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Itís hard to be a football fan in Arizona right now. After last yearís run to the Super Bowl, itís going to be difficult to sit back and watch the remaining teams battle it out for a chance to win in it all. After being sent home early by the New Orleans Saints, fans of the Arizona Cardinals are wondering if theyíll see Kurt Warner again next season. Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the teamís chances for a win in 2011, thereís one thing that isnít going anywhereóthe University of Phoenix Stadium and itís one of the best in the league.
If youíre depressed about your team heading to the golf course a little earlier than you expected, make your way to this fortress of football to take a tour of the stadium. The place swung open its doors in 2006, and itís located just outside Phoenix in Glendale. It was the home of Super Bowl in 2008óthatís the one where the Giants upset the Patriotsóso it already has its share of a little history.
Time was Jessica Simpson was married to man who cared about football. Without the bonds of marital love, she must feel relieved that she doesn't have to keep up with the NFL any more. Well, relieved enough that when a reporter asked her who she was rooting for in this weekend's Super Bowl she said, "Go Cowboys!" (The Cowboys already lost in the playoffs.)
This weekend, don't be a Jessica. The undefeated New England Patriots are playing the New York Giants in Glendale, Arizona for this, the 42nd Super Bowl. If pressed for details, either draw a quick metaphor to the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, or (in case you want to look like you read the New York Times) mention how Pats quarterback Tom Brady is dating a supermodel while Giants QB Eli Manning is engaged to his college sweetheart. If you really know nothing about football, loudly criticize the halftime band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Don't forget your coozy!
· Jessica Simpson's Super Bowl Pick: The Cowboys [ICYDK]
· Super Bowl XLII coverage [Jaunted]
· Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo at The Hollywood Roosevelt [HotelChatter]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]
Come out from underneath your soundproofed rock! "American Idol" is over and we've given up hope that Sanjaya could somehow be un-kicked off at the 11th hour. The champion, one Jordin Sparks, is at 17 the youngest "Idol" winner ever and a plus-size model who has sung with Alice Cooper. She was something of a surprise winner after former back-up singer Melinda Doolittle was voted off last week, but first caught the eye of the judges with her performance of "I (Who Have Nothing)" in Week 2.
Sparks was born in Staten Island, but hangs her hat in Glendale, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix best known as the home of Super Bowl XLII, which will be played there on February 3, 2008. If you are going to Glendale, check out Deer Valley Rock Art Center, a primarily outdoor museum showcasing and protecting a set of petroglyphs and pictographs. And for a taste of the region's history, then speed into the 20th century at the Speed Street Indoor Racetrack, where Ms. Sparks will surely be doing the national anthem one of these days.
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· Arizona Travel [Jaunted]