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Jess Root

Senior/Managing Editor

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. I have covered local teams as a media member now since 2011 and also host the Revenge of the Birds podcast. 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?

MOST RECENT POSTS

The history of 17 (17 days left to kickoff)

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Jim Hart!

Another 53-man roster projection

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After two games and some injuries, what is the outlook for the final roster?

Arians: Defense better now 'even without Darnell'

30

More hyperbole or no?

Mathieu wants Pro Bowl, more in his comeback.

8

The second-year safety not looking to miss a beat.

The history of No. 18 (18 days left to kickoff)

3

Who has worn this number? No one memorable.

Can Cards top 400 points in 2014?

40

Doing so would likely mean the playoffs.

Video
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Cards/Bengals podcast preview with Cincy Jungle

Cincy Jungle's Scott Bantel joins ROTB Radio to help us get to know the Bengals.

Feely, Catanzaro to split halves vs. Bengals

22

The two will get time kicking inside.

Dockett to be in sidelines all yr with team

9

A look at how the defense will fill his role.

8/21 BIrd Droppings: Cardinals and NFL news

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Thursday links about the Cardinals and NFL.

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