Adversity and Urban Meyer cross paths about as often as it snows in the desert. This is one of those rare weeks. Meyer is coming off an ugly loss, and the chill in the air makes Las Vegas feel like Big Ten country.
It was February 2001, the Las Vegas Outlaws vs. the Memphis Maniax, the XFL on UPN. Surely you remember the XFL.
Thanksgiving weekend means great horse racing action from coast to coast. Among the main stakes offerings are four grade 1 events, the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs, the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct and at Del Mar the Hollywood Derby and Matriarch.
The bartender looked at me in a bewildered fashion, as if I had just dropped in from Neptune or somewhere. This was Sunday, at Victory’s Bar & Grill at the Cannery on Craig Road.