Reach out to Spears & Ali at 520-719-1490 or email them SpearsAndAli@ESPNTucson.com
Two guys, one city with infinite amount of passion for sports. Spears & Ali aren’t just dudes who babble about sports for three hours a day during the week, they’re Arizona sports historians who hold their hometown of Tucson near and dear to their hearts, and live and breathe local sports. Between the banter, insightful guests and the latest in the Southern Arizona sports scene, “Spears &Ali” is a one-stop shop for all fans looking for wall-to-wall coverage in the area. Whether it’s whatever is happening with the hometown Wildcats or other Arizona sports, the latest and greatest topics will surely be discussed — oh, and best believe the phone lines are open for anyone looking to further the discussion or ask questions. “Spears and Ali” is a sports show for Tucson people created by Tucsonans. And it’s not leaving ESPN Tucson anytime soon.
Sports. Tucson. Is there a greater combination than both? I’ve been lucky enough to call Tucson home for my entire life and sports have been a part of it for the whole ride. After growing up on the east side of Tucson becoming a proud Cienega Bobcat alumnus, I graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Since then, I’ve worked as a reporter and digital content producer covering Arizona Wildcats football and basketball for the Arizona Daily Star, where I write daily stories, produce and edit podcasts, monitor The Wildcaster app, post videos and handle the Star’s sports social media accounts. Since 2018, ESPN Tucson has blessed me with an opportunity to serve the Tucson community the latest sporting news in Arizona coupled with unique banter. Despite the hiatus, we’re ready to rock and roll, Southern Arizona!
Ali J Farhangis a passionate community leader with the ability to motivate and inspire others to promote positive change in the community. Ali is the Managing Partner and an AV-rated employment attorney at Farhang&Medcoff. Ali is also the Founder and Chair of the Arizona Bowl, co-owner of the Tucson Sugar Skulls and a varsity high school football coach. Ali is a member of the Eller School of Business Sports Management Program Industry Advisory Board. Ali believes that making positive contributions in ones’ community is an enormous aspect of living a successful and fulfilled life.