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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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He calls it a career after not getting the deal he wanted.

Cardinals roster cuts tracker

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Keep it here for info.

Cards reportedly cut Sopoaga, Benard, Estes, more

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The beginning of the moves are reportedly under way.

8/29 Bird Droppings: Recapping the recaps

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Recaps!

GameThread
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Cards/Chargers open thread

The Arizona Cardinals and San Diego Chargers play tonight and will face one another in 11 days. This matchup will look nothing like the next one. There will be virtually no starters playing for...

Pre-game 4 53-man roster projection

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Another look at the potential roster before the final preseason game

Cardinals/Chargers fact sheet

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A look at some facts about the two teams.

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