @doug987FM to tell me what...
  • Stagnant or statement
    Doug Franz | August 27, 2014 5:32 pm
    "We should beat this team." "I don't like playing in these games because you can't win for losing." "I expect us to go out there and dominate." These are not the normal comments from a college...
  • Initial thoughts on the Cardinals' first cuts
    Doug Franz | August 25, 2014 10:18 am
    The Cardinals announced Monday they've released 13 players. The deadline to have done so is Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Here are some quick thoughts I had when I read through the names. 1) CLASSY Always...
  • What I Saw -- Thursday, Aug. 21
    Doug Franz | August 22, 2014 6:29 am
    This is my last training camp blog. Please let me know what you've thought about what I wrote and what you wished I would have covered. FLAGSTAFF: I'll never get over training camp being...
  • What I saw -- Wednesday, Aug. 20
    Doug Franz | August 20, 2014 7:22 pm
    A lot to see at football practice and a football deity in attendance. HOWARD MUDD: It seemed like it was the same thing for 400 years. Tom Moore as the offensive coordinator and...
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