Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cactus League: 2008 Superbowl Coverage Pt 2

This morning, I was watching Mike and Mike on ESPN for the 2008 Super Bowl coverage here in Arizona and there were cactus in the background. And I'm thinking, "Where did all those cacti come from?" And I realized they were fake cactus. Plastic, I think. ESPN brought in fake cactus to put in the background of their TV broadcasts. I think it looks more ridiculous than not having cactus at all. Phoenix is known for cactus, but it's more common in the desert than the city. I would guess ninety-nine percent of the cactus in Phoenix is brought in from the desert or a cactus farm and planted there by landscapers. It's not like we're spraying weed-killer on our lawns, going, "Darn cactus! It grows everywhere! Worse than dandelions!"

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Mauricem said...

That's so true! I did think it was kind of strange, but never thought they were fake. Considering a cactus has to grow for 65 to 75 years before it sprouts one of the arms it's hard to believe we have any to look at at all.

Monkey Migraine said...

It is amazing. But the ones on ESPN were a sort of florescent green, not the dark green of real cactus. I imagined them buying the fake cactus at the airport gift shop.