20 Years Later – The First Family Feud At The Big 12 Baseball Tournament! Raiderland Looks Back This Week!

May 22, 2017

20 years ago, there was no Big 12 Baseball Tournament history. There was only Big 8 tradition mashed together with SWC teams all coming together in Oklahoma City in May of 1997. It was hot. It was incendiary at OKC’s All Sports Stadium. The old traditions of the Big 8 would clash with the new schools from Texas and it would all explode in a four-day festival of homeruns, big…


Good, Bad and Ugly Weekend Recap – March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

Good, Bad and Ugly Weekend Recap- Monday March 13, 2017   Good:  Texas Tech baseball took two of three from a talented UTSA team over the weekend. Could have been a sweep but the bullpen faltered in the 9th and gave away a great performance by Steven Gingery. Welcome to baseball. Have no doubt Tech will win a game in the 9th the shouldn’t. Heck. They may already have. Either…


The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Feb 13 Weekend Review

Good, Bad and Ugly Recap for Monday 2 13 17     Good. Sturgill Simpson got to play music on The Grammy’s. Not enough to make me watch the whole show of course, but it is a start.   Chris Beard’s bunch played basketball at a pretty high level for most of Saturday against #1 Seed-In-Waiting Kansas. The junior class provided most of the firepower for the Red Raiders. That’s…

February 13, 2017

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Feb. 6

February 6, 2017

The Good The Super Bowl Starting With Three Minutes Left In The Third Quarter. Really? I just had to delete three “Good” categories and re-write half this column. It was worth it to see that debacle of a collapse and greatness of a comeback. Tom Brady. Is the best ever? Maybe. Best of the generation and era? It’s not even close. For the most part in the past there were…


The Good, Bad and Ugly – Jan. 30

January 30, 2017

Good   Texas Tech men’s basketball blowing the doors off of an LSU team they should have blown the doors off of. That hasn’t happened around here a lot over the past few years and it’s a good sign of the maturation of the program, first under Tubby Smith and now under Chris Beard. The expectation is to do that, particularly at home and they did. What Zach Smith is…


The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Jan. 16

January 16, 2017

The Good The game. Dallas and Green Bay. I don’t care who you rooted for, that’s why you watch sports, that’s why you spend your time, money and emotion on it and that’s why you care. It had a little of everything. It had a finish worthy of the previous 59 minutes. It was the unscripted drama that you tune in for. Aaron Rodgers. Make no mistake, he helped win…


Good, Bad, Ugly – Jan. 9

January 9, 2017

GOOD We go from freezing and snow around the Hubbaplex last Friday to temps and the sixties and more by Monday. I’ll take it. It still doesn’t mean folks around here can drive in the snow, but at least it was short lived. Fried potatoes. I’m not sure there is a meal that they don’t compliment. In fact, if there is, it is a meal that I don’t want to…