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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

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The linebacker brings the roster back to 90 players.

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Morning Friday press conference highlights

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Some quick thoughts from Arians' media session after the team's morning walkthrough.

38 days to season opener, who has worn 38?

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Only 38 days!

Cards cut Hrapmann, Brandon, sign OT Max Starks

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The veteran tackle finally joins Arizona after multiple offseasons of speculation.

Fells 'really got the attention' of Arians Tuesday

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The former basketball player making strides.

Cards 'really won't have' clear No. 2 or 3 RB

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The running back situation after Ellington will come down to package and plays.

39 days to kickoff and a look at who has worn 39

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Just another day closer.

Cardinal training camp radio interview roundup

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A lot of players have been on the radio lately. Here are the interviews.

Peterson press conference highlights

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Highlights from Peterson's press conference about his new contract.

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