4 Don't-Miss Sport­ing Events

Where Las Vegas - - WERE CALENDAR - By Bruce Alder

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.

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