Category: What about Bob

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

On Sunday, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl sent out a tweet with this promo graphic for its upcoming match-up between the New Mexico Lobos and the UTSA Roadrunners. Continue reading “What’s Wrong With This Picture?”

Bob Davie’s Big Blinds

By Daniel Libit

Now is the time of year when the high-flown rhetoric of capitalism and meritocracy starts swirling around the nation’s college football fields. That is to say, we hear a lot about Coach So-And-So “deserving” a raise. And so it may soon be for the University of New Mexico. Continue reading “Bob Davie’s Big Blinds”

Lobo Football Has Gone Virtual

By Daniel Libit

At the end of his post-game press conference following New Mexico’s 56-35 drubbing of Wyoming, Lobo Football Coach Bob Davie cast a bothered glance at his watch. “12:14 [a.m.], that’s how we do it, right? That’s five weeks in a row we’ve done the middle-of-the-night thing.”

Davie, the former ESPN2 color commentator, was referencing the game’s 8:26 p.m. start time, which UNM acceded to at the behest of ESPN2 programmers. Saturday’s regular season finale was the third time this season the Lobos have been broadcast on The Deuce, banking a  $500,000 payout for each. That’s likely to be more money, if not substantially more money, than the school netted from the entire gate of Saturday’s game. (Consider the math: if those 16,698 paying fans spent an average of $30 a ticket, that would work out to a half-million dollars; and that assuredly overstates the average ticket price, given season-ticket discounts and a $10 game-day promotion.) Continue reading “Lobo Football Has Gone Virtual”