Did the writer of this crap even grow up here in Tucson? Has he even lived here for more than a few weeks? Who in Tucson "pooh-poohs" those who attend Salpointe? As a lifelong Tucsonan, I can say that I do not know of anyone who would ever say that they look down on those who went to Salpointe. Salpointe grads are proud of their school are and are influential people in this city. No one would ever argue that point. Where is the writer getting the false impression that everyone in Tucson hates people affiliated with Salpointe? Perhaps he needs to check his facts.
Additionally, Salpointe is within the Amphitheater school district boundaries. Yet another fact that he got wrong. Doesn't matter. TUSD is run well. It is people like this writer who perpetuate the negative propaganda against the district that will never allow the public to truly see the positives that are happening within its schools.
Re the Suns, while I am no longer the huge Suns fan that I was in years past, I follow them enough to add, first that they are 3-2 as I write with two losses to contending teams both of which were close road losses in the final moments [i.e., with a little luck, they could be 4-1 or 5-0] and, second, that they could have as many as four first round picks next summer as well as sufficient cap space to sign one or two good free agents.
I saw him in a restaurant shortly after he graduated and right before a UA football game. He had a cast on his leg. He was eatting with a couple of friends and I went up and told him he was my favorite UA football player ever (prior to that it was Bruce Hill) and he was so gracious. A great all around guy.
I met Tedy at a house party many years ago and didn't know him from Adam. He was and is one of the nicest folks I met in Tucson. Later I learned who he was and watched him play ball for years and he continues to be a man with class. He belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Other big Arizona Cities would have built a new arena by now. Check out Phoenix, Temple, Scottsdale, Mesa, they continue to built and update sports arenas, even for the rich National League Sports teams. It a loss to the cities, but the politicians don't care. It the Tax payers money, its all freebees from the people
Tucson has a place to host a national. Its Sports Park BMX. Its is a new track that has plenty of parking and room for vendors. Plus it now has go karts and will soon have mini golf as well. Its one of the nicest bmx facilities in the country. Plus its open year round and they have flexibility in there schedule to run it a different time of year. Check it out at Xtreme Fun Spot at Sports Park on Facebook.
From what I understand, the admission to such an event was like $10 per day. But it was more about the hundreds, nay thousands of people who would come in from out of town to participate in this event. That's a huge economic impact that's now going to go somewhere else.
One of the many issues with Tucson I noticed in my 13+ years living there was they love sports, but do not want to spend any money going to the events. The common person cannot afford the unrealistic prices and the businesspeople in the old pueblo do not want to pay a living wage, especially when the under table wage to illegals is so easy to get away with.
Not sure I see the hubbub here. Who really cares what a private school in Tucson does with their football booster club? Especially when it is small potatoes compared to what similar booster clubs do in Texas, Florida, Ohio and elsewhere. Nice potshot at your ex-wife though ...
It's not appropriate to repeatedly 'like' your own un-insightful comment.
Sounds like Brian might be kind of jealous of those Salpointe parents and the community. Oh, and remember that girl he divorced that went to St. Mary's? Don't worry about her. I went on to happily marry a Salpointe graduate. Heck, if we wanted to we too could donate money and stand on the field. Sounds like I got the better end of that deal!
Brian, you are exactly right in suggesting you have lost touch. While hitting the finish line first (or at least not last) is a worthy goal, there is nothing whatsoever wrong with those who just want to go out and have some fun. Your wife, as usual, is right. Are you smart enough to tell her?
To sell papers.
In the paper edition, this article about football is illustrated with a picture of a woman in a bikini. Why was that done?
By and large, the Star and local TV stations are mouth pieces for the UA. The debacle that was Lute Olsen's departure melodrama is a perfect example. The events were reported but no "why" was ever given. We still don't know exactly what was going on behind the scenes but I'll bet some reporters did. But they were afraid to harm their "access". I'd like to see someone tell me what's going outside of the practices and games. Kind of like the coverage of government.
Perhaps you overestimate how many people actually love "our" Cats.
I bet it's a lot less than the local sports news media thinks.
Silver's interview on Charlie Rose was amazing.
The north side of Cactus Bowl turned into "Rollers," an indoor roller rink with real hard wood, something that both Skate Country's didn't have. Also, they also had a smaller rink for the small kiddies in the old convenience store (either a Quick Mart or U-tote-um.) After that went belly up, it was a re-cycle warehouse before Pima Community College moved in.
I used to bowl on a league and we moved from the Lucky Strike to the Cactus bowl when it still had 60 lanes. It was a great place then.
What some people don't remember is that at one time in the late 60's, there was also a huge slide in the area as well as the drive-in across the street. The sign for the Cactus Bowl even had the same "Cactus man" logo as all of the Cactus Corporation drive-in theaters. They replaced that sign a few years ago and I was sad to see the "Cactus man" go, especially since the drive-in closed soon after.
During my college days, that was a great area for a date night. You could play on the slide, bowl a few frames, and take in a double feature within a one block area.
Unfortunately, age and physical issues no longer let me heave that 16 pounder like I could 20 years ago. But I will remember the original Cactus Bowl as a quality entertainment center.
Another Tucson icon bites the dust.
At first I was disgusted, but now I am amused.
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