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Where Do I Go to See My Favorite NFL Team in 
2019-2020

NFL FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE  !!!
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Get ready ...

It all starts Thursday, September 5, 2019 when the Green Bay Packers travel to the home of the Chicago Bears at 5:20pm on NBC (Channel 3)....

...and continues .each Sunday... .

...as well as on MONDAYs ...

...as well as on THURSDAYs  ...

...and an occasional SATURDAY... 

... until the Super Bowl Sunday,  February 2, 2020.

The 2020 Super Bowl will be held in  Miami Gardens, Florida at Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins.

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NFL Sunday TV ticket too expensive?

Not a problem....there's always a casino with a sports book with fans cheering for their favorite team.

But...what if you want to be "with your own kind"?

Well, there are Sports Bars all over town that cater to a number of your favorite teams.

...and here they are..to the best of our knowledge...

 (located on our side of town...or as close as possible to us)


ARIZONA CARDINALS

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Timber's Bar & Grill
1450 W. Horizon Ridge Ave.
Henderson
(702) 492-0227


ATLANTA FALCONS

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Cactus Jack's
10648 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Henderson
(702) 260-0214


BALTIMORE RAVENS

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Crab Corner
6485 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas
(702) 489-4646


BUFFALO BILLS

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Johnny Mack's Bar & Restaurant
842 S. Boulder Hwy.
Henderson
(702) 564-2121


CAROLINA PANTHERS


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Blondie's Sports Bar
3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
(702) 737-0444


CHICAGO BEARS

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Windy City Beefs & Pizza
9711 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas
(702) 388-4300

 
Tommy Rocker's Mohave Beach Grill
4275 Dean Martin Drive
Las Veaga
(702) 261-6688


CINNCINNATI BENGALS


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Kopper Keg North
8725 W. Dear Springs Way
Las Vegas
(702) 933-4893


CLEVELAND BROWNS

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Miller's Ale House
594 N. Stephanie St. 
Henderson
(702) 436-2255

Kopper Keg West
2257 S. Rainbow Blvd. (near Sahara)
Las Vegas
(702) 254-5495

The Tap House
5589 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas
(702) 870-2111


DALLAS COWBOYS

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Red Label Bar & Lounge
332 W. Sahara Ave. (near Las Vegas Blvd)
Las Vegas
(702) 382-6288

Mr. D's Sports Bar & Grill
1810 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas
(702) 362-8777


DENVER BRONCOS

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Black Mountain Grill
11021 S. Eastern Ave. (near Sun Ridge Heights)
Henderson
(702) 990-0990


DETROIT LIONS


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Crowbar
6851 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas
(702) 823-1113


GREEN BAY PACKERS

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Rum Runner Boulder
6658 S. Boulder Hwy.  (near Russell Road)
Las Vegas
(702) 451-7357


HOUSTON TEXANS

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Cactus Jack's
10648 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Henderson
(702) 260-0214


INDIANAPOLIS COLTS


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Timber's Bar & Grill
1450 W. Horizon Ridge Ave.
Henderson


KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

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The Blue Diamond Saloon
6935 Blue Diamond Road (near Rainbow Blvd)
Las Vegas
(702) 896-1455


JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

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Steiner's
1750 N. Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas
(702) 304-8084


LOS ANGELES RAMS

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    Westgate Las Vegas Super Sports Lounge
3000 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas
(702) 732-5111



MIAMI DOLPHINS

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BJ's Cocktail Lounge EAST
8075 S. Decatur Blvd.
218 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas
(702) 291-2033



MINNESOTA VIKINGS

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Blue Ox Central
6000 S. Eastern Ave.  (near Patrick Lane)
Las Vegas
(702) 795-8795



NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

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Twin Peaks
3717 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
(702) 795-8946



NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

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Lola's Louisiana Kitchen
1220 N. Town Center Drive
(Summerlin)
Las Vegas
(702) 871-5652

7-11 Bar
2520 Arville St.
Las Vegas
(702) 362-2415

NEW YORK GIANTS

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Johnny Fontaine's Beach House
5310 W. Sahara Ave.  (near Decatur Blvd)
Las Vegas
(702) 367-6867


NEW YORK JETS

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Mulligan's Border Bar & Grill
1235 E. Pebble Rd.
Las Vegas
(702) 614-6640


OAKLAND / LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

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Soon to be the...

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Legends Sports Bar & Grill
5866 Boulder Hwy.
Las Vegas
(702) 778-8750

Lucy's Lounge
7395 S. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas
(702) 260-8991

Shifty's Cocktail Lounge
3805 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas
(702) 871-4952


PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

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 Madison Bar & Grill
855 E. Twain Ave. (near Swenson St.)
Las Vegas
(702) 735-4535


PITTSBURGH STEELERS

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BJ's Cocktail Lounge
8075 S. Decatur Rd.
Las Vegas
(702) 291-2033

Noreen's Lounge
2799 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas
(702) 458-7557

Bob Taylor's Ranch House
6250 Rio Vista St.  (near Ann Road)
Las Vegas
(702) 645-1399


SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

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Al's Garage
2234 Village Walk Drive  #174  (near Green Valley Pkwy)
Henderson
(702) 320-5870

Shooter's Bar & Grill
4465 E. Sahara Rd.
Las Vegas
(702) 431-9464


SAN FRANCISCO 49ers

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Hi Scores Bar-Arcade
65 S. Stephanie St.
Henderson
(702) 522-7766

Lucky's Lounge
7345 S. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas
(702) 260-8991


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

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Timbers Bar & Grill
1450 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy. (near Stephanie St.)
Henderson
(702) 492-0027

Old School Brewing Company
8410 W. Desert Inn Rd.
Las Vegas
(702) 273-9782


TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS


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Timber's Bar & Grill
1450 W. Horizon Ridge Dr.
Henderson
(702) 492-0027


TENNESSEE TITANS

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Blondie's Sports Bar
3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
(702) 737-0444


WASHINGTON REDSKINS

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Crown & Anchor British Pub
1350 E. Tropicana Blvd.  (near Maryland Pkwy)
Las Vegas
(702) 739-8676

We couldn't find a favorite "spot" for some NFL teams, but it you have any information on where their fans can catch a game, let us know and we'll be glad to post those locations.

Also, if any of this needs updating, please let us know !

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Las Vegas Ballpark Named Ballpark of the Year


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The owners of the Las Vegas Aviators knew their new ballpark in Summerlin would usher in an improved fan experience, but they couldn't have envisioned the meteoric surge in ticket sales, as the team currently leads all of Minor League Baseball in attendance. 

And now Las Vegas Ballpark has a major national award to add to its accomplishments: 

BaseballParks.com announced that the new facility has won its 20th Annual Ballpark of the Year Award.

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This organization presents this honor to the new or remodeled baseball stadium with the best combination of site selection, exterior appearance, architectural design and fan amenities. 

With six new professional ballparks opening in 2019 - the largest number in the past decade - Las Vegas Ballpark faced a lot of competition for the honor.

The Aviators are the Champs of the Pacific Southern Division of the Pacific Coast League.

They  advanced to the League playoffs in a best of 5 game series. 

Games 1-2 would be played in the home of the North Division Champions, the Sacramento River Cats and Games 3-4-5 would be played in Las Vegas.

Should they win the series, they would then advance to the Pacific Coast Championship in another best of 5 game series.

Games 1-2 would be played in Las Vegas, and games 3-4-5 would be played at the home of the American Conference Champs.


You can still purchase tickets on their web site:




Go Aviators !
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Golden Knights
 Announce 2019-2020 Regular Season Schedule

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OCTOBER

Wed. Oct. 2 vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 4 at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 8 vs. Boston, 7 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 10 at Arizona, 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 12 vs. Calgary, 7 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 13 at Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 15 vs. Nashville, 7 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 17 vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 19 at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 21 at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 22 at Chicago, 5:30 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 25 vs. Colorado, 3 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 27 vs. Anaheim, 5 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 31 vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.

NOVEMBER

Sat. Nov. 2 vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 5 at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 7 at Toronto, 4 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 9 at Washington, 4 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 10 at Detroit, 2 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 13 vs. Chicago, 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 16 at Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 17 vs. Calgary, 5 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 19 vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 21 vs. San Jose, 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 23 vs. Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 25 at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 27 at Nashville, 5 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 29 vs. Arizona, 3 p.m.

DECEMBER

Mon. Dec. 2 at NY Rangers, 4 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 3 at New Jersey, 4 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 5 at NY Islanders, 4 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 8 vs. NY Rangers, 4 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 10 vs. Chicago, 7 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 12 at St. Louis, 5 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 13 at Dallas, 5 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 15 vs. Vancouver, 5 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 17 vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 19 at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 22 at San Jose, 7 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 23 vs. Colorado, 7 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 27 at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 28 vs. Arizona, 7 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 31 vs. Anaheim, 12 p.m.

JANUARY

Thu. Jan. 2 vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 4 vs. St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 7 vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 9 vs. Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 11 vs. Columbus, 7 p.m.
Tue. Jan 14 at Buffalo, 4 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 16 at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 18 at Montreal, 4 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 21 at Boston, 4 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 31 at Carolina, 4:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Sat. Feb. 1 at Nashville, 5 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 6 at Florida, 4 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 8 vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 11 at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 13 vs. St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 15 vs. NY Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 17 vs. Washington, 3 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 20 vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m
Sat. Feb. 22 vs. Florida, 7 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 23 at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 28 vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.

MARCH

Sun. March 1 vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. March 6 at Winnipeg, 5 p.m.
Mon. March 9 at Edmonton, 6 p.m.
Thu. March 12 at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Sun. March 15 at Colorado, 12 p.m.
Tue. March 17 vs. Dallas, 7 p.m.
Wed. March 18 at Arizona, 7 p.m.
Sat. March 21 vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.
Mon. March 23 vs. Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Wed. March 25 vs. Arizona, 7:30 p.m.
Sun. March 29 at Winnipeg, 12 p.m.
Tue. March 31 at Edmonton, 6 p.m.

APRIL

Thu. April 2 at Calgary, 6 p.m.
Sat. April 4 at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
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2019 Belmont Stakes Results & Payouts

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7.
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Sir Winston
 12-1 

10.
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Tacitus
9-5

1.
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Joevia
 30-1

Sir Winston                              $22.40         $8.80         $6.10
Tacitus                                                           3.90           3.20
Joevia                                                                              8.70

The $2 exacta Sir Winston & Tacitus (7-10) paid $96.00.

The $2 trifecta of Sir Winston, Tacitus & Joevia (7-10-1)  paid $1,244.00.

The $1 superfecta of Sir Winston, Tacitus, Joevia  & Tax (7-10-1-4) paid $10,428.00.

The order of finish in the 151st Belmont Stakes was:

1.   Sir Winston
2.   Tacitus
3.   Joevia
4.   Tax
5.   Master Fencer
6.   Spinoff
7.   Everfast
8.   Intrepid Heart
9.   War of Will
10. Bourbon War
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Racing Bets Explained
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Win

This wager is the most straightforward and most popular bet of all. Simply put your money down on your selection hitting that winning post first.

Place

If you think your selection has a great chance, but want to play it a little safer, the place bet is ideal. You’ll win slightly less, but you’ll be paid if your selection finishes in the first two places.

Show

This time around, you’ll win if your selection finishes in the first three places.

Exacta

Correctly predict the first and second in the race. This wager is more challenging than the win bet, but the reward is greater.

Trifecta

Choose first, second and third in the correct order. Get it right, and those exacta winners will be giving you jealous glances.

Superfecta

If you want to go for the big one, this is the wager for you. Pick the first, second, third and fourth in the right order, and you could be looking at a mega win.
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2019
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War of Will 

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Everfast
5.
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Owendale 

War of Will                               $14.20         $7.40         $5.40
Everfast                                                       32.00         14.40
Owendale                                                                        6.00

The $2 exacta War of Will & Everfast paid $947.00.

The $2 trifecta of 1-10-5 paid $9.399.60.

The $1 superfecta, 10-1-5-3 paid 51,924.00.

The order of finish for the 144th Preakness at Pimlico in Maryland, was:


1. War of Will
2. Everfast
3. Owendale
4. Warrior's Charge
5. Laughing Fox
6. Improbable
7. Win Win Win
8. Bourbon War
9. Signalman
10. Anothertwistafate
11. Alwaysmining
12. Market King
13. Bodexpress (Did Not Finish Race)
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Kentucky Derby Favorite Disqualified
65-1 Long Shot Named Winner

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Country House
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 Code of Honor 
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Country House                               $132.40         $56.60         $24.60
Code of Honor                                                        15.20             9.80
Tacitus                                                                                          5.60

The $2 exacta of Country House and Code of Honor paid $3,009.60.

The 50-cent trifecta paid $5,737.65.

The $1 superfecta, with fourth-place finisher Improbable joining the top three, paid $51,400.10.

Maximum Security was placed 17th in the final order of finish, so that the colt came in behind the lowest-finishing horse affected in the incident that led to the disqualification.

The order of finish for the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, was:

1. Country House
2. Code of Honor
3. Tacitus
4. Improbable
5. Game Winner
6. Master Fencer
7. War of Will
8. Plus Que Parfait
9. Win Win Win
10. Cutting Humor
11. By My Standards
12. Vekoma
13. Bodexpress
14. Tax
15. Roadster
16. Long Range Toddy
17. Maximum Security  (disqualified)
18. Spinoff
19. Gray Magician
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Texas Tech

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77

Overtime


Final 
Bracket

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Thanks Knights !
You Brought Our City Back to Life

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In so many ways, the Entertainment Capital of the World is now the center of the hockey universe. 

The excitement in the city with the Vegas Golden Knights, the National Hockey League's 31st club and Las Vegas' first professional national team making it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals in its inaugural season. was literally "off the Richter scale". 

The VGKs were not only the talk of the sports world...

...but the WHOLE WORLD !

They were the "miracle" that wasn't supposed to happen !

Everywhere you looked, you'd see Vegas Golden Knight jerseys...


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... even on the Statue of Liberty at New York-New York...

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...and the giant lion at the MGM Grand

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An outside statue of Julius Caesar held a jumbo hockey stick and VGK's flag.

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Shows and entertainers got in on the act as well.

Super fan Celine Dion, who returned to her residency at Caesars Palace after her surgery, did so wearing a GVK jersey on stage.

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Wayne Newton wore his jersey at games...

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...and at the Westgate Barry Manilow after opening his new residency at the hotel, received a VGK jersey from Jay Kornegay, VP of Race & Sports SuperBook, and Westgate president Geno Iafrate.

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ZZ Top got into the act as well !

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It didn't matter what "world of sport" you were a part of...

Las Vegas natives and Baseball Superstars Brice Harper of the Washington Nationals and Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs...in the middle of their season...made that known !

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One couple got married at a Golden Knight's game...by Elvis !

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We had our "Ice Girls"...at each game !

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Anyone who ever went to a game would be amazed at the entertainment before and during each game too !

The pre-game "duels" between our "Knight" and whoever came to invade our T-Mobile Arena "kingdom", became "Vegas Entertainment at it's Best".


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Of course, what would the fans...especially the kids...have done without the Knight's mascot, "Chance" !

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And in an inaugural season, our Golden Knights even managed to win the Western Conference Championship of the National Hockey League..

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..before the Washington Capitals came to town to claim the coveted Stanley Cup.

So...

Did the Las Vegas Golden Knights win?

You bet they did !

The Las Vegas Golden Knights brought a city from the tragedy of 
October 1....to the pride of...
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Our undying thanks goes to owner, Bill Foley, Head Coach, Gerard GallantGeneral Manager, George McPhee...

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...and these bruised and battered "rejects" from the rest of the NHL...

Our Golden Knights...

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and last but not least....

Those who supported "Ice Hockey in the Desert"

The Fans

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Until October...when we'll do it again !

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2018

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Saturday, June 9, 2018
Belmont Park
Elmont, New York
1.5 Miles

It's all
Justify
in Racing's Triple Crown
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1.
Justify
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4/5

6.
Gronkowski
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24/1


4.
Hofburg
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5/1


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                 Justify                3.60         3.50      2.80
                 Gronkowski                     13.80      7.00
                 Hofburg                                           3.70
                                                    

The oldest of the Triple Crown races which also includes The Kentucky Derby and The Preakness, the Belmont Stakes is referred to as"The Run for the Carnations" and "The Test of The Champion".

The first "Belmont Stakes" was held in 1867 at Jerome Park in the Bronx and continued at that location until 1890 when is was moved to Morris Park Racetrack.

The "Belmont Stakes" was originally financed by stock market speculator...

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Jerome Leonard
(1817-1891)

...and financed by...

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August Belmont, Sr.
(1813-1890)

In 1905 the race was moved to Belmont Park in Elmont, New York on Long Island.

The first "Belmont Stakes" in 1867 was won by a filly named...

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Ruthless

The winner of each Belmont Stakes is draped in blanket of white carnations.

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Over the years there have been three "official" songs for the race. Until 1996 the post parade song was "The Sidewalks of New York".


That changed from 1997 to 2009, when Frank Sinatra's version of "Theme from New York, New York" became the "official tune.


They made a feeble attempt in 2010 to change the tune again to J-Z's "Empire State of Mind".

...and that met with this reaction !

So...in 2011, it was back to "Theme from New York, New York".

There's even been "official: drinks for the Belmont Stakes too !

Originally the "official" drink was "The White Carnation"...

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...but in 1997 that too changed to "The Belmont Breeze"...

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...only to change that to "The Belmont Jewel" in 2011.

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Now you know everything there is to know about the history of "The Belmont Stakes"

Congratulations "Justify"...

...only the 13th horse to win Racing's Triple Crown in 150 Races !

He joins this exclusive list of the greatest 3 year old thoroughbreds in history:


PAST TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS


2015 - American Pharoah
1978 - Affirmed
1977 - Seattle Slew
1973 - Secretariat
1948 - Citation
1946 - Assault
1943 - Count Fleet
1941 - Whirlaway
1937 - War Admiral
1935 - Omaha
1930 - Gallant Fox
1919 - Sir Barton
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Meet
"Chance"

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Las Vegas’ newest celebrity reptile...

...a giant Gila monster named Chance, the Golden Knights mascot...
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...who darts in and out of crowds seeking out fist-bumps and high-fives. 


He prowls restaurant patios and bar windows for anyone who will lend him a phone to snap a selfie. 

He even coaxes smiles from tourists in the opposing team’s jerseys with dismayed shrugs, shakes of his oversized head, and even a playful lizard bite. 

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In a city still learning the names and faces of its playoff-bound hockey players, Chance has emerged as the cartoonish face of our beloved new team.

The Man Behind the Mask

When Chance removes his disco ball-patterned head, the human face of Clint McComb appears.

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That head, if you were wondering, is lighter than one might expect, and a quick examination reveals that McComb’s line of sight from within (a thin slit of visibility through Chance’s mouth), has a reasonable horizontal range, but is incredibly narrow vertically. 

So it’s tough to see a puck on the ice, or just about anything below eye level, without a drastic downward nod. 

Yet somehow, Chance almost never misses a small child in the crowd who wants to say hello.

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If you can make a kid smile, that’s the best part,” McComb says when asked about his determination to interact with every child in Golden Knights garb.

And Chance makes plenty of kids — and their parents — smile. 

When he spots a youngster in a homemade Chance costume, he recruits him to wave the team flag.

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Later, during the game’s first period, a parent sitting near the ice hands him an infant, whom Chance poses with and pretends to give away to Ilana. 

It’s a move that always gets a laugh from the crowd.

A mascot is born !


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Dick for information...YEAH Vegas Golden Knights.

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