Seriously, what the hell!?! This kind of imbecility makes me even less of a fan of college football or school spirit. It's even more annoying when stuff like this happens in your own backyard... I live not 5 minutes away from Tempe butte (aka A Mountain)!
"Vandals climbed Tempe butte and painted a large red "A" - the University of Arizona's color - before the annual football game between the two rivals on Nov. 25. The paint job was first spotted two days before the ASU Sun Devils whipped the Wildcats 28-14.
Pranksters also hit the Sun Devils' practice field, painting a blue "A" and "Bear Down," the University of Arizona motto, on the turf.
But the red paint on the rocks of the butte could have erased rock art that dates to 1250, city officials said. Tempe could be forced to spend thousands of dollars to fly in a petroglyph expert and have the paint tediously removed by hand."
And here I was, thinking that being in college was all about getting an education and forming responsible citizens. I realize only a handful of people did this, but sweet lord, grow up!!
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