The first beer can -- a heavy-gauge steel number that had to be stabbed open with a sharp piece of metal -- first hit the market almost 80 years ago. I envy the beer bloggers of those days. With just two beers available (Krueger's Cream Ale and Krueger's Finest Beer), ranking the best canned beers i ... More >>
Joining the sizzling, patty-filled meat sea of burger chains in the Valley (see: In-N-Out Burger, Habit Burger, Smashburger, Culver's, etc.), a new contender, Burger 21, has announced plans to throw its hamburger hat into the western U.S. ring with its first Arizona restaurant in Chandler. The fas ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be in Tampa next week during the Republican National Convention.He's not actually part of the convention, though -- he'll be giving a speech to an audience of people and exotic animals at a zoo about seven miles away from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the actual GOP heavyw ... More >>
The thought that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- also known as "Obamacare" -- is a "government takeover" of health care has been repeated over, and over, and over again since the spring of 2009.That thought earned the label of "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact, a fact-checking outlet ... More >>
Down at the state Capitol today, it was like a little bit of 2010, all over again.Grizzled nativists toting "I love SB 1070 signs," with pistols on their hips. Pro-immigration activists in droves denouncing the two-year old breathing-while-brown statute. And Arizona Department of Public Safety offic ... More >>
12News sports anchor Bruce CooperValley sports reporter Bruce Cooper isn't buying the account of a fatal 2009 boating accident that took the life of his son as it's told by the lone survivor of the mishap.Cooper's son, NFL linebacker Marquis Cooper, and three friends went on a fishing trip along ... More >>
dailyspeculations.comA pitching prospect for the Arizona Diamondbacks has been busted for using performance-enhancing drugs. Joel Matos, a right-handed pitcher in the Dominican Summer League, tested positive for metabolites of the drug Stanozolol, which is also known as Winstrol.In other words, ... More >>
The Arizona Cardinals have defied the odds once again and are heading to the divisional round of the playoffs to take on the Saints in New Orleans. The Cards weren't favored to win last week, they weren't favored last year in the playoffs, and, as you may imagine, they aren't favored now.The Card ... More >>
An estimated 1,800 fans turned out at Sky Harbor airport this morning to give the Arizona Cardinals a rousing send-off on their way to Tampa Bay for the Super Bowl. The enthusiastic Cardinals supporters and their families, many holding homemade signs (or babies in cute, red jerseys)&n ... More >>
It was fourth and inches late in the fourth quarter, and it wasn't the play we would've called with our team down 25-24 in the NFC Championship. But two running plays up the middle had yielded next to nothing. Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner takes the snap and hands off to&nbs ... More >>
"Charmed" seems an odd descriptor for the 2008-09 Arizona Cardinals, who lost -- no, were crushed in -- four of their last six regular-season games. Yet here they sit, all warm and snuggly at 9-7, hosting a first-round playoff game at home in the Red Zone. Meanwhile, a couple of teams they lost to ... More >>
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