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Sports Speak Up: Nunez really is a spectator

A “SPECTATOR” IS exactly what Eddie Nuñez has proven himself to be. He hasn’t taken accountability or responsibility for one thing in two years.

— JA

YES, BOB DAVIE, this is a quirky place and you and your team are on a virtual island. Only in Albuquerque would there be a press conference to kickoff the upcoming UNM football season and follow it up a day later with a UNM basketball press conference. During Davie’s press conference he mentioned that the UNM-NMSU game is being played on a Saturday afternoon at 2:30 due to TV scheduling. There is no TV entity listed for this game. Again, a bad choice of time made by UNM administrators for this September game that will minimize, not maximize attendance and concession revenue.

— Marketing Apprentice

ESPN’S TOP TEN sports videos of July, 2019 include a Special Olympics soccer goal from midfield over the goalie’s head. “Mainstreaming” produces the best possible outcome for a high-functioning person with an intellectual disability. When there’s a “disabled” kid that can kick a field goal from 75 yards, every football team in American will want to help talented kids with disabilities mainstream.

— Larry the VOL

WHEN THE MICHIGAN football team took a summer trip to Italy a couple years ago to see the sights and sounds along with supposedly bonding, former UNM football coach Rocky Long countered by taking his San Diego State team to San Diego’s Little Italy for a day out and possibly an Italian meal. To counter the UNM women’s basketball team’s 10 day trip to Italy, perhaps the bonding that the Lobo men’s team is going to experience will be dinner at Paul Weir’s favorite local Italian restaurant? Either way, both teams had better be contending for an MWC championship this season.

— The Travel Agent

SAD TO HEAR about the passing of Tim Kline. Almost two decades ago during the politically charged and contentious battle as to whether or not to keep minor league baseball in Albuquerque and construct Isotopes Park, most of the Albuquerque city councilors at that time were against the idea. A few councilors were on the fence but Councilor Kline was the only one who was all-in from the start for this quality of life issue for our city. And with Kline’s vision for the future, he was the difference maker. Look at what we have now. Momentous, Tim Kline.

— NM Old Timer

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