Calculated gamble

Potential for problems exists, but 7-on-7s like NLA Las Vegas are here to stay

Updated: March 8, 2013, 11:52 AM ET
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN RecruitingNation

LAS VEGAS -- A dry, fierce wind rolled off the nearby rocky slopes as a few hundred football players danced around six fields at Charlie Frias Park on Sunday. The famous Las Vegas Strip, straight down Tropicana Avenue, beckoned in the distance.

Shreds of grass cut through the air like tiny spears, agitating spectators, coaches and players at the New Level Athletics West Regional. A Chapstick salesman could have made his monthly quota in an hour.

Still, it sure beat the specter of ...

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