Lefty Before the Blast

It remains the most renowned bomb to explode in the Silver State since the Nevada Test Site stopped atmospheric nuclear testing in 1962. Of course, we’re talking about the car bomb that nearly killed Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal outside Tony Roma’s restaurant on Sahara Avenue. Oct. 4 marked the 30th anniversary of that infamous incident, memorialized in Martin Scorsese’s Casino. In recognition of Lefty, here is a YouTube video from a 1977 episode of The Frank Rosenthal Show, taped at the Stardust hotel-casino. Rosenthal is joined by Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles in this clip, which shows that Rosenthal, who died in 2008, might have been the worst TV talk-show host ever. Yes, even worse than Chevy Chase.

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Thursday's Scarlet & Gray Showcase is meant to be a crowd pleaser. Fans and students can meet the players, take in a UNLV legends game, and get a look at the 2012-13 team for the first time in an intra-squad scrimmage. But the event generating the most buzz after practice on Tuesday was obvious: the dunk contest. The dunk competition is a new addition to this year's Showcase, and with good reason, as the Rebels have a number of high fliers lining the roster. A crowd pleaser, indeed.