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Sports SpeakUp: Props to ‘Rudy the Attorney’

KUDOS TO “Rudy the Attorney” for pointing out that Colin Kaepernick after taking a knee, also made disgusting comments that tried to justify the destructive mob violence we had been seeing and again are seeing on our US city streets after the recent police killing of George Floyd. As an American, Colin’s kneeling should also have been damned and banned for disgracing our flag. Rudy also discredited Washington Post’s Sally Jenkins’ insulting related commentary — also printed in the Journal that same day. All lives matter, not just black lives-something apparently Sally, Colin and others like them who apparently justify mob violence whenever black citizens are unjustifiably killed by police. Shame on them all!

— Lobo Boge


LAST YEAR the Lobos had several very talented players that had been in various kinds of trouble and were given second chances. It seems that almost all of these had issues that adversely affected the team last year. The one common thread that is similar this year with our new class of diaper dandies might be injuries. Many of our key recruits experienced various injuries last year. Let’s hope that doesn’t become a factor this year. All of these new kids seem to be high character, high energy guys. They should be fun to watch. Hoping for an exciting Lobo season.

— Dale Kennedy, Alpha Fan


WOW, ELIMINATION of college sports, as Larry Buck suggests, is severe. He makes good points, but in my estimation, it’s overkill. Athletic department costs can be mitigated by less severe action such as minimizing travel costs, and paring down support staff. Can coaches not multi-task? Surely Larry must recognize and appreciate what college athletics brings to a community. I always said I would never live in a city where there is no major university…for academic offerings AND athletics. The entertainment value of college athletics is huge, and I don’t see it ever going away, nor would I want it to.

— Bob, UNM Area