• What Will The 2017 Texas Tech Football Team Be Known For? ? ?  – You Tell Us!
  • It’s Nice To Be Back – Is It Time For Football Yet?
  • A Sincere “Tribute” To Retiring Texas A&M Announcer Dave South From Raiderland
  • Things I’ll Never Understand – From Paying College Football Players To M*A*S*H, TCU Fans To North Korea.
  • Texas Tech Football Scrimmage Overreaction & Why College Football Should Play Preseason Games – The R&D Podcast In Living Color

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

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. . .

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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Headlines From 2057 – Texas Tech Holds Off LCU 72-70 For SWC Regional 7v7 Championship!

Headlines from 2057 – Texas Tech Holds Off LCU 72-70 For Regional 7v7 Title July 28, 2057 – Lubbock, Texas – Associated Reuters.   Texas Tech’s 7v7 squad held off Lubbock Christian University 72-70 Tuesday afternoon to claim the Southwest Conference 7v7 football regional title for 2057. The win marked the first championship for Texas Tech during the “non-contact” football era, which started ten years ago with the break-up of…

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Cultural Index Thursday – The High School Dating Edition

Happy Thursday y’all! We’re getting closer to football every day. The Dallas Cowboys have already reported to their training camp so that means NFL Drama is back in full-force. The Red Raiders get back in town this weekend with a local media day on Sunday and then first practice on Monday. It’s July. It’s still hotter the blue blazes. But we’re getting closer. . . So, to help us pass…

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Things I’ll Never Understand – The Lubbock Edition – Prairie Dog Pete Says Hello!

I’ll never understand why Lubbock . . . never maximized and monetized Prairie Dog Town the way it should have. Even by the 1970’s the tribute to the Rat of the Plains was a run down sad site that MTV could barely make cool. There should have been an amusement park themed after the little rats. Maybe a rat themed restaurant where you could eat the Big Prairie Dog. At…

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What Would Pete Cawthon Do? Today’s College Football Coaches Might Want To Pay Attention To His Rules!

It’s not hard to be a college football coach.  Texas Tech head coach Pete Cawthon laid out some simple rules, his “Ten Commandments” in the early 30s, as the Matadors boss-man. One wonders if they might not come in handy these days. . . Here’s the Tender Tyrant’s rules for playing for the Red Raiders.   Eat REGULAR and that which will agree with you. Use no tobacco in any…

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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…

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…

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5 Things We Know On A Sunday – July 23, 2017 From Storage Units to College Roommates, Mike Leach to Charlie Robison

5 Things We Know On A Sunday – July 23, 2017       If you think you’re into Texas Country Music and you don’t have nearly everything Charlie and Bruce Robison have done, you’re not into Texas Country Music. There’s nothing cooler than going to lunch with your old college roommate along with his wife and son, and seeing all the cool things about the young man you saw…

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Why There Is No Texas Tech Athletic Department . . . How Money Created Multiple Departments At Texas Tech And Killed Culture And Community

A few weeks ago or so a friend of mine asked my why some programs at Texas Tech can be so good and some so . . . well . . . not so good. Why is there no bleed over from one great program to another?  I’ll protect his name because he’s a smart guy. And likable. OK. You got me. It was Kirby Hocutt.  OK. Maybe not. ….

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