4 Don't-Miss Sporting Events
1 GREEN BAY PACKERS SEATTLE SEAHAWKS > SEPT. 4
The NFL season kicks-off on a Thursday night with the defending Super Bowl Champions taking on Aaron Rodgers & Co. Watch with fellow Cheeseheads as the Packers try to make an early-season statement at Rum Runner at 1801 E. Tropicana Ave., (702) 736- 6366. Cheer on the Seahawks with the local 12th-Man contingent at Timbers Bar & Grill at 7240 W. Azure Drive, (702) 645- 0655. Game starts at 5:30 pm.
2 NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS > SEPT. 6
Join the Scarlet & Grey fresh off its first bowl game since 2000 in this home opener. Head Coach John Hauck and standout wide receiver Devante Davis attempt to build on last season’s success and make consecutive postseason appearances for the first time in school history. 7 pm, Sam Boyd Stadium. $14$35. (702) 739-3267
3 UFC 178 > SEPT. 27
A leg injury to Jon Jones has forced a rescheduling of his much anticipated fight with Daniel Cormier to January. Instead, watch four-time UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson as he attempts to defend his title against Chris “Kamikaze” Cariaso. MGM Grand Garden Arena, (702) 891-1111
4 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS DALLAS COWBOYS > SEPT. 28
Returning from a season-ending back injury, Tony Romo and America's team have a tall task ahead of them when the Drew Brees-led Saints come marching into town. To root on the Saints, join the Who Dat Nation at 7-11 Bar at 2520 Arville St., (702) 362-2415. Cowboys fans will be gathering at Mr. D's Bar and Grill at 1810 S. Rainbow Blvd. (702) 362-8777.