NASCAR, which invades Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, used to be a Southern Thing when the Allisons and the Pettys and Yarborough (Cale) and Yarbrough (LeeRoy) were rubbin’ and racin’.
It all had been going so well for the Mountain West.
I went out to the USA Sevens rugby tournament fan festival Saturday in search of Invictus.
They had a party as the Rebels kicked Jimmer Fredette and then-No. 12 Brigham Young to the curb Saturday afternoon. When they left, UNLV led the Far West, which is what the sports writers back east call the Pacific-10, Mountain West, Western Athletic Conference and Gonzaga, in basketball attendance.
Don’t be misled by coach-speak that suggests every game is as important as the next.