We wanted sun.
We wanted football.
We went to Vegas.
We got both.
We watched football!
Labor Day weekend marked the kickoff of the college football season. While we love going to away games, we learned in January (when we 'went' to several Bowl Games) in Las Vegas that this town is a one-stop shop for watching many games. Even better, there's no charge for watching them in one of the many 'Sports Book's as they call the special areas dedicated to sports viewing (and betting, for those so inclined) found in larger casinos.
We spent time Saturday morning scouting out the best 'book' for our viewing needs: comfy chairs and plenty of screens. The one we selected was at the Venetian where not only was our team, the UW Huskies, on Big screen television; but LSU's game was on a BIGGER screen, and smaller screens gave us front-row seats to games played by San Jose State, Washington State's Coug's and four other teams. So many games, so much fun.
The football fest continued on Labor Day when BSC contenders' the Boise State Broncos took on Virginia Tech. We returned to the cushy chairs at the Venetian to watch the game on the really BIG screen and 11 other screens of various sizes. The nail-biter had fans of both teams cheering loudly as the lead bouncing back and forth.
The Broncos completed a game winning touchdown in the final moments that put them three points ahead.
The point spread (that's the number that helps you determine who to bet on if you are in to that sport) during the weekend had varied between -2.50 and -1.50 meaning the Broncos had to win by those 3 points for those who had bet on them to win money. It was an emotion-filled ending in that sports book - high fives and shouting and clapping was as good as being in the stadium.