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  • Sparky vs. Puddles: Mascot war reaches new heights (and new low)

    Fortunately this will soon be over. A while back, we at the Haboob Blog drew attention to the mascot battle between Sparky the Sun Devil and Puddles the Duck leading up to the Arizona State-Oregon game Thursday night in Tempe. Each school has been producing videos — some better than others — and Tuesday Oregon […]
  • Oregon responds (again) to Sparky’s concern

    A couple weeks ago, the Haboob Blog pointed out the ongoing mascot battle between Sparky the Sun Devil and Puddles the Duck leading up to the Arizona State-Oregon game Thursday night in Tempe. The whole “war” started when Puddles, in an Oregon-produced video, announced his intention to run for President of the United States. Folks […]
  • Steve Nash in Vegas? It’s a thought

    The artist formerly known as Ron Artest has an idea for new teammate Steve Nash. According to the Los Angeles Times, Metta World Peace is so impressed with Nash’s on-court abilities, he’d like to see the former Sun take his act to Sin City. “Nash should do a Vegas magic show,” the Lakers forward said. […]
  • Larry Fitzgerald crosses the aisle, brings Democrats and Republicans together

    Is there anything Larry Fitzgerald cannot do? He catches passes. He scores touchdowns. He makes Cardinals fans think they are actually going to win the Super Bowl (damn you, Santonio Holmes). And now, he’s brought Democrats and Republicans together. OK, sort of. Fitzgerald posted a photo Wednesday night that includes himself, Andre Roberts, Sam Acho, […]
  • Terrell Suggs: Television sweetheart

    Last year’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Terrell Suggs hasn’t made an impact on the field this year for the Baltimore Ravens. The former Arizona State Sun Devil suffered an Achilles’ tendon injury in the offseason, and his return date to the gridiron is still up in the air. But just because Suggs isn’t […]
  • Ohio State marching band the big winners Saturday

    The Ohio State Buckeyes went into halftime of their game against Nebraska Saturday with a 35-24 lead. They went on to win the game 63-38 (defense, anyone?), but the real story is the awesomeness that was on full display by the band during the intermission. The Ohio State University Marching Band, which is known as […]
  • Old Fashioned Mascot War: Sparky vs. Puddles

    It all started about a month ago, when Puddles, the Oregon Ducks mascot, announced his candidacy for the office of President of the United States of America. With the Ducks coming to Tempe in a little over two weeks time, the fine folks over at Arizona State took it upon themselves to get into the […]
  • Jay Feely whistles ‘Whistle’ before game-winning field goal

    Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely has made game-winning field goals in three of the team’s last six home games. He’s nailed four game-winners in his career with the Cardinals, and nine total in his career. The 36-year-old has now connected on 18 consecutive field goal attempts dating back to last season. He’s shown a penchant […]
  • Trio of Arizona Cardinals to test their baseball skills

    The Arizona Cardinals are proving they are adept at the game of football, as they have started the 2012 season with four straight wins. But as any sports fan will tell you, seeing your favorite players dominate every week on the way to countless victories gets old after a while, so it’s nice to see […]
  • New cribs for Montero and Campbell

    New contracts…new houses. Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero signed a $60 million deal with the team five months ago. Now, he’s spent some of that hard earned dough on a new house mansion, according to Phoenix Business Journal. The 10,800 square-foot home, still under construction, previously was listed for $5.3 million. It has six bedrooms […]
  • Want to dine with former UA, current Patriots star Rob Gronkowski?

    Have you ever wanted to have lunch with NFL star Rob Gronkowski? Well good news, now is your chance! Dunkin’ Donuts, the company that makes delicious baked goods, is offering a chance to be one of 40 people who gets to have lunch with the former Arizona star. Don’t believe us? It’s all right here […]
  • Amare Stoudemire, children’s author?

    Amare Stoudemire. Superstar. Six-time NBA All-Star. Fashion plate. Children’s author? Yup, add that skill to Stoudemire’s résumé. The former Phoenix Sun appeared on The Daily Show with John Stewart on Comedy Central Thursday night and talked about his new series of children’s books that reflect on his childhood experiences. STAT says he wrote the books […]
  • Suns unveil new court

    Along with a complete roster facelift, the Phoenix Suns will have a different look on the court in 2012-13 — literally. In his first official tweet as Suns President, Jason Rowley linked to the court unveiling video on Suns.com Wednesday. Something special for my first tweet as Suns Prez. The @suns‘ new hardwood floor! on.suns.com/court […]
  • Your favorite team’s logo is now on a hamburger

    You see logos everywhere you go, but generally not on food you are about to consume. Until now. Thanks to ESPN sports business guy Darren Rovell, we now know people will have an opportunity to show their team spirit by eating their team’s logo. Gary Wilkerson, who is the president of Kergan Brothers Sonic in […]
  • Bissonnette, Feely on dubious Deadspin list

    In the same week that Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette was singled out by Sports Illustrated not once, but twice about his Twitter prowess, the other shoe has dropped. Deadspin.com has published their response to SI’s list — The 67 Worst Accounts in Sports. And yes, Biz Nasty appears on it. Bissonnette comes in at […]