If one has the chance, experiencing the 10-day affair known as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is a must. For those who cannot make their way to the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas from December 6-15, 2012, they now have two options. Rodeo fans can either catch every event, rodeo related or not, on ProRodeoLive.com or watch it on television on GAC (Great American Country). Still, like music, the experience is better live.
At least that is the case for another couple of years. The Thomas and Mack Center has hosted the event since 1985, but after the year 2014 the National Finals Rodeo will be moving to Oklahoma City. OKC is a great place, but it is nothing quite like Vegas. One has to look for something to do in Oklahoma City. In Las Vegas, one is overwhelmed with options.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV
The first time the Philippines congressman and pugilist and the Mexican mayhem machine met in Las Vegas they were fighting for the Featherweight Title. It ended in a no-decision. The second time Pac-Man and Dinamita fought in Las Vegas they were duking it out for the Super Featherweight Title. This time Pacquiao won a split decision. The third time these two met in Sin City, they fought for the Welterweight Title. Once again Pacquiao walked away the winner.
This fourth fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 8, 2012 will be one fought for old times’ sake, with no title on the line. This is a battle between two of the sport’s biggest stars, two fighters with complimentary styles that always make for a great fight.