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.

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