Thursday, December 21, 2006
Where to Find Jesus in Vegas
Nothing against Brigham Young. The Cougars came across as a hard-knocking team the few times we've had an opportunity to watch them play. We get another chance to see BYU on Thursday night when it plays Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl, one of our postseason favorites for obvious reasons. Although much of the hubbub has centered on Oregon's expected unveiling of its new helmets, the Wiz has taken an interest in the general going-ons in Vegas this week. Yes, it has been a week of contrasts. On one side you have the honey beer drinking and gambling Oregon fans. On the other end of the spectrum resides the BYU contingent, which shuns alcohol and gambling. As one poster on Deadspin remarked, having BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl is like having a diabetics convention at a chocolate factory. Even former coach LaVell Edwards once said BYU fans bring the Ten Commandments and a $50 bill to bowl games and break neither. Jokes aside, BYU fans have seemed out of place this week in Vegas, despite attempts to say otherwise. Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune wrote about fans staying at the Golden Nugget Casino, with slot machines, craps tables, roulette wheels and a sign that screamed "Topless Girls of Glitter Gulch." Yes, Jesus resides in Vegas, but you won't find him in a church. The locals know him as Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and he can be found at a poker table.
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