It’s Nice To Be Back – Is It Time For Football Yet?

August 18, 2017

It’s always great to go away for a bit, but it is just as good sometimes to get home and go back to work! My family had a great time in the mountains of Northern New Mexico this past week, soaking in a few more days of summer before school starts. A few fish were relocated, much good food was consumed, I got a wicked-awesome sunburn and my calves are…


Things I’ll Never Understand – From Paying College Football Players To M*A*S*H, TCU Fans To North Korea.

August 9, 2017

Things I’ll Never Understand – The Random Edition     For the life of me, I’ll never understand why . . .       M*A*S*H  isn’t on TV each night at 10:30 right after the late, local news. America would be better for it.   why folks don’t want college football players and other college athletes to be paid for the work they do for the school. It’s jealously…


Texas Tech Football Scrimmage Overreaction & Why College Football Should Play Preseason Games – The R&D Podcast In Living Color

August 7, 2017

This week’s R&D Podcast (No Research, Little Development) with Ryan Hyatt and KAMC 28 Sports Director David Collier dares to go where no sports analyst should ever go. They try and come up with concrete, definitive statements regarding what happened at Texas Tech Football’s scrimmage this weekend. Obviously they are brave men. In addition, Hyatt asks why college football can’t have preseason games like the NFL? Texas Tech scrimmages New…


5 Things We Know On A Sunday – August 6, 2017 The NASCAR/Soccer, Jerry Jones/John Gierach Edition

August 6, 2017

5 Things We Know On A Sunday – August 6, 2017       If you’ll admit it, if you’ll be honest with yourself and others, a sausage biscuit is better than an egg and sausage biscuit. The egg just gets in the way and it’s never done right. Meanwhile, the sausage and biscuit is just steps away from a sandwich with a little cheese and maybe even drifting into…


Cultural Index Thursday – The George Strait Edition

August 3, 2017

Remember when they used to play George Strait on the radio? Remember when they used to play country music on the radio? ? I saw last night where George Strait is going to perform the soundtrack to Pure Country in Las Vegas in a month or so. That’s one show that would be hard to pass up. Never mind the fact I’ve seen Straight in concert at least double-digit times…


5 Things We Know On A Sunday – July 30, 2017 – From Adrian Beltre to LP&L, Texas Teacher Pay to The Matador Song. . .

July 30, 2017

5 Things We Know On A Sunday – July 30, 2017       Yes Virginia, Adrian Beltre is the greatest Texas Rangers player of all-time. I say that looking at a painting of Nolan Ryan in my office. For the folks in Lubbock, the problem isn’t what LP&L is charging you for electricity: the problem is that LP&L has become the loan-shark, bill collector for the City of Lubbock….


What The Hell’s Going On In Lubbock? The latest with Chad Hasty from KFYO Radio – Mayor Dan Pope vs Gov. Greg Abbott and that Texas Tech Vet School…

July 24, 2017

Love Lubbock? Maybe you  don’t live around here anymore. Maybe you went to Texas Tech, moved off and yet still have this yearning to know what’s up in Lubbock. We can help. Maybe you live in the Hubbaplex but watch really bad news stations and stuff…. We can help. Fret no more, we got ya covered in Raiderland thanks to Chad Hasty, host of the Chad Hasty Show ( great…


The Raiderland Sit-Down – USAF (Ret.) Major George Thatcher Talks About His New Book And Much More

July 11, 2017

One of the great things about Raiderland is the folks attracted to Lubbock and and this region for so many reasons. One man who made his way to Texas Tech has a fascinating story to tell and he tells it well in his latest book,”Semper Fly”. George Thatcher sat down with us in Raiderland to talk about not only his collection of aviation poetry, but also his journey to Lubbock…