On the march: Miners use humor to forget, go forward

Full story: El Paso Times 29
UTEP head basketball coach Tim Floyd leads the Miners through practice Monday at the Foster-Stevens Basketball Complex. Full Story
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jjj

Milwaukee, WI

#1 Mar 14, 2011
Nothing funny about losing a NCAA tournament bid in front of a national audience. Thanks for ruining my week!!! There ain't no jokes/laughter here!
ADRIAN

San Francisco, CA

#2 Mar 14, 2011
miner suck chokers
jewtep

El Paso, TX

#3 Mar 14, 2011
jjj wrote:
Nothing funny about losing a NCAA tournament bid in front of a national audience. Thanks for ruining my week!!! There ain't no jokes/laughter here!
what? you have money on the game? you make your living off of utep basetball? wow, they (miner basketball team) do not know or care who you are!!! LOL
jewtep

El Paso, TX

#4 Mar 14, 2011
basketball**
Robnelp

United States

#5 Mar 15, 2011
This is a link to a video of Randy Culpepper's "contest" dunk from today's practice.

rjeezy

San Antonio, TX

#6 Mar 15, 2011
jjj wrote:
Nothing funny about losing a NCAA tournament bid in front of a national audience. Thanks for ruining my week!!! There ain't no jokes/laughter here!
You're an idiot. Can't you read? The players probably feel 20x worse than the fans do and that is saying a lot because the Miner Nation is still hurting after Saturday. But these kids pour their heart and soul into the game whereas fans can go about their lives. Have some respect, its been a great season and hopefully this set back makes these guys better men as they move on with their careers after UTEP. This team played hard all season and i'll be rooting for them Tues night.
JohnT

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Mar 15, 2011
jjj wrote:
Nothing funny about losing a NCAA tournament bid in front of a national audience. Thanks for ruining my week!!! There ain't no jokes/laughter here!
What's funny is you letting a basketball game impact your life. Wait, it's not funny, it's sad. Get a life.

Back to basketball --- the Miners have the personnel edge with UNM's Gray out. UNM has a huge home court advantage as the Pit is one of the top five best home venues in the country. Expect a sold out stadium.

I lean toward a victory for a ticked off Miner team.

Utep Fan

El Paso, TX

#8 Mar 15, 2011
It's only a game. Chill people. Have fun watching the miners play and win tonight. Have some good food, be with good friends and watch the game. Tomorrow, well the world will still be here and all it's real proplems
Mr-D ElPaso

United States

#9 Mar 15, 2011
I wander is they played the shooting game first one to make 2 free throws in a row gets a special prize?
utep pocoyo

El Paso, TX

#10 Mar 15, 2011
Lobos Miners blast from the past. Enough with the bull krap comments. These guys deserve our support. For all you UTEP fans who are still pissed off, the 1966 championship trophy is at the college not at your house.
Just a game

Houston, TX

#11 Mar 15, 2011
Some of the comments make it clear that this is just a game people!! Chill out!!! Right? I AGREE! We have been chilling out for more than 20 years behind the education that our children receive at UTEP; we have been chilling out supporting Diana Natalicio who has maintained and defended like CRAZY a 4% graduation rate by blaming the "students circumstances". Come on people! Chill out! everything is GOOD!
Jay

United States

#12 Mar 15, 2011
I'm hoping for the majority of these seniors on this UTEP team to step up and and take revenge of the loss to overated Memphis team. It's fun the read the critics wonder how the hell UAB got in the tournament. Let's show the nation who's boss, GO MINERS!!!

P.S. UTEP needs players 6'11 and above next year.
David

Dallas, TX

#13 Mar 15, 2011
I'm over the loss to Memphis. UTEP finished that game playing with scared money.....that is never a winner. UTEP has a second chance to step up and represent. Hope they take advantage and play "smart", not all on emotion. UTEP can and will beat UNM! I would love to see another game in the Don to watch these guys go out winners.........
simon

Austin, TX

#14 Mar 15, 2011
They think losing is funny. They gave up. The most experienced team in the nation lost to least experienced.
Lewis Tiger fan

United States

#15 Mar 15, 2011
Overrated Memphis? Sour grapes huh pal? You beat us by 27 a cpl wks ago. Then for us to come back n win on your home court? Dont think that makes us overrated. That makes us champs again! Lol! Having said all of this, your team deserves to be in the tourney! They ARE a really good team. Even though we won the conference championship, I don't have to or need to run down your team! Hope your team wins the NIT. Good luck!
Art

United States

#16 Mar 15, 2011
Take it easy on the Miners, man. Everyone and by extension, every team confronts loss in their own way. I don't see it as a laughing matter either, but if it helps, great! Let's see you play for 40 minutes straight and then have the burden of shooting the last shot! I won't lie to you, that missed shot just tore me up, but I will NEVER EVER say "Miners S**k!" I will always, always stand by my team. I love my Miners.
84 Miner

El Paso, TX

#17 Mar 15, 2011
Picks Up Miners!!!!!! Beat UNM, represent UTEP and El Paso well, good luck!!!
Neighbor

United States

#18 Mar 15, 2011
If the game on Saturday was heartbreaking for the fans, imagine how the players feel. Especially all the seniors, knowing this was their last game at the Don.
I hope they win tonight, and I hope they go all the way in the N.I.T. There's no other team that deserves it more.
GO MINERS!!!
ggfb20

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Mar 15, 2011
might not be their last game at the don...alabama loss and utep win = game at don...utep can sit everyone up by winning the NIT! point blank.
ggfb20

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Mar 15, 2011
I meant "shut" everyone up...

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