The University of New Mexico
-Founded in 1889 by legislative decree
-27,197 students are enrolled at UNM for the Spring 2013 semester
-19,464 of those are undergraduates
-15,047 of those are full-time students
-UNM has more undergrads who identify as "Hispanic" than who do as "White"
-402 students list their prior residence as Dona Ana County, home of New Mexico State University. Turncoats.
-Exactly one student lists his/her prior residence as Harding County
-Besides basketball, UNM athletics is famous for 1) Brian Urlacher and 2) that is all.
-Famous UNM alumni include The Guy You Almost Certainly Should Have Voted For, The Lady Who Played Laverne and The Babysitter Bandit, A Guy Amaker Probably Would Have Landed, and The Guy Who Designed Petco Park.
-Hosted Harvard last year
-Have you watched even five minutes of Breaking Bad?
-Or what about The Hills Have Eyes?
-Albuquerque needs to triple funding to its tourism board, because Hollywood has me convinced that New Mexico is a terrifying hellworld.
Salt Lake City
-Home of WHRB Sports' own Anton Khodakov
-Only a 10-hour drive from ABQ. Luckily UNM's Spring Break was last week. Regardless, I expect a pro-Lobo zoo
-Founded in 1847 by Brigham Young
-In 1856, SLC cruelly stole the title of Capital of the Utah Territory from Fillmore. Fillmore has been getting on just fine, though, thank you very much.
-Was (sort of close to) the site of the "Golden Spike", marking the ceremonial completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.
-That was basically it for excitement until 1979, when New Orleans Jazz showed up