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…

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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…

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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…

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Who Is Kliff Kingsbury?

August 6, 2017

Who is Kliff Kingsbury?   Who is the Texas Tech head football coach?   Is he the one-time Red Raider QB turned offensive guru? Is he a limited experience hire who has struggled to learn on the job? Is he a coach that only his alma mater would hire in 2012 to run the show? Is he an offensive master-mind taking the “Air Raid” offense to new heights like no…

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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…

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Things I’ll Never Understand – The Big 12 Edition

August 2, 2017

A Few Things I’ll Never Understand – The Big 12 Edition     I’ll never understand why . . .       Iowa State has a bird caught up in a whirlwind as a mascot. The have a fine, if not destructive, mascot in the cyclone. There’s no need to involve a bird in the picture. Perhaps a barn or a mobile home would have been a better choice,…

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Texas Tech’s Run Game Takes An Early August Hit, A Looming QB Battle (?) And Running (Over) Scissors – The R&D Podcast

August 1, 2017

Deleon Ward was Texas Tech’s best running back last year. Now. He’s got his jersey number given away to a recent JuCo arrival. What does that mean for Texas Tech’s run game this fall and how big is the run game for the over-all offensive production? We look at that plus ask whether there might be a QB competition at all this fall for the Red Raiders. David Collier, KAMC…

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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….

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