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by Sean Dillon posted Mar 28 2014 10:00AM

So you think you may know cartoons. How about I give you a test?


 

Challenge: Name that toon! Can you hear all 43 cartoon theme songs?

Carnegie Hall and Ensemble ACJW kicks some ass.

So I got 24 when I first started. But there were some that I said, HUH? So hopefully you can do better than I did.

Have a great day!.

by Sean Dillon posted Mar 27 2014 10:56AM

With demand for premium seating at an all-time high, Tech unveils new north end zone location.

They have to. It is the smartest decision that Texas Tech has made since hiring Coach Kingsbury. There is a feeling of excitement for this team. Hot coach, players that believe in the team, great facilities, Texas Tech is on the move which means more people want that VIP experience.  I applaud Texas Tech for looking outside the box for their seating issues. 
 

 

LUBBOCK, Texas – Demand for premium seating at Jones AT&T Stadium has afforded the athletics department and the Red Raider Club the opportunity to make public a new club area in the north end zone, beginning with the 2014 football season.

With premium seating areas selling out for the third consecutive season and demand at an all-time high, Texas Tech will unveil a temporary north end zone club area in 2014.  The area is expected to undergo a permanent transformation in the near future to reflect the high standards exhibited in other club areas in the stadium. 

“We work hard to respond to our fan base and currently we have exceeded our demand for premium seats,” said Amy Heard, Associate AD/Red Raider Club.  “This area allows us more opportunity to meet that demand.  The north end zone club area will be unique in many ways, one being its close proximity to the field, the closest premium area to the field thus far.”

Texas Tech will introduce sections 112A and 112B to its premium inventory beginning in 2014.  As premium seating, fans will have access to exclusive concession and cash bar stations behind the seating areas and will allow north end club seat holders to take these items to their seats in 112 A or 112 B.  These sections came on line in 2013 with the addition of the video board and exterior wall and colonnade in the north end of the stadium.  The two seating areas flank the current north end zone ticket office. 

Fans that purchase premium seating in these areas will have exclusive access to the pre-construction lounge area in the north end building during games. This north end club lounge will allow guests to enjoy complimentary soft drinks and popcorn, watch games around the country on the various televisions enhancing the area, as well as access to exclusive concessions and cash bars. 

“We believe the amenities associated with our premium areas and the excitement around Texas Tech Football will make these seats a hot commodity, just like their sold out counterparts in the east and west clubs,” noted Heard.

Purchasing north end club seating puts donors in the best position for future seasons to upgrade into any of the Jones AT&T Stadium premium areas based on the Red Raider Club Priority Points system.  Early purchase allows fans to experience the space to determine if they would permanently like to move to this area. 

The completed renovation goal would include additional outdoor club seats below the current windows, closing the inner-concourse, along with substantial remodeling of the interior space.  When the facility renovations are completed, fans with existing north end club seats will have the first right of refusal based on the Red Raider Club Priority Points system. 

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Topics : Sports
Location : LubbockTexas
People : Amy HeardKingsbury
by Sean Dillon posted Mar 25 2014 10:00AM

With all the money that the NCAA is making with multi-billion dollar TV deals, some people think that we need to pay for athletes for their performance.
I say no, but yes.

NO:
Don’t pay them unless they:

  1. Stay four years and graduate. No degree, no money. You want to get paid then you have to go to class.

  2. Give back to their community. Visiting children’s hospitals, volunteering to help those in need.

  3. Keep out of trouble. Get arrested for a misdemeanor/felony, bye-bye money.

They have to earn it. If they are a good representative of the school, give them the schooling for free and any additional schooling that they require. They want to work on their masters, we’ll pay for it.  If we do these things, we put the emphasis on education.  While we’re at it, make a requirement of any coach’s contract those bonuses for wins / tournament wins / national championships are all tied to academics. If a kid on scholarship fails, so do their bonuses.

YES:
Pay them:

  1. They deserve it.  They work their asses off and deserve to get a taste of the money that the NCAA throws around like candy at a parade.

  2. Take care of all their medical bills while they are athletes of the university and in the future until the graduate. Why should a 300 lb offensive lineman lose his scholarship and the protection of his future because some UT lineman decided to cheat for a 15 yard penalty?  A student-athlete should be protected by the best that the equivalent quack shack has to offer every other student.

  3. They are ambassadors to this university and they represent the core of what is right and good about our school.

 If a coach can get paid $5,000,000 a year and an athletic director can get paid $150,000 a year, why can’t we pay a kid so he can eat while representing our school?

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Topics : EducationSports
by Sean Dillon posted Mar 23 2014 12:28PM

Look, I like food and some days I shouldn't be looking at food as something that makes me go WOW rather than something that forfills a need that my body has to stay alive.

But take a look at this burger and tell me what you think?

Or maybe this one?


You can't just look at this and say... Nah, I'm not interested.  If you do... please turn in your man card unless advised by your doctor...

Enjoy Pornburger.me

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Topics : Human Interest
by Sean Dillon posted Mar 21 2014 11:00AM
Dear North Carolina State. Learn how to shoot free throws. 12/16 to start. What a BRUTAL start to the NCAA's Mens. Ok, I can start by saying congrats to Dayton for ruining my perfect bracket. Check out my bracket below.  Let the fun begin!  Taking a look at today's games...ummm... what do you think the big upset will be? More overtime games?  Let the fun begin!

 

by Sean Dillon posted Mar 20 2014 1:24PM
And millions of people who had Ohio State moving onto the Sweet 16 are cursing.

Way to go Dayton.

This is why we call it Madness. Actually we call it infuriating, but March Infuriating doesn't roll off the tongue.

By the way, I'm not going to call my listeners names if their brackets beat mine.

I'm going to be cheering for them.

I'm not that type of "My listeners SUCK" kinda DJ.
 
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Topics : Human Interest
by Sean Dillon posted Mar 20 2014 10:48AM
The Rangers will win the A.L. West this year. I have no doubt in my mind.

They have leadership.

Michael Young and Ian Kinsler are gone. Michael was an unhappy leader, and Ian didn't want the pressure of being a leader. When you have people who don't want to lead, their teams will not want to follow. Refer to the last two years if you aren't convinced.

People have told me that getting Prince Fielder was a mistake. "He's old, too fat, and we paid too much."

Wrong, wrong and wrong.

One of the weakness of the Rangers the past two years was they did not have a solid hitting 1st basemen. Please Moreland apologists, STOP. You can't convince me that Mitch the Bitch was worth 500k for .230 batting average. Hell, current salesperson for Rock 101.1 , former NY Yankees pitching prospect and cousin to Evan Gattis, Randy Gattis could hit .230.

The Rangers sent someone who didn't want to lead away, and in the end got a better bat and a motivated player who wants to win.

I call that one of the MANY reasons why the Texas Rangers will win the A.L. West this year. More as we get closer to the season!
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Topics : Sports
by Sean Dillon posted Mar 19 2014 10:29AM
2014 is a crucial year for our republic. Why? It isn't because of the ton of political ads that we will start to see between now and 2016, nope it's because of 4 senior citizens. You may think I am crazy, but the most crucial part of these next 2 election cycles will be the balance of the United States Senate.

Why?

Because the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsberg is 81 and has already survived colon and pancreatic cancer.
Because the Hon. Anthony Scalia is 78.
Because the Hon. Anthony Kennedy is 77.
Because the Hon. Stephen Breyer is is 75.

If any of the 4 of these justices were to die or retire, it would put an enormous strain on balance of the court. If Scalia and Kennedy were to leave first, the 5-4 conservative balance could be in jeopardy.

I'm a independent, and I know that years of wise decisions are a heartbeat away from being changed.

Think about that.

Whichever party holds the reins of the Senate, holds the country's fate.

What do you think?

 
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Topics : Politics
by Sean Dillon posted Mar 18 2014 10:34AM
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is gone and everyone in the world is looking for it. Will we know all the facts?  HELL No.

Unless some manifesto reaches wherever it was intended if this was terror we won't know anything. Pilot suicide? Wouldn't they have found it quicker than flying for 7 hours?

I find it interesting that we can monitor every piece of space junk around our earth, but we don't have enough satellite coverage to figure out where the hell the damn plane is.

When the Malaysians started their yapping and then double backing, I figure we were in for a long haul. Tell the families what information that you have and then start looking. Don't try to cover up crap. Just give them answers. Say, "We're idiots and we don't have a (bleeping) idea." Until the wreckage or bodies are found, families will continue to ask questions nobody has answer to.

Right now we have crowd sourcing coming to assist the search by pouring over satellite maps, including Hole's Courtney Love who has claimed to have found the plane.

Right Courtney. I believe you.  Not.

Where is the plane? What do you think happened?
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People : Courtney Love
by Sean Dillon posted Mar 17 2014 4:24PM

Get your facepaint ready, and get ready for fireworks... This summer's BLOCKBUSTER Classic Rock show is coming... just not to Lubbock.

Closest they are coming to the Hub City is Dallas, but what a show this will be!


KISS & DEF LEPPARD - THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ROCK BANDS SET TO TOUR THIS SUMMER

Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, March 21

LOS ANGELES – March 17, 2014 – This summer two of the world's greatest rock bands, KISS and DEF LEPPARD, are set to deliver a massive tour dedicated to fans who wanna rock and roll all night! These two legendary rock bands spanning two continents announced today that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer's biggest hit-fueled rock tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will storm through 40-plus cities throughout North America kicking-off on Monday, June 23 in West Valley City, UT at the USANA Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, March 21 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.

With combined album sales of over 200 million, KISS and Def Leppard are more than just iconic; they remain TODAY'S dominant powerhouses of rock tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out MEGA tours and awards and accolades from around the globe. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever along with KISS' signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.

KISS consists of vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons, vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley, lead guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer. Def Leppard consists of vocalist Joe Elliott, guitarist Vivian Campbell, guitarist Phil Collen, bassist Rick “Sav” Savage and drummer Rick Allen.

June
23 - USANA Amphitheater, West Valley City, Utah
25 - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo.
27 - Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash.
29 - White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Wash.
July
2 - Concord Pavilion, Concord, Calif.
3 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif.
5 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif.
6 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif.
8 - The Forum, Los Angeles, Calif.
9 - Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz.
12 - Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas (on sale March 22)
13 - Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
15 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
16 - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.
18 - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Ga. (on sale March 22)
19 - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.
20 - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C.
22 - Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla.
23 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Fla.
25 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.
26 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (on sale March 22)
August
1 - Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Mass.
2 - Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J.
3 - Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.
5 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (on sale March 22)
6 - Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, N.Y. (on sale March 22)
8 - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Va. (on sale March 22)
9 - Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Penn.
10 - Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Conn.
12 - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, On.
13 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien, N.Y. (on sale March 22)
15 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisc.
16 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill.
17 - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
20 - Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
22 - Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind.
23 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich. (on sale March 22)
24 - First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Penn. (on sale March 22)
26 - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo. (on sale March 22)
29 - BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
31 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, Texas
by Sean Dillon posted Mar 5 2014 5:40PM
I'm a firm believer in helping my listeners out. I do what I can to make people happy, so when Joyland give me this huge stack of tickets for the BIG Friday night Spring Breakout on Friday March 21st from 2-8p, I told them I would have no problems giving them to the best listeners in the world.

So starting Monday the 10th, I'm going to be giving them out during the Whole Lotta Lunch in Family 4 packs, and so is Freedman during the Man Made Radio Show.  As you can see, we have PLENTY and we want you to enjoy them. So get ready for a good old fashion ticket blowout.

But the point of this blog is telling my Rockforce members that I've got a separate stack for you.  Yup, I'll be sending you an e-mail with an exclusive meet up (time/date to be announced) next Wednesday. So if you're not a Rockforce member... http://www.rock101.fm/topic/listener_club.php?lcPage=register get signed up now.

It doesn't cost you anything and you could take your family to Joyland on us!

Have a great Wednesday and if you see that damned camel, kick it in the kneecap for me.

Sean
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