The big head.
There are lots of things we’re divided on. Democrat vs. Republican. If gender is determined by biology or feelings. Whether the toilet paper roll should go over or under. For a couple brief hours on Thursday, Nevadans united around a common cause — cheering the University of Nevada Reno’s improbable run in the NCAA tournament. It’s exactly why politics and sports shouldn’t mix.
If you want a textbook example of national media elites looking down on Middle America, look no further than this week’s New York Times hit piece on Saturday night’s Mayweather-McGregor megafight.
When bird hunting, dogs can be a blessing or a curse. They can bring a downed bird to hand or run amok and leave you hollering and cursing its birth.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have expressed skepticism about the importance of fantasy football in an applause line at a Republican debate in October, but the fact is, it’s serious business for those in the business of gambling regulation.
The statement that Las Vegas lacks big-league sports isn’t true. The city is the undisputed combat sports capital of the world and home base for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s top mixed martial arts organization.
The four major sports leagues have taken a fairly hypocritical stance on gambling, mostly holding firm in their opposition to widespread legalization while investing huge dollars in daily fantasy sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel. The NCAA finds itself caught in the middle of it all.
Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to try to punch its way into New York, the only state where sanctioned mixed martial arts fights are illegal.
UNLV plays a football game at Michigan on Saturday, and the 34-point spread gives you an idea about how those who set lines believe the Rebels will fare in one of the most iconic of college stadiums.
The irony is apparently lost on Commissioner Roger Goodell and all the other high-ranking executives at the NFL’s New York headquarters, who are overseeing the final details of Sunday’s Super Bowl in the Big Apple: Las Vegas is the place to be on Super Bowl weekend.