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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?

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RB Williams, LB Wilson on practice squad

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Arizona adds a couple of players.

The numbers behind Ellington's carries

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His ineffectiveness has been in part because he isn't being used to his strengths.

Arians: Cards needed a big, physical back

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The head coach spoke about the addition of the veteran back.

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Podcast: Bush signing, review of Seattle loss

ROTB Radio talks about the loss and how the sky isn't falling

Mauro would have gotten game ball

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The newly signed defensive lineman stepped right in and was impactful.

Cards add veteran RB Michael Bush

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The team hopes to have added a guy to bolster the running game.

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Video: Patrick Peterson's origins

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