Saturday, September 11, 2010

Avoiding Arizona

The passage of the anti-Latina/o SB 1070 has really changed my TV-viewing habits. I am amazed at how many of my favorite television programs had Arizona connections. "Had" because I stopped watching anything that has any connection to Arizona.

House Hunters, on HGTV, for example, often features home searches in Arizona cities. Changed channels. Stopped watching.

ESPN of course features the many sports teams from Arizona, especially those that play at the University of Phoenix Stadium. So, no Arizona Diamondbacks, Cardinals or Rattlers; no Phoenix Suns, Coyotes, Mercury, or International Raceway; no Wildcats, Sun Devils or Lumberjacks. No Cactus League next year either. Change channels. I cannot stop watching all of ESPN —that would be wrong— so I just have to get good at channel-surfing. The ticker used during Sports Center makes it easy to plan which items I want to avoid. Arizona or Bob Knight (different story), change channels.

And then came the truly horrible realization. Even the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the national championship of college football in which, with a little luck, the mighty Gators might play (I can dream). Change channels. Turn off TV.

Hasta la vista Arizona.

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