The team that just a month ago was a popular Super Bowl pick at local sports books suddenly finds itself at 2-2 and welcoming three home games in the next 11 days.
In a week when fear and death and incomparable sorrow tested the faith and resolve of Las Vegas like never before, major league professional sports officially joined its ranks.
Bill Foley had never before swam in this part of the ocean, near its floor or otherwise, before emerging as the man who would bring Las Vegas its first major league professional sports team in the form of an NHL expansion franchise.
If history is indeed written by winners, Marc-Andre Fleury more than anyone else wearing a Golden Knights sweater deserves to hold a pen, for it is his likeness by which the first major league professional sports franchise in Las Vegas will be defined.
We are 48 hours from the Knights playing at Dallas and officially bringing Las Vegas its first major league professional sports franchise, and as things stood Wednesday, it won’t be seen on the valley’s largest cable provider.
What such sorrow has displayed in the hours following those tragic moments is that we as a city and state can’t be broken, that together we are much stronger than any singular force of abomination.
Moving the ball right now is a Mile High problem for the Raiders, who fell at Denver 16-10 on Sunday.
UNLV began practice Saturday, and coach Marvin Menzies talked about the FBI investigation into college basketball, a scandal that involves colleagues Tony Bland and Rick Pitino.
The similarities between Nashville and Las Vegas are striking, from market size to an attractive entertainment destination for tourists to an insatiable appetite for major league professional sports.
How and when such rapport might develop with the NHL expansion side is anyone’s guess, a team trying to uncover those combinations that will keep them competitive most nights.