A POSSIBLE conversation this past Tuesday as a customer checked in at a local municipal golf course: “18 holes with a cart and a large bucket of balls, please.” Clerk behind the counter: “New Mexico State Police have been dispatched to this course. I’m getting out of here. You might want to do the same.”
— ABQ Linkster
I DON’T USUALLY thank people for doing their job, but these are extraordinary times: I tip my hat to the Journal sports staff for giving us a semblance of a sports section each day … not much out there to report, but you keep trying!
— Joe, ABQ
MANY THANKS to Geoff Grammer for memories of success by Lobo women’s basketball. Coach Don Flanagan’s Lobos played in the 2001 WNIT title game at the Pit. Hawaii, UAB, Arizona & Houston fell to UNM along the way. Ohio State nipped UNM 62-61 for the championship in front of 18,018, an all-time WNIT record. Flanagan’s teams were in postseason play (from)1998-2010. His legend started @ Eldorado HS: 401-13, 11 state championships, 9 undefeated seasons, and win streaks of 77, 74, 69, 66, & 60 games. The Geno Auriemma of girls’ HS ball! No wonder fans expect so much from the women’s program.