QUESTION: WHICH of the two current Lobo basketball teams has improved the most since December? Answer: Neither one. If you can find even one example of improvement on either men’s or women’s team, I’d love to hear it. Neither coach has control of his team.
— Ken in Tijeras
I WAS A season ticket holder for men’s basketball for over 30 years but have resolved never to attend another game. Not that I no longer love the Lobos but I choose not to be a part of the fan base that boos the best coach I’ve seen while in Albuquerque. Which of the “boo-birds” would not leave their present employment for a better opportunity if it became available?
UNM MAY HAVE lost the game vs Nevada last night, but coach Weir glaringly won the worst dressed coach award-again. Alford and Noodles looked like they had just stepped out of GQ, whereas Weir looked like he had just stepped in from raking leaves or mowing the lawn. Weir might consider trading in one of his advanced degrees for a class in fashion 101. Somewhere, Rick Majerus is even hiding his eyes.
— Allan, ABQ, father of an attorney
GREAT JOURNAL COVERAGE. Coach Alford is a class act. Lobo fans who booed him and coach Neal were not, but just bush league. No coach would have turned down that offer to coach at UCLA. Mayor Keller’s latest publicity stunt at halftime was embarrassing.
PAUL WEIR was quoted as saying “I think fans here appreciate what Alford and Neal have done for Lobo basketball.” For sure I would agree Alford did a great job here, but Neal? I would say he was Lobo basketball’s equivalent to Mike Locksley. In his 4 years here, he definitely set the program back, and we’re still in recovery mode.
— Bob, UNM Area
DARE I SAY IT? OK. “”When does Lobo football start?” Basketball can’t be over soon enough.
— UNM Alum
EARTH TO ROB MANFRED: When a Houston Astro gets drilled this season — and they are going to get drilled! —you then will have to hand out a long suspension to discourage further actions. At that point, the offending player or players will have received more punishment than a team that cheated its way to a championship. This isn’t going away. If you don’t punish the Astro players involved, you are as guilty as they are of damaging the game. You gave them immunity, when you should have said it’s a pardon.
— Mark in Los Lunas