Saturday, January 15, 2005

MLKDay In Arizona

Arizona is not what you would call the place to be if you are looking for supporters of The Rainbow Coalition. In fact, until recent years, the state did not observe MLKing Day. This position cost the state a Super Bowl bid when we lived here on our first tour of AZ duty (‘89-’93). This time around, the state is mellower, but perhaps just pragmatic. We now observe this coming Monday as a tribute to Dr. King and other civil rights activists. And, in 2008, the Super Bowl will be played at the new Cardinals Stadium in Glendale. The only other SB played here was in 1996, while such gawdawful places as Jacksonville and Tampa get the game on a more regular basis.