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Jess Root

  • joined Aug 11, 2010
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
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A born-and-raised Arizonan from the East Valley, I have been passionate about Arizona sports (loving the Suns, Cardinals, D'Backs, Sun Devils, while hating Wildcats) for as long as I was aware that there were sports in Arizona. Unfortunately, due to the fact that my wonderful parents have never been big sports fans, I was about 12 when that happened, so I started late.

I took a circuitous route to get to SB Nation. I started my university studies as a broadcasting major, but two years of living in Argentina as an LDS missionary and several other factors led me to secondary education. After nearly a decade of teaching Spanish to high school and college students, I was inspired to start blogging about sports at the start of 2010, starting with a little Blogger page before contributing to numerous sites. I found SB Nation and began writing for SB Nation Arizona in August 2010 and became managing editor for Revenge of the Birds in February 2011.

As an Arizona sports fan, I have suffered the bitter disappointments (many) and have enjoyed the highs (not so many). I get frustrated and upset, but I rarely lose hope. That may make me sound like a homer sometimes, but I don't want to lose my "fan perspective" just for the sake of being negative. Be realistic, but be optimistic -- that's how I see the world of sports fandom. Otherwise, why cheer at all?

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Arizona Diamondbacks
  • NBA Phoenix Suns
  • NFL Arizona Cardinals
  • NCAAF Arizona St. Sun Devils
  • NCAAB Arizona St. Sun Devils
  • Cycling They all cheat
  • FIFA USA, Argentina
User Blog

Alexander: Cards run defense 'will be dominant'

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The veteran believes that the defense is not hampered with the loss of Dansby and Washington.

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ROTB Radio training camp preview show (Ep. 37)

The show is back and talking Arizona Cardinals training camp.

Alexander praises play of Ta'amu

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The special teams teams ace spoke highly of the waiver pickup.

Carson Palmer 20th on Jaws' QB big board

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His interceptions and decision-making came into question.

Training camp podcast tonight!

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Seth and I are back on the air as we talk Arizona Cardinals and everything training camp tonight at 9pm AZ time.

Training camp preview: ?s about linebackers

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This is the one area on the defense with definite questions.

48 days to kickoff, what is the history of No. 48?

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It continues to get closer.

7/22 Bird Droppings: Tuesday Cards and NFL links

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Your morning Cards and NFL roundup.

Alexander: 'Just put me where I need to be'

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The veteran doesn't feel he has to be a starter.

49 days to kickoff: What is history of No. 49?

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We're in defensive back numbers now!

Cards single-game ticket info here!

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Looking for tickets? Here is what you need to know.

Training camp preview: The D-line

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The very talented group is even more talented.

Will Fitz regress in 2014?

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He didn't have the best year in 2013, and some believe he will do even less.

7/21 Bird Droppings: Monday Cards and NFL links

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Your morning Cardinals and NFL roundup.

50 days left, what is the Cards history of No 50?

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Take one down, pass it around...

Training camp positional preview: The O-line

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We preview the improved O-line.

What Cards defenders are nightmare matchups?

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The two are tough for offenses to deal with

Training camp preview: The TEs

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Previewing the next position group.

Cardinals highlights of the 1980s

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We are joining SB Nation for 80s week.

Training camp positional preview: The WRs

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We're previewing all the positions. Today is the receivers.

7/18 Bird Droppings: Friday Cards and NFL links

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Your morning Cardinals and NFL roundup.

53 days left to kickoff, what is history of No. 53

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Take one down, pass it around...

Training camp info here!

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Parking, schedule, seating and more.

Prisco: Floyd to make 'huge jump' in 2014

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The young receiver is expected to make a big step again in 2014.

Training camp preview: The RBs

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We look at the running back room.

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