Cultural Index Thursday – Greatest Non-Sports Events In Lubbock History

April 12, 2018

Happy Thursday, y’all! We’ll take a break form baseball, a new Lady Raider coach and whatnot to get to the really important stuff. Cultural Index Thursday. In a few weeks the voters of Lubbock will go to the polls to decide whether to abandon the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum/Auditorium complex. Since that vote has been talked about, many folks have looked back over the years at the memories created there by…


Cultural Index Thursday – The Greatest Golf Movie Of All-Time

April 5, 2018

Happy Master’s Week and Happy Thursday y’all! Ya, it’s a little bit late in the day, but we’ve had a few things going on. . . As you well know if you follow us on Twitter and Periscope and stuff. . . So, let’s get to it. Usually we go off-sports but this week we want to talk golf since it’s Master’s Week and we all know more about golf…


Cultural Index Thursday – Keeping It Brockmire, Opening Day Edition

March 29, 2018

Happy Thursday, y’all! Welcome to the Cultural Index Question where we take your pulse each week on a few things non-sports related, since we know in Raiderland there’s much more to life than just sports. If not, you’re doing it wrong! It’s not just Thursday, but it’s Opening Day for MLB ( please hang bunting at your home or work-place if possible ) and Texas Tech Baseball is back home…


Cultural Index Thursday – Raiderland Celebrates Boston – The Cheers Cast Power Rankings

March 22, 2018

Happy Thursday y’all! With the Red Raiders in Boston for the Sweet 16 match-up Friday against Purdue we thought we’d celebrate the great city of Boston as the humble Texas guest that we are. . . Unlike a certain unnamed Boston sportswriter who took lazy potshots at Lubbock, we instead will honor the cultural achievements that Beantown has given us over the years. We celebrate their defeat of the evil…


Cultural Index Thursday – Game Day Tradition or Superstition?

March 15, 2018

Happy Cultural Index Thursday from Raiderland, y’all! Usually we take a break from sports with the Cultural Index Question, but with Texas Tech playing SFA in the NCAA Tournament tonight we thought we’d bend the rules. Every coach, player and fan that I know has some sort of Game Day ritual. Some call it “tradition” or “consistency”. Others flat-out admit they are superstitious and don’t want to take a chance….


Cultural Index Thursday – The BBQ Sauce Edition

March 8, 2018

Happy Thursday y’all. It’s time to take a little break from brackets, Big 12 Tournament play, Red Raider Baseball and Spring Football for something really important! Your weekly Cultural Index Question. Now in it’s 21st year in some form or fashion, we’ve been getting your thoughts on the things in life that really matter. There’s been a lot of talk about BBQ these past few days. Last week a site…


Cultural Index Thursday – The TV Character Edition

February 28, 2018

Happy Thursday from Raiderland y’all! We’ve got another day to Texas Tech Baseball and Lady Raider Basketball then gotta wait till the weekend to see if Texas Tech Basketball can finish up the year with a win and maybe secure a seed high enough to play in Dallas in the NCAA Tournament. So, to help kill a little time, let’s delve into this week’s Cultural Index Question. One of the…


Cultural Index Thursday – Let’s Celebrate Some Positive Things In This World Today

February 22, 2018

Happy Thursday from Raiderland, y’all. It’s damp and cold and kinda fits your mood if you’re a Texas Tech basketball fan after last night’s in Stillwater. We’re here to help though, with something a little non-sports related to get you past that and get ready for Kansas coming to town ( the basketball team, not the band ) and for some Red Raider baseball this weekend. This week’s Cultural Index…


Cultural Index Thursday – One Artist/One Song/One Place

February 15, 2018

Happy Thursday from Raiderland, y’all! Warm temps abound and there’s a chance for rain Friday. We’ll take it even if it means the delay of the start of Texas Tech Baseball by a day or so. It’ll be worth it! Today’s Cultural Index Question takes on the topic of musicians/bands, certain songs and where you’d want to see them perform that song. It goes something like this: Billy Joel –…