By Jeff Portnoy
I have been in Vegas the past few days. On my way to Dallas tomorrow morning. Lots of props if you are a gambling person. First team to 15 points, etc. Florida remains a strong favorite over UConn ( 6.5 points) while the Kentucky odds have dropped slightly from 2 to 1.5. Still much of the talk here is that it will a Florida-Kentucky final and I agree. I think Kentucky will cover the spread tomorrow while Florida will not ( for entainment purposes only)
Coach Arnold is in Dallas with his son and Ben Jay is there as well. My guess is that all lobby nominee Riley Wallace and his crew ( Larry Little, etc) are probably there as well.
There is more than just basketball this weekend in Dallas. One of the bigger events is a three day free music festival highlighted by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Many thousands are expected.
Although the NCAA wants to say this Final Four is being held in North Texas, only the Stadium is not in Dallas. All of the coaches meetings, the media hotels, etc are all in Dallas proper. I guess the folks in Arlington/Irvine want the publicity.
Looking forward to seeing Cowboy Stadium ( ATT Park). Hopefully my media seat will be within viewing distance, unlike some of the 100,000 seats. Lots more to blog tomorrow.
I guess now that i am officially a Regent I need to note the following. The views in this blog are mine alone and they are my personal views.