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2013 Stories by Rob Kroehler

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  • Take a Chance on Mia

    published December 26, 2013

    If enjoying the music of ABBA qualifies as a “guilty pleasure,” then a lot of people are guilty as charged. The Swedish pop outfit... More >>

  • Seasonal Brew-Ha-Ha

    published December 19, 2013

    Let's be honest, everyone coasts this time of year. It's that special time of the season when the kiddos gorge themselves on goodies and... More >>

  • The Achers

    published December 19, 2013

    The first month of the NBA season often winds up confounding analysts and flummoxing prognosticators. For example, no one in his right mind... More >>

  • View from a Hill

    published December 12, 2013

    The assassination of JFK was one of the most devastating events in American history, but for Secret Service agent Clint Hill it was the most... More >>

  • Wrong Division

    published December 5, 2013

    The city of Toronto has been gobbling up a lot of headlines lately, or, at least, its mayor has. And the man looks like he knows how to gobble.... More >>

  • The Fall Guys

    published November 21, 2013

    Over the last few years Valley sports fans have grown accustomed to a lot of losing.But lately, as the temperatures drop and the leaves... More >>

  • Unlucky Cards

    published November 21, 2013

    Prior to the 2012 NFL season, quarterback Peyton Manning was a free agent, but he wasn't just any free agent. Mr. Manning was perhaps the most... More >>

  • Prodigal Suns

    published November 14, 2013

    The Phoenix Suns may end up having four first-round draft picks in 2014. What's more, the 2014 NBA draft is being touted as the best in a... More >>

  • Pucking Good

    published November 7, 2013

    Would it really be all that strange if Phoenix became known as a big hockey town? After all, the fine denizens of Dubai saw fit to build an... More >>

  • Adult Content

    published October 31, 2013

    With Halloween falling on a Thursday this year, the real entertainment might end up being at the office Friday morning. As many of us know, the... More >>

  • Westward Hodown

    published October 24, 2013

    Around this time a century ago, Arizona was just one year into its fledgling statehood. But it was already the most badass state in the union.... More >>

  • Super Bowles

    published October 17, 2013

    After a forgettable 2012 campaign, the Arizona Cardinals – understandably -- made some serious roster modifications during the... More >>

  • Woebegone Solo

    published October 10, 2013

    Over the last few decades Garrison Keillor has staked his claim as the last of the American radio stars. Sure there's been a dozen or so books... More >>

  • Tough Hand of Cards

    published October 3, 2013

    It's bizarre to think that this time last year the Arizona Cardinals were 4-0, sitting proudly atop one the NFL's toughest divisions. Of course we... More >>

  • High Sticking Around

    published September 26, 2013

    With the lingering instability that comes from being an NHL-owned team now behind them, the Phoenix Coyotes are undoubtedly enjoying putting... More >>

  • Summer Still Swinging

    published September 19, 2013

    With their postseason aspirations fast becoming pipe dreams, the Arizona Diamondbacks find themselves in the disheartening position of having... More >>

  • Taco the Town

    published September 12, 2013

    Any respectable Arizonan knows that Mexico's equivalent of cuatro de julio takes place on dieciséis de septiembre, not... More >>

  • Uptown Gets Down

    published September 5, 2013

    Over the last decade downtown Phoenix has experienced a rather profound renaissance. Thanks to the light rail, the burgeoning Roosevelt Row... More >>

  • Some Diamonds Fade

    published August 29, 2013

    It takes a lotta moxie to be a baseball fan these days. The Biogenesis scandal has been hogging the headlines as if those were the last steroid... More >>

  • Winter Wanter Land

    published August 15, 2013

    There aren't many summer events in Phoenix that include winter in the title; it would seem downright insulting. Especially since, even in the... More >>

  • Pass The Mike

    published August 8, 2013

    Technically, Mike Epps is a triple threat. The Indiana native raps, acts, and does stand-up. But the only thing that Epps' rapping and acting... More >>

  • Gruesome Twosome

    published August 8, 2013

    This time last year Arizona Cardinals fans were still wondering who their team’s starting quarterback would be. Actually, there was a lot... More >>

  • Alienating An Audience

    published July 25, 2013

    Occasionally life imitates art, though more often than not art does the imitating. What's more, it tends to imitate itself, leaving the... More >>

  • No Choking Please

    published July 25, 2013

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have the worst bullpen in all of Major League Baseball, easily leading the league in blown saves. That said, skipper... More >>

  • Lynx Jinx

    published July 18, 2013

    So it turns out that Brittney Griner is pretty good. The top pick in the WNBA draft is putting up some impressive numbers in her rookie season... More >>

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