Not always so easy
A few years back, I rented my Westin Kierland for the Super Bowl (played in Tempe, AZ). I reserved my unit a year in advance with that exact intent.
The Super Bowl is played on a Sunday, making the typical Saturday check-in less than desirable for many.
The contestants for that game are not determined until two weeks prior, making the rental process frantic.
I came out fine, renting the two halves for $3,200 total (my MF's were about $1,150 back then). But I would never do it again.
Ron's experience was better in that he had more lead time and a more favorable game day (Monday). Anyone who tries this gambit should give these issues some thought in advance.