Hangover Sports Roundup: Lobos victorious, Cowboys stink
It's been a depressing couple of months if you're a Lobo fan. The football team is a national joke and continues its quest become the worst team in college football.
Luckily the doors will open on the new $60 million Pit arena and a new era of Lobo basketball. Despite many basketball experts and websites picking New Mexico to finish third in the Mountain West, the Lobos are bound to surprise the basketball world once again. Losing Roman Martinez and Darington Hobson leaves the Lobos looking for a floor general, but the new additions have good chance of filling the void.
Saturday's exhibition matchup with Manchester College was a coming out party for the underclassmen. Alex Kirk and Tennessee transfer Emmanuel Negedu adds a strong low post presence to complement Junior forward A.J Hardeman. If Negedu and Kirk are productive on both sides of the ball, outside shooting should increase dramatically. Despite the exhibition game blowouts, there are still mistakes Head Coach Steve Alford will need to correct before their regular season debut against Detroit.
Speaking of the football team, Head Coach Mike Locksley finally got the monkey off his back by defeating Wyoming by a game-winning field goal. The first victory of the season should leave the Lobos off the ESPN's bottom 10 for at least another week. Locksley should keep the sweater and tie look, as he'll need all the luck he can get when the Lobos face Air Force.
To say times are tough for the Dallas Cowboys is a massive understatement. America's team was supposed to be the darlings of the NFL and a Super Bowl contender. Instead, these boys are perhaps the worst team in the league. Last night Green Bay destroyed Dallas 45-7 which may force owner Jerry Jones to finally make a coaching change.
He should fire coach Wade Phillips and give assistant coach Jason Garrett a trial run. The organization has been prepping Garrett for the position. Why not see if Garrett has what it takes to turn the team around? If he fails, it gives Jones an easy reason to get rid of Garrett, as well. Whatever Jones decides to do, something drastic needs to be done to save this sinking ship.