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Archives: 2008
  • Coyote Ugly

    published October 9, 2008

    Want to become relevant in an oversaturated and distressing sports market? Win. Some. Freaking. Games. Already. You can say what you... More >>

  • Major Pain

    published August 14, 2008

    When we recently attended a ballgame between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field, we were brutally reminded about how... More >>

  • Weekend Warrior

    published July 31, 2008

    Our weekend activities of late have been a bit repetitive. Hit up the local chain restaurant for the seventh week in a row, followed by a dip... More >>

  • Pitchers at an Exhibition

    published July 17, 2008

    The baseball-card-collector subculture is a far cry from that of a generation ago. Two decades back, folks could purchase packs of Topps and... More >>

  • Return of the Joker

    published June 26, 2008

    Most standup comedians seem to follow the same career path. First, they spend up to a decade traveling to every college town in the country,... More >>

  • The Wizards of Blahs

    published June 26, 2008

    Finally. The road show known as the Arizona Diamondbacks returns to Chase Field to play only the eighth home game of the month. With little... More >>

  • Bunker Mentality

    published June 19, 2008

    Whacking little white balls around delicately manicured lawns has long been a staple of outdoor activity around town. However, there’s always... More >>

  • Bunker Mentality

    published June 19, 2008

    Whacking little white balls around delicately manicured lawns has long been a staple of outdoor activity around town. However, there’s always... More >>

  • Royal Blues

    published June 12, 2008

    After a hot start, the Arizona Diamondbacks have been on a serious slide of late. With a boatload of road games coming up – including two... More >>

  • Ladies First

    published May 15, 2008

    It’s no big shocker that fans in these parts have more passion for basketball than any other pro sport. Okay, then, so explain why a... More >>

  • Fair Weather Fools

    published April 24, 2008

    Last year, the Arizona Diamondbacks surprised most baseball minds when they locked up the NL West and fell a smidge short of a second World... More >>

  • Speed, for Lack of a Better Word, Is Good

    published April 10, 2008

    Does the Valley truly harbor a huge NASCAR following, or do fans of the left-turn circuit flock to town just to set up their homes-on-wheels for a... More >>

  • Speed, for Lack of a Better Word, Is Good

    published April 10, 2008

    Does the Valley truly harbor a huge NASCAR following, or do fans of the left-turn circuit flock to town just to set up their homes-on-wheels for a... More >>

  • Speed, for Lack of a Better Word, Is Good

    published April 10, 2008

    Does the Valley truly harbor a huge NASCAR following, or do fans of the left-turn circuit flock to town just to set up their homes-on-wheels for a... More >>

  • Backboard Jungle

    published April 10, 2008

    Wanna score tickets to see the recently supersized Phoenix Suns? It may not happen, baby, and it definitely won’t come cheap. So what can... More >>

  • The Fall Guys

    published April 10, 2008

    At the time of writing, it appears highly unlikely the Arizona Diamondbacks will make the playoffs. What happened? Why the total collapse from... More >>

  • Let's Play Ball. Please.

    published March 27, 2008

    Arizona Cactus League baseball is one of the most anticipated sports happenings in town. But around this time in March, we’re way more jazzed... More >>

  • Bittersweet 16

    published March 27, 2008

    What does it take to get into the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament these days? How about a fifth-place finish in the stacked Pac-10? In... More >>

  • Wham-O Time

    published March 6, 2008

    Ever since desert dwellers figured out how to grow rye grass on top of dust, golf has been the most popular sport in town. And because so many... More >>

  • No. 1 With a Yawn

    published February 21, 2008

    It’s springtime in the Valley, which means it’s Cactus League season. Uh, yeah. Of course. Okay, let’s try this... More >>

  • No. 1 With a Yawn

    published February 21, 2008

    It’s springtime in the Valley, which means it’s Cactus League season. Uh, yeah. Of course. Okay, let’s try this... More >>

  • No. 1 With a Yawn

    published February 21, 2008

    It’s springtime in the Valley, which means it’s Cactus League season. Uh, yeah. Of course. Okay, let’s try this... More >>

  • Who's Your Shaq Daddy Now?

    published February 21, 2008

    Throughout their 40 years of balling, the Phoenix Suns have consistently made the playoffs. But once the team lost that star-crossed coin flip for... More >>

  • Good Kitty

    published January 31, 2008

    It takes a strange dude to give back the scratch earned from a standup-comedy gig that paid 30 grand. But that’s just what Katt Williams did... More >>

  • Greasy Lightning

    published January 24, 2008

    You know that garage rat who spends every waking moment tweaking his ride with hopes that he can one day compete in a sanctioned drag race?... More >>

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