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  • Good seats still available
    Doug Franz | August 07, 2014 9:25 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 10:22 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 6:47 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 8:31 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 8:11 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 7:38 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 7:41 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 11:47 am
    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 1:05 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...
  • Let's talk
    Doug Franz | July 22, 2014 11:14 am
    How well would the American education system work if teachers had to yell at students every time they were wrong? When there's an opportunity to educate, should educators call students "haters" and threaten...
  • Too good to be true
    Doug Franz | July 21, 2014 9:58 am
    I'm not a believer because it would have been done. The Boston Globe and others reported the Lakers explored the idea of an Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade deal with Phoenix for Julius Randle and a future...
  • Tiger has no roar
    Doug Franz | July 18, 2014 9:39 am
    What were you doing on November 27, 2009? It's probably hard to remember last week, let alone almost five years ago. Tiger Woods drove into a fire hydrant on November 27, 2009. In the life of an...
  • Doesn't the MLB All-Star Game count?
    Doug Franz | July 16, 2014 8:28 am
    Obviously, it doesn't count. The front of the National League starting lineup had MVP Andrew McCutchen, rock star Yasiel Puig, all-world shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, America's first baseman Paul Goldschmidt,...
  • Eric Bledsoe's waiting game continues
    Doug Franz | July 15, 2014 7:22 am
    The silence is deafening. The LeBron James domino fell Friday morning. Chris Bosh, Luol Deng and Carmelo Anthony have signed. Various sign-and-trades have been completed. Restricted free agents...
  • LeBron James and learning life's lessons
    Doug Franz | July 11, 2014 10:01 am
    The Cleveland Cavaliers would have never won a championship with LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers will win a championship with LeBron James. Name an athlete who has done what he has done....
  • Take the Snake's advice
    Doug Franz | July 10, 2014 8:53 pm
    I met my Pat Tillman Thursday. On July 3rd of last week, my family and I were only about 20 yards from the back porch of Robert E. Lee's when the sky opened. We were hit by an enormous downpour. ...
  • An All-American vacation
    Doug Franz | July 09, 2014 5:34 pm
    If you can, you've got to go. My family vacation was to Washington, D.C. I sat down with my wife in a dark room looking at the actual Star-Spangled Banner. We cruised up the Potomac to Mt....
  • It's not 1984, but...
    Doug Franz | June 25, 2014 10:53 am
    If you are between the ages of 25-35, you have no real memory of the 1984 NBA Draft. There's a chance if you type "1984" into Google, "1984 NBA Draft" will come up as the first option. It was that big. Four...
  • Michael Bradley and US Soccer: Good people choke, too
    Doug Franz | June 23, 2014 1:04 pm
    Wonderful people can choke. Great business people can do great things to put their company into a position to succeed only to be the reason the company fails. No one should attack Michael Bradley's...
  • Unexpect the unexpected
    Doug Franz | June 19, 2014 2:54 pm
    Here's a crazy opinion: the Arizona Diamondbacks are winning more than they should be. It's crazy because everyone feels down about the D-backs, but the truth is that they're a .500 team minus April....
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