Generations Of Greatness


The days of Marcus Allen, Tony Dorsett and Paul Hornung aren’t quite over yet. They’re not suiting up to take the field this football season, but they are coming to Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment to meet their fans and promote the newest crop of athletic greats.

The triumphant quality of sports—from golf to baseball to football—is how greatness spans generations. There’s a history to the game that not only lives on, but is simultaneously reborn time and again.

Most can remember Marcus Allen’s 74-yard touchdown run on his way to 191 total rushing yards and the Super Bowl MVP. Or Kellen Winslow playing through multiple injuries while leading his team to a playoff win in what has become known as “The Epic in Miami.” Or Tony Dorsett giving “America’s Team” a Super Bowl ring, making him the most popular player on the most popular team of the ‘70s.

But what current NFL great will make that celebrated play that will allow them to stand alongside these legends? This season, with the help of retired NFL players and loads of cash and promotional prizes, Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment will follow every hit and breakaway on the road to the Super Bowl.

The Ultimate Football Fan Giveaway will run from Sept. 1, 2010 through Jan. 13, 2011 at Desert Diamond Casino-Hotel in Tucson and Desert Diamond Casino in Sahuarita.

Here’s the breakdown: Monsoon Night Club at Desert Diamond Casino-Hotel is home to NFL football every Sunday and on Monday nights the Sports Bar at Desert Diamond Casino is the place to be, with beer and drink specials all season. In addition, there will be ESPN live remotes during the games. Weekly cash prizes range from $250 to $2,500, not to mention the promotional prizes that include tickets to Arizona Cardinals football games, flat screen televisions, hotel packages and replica jerseys.

But the best is saved for last. Participating fans are automatically entered to win a grand prize package that includes tickets to the Super Bowl, hotel, airfare and spending money. Also available is a trip to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. to watch game coverage.

And don’t forget, NFL hall-of-famers will be on hand every month to sign autographs, take photos and share their war stories for Southern Arizona fans. For more information, please visit

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