A look back at the people, places and things that made for a memorable sports year in Las Vegas.
Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale said he’ll refund about $10 million to customers who cashed in on a promotion offering refunds of any mattress purchase of at least $3,000 when the Astros won the World Series.
It’s a rematch between the Cubs and Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. But their roles have been completely reversed.
The Astros are a minus-175 series favorite over the Yankees (plus-155) and a minus-160 favorite in Friday’s Game 1, which pits Dallas Keuchel against Masahiro Tanaka (plus-150).
If you’re an action junkie like me, Nevada is the only place to be this weekend.
The Chicago Cubs are minus-250 favorites to win the series, and Kyle Hendricks is a 2-1 favorite in Game 3. Cleveland needs two more strong starts from Corey Kluber.
I’m certain the Mets inked Tebow to a minor league deal and paid him $100,000 because they’re convinced a 29-year old who hasn’t played competitive baseball since his junior year in high school can get quickly up to speed.
If there’s anything most Las Vegas sports fans can agree upon, it’s that Sam Boyd Stadium and Cashman Field stink, and that hopefully there will be places to park at the new hockey arena.
Last week’s column on Bob St. Clair and the undefeated 1951 University of San Francisco football team — “The Best Team You Never Heard Of” according to the ESPN documentary showing this month — generated a lot of email and phone calls from readers who remembered St. Clair or that Dons team. Or had a father who did.