Phoenix - November 10, 2011

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Phoenix - November 10, 2011
 We’ve all probably owned a bobblehead figurine of some kind or another at one point in our lives. There are a lot of them out there. Most professional athletes have one modeled in their likeness, and these days most big-name celebrities do too. Politicians… not so much. But that didn’t stop the Phoenix Coyotes from adding a little something extra to their “Armed Forces Appreciation Night” by offering the first 10,000 fans to arrive at Jobbing,com Arena a free Arizona senator and former presidential candidate, John McCain, bobblehead figurine. Look for McCain to be on the ice for the ceremonial puck drop as the Coyotes host the Habs at home. Maybe a political-figure bobblehead night at the Bell Centre will be next…Looking at the most recent polls, it's doubtful.

Considering how huge a football field is, it’s probably the last thing you’d expect to get up and move. But that’s just what the Arizona Cardinals’ field at the University of Phoenix Stadium does on a regular basis.



Made of real grass, the field needs its share of natural sunlight to thrive and so the architects designing the stadium mounted the whole field on rails, allowing it to glide right out of the building into a lot where it can get all the light it needs. Business Week classified the stadium as one of the 10 most impressive sports installations on the planet.

Another odd fact about the University of Phoenix Stadium is that it doesn’t even have an actual university to go along with its name. Being an online institution of learning, there are no sports teams to represent the school in it’s own stadium.