Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 23 Arizona.
Arizona police arrested former Bucs defensive lineman and now-fired NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp at a hotel in February after the Super Bowl, charging him with soliciting a prostitute and assault. This week, TMZ acquired videos of Sapp and the two women involved in the incident, with each side telling their…
A pair of lost llamas led Sun City, Ariz. cops on a lengthy chase this afternoon, tying up law enforcement resources and leaving the city free for plundering by the handful of criminals who weren't watching, rapt, in their offices. Watch the entire, hilarious pursuit here, set (of course) to "Yakety Sax."
Here we see human Spuds MacKenzie Rob Gronkowski in his natural state at the University of Arizona: No shirt, sunglasses, and a big dumb smirk. You can hear the 311 playing through your screen.
Former DJ Russ Knight was picked to work Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix as an assistant frequency coordinator. He was so excited that he Facebooked a photo of himself pointing at the credential around his neck. That picture cost Knight his job before he could even start it.
Paul Cicala of Tucson's KVOA News 4 got creative with the signoff for his college basketball segment, talking about how he had to run to the MGM Grand so he wouldn't miss any highlights. He did not make it.
It is a moot point now that Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial SB 1062, but the NFL had already begun taking steps to secure a different location for next year's Super Bowl. It would have gone, in all likelihood, to Tampa.
Arizona governor Jan Brewer struck down an amendment to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Wednesday night, dashing the possibility that Super Bowl XLIX wouldn't be held in Glendale.
A bill passed by both the Arizona House and Senate that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers will either become law, or be vetoed by the governor, by Friday. The NFL, which plans to hold the 2015 Super Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium, is watching very closely.
A guide to the best and worst of the NFL slate (and to which fans are stuck with the most of worst). Maps via 506sports.com.
Move over, Robert Swift! There's a new ex-NBA big man in... a house he probably shouldn't be in. Today's is Chris Gatling, who played for eight teams from 1991 to 2002, and was even an all-star in 1997 with the Mavericks.
Sahuarita High School, outside of Tucson, Ariz., is down most of its wrestling team. Nine wrestlers have been charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault in connection with an apparent hazing incident last week, which they unwisely pulled off in a full locker room with plenty of witnesses.
We told you earlier how Arizona Cardinals fullback Reagan Maui'a told ESPN he had met Lennay Kekua, which is rather odd because she doesn't actually exist. But also buried in that report was Kekua's reference to another famous Samoan football player:
There have been some great quarterbacks, great receivers and great passing offenses in the history of the Pac-12. Until today, no one had racked up more single-game receiving yards than Oregon State's Mike Hass, who careened for 293 on 12 catches against Boise State in 2004.
When I dropped the six-pack of Coopers Brewery Sparkling Ale on the counter at the liquor store, the clerk immediately began singing its praises, in what sounded like an Australian accent. This was pure happy coincidence, best I could tell.
Candidate for most crud-awful season in football this year: the Arizona Wildcats. Started 3-0, including handsome win over Oklahoma State team to get expectations buzzing. The Associated Press ranked the Cats for the first time since 2010. Next came a 56-0 paste job of South Carolina State. Oats were being felt.
Once we get past the name of Double D Blonde, the wheaty, quick-drinking blonde ale out of Oregon's Hop Valley Brewing Company, you can appreciate it as a hoppy little number that won't offend you, won't overwhelm you. It's lager-golden and keg-ready at 20 IBU and 4.9 percent abv. It has a sharp note upfront that hits…
Pantoji, a little dirt track by the highway 60 miles south of Phoenix, has been holding two- and three-horse races for years, with admission at $10 a head. It wasn't licensed, it wasn't monitored, and it violated just about every gambling statute on the books. And now it's closed, after authorities raided the track…
An Arizona high school baseball team forfeited the state championship game Wednesday rather than face an opponent whose squad featured a black* player.