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Ron Kantowski

Ron Kantowski

Ron Kantowski is a sports columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, covering a variety of topics and the Las Vegas sports scene.
rkantowski@reviewjournal.com … @ronkantowski on Twitter. 702-383-0352

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‘Fifth Down Game’ still worth recounting

When it comes to the number 5 and its derivatives, you can take five or gimme five. You can high-five or low-five. After all, 5 is the third prime number and the atomic number of boron.

Three Up, Three Down

Chris Ault, UNR’s Hall of Fame football coach, brings to mind the Russian guy who has everything in that DirecTV commercial, only without the Cold War accent and the grammatical errors.

Reno is tired of playing second fiddle to Las Vegas

OK, Reno, I’ve gotta admit I dig the cool zephyrs during summertime, falling asleep to the mournful whistles and clickety-clack, clickety-clack of the Union Pacific and the fact I can break out a bowling shirt and an old pair of Wranglers with holes in the knees and back pockets and blend right in on Virginia Street.

Three Up, Three Down

New Mexico vs. UNLV. The resistible force against the movable object. The dregs of the earth vs. the bottom of the barrel. Abe Vigoda at quarterback, throwing passes to Betty White.

As planets align, scores out of control

One of the endearing qualities about sports is that sometimes, Jupiter aligns with Mars. Then either peace guides the planets, or all hell breaks loose. It could go either way.

Three Up, Three Down

I saw Yorvit Torrealba naked. It happened a few weeks ago in San Diego. I was in the Padres’ locker room, waiting on Ryan Ludwick, when a blinding flash of bare rear end entered my peripheral vision.

1944 state champ Wildcats keep on truckin’

It was September 1944. The Allies, after liberating Paris, had entered Germany. In December, Germany would begin its last-ditch offensive at the Battle of the Bulge. Soon, it would all be over.

Three Up, Three Down

As a former UNLV starting quarterback, Bob Stockham will be disappointed if the Rebels and Wisconsin don’t continue their football series beyond 2011.

Three Up, Three Down

Just weeks shy of his 90th birthday, Bob Blum finally has done it.

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