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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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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5 Things We Know On A Sunday – May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

5 Things We Know On A Sunday – May 14, 2017     A weekend without Texas Tech Baseball when they’re the third ranked team in the country and closing in on a Top 8 National Seed in the NCAA Tournament is a long weekend. It’s tough watching the other teams play while Tech sits in the dugout for finals. Dang academics! It’s sorta like being at the candy store…

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The Mostly True Story Of Hyatt Getting “Brockmired” Out Of Sports Illustrated

May 11, 2017

If you haven’t been watching “Brockmire” on IFC this spring you are missing out. The story of a down-and-out former MLB TV play-by-play man in Jim Brockmire, Hank Azaria has created a monster hit. The show is great. Watch it. Last night, no spoiler here, featured some prominent MLB TV talent.  Joe Buck ( who is forgiven for all past and current transgressions for going blue in the show )…

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“Things I Can’t Understand” – Why Doesn’t Lubbock Have Tornado Sirens, James Comey, Queso and Texas Tech Football Edition

May 10, 2017

For the life of me, I can’t understand . . .     why Lubbock doesn’t have tornado sirens. Compared to other things the city spends money on it’s nothing. To not have sirens in 2017 is nearly criminal negligence. It’s not a matter of if, but when a killer tornado hits Lubbock. Tuesday night into Wednesday was a great example. Say a storm hits at ten p.m. Cuts power….

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“Things I Can’t Understand” – The Rep. Jodey Arrington, Whataburger, Northern Exposure, Lubbock Drivers Edition

May 3, 2017

For the life of me, I can’t understand …     why Northern Exposure isn’t on TV each and every night somewhere on one of my 899 TV channels. The greatest of the early 90’s TV shows.   why Domino’s quit making the cheeseburger pizza. It was great. Trust me. It was.   why Lubbock elected officials think downtown is going to “redevelop”. It’s not. We have something out here…

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