S2 E5 Open Mic Night

Our final preseason episode before the season kicks off in Austin, TX against a team named after our least favorite font. On this episode we invited a few listeners to join us in studio for a round table discussion to preview the upcoming New Mexico United season. Guest hosts Angie Williamson, Jake Gutierrez and Alex Mansfield will join RJ and David with their predictions on how the Western Conference will shake out, where New Mexico United will finish the season, who will win the Golden Boot, and much more! Enjoy today’s episode: Open Mic Night.

The CurseCast is the official podcast of The Curse supporters group supporting New Mexico United. The CurseCast is hosted by RJ Montaño and David Carl, two of the three founders of The Curse. The CurseCast is more than just X’s and O’s of the game. Each episode aims at getting to know the guests we have each week and the impact New Mexico United, the players and coaches, and the front office has on our community.

The Curse name comes from the 10th Governor of New Mexico:

New Mexico’s 10th governor was a man named Lew Wallace. Wallace, who also famously wrote the American classic “Ben-Hur,” was a Civil War hero, sent by President Rutherford B. Hayes to govern the newly-acquired, rough-terrained territory out west.

Shortly  after his arrival, Wallace wrote home to his wife in Indiana, expressing his frustration about how tough the terrain, the heat and the travel were on people that weren’t accustomed to the elements that New Mexico could force upon them.

“All calculations based on our experiences elsewhere fail in New Mexico.”

Thus, The Curse of Lew Wallace was born. We have adopted that curse as our own. What you try at home – what may work for you elsewhere – will fail when you cross our borders.

The Curse of Lew Wallace lives on.

Long live the Gov.

The CurseCast is brought to you by: Starr Brothers Brewing, Hollow Spirits Distillery, Brew Lab 101, 2nd Street Brewing – Rufina Taproom, Bosque Brewing – Las Cruces Public House, Rude Boy Cookies, House of Soccer, ESPN Radio 101.7 The Team, and BGN.fm

The CurseCast is recorded in the studios of ESPN Radio Albuquerque and is a copyright of The Curse NM.

S2 E5 Open Mic Night