Monday, November 19, 2012

For The Real Insight Into This Week's UA-ASU Game, We Give You FakeRichRod

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

While all of Arizona is usually always on the same page about everything (insert sarcastic wink here) for most of the year, the one exception is Rivalry Week.

When Arizona and Arizona State — heretofore dubbed by former Weekly web editor Dan Gibson as the Girls Gone Wild University and Casino — meet up on the football field it's much more than a game to determine the winner of the Territorial Cup, or in the case this year a possible berth to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (!!!!!).

It's about bragging rights. It's about hating on people you're normally friends with, except when it comes to their fondness for gold and maroon (a.k.a., piss and blood). And for a lot of Tucsonans, it's a chance to for one brief moment to try and get past that inferiority complex so many of us have in relation to Phoenix and how they get all the good stuff like Fat Burger, and fake lakes that pop a leak, and Spring Training.

Every inch of the local mainstream media will be weighing in on the UA-ASU game this week, but if you're looking for the best possible insight on Friday, one needs only to hop on Twitter and follow the feed of @FakeRichRod.

Some pearls of wisdom of late:

FakeRichRod also has found a way to tweet whilst calling plays for one of the country's top-rated offenses:

FakeRichRod is, by far, the best source of information about UA football, and not just this week. And it's certainly quicker to the interwebs than one unnamed daily newspaper who's Twitter account tells you the score at the end of the first quarter ... late in the second quarter.

In the interest of fairness, I did search for a Fake Todd Graham account, of which there are four variations. With a combined 188 followers, 151 of which I think are following someone pretending to be a different Todd Graham.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Brian J. Pedersen

  • Pedersen on Sports

    A Tucsonan spends his summer vacation dealing cards (and showing off a regrettable tattoo) in Vegas
    • May 22, 2014
  • Crash! Bang!

    Metal Mulisha presents The Crash Factory
    • May 22, 2014
  • Miming to the Music

    The Inner Journey: Mime, Music and Story
    • May 22, 2014
  • More »
Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Saturday Tour & Tasting

Saturday Tour & Tasting @ Hamilton Distillery

Saturdays, 3-5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Artifact Dance Project: Surrounding Dillinger

Hardened by a decade-long prison sentence for a minor offense, a newly-released John Dillinger assembles a likable… More

@ UA Stevie Eller Dance Theatre Thu., March 23, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., March 24, 7:30-10 p.m., Sat., March 25, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., March 26, 2-4:30 p.m. 1737 E. University Blvd.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. "Martha McSally Is Not Answering" (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 16 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Two New(ish) Businesses to Visit During the Street Fair (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. No Healthcare Vote Today After All (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Laughing Stock: Tickling the Surly Wench (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation