Herein we provide a much-needed public device for budding boycotters. Recently the State of Arizona passed legislation increasing the power of law enforcement. State authorities were granted the power to ask suspects for proof of citizenship.
We do not propose to judge the value of this decision.
We simply provide a pocket guide to Boycotting Arizona. Boycotting can be a tedious and confusing undertaking. Knowing precisely who and what to ignore tends to make the effort much easier.
Boycott Arizona - No Baseball Allowed
Phoenix, Arizona is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. The 'Dbacks' play in the Western Division of the National League. They compete against division rivals in Colorado (The Rockies), Los Angeles (The Dodgers), San Diego (The Padres), and San Francisco (The Giants). Plan to boycott goods and services from these complicit cities.
Diamondback games are broadcast on FOX sports Television along with ESPN Television and ESPN Radio.
Arizona Boycott - Don't go to the movies
Be sure to boycott any movie with Tom Cruise in it. The auto racing blockbuster Days of Thunder was filmed in Arizona. Tom Cruise portrayed Cole Trickle, a wildly talented but impulsive NASCAR driver. Mr. Cruise has made over 36 movies in his illustrious career; any celluloid creation that includes his talents must be boycotted.
Forrest Gump was filmed in Arizona. Beloved thespians Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise must also be boycotted. Be sure to avoid reruns of the TV comedy Bosom Buddies, in which Mr Hanks played alongside Peter Scolari as struggling twenty-somethings who don dresses in order to live in a women-only apartment building. Scolari went on to star alongside Bob Newhart in the hit TV comedy series Newhart.
Arizona Boycotts - No Racquet Sports
The Penn Corporation manufacturers a wide range of tennis balls and racquetball balls. Penn has factories in Arizona. Corporate headquarters are in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 2002 Penn introduced the pink tennis ball in support of breast cancer research. Add breast cancer research to the ever-growing list of things to boycott.
According to their web site, Penn is affiliated with many tennis and racquetball organizations:
- ATP Masters Series,
- USTA League Tennis,
- Beach Tennis USA,
- QuickStart Tennis,
- USA Racquetball, and
- US Open Racquetball.
Boycott Arizona - No Football or Salty Snacks
The Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League play in the University of Phoenix Stadium. The University of Phoenix Stadium is also home to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, a college football post-season game played annually on New Years Day. Tostitos tortilla chips are manufactured by Frito-Lay, which is a division of Pepsi.
To summarize: boycott Pepsi, NFL football, college football, and potato chips. And, whatever you do, never visit the Tostitos web site for tasty game day recipes.
Boycotting requires much self-control and large amounts of time-consuming research. Join us in out quest to search out stuff to slight.