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  • Franz's College Football Unbiased Poll - Week 1
    Doug Franz | September 04, 2014 8:23 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 5:23 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 6:32 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 11:18 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 7:29 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 8:22 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...
  • A very important teammate wasn't there to console Darnell Dockett after his injury
    Doug Franz | August 19, 2014 8:17 am
    Was is it worth it Daryl? As Darnell Dockett laid on the ground, I couldn't help but think about that question. Carson Palmer immediately went to Dockett as he laid on the ground. Calais Campbell...
  • What I want to see Saturday from the Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota
    Doug Franz | August 15, 2014 9:06 am
    After every practice, I've been writing what I've seen at practice. Today, I want to focus on Minnesota. Here's what I hope to see Saturday night. RUNNING GAME: It's ridiculous to find...
  • Wednesday observations from Arizona Cardinals training camp - Aug. 13
    Doug Franz | August 14, 2014 7:16 am
    Here are the things that stood out to me watching Wednesday's Cardinal's practice. CARSON PALMER: There has been the occasional interception, but he has had a great camp. I think I can...
  • Tuesday observations from Arizona Cardinals training camp - Aug. 12
    Doug Franz | August 13, 2014 7:55 am
    Here's what I saw and experienced at Cardinals practice on Tuesday (full disclosure, I was about 45 minutes late because I had a late meeting): JOHN BROWN: It finally happened. I was actually...
  • A day with Ray
    Doug Franz | August 10, 2014 8:20 am
    Arizona State football had a closed scrimmage Saturday morning. Coach Todd Graham doesn't mind if I watch the scrimmage as long as I don't say anything about what I see or hear. Those restrictions...
  • Good seats still available
    Doug Franz | August 07, 2014 10:25 pm
    If you don't mind, would you help me if the question comes up again? If Todd Graham asks me, "What will it take for us to get the fans to support the program," what should I say? I know of three people,...
  • Wednesday observations from Cardinals Camp
    Doug Franz | August 06, 2014 11:22 pm
    Here are my observations from Wednesday at Arizona Cardinals camp: TERRY MCDONOUGH I got the chance to talk to the Cardinals assistant GM for an extended period of time. Smart...
  • Tuesday observations from Arizona Cardinals training camp
    Doug Franz | August 06, 2014 7:47 am
    TEMPO: Practice has been played at a fast and physical tempo. Tuesday was the first practice where the pace was gone. DARREN FELLS: Every year I pick a player that I love to...
  • Monday observations from Arizona Cardinals training camp
    Doug Franz | August 04, 2014 9:31 pm
    Here are my observations from Arizona Cardinals practice on Monday, Aug. 4: FRANK CALIENDO Here is one guy I never expected to see at Cards practice. His son is interested in being a kicker....
  • Wednesday observations from Cardinals training camp
    Doug Franz | July 30, 2014 9:11 pm
    PATRICK PETERSON: I didn't see anything out of the ordinary from Patrick but there's no way around the fact that his contract is an attention-getter. For the remaining 25 people still saying...
  • Tuesday observations from Cardinals training camp
    Doug Franz | July 29, 2014 8:38 pm
    LOGAN THOMAS: Two things just jump out at me. One, I can't believe how good he can be. I bet his sweat has talent. Two, I don't see how any of that talent will ever translate into production. From...
  • Arizona Cardinals training camp -- Monday observations
    Doug Franz | July 29, 2014 8:41 am
    1) DEONE BUCANNON The guy hits anything that moves. He never plays the game slow. Completely a downhill safety. There has to be a concern about flags for some of the hits that he'll bring...
  • P.J. Tucker and cash deserved
    Doug Franz | July 24, 2014 12:47 pm
    It may not be popular in our culture but let's celebrate a new millionaire. Gambo reported it a few weeks ago, but the signing of P.J. Tucker became...
  • For the Arizona Diamondbacks, does stability sell?
    Doug Franz | July 23, 2014 2:05 pm
    From the time that Tony La Russa was hired as chief baseball officer of the of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the "if" question seemed to become a "when." Why hire La Russa if you're satisfied with the job...
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