Good morning from sunny hot las vegas! Arrived at 1030pm local time last night to 30 degrees C weather. The good news is it’s a “dry heat!” 🙂
Took the car with 7 of us (2 guys, 5 ladies) to our hotel and made the obligatory stop at in and out burger. Get this, 7 of us ate dinner (burgers, fries, shakes) for a grand total of……drum roll please….. $20.25!!!!! I seem to recall someone out there not being a fan of the in and out burger, but from my seat, the Double Double Animal Style (no tomatoes of course) was superb!
After fighting with the moron check in lady at our hotel, we took to the streets. Our hotel is sold out. The casino was DEAD…no one in it. We were told that over 90% of the guests at our hotel are attending conventions and they don’t gamble or eat at the hotel. That’s gotta be good for business. We walked the strip and there were quite a few people out and about, especially for a Wednesday night. I am curious to see what its like tonight through Sunday.
Now obviously I am not listening to the radio in Toronto, but many of you have emailed me that the following was just uttered my Mike Hogan on the Fan 590:
“Not looking forward to the pittsburgh-detroit matchup”
Again, I didn’t hear it, so I don’t know the context in which it was said, so I can only comment on it standing alone, but I am fairly surprised by the comment. This is a great matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Pensguins. There lots of compelling stories and both are high powered up tempo teams.
I am curious to see what the scoop is on the series in the sportsbooks here. I will post some prop bets when I can.
Can you imagine the irony if the Pens beat the Red Wings to Hossa. He took a deep discount to play in Detroit, only to lose to the Pens in the cup one year later when the Pens offered tons more money???
Be sure to checkout Dan’s baseball podcast today, and I am trying to get info up on the radio ratings book too.
From Vegas, TSM