Presidents Day – Arizona Sports Style

Feb 16, 2015, 2:00 PM | Updated: 7:09 pm

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It’s Presidents Day!

A day to look back and celebrate the great (and not-so-great, but we’ll leave the opinions to you) leaders of our fine country.

Here’s a look at some of Arizona’s best athletes who just happened to share the names (last or first, in some cases) of the men who have occupied the Oval Office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Washington (1st President George Washington)

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