Why MiLB Will Never Work In Lubbock. ( And It Was Never Coming Here In The First Place ) – Raiderland Podcast

June 23, 2017

Now that Amarillo is back into the world of minor league baseball having picked-up the San Antonio AA franchise this past week; many in Lubbock are wondering why not in Raiderland? We explain why MiLB and any other minor league professional sport doesn’t work in Lubbock these days as well as look at if Lubbock was ever really in the mix in the first place. ( spoiler. no. ) So,…

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Cultural Index Thursday – 20 Year Anniversary/Greatest Movie Soundtracks

June 22, 2017

Cultural Index Thursday 6 22 17 – The Anniversary Edition   20 years ago in Oklahoma City, at the inaugural Big 12 Baseball Tournament the Cultural Index Question was born. It was a way to kill some time during games in the heat, the oppressive heat, of that first tournament. It was something to do over beers and baseball. We started talking movies and music and more. It became the…

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R&D Podcast: Hyatt & Collier Look At The Impact The MLB Draft Will Have On Texas Tech Baseball, Gingery’s Huge Year & Much More!

June 21, 2017

In this week’s R&D Podcast Ryan Hyatt and KAMC 28’s David Collier look at the impact the 2017 MLB Draft will have on Texas Tech Baseball. Who will be the hardest junior to replace next year? Garcia? Mushinski? The boys also kick-around the idea of Steven Gingery having one of the greatest seasons ever for a Red Raider Baseball player? Was he the best athlete at Tech this past year?…

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Five Things We Know on Father’s Day

June 18, 2017

1. You’ve got to want to live in West Texas. After a week that saw crop-killing hail, drenching rains and 109-plus temps followed by a Sunday dirt storm as a “cold” front moved through, I am reminded how much someone has to want to be here. You don’t just live in West Texas. It isn’t just a place you show up and live cause your job might be here or…

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The Raiderland Sit-Down with Don Williams, Part Two – Greatest Texas Tech Games, Personalities To Cover And Best Interview Ever

June 14, 2017

Welcome to Part-Two of our Sit-Down with Don Williams from the Avalanche-Journal. This time around we talk about his favorite Texas Tech games to cover, memorable moments and some fun folks that he’s interviewed over the years. We asked Don about his favorite interview of all-time and I think you’ll be surprised how he answered. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PART-TWO OF THE SIT-DOWN WITH DON WILLIAMS  We hope y’all…

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The Raiderland Sit-Down, with Don Williams. Long-Time A-J Sportswriter Talks About Changes In Media, Covering Texas Tech And Much More. . .

June 14, 2017

Welcome to the first of what we hope will be many Raiderland Sit-Downs. One of the things we want to do here in Raiderland is to provide context, to give our friends a look behind-the-scenes and to bring you some unique content. To that end, we debut this week the first “Raiderland Sit-Down”. This week we sat down on the tail-gate of my truck with long-time Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Sports Writer…

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Texas Tech Football Changes Tap Into Tradition – Best Texas Tech Football Uniforms All-Time

June 13, 2017

It got lost in the shuffle of the NCAA Baseball Regional last week, but Texas Tech showed they’re getting back to tradition. Last week, Tech released a “hype video” that showcased the new font being used on the field at Jones Stadium as well as a peak at some uniforms that seem to indicate they’ll be using the same font on Tech’s jerseys. That would be a huge win for…

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R&D Podcast – What’s The Difference Between Texas Tech Baseball And TCU/Texas Tech Fans Spoiled? ? ? Hyatt and Collier Discuss.

June 12, 2017

This weekend a friend asked what’s the difference between Texas Tech Baseball and TCU. Why are the Frogs going to their fourth College World Series in four years and Texas Tech is staying home after losing in the regional round? Well, in this week’s R&D Podcast with David Collier from KAMC 28/Red Raider Nation, we examine that question plus a few other things. What’s the biggest difference between Tech and…

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5 Things We Know On A Sunday – From A Love/Hate Relationship With Baseball, Jimmy Buffett Wisdom, To A Tribute To A Fine Dog

June 11, 2017

5 Things We Know On A Sunday – June 11, 2017       I love baseball. I hate baseball. If you don’t have those kinds of feelings about the game, you’re not doing it right. This last week’s early exit from the NCAA Tournament by Texas Tech summed that feeling up once again perfectly. Friday and Saturday it was a love affair for Texas Tech fans with the National…

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