The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 February 2008

Obligatory Super Bowl reference

The forty-second Super Bowl is being held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and I thought back to the 1960s, when Super Bowls were no big deal, and the University of Phoenix Commuters were winning all sorts of Western Athletic Conference titles. The new stadium, built in 2003 and generally acclaimed as one of the premier sports venues worldwide, testifies to the greatness of those Phoenix teams, and ...

What? The University doesn't have any sports teams? Their name is on the building because they wrote a large check for the rights?


Never mind.

Posted at 12:05 PM to Say What?

Actually, I'd bet "writing a large check for the rights" costs less than supporting a typical Division I football program.

Certainly it's more transparent financially. At least they're not paying coaches and athletic directors out of the academic budget.

Posted by: Old Grouch at 3:53 PM on 3 February 2008