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Speak Up! Reader appreciates Journal portrait of Holly Holm


A GREAT PICTURE this holiday season in Friday’s issue by the Journal’s Jim Thompson of Holly Holm earning her “angel wings.” They say a picture is worth a thousand words? Perhaps Ronda Rousey would beg to differ.

— HH Fan

OUR GREAT COUNTRY produces about 3,000 high school graduates a year who can compete in football at the D-I level. Assuming each state gets an equal number, which ain’t true, New Mexico has only 60 D-I guys. Alabama and Clemson have 85 guys on scholarship on the sideline. NM and NMSU are competing for less than one full football team a year in NM. New Mexico math will not put UNM on an equal footing with Texas!  …

— Larry the VOL

I’M SORRY JOHN, the officials blew the Jesse James call, plain and simple. The replay shows James clearly catches the ball with both hands, tucks it, extends, crosses the plane, then as you correctly stated the ground cannot cause a fumble. And finally when a touchdown is called and there is a protest, the replay has to be conclusive to be overturned.

— Vince Guillen