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Sports Speak Up! What did Regents see that “Rudy” doesn’t?

ATTORNEY Rudolph B. Chavez penned a letter to the Editor Monday about Coach Davie’s suspension saying “Rumors are started by haters, spread by fools and believed by idiots.” Your UNM Regents had reason to suspend Davie. You constantly tell the people of Albuquerque that we need to support UNM no matter what. We are not blind to what UNM athletics does like you are, we are not fools or idiots.

— Oscar P. Sedillo, not an attorney

IN DECEMBER 2008, Mike Locksley came to Albuquerque and began his destruction of UNM football. Three seasons in and two wins later, Locksley was fired but not before leaving with a buyout pile of cash. Landing on his feet as the offensive coordinator at Maryland and subsequently the interim head coach, he was again let go. Less than a decade after the UNM debacle began, Locksley has been officially named the offensive coordinator for national champion Alabama. Maybe we will one day see a book from Locksley titled “My Time at UNM … a Springboard to Success.”

— Retro Lobo

IT’S TIME once again for the New Mexico State High School Basketball Tournaments. The boys field has 24 teams with losing records with one team at 8-19. The girls side has 19 teams with losing records with one coming in at 5-18. If the NMAA is going to allow the field to be so diluted, why not scrap the district tournaments and let every team in the state play so as to make sure that everyone gets a state tournament achievement ribbon?

— Politically Incorrect Bracketologist

WHAT A THRILLING, heart-stopping win against UNLV at High Noon in the Pit on Sunday. The atmosphere was electric, the Lobo faithful were heavily engaged, the game had the feel of a playoff battle, and Snake was in rare form. We will not be an easy out in March. Lobo Nation: Are we ready to take over the Thomas and Mack Center again? Is it time to reclaim The Pit West?

— George Scott

NOTE REGARDING THE UNLV-Lobos game: This is D-1 basketball. Sometimes there may be a little contact but it’s not always a foul at this level. No one tuned in or went to the game to listen to your whistle or watch free throws. Choppy game due to all your interruptions. Give it a break! Watch other conference officials to see which fouls are relevant.

— MacDaddy

AS AN AVID Lobo basketball fan, more than anything, I enjoy watching a player develop over their four years at UNM. While no Cameron Bairstow, Joe Furstinger has transformed himself from a “project” as a freshman and sophomore to a very solid player as a senior. I keep telling myself, perhaps the same will happen with freshman Vladimir Pinchuk. He certainly has a long way to go, but who knows, with effort on his part and solid mentoring from the coaching staff, perhaps he’ll become a factor in years to come.

— Bob, UNM Area

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