A New Mexico Beat Writer Actually Quit His Job Because Of The Harvard Loss

Dennis Latta is the editor of Loboland.com, a site in the Rivals.com network that is dedicated to covering University of New Mexico athletics. He has been covering the men's basketball team for 33 years. Somehow, during all that time, he never learned how to handle his favorite team losing like a grownup.

Yesterday, the Lobos were upset by fucking Harvard in their first-round NCAA tournament game, and Latta was so upset that he posted this pile of bitter tears under the headline "Longtime sportswriter says farewell." It's as bad as you think it is:

I really thought that the University of New Mexico finally had a men's basketball team that earned the loyalty of their fans.

I was wrong.

I've been around Lobo basketball for 33 seasons. For 32 of those seasons, I knew that UNM had a team that could fold and lose to anyone at any time. I never got my expectations too high because a collapse was possible anytime they walked out on that floor.

I thought this team was different. I was convinced that this Lobo team was for real. It had experience, a good front line and a good backcourt and good chemistry and was smart.

I was wrong.

The main difference between these Lobos and the others who fell flat was that the 2012-13 team played defense. New Mexico forced opponents to take bad shots and actually guarded. This team had real potential.

I was wrong.

Had enough bitterness yet? Too bad, we've still got five "I was wrong's" to get through. We'll spare you from the bulk of the column, but we would be remiss if we didn't share Latta's kicker:

No, I've had it. I've been to my last Lobo basketball game after covering the team for much of the last 33 years.

Good-bye Lobo basketball.

Get a fucking grip, dude.

[Loboland]