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Sports Speak Up! On United’s exemption, UNM golf and kneeling

“MEDICAL TREATMENT EXEMPTION FOR ALL”: Great column by the Journal’s Randy Harrison on the New Mexico United, a second year franchise, getting privilege over New Mexico’s universities. UNM, specifically, has been playing football since 1892. The United’s President/CEO, Peter Trevisani, says practice for his team falls under a “medical treatment exemption” (forgive me but I can’t stop laughing). Actually, I don’t have a problem with United playing — but per Harrison’s point, as long as all New Mexico universities have the same opportunity.

— Lobo Mystified

I QUIT WATCHING NFL for 2 years. I returned last year when kneeling stopped so I have no problem returning to playing golf on Sundays. Now I see baseball has joined the kneeling crowd. Adios baseball. Other things to do and watch rather than watch these fools.

— MO

IF THE WASHINGTON football team really wants to have a huge following, how about the “Washington Veterans”! That name would truly honor our military folks!

— MP

SO, MY FAMILY and I haven’t been able to get tested since this thing began but the NFL has agreed to and will have daily testing available for all of the people involved with the teams so the season can start. No all-day waiting in long lines sitting in the vehicle waiting to have their brain swabbed. There’s something very wrong with the priorities in this country.

— tarheelbill

THE UNM MEN’S and women’s golf teams have some excellent students with exceptional GPAs. The men’s team has been consistently competing for conference championships but the women’s team has been lagging. Maybe the ladies can afford to spend more time on the golf course than hitting the books? Also … several years ago, (a) student/athlete from Arizona State played in the William H. Tucker invitational (at UNM Championship Golf Course) and also won an NCAA Regional event here. Jon Rahm is the new No. 1 player in the world.

— ABQ Linkster

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