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by Sean Dillon posted Sep 16 2014 1:46PM
This season was a total disaster, but what was the major cause of the implosion of the team that a couple of years ago was in the World Series?

Possible issues:
1. Nolan Ryan leaving - He is the soul of the team, someone young pitchers could look forward talking with. But because of personality conflict with Jon Daniels he left to go work with Houston. What's the bet that Houston continues to develop faster than the Rangers will in the future? I won't take it because betting against Nolan is a sucker bet.

2. Injuries - Yup, there were alot of injuries

3. Ron Washington quitting - Did Ron take the blame for this year? Did the pressure get to him?

4. Jon Daniels - young punk who has run off an ownership group, Nolan and let Rangers stars go to other teams to shine while bringing in banged up replacements.

Who cares, this season is over and we have to now wait for next year, for this team will have to do the dreaded rebuild.

Good Luck Rangers, you are going to need it.
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Location : Houston
by Sean Dillon posted Sep 15 2014 9:00AM
I let a day go by after the game, trying to think of the nice way to put it, but it is time to rip the band aid off this season.

The Red Raiders aren't that good. Yes, they seem to be good against Little Sisters of the Poor and Miscellaneous State but when it comes to any school from any Power 5 conference, they just aren't that good. They are young, undisciplined and have a quarterback who just isn't Kingsbury, Harrell, Joe Barnes or any of the other leaders that have taken the Red Raiders to greatness.

The bowl game versus Arizona State was an aberration. The team had a month to study and prepare for a matchup. They had a week to prepare for Arkansas, knowing that the Arkansas QB wasn't good either, but the Razorbacks run game was amazing. In the end, mental mistakes the team made compounded again into a frustrating day for the Red Raiders. Where was the jumping around, the energy from last year?

We all love the Red Raiders, it is when they play below all of our expectations when our feelings are worn on our sleeves. Because we love this team, we've been there in cold, wet, snow, dust storm games. We've cheered for them when they were coached by Spike, Mike, Idiot and Kliff. We just want to see improvements otherwise the $95 ticket prices for games like Saturday will be laughed at in the future.

To become a champion, you have to cheer, play, coach and have an organization that is dedicated to winning.

The fans showed up, for as long as they could. When the game got ugly, they left. They left to go talk about things that mattered, not mentioning the embarrassment on the field. "We got dressed up for THAT?" I heard from a fan after the final gun fired.

The team looked lost, on assignments, on routes, everything. It could have been 63-14 without a couple of lucky bounces.

Kliff is young and will have to mature and season more for the fans to look past "Hollywood".

As long as Texas Tech Football is a beauty pageant for some fans, coached "Hollywood" style, played at a second tier level with swagger rather than substance and have an organization WILLING to let traditions go, this team won't EVER be a National Champion.


It is a matter of attitude and the Red Raiders have the future working for them. They have an incredible facility, great recruits and a good coach, they need some seasoning, experience and LUCK to win.

Good Luck Red Raiders!
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Location : Arkansas
People : Joe BarnesSpike
by Sean Dillon posted Aug 21 2014 5:58PM

Rock 101.1 and the South Plains Fair welcome to Lubbock .38 Special

for the Rock 101.1 Listener Appreciation Show Special.

Tuesday September 23rd

 

Keep listening to Rock 101.1 or check back here for locations where you can pick up your tickets.

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by Sean Dillon posted Aug 15 2014 12:54PM

The Dallas Cowboys announced that starting QB Tony Romo will start in the Cowboys’ preseason home opener vs Baltimore tomorrow night.

Finally.

I’ve been watching the Cowboys pussyfoot around this issue. LET TONY PLAY! If he isn’t ready to get hit by now, this season is over. The herniated disk has been fixed and the Boys need him badly.

I want to see Tony lead the first team down the field to a touchdown… otherwise this is going to be a LONG painful, nowhere near a playoff team season.

What do you think will happen Saturday night?

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Location : Baltimore
People : TONY PLAYTony Romo
by Sean Dillon posted Aug 12 2014 1:21PM
With a new tour supporting his new album Hypnotic Eye. But this time around he isn't hitting Lubbock.

I'm excited to see Tom back on the road again. Check out these road dates:

Aug 14                  Vancouver, BC  Pepsi Live At Rogers...
 
Aug 15                  George, WA       The Gorge

 Aug 17                 Edmonton, AB   Rexall Place

 Aug 19                 Calgary, AB         Scotiabank Saddledome
 
Aug 21                  Winnipeg, MB   MTS Centre

 Aug 23                 Chicago, IL           United Center
 
Aug 24                  Clarkston, MI     DTE Energy Music The...

 Aug 26                 Toronto, ON       Air Canada Centre
 
Aug 28                  Montreal, QC     Bell Centre

 Aug 30                 Boston, MA        Fenway Park

 Aug 31                 Portland, ME      Cumberland County Ci...
 
Sep 06                   Arrington, VA    Lockn' Festival

 Sep 07                  Darien Center, NY            Darien Lake Performing Arts

 Sep 10                  New York, NY    Madison Square Garden

 Sep 11                  Holmdel, NJ        PNC Bank Arts Center
 
Sep 13                   Hartford, CT       XL Center
 
Sep 15                   Philadelphia, PA               Wells Fargo Center

Sep 16                   Allentown, PA   PPL Center
 
Sep 18                   Raleigh, NC         PNC Arena
Sep 20                   West Palm Beach, FL      Cruzan Amphitheater

Sep 21                   Tampa, FL                            Tampa Bay Times Forum

Sep 23                   Nashville, TN                      Bridgestone Arena
 
Sep 25                   Houston, TX                       Toyota Center
 
Sep 26                   Dallas, TX                             American Airlines Center
 
Sep 28                   Tulsa, OK                             BOK Center

 Sep 30                  Morrison, CO                     Red Rocks Amphitheatre

 Oct 01                  Morrison, CO                     Red Rocks Amphitheatre

 Oct 03                  Morrison, CO                     Red Rocks Amphitheatre

 Oct 05                  San Jose, CA                       SAP Center

Oct 07                   Anaheim, CA                      Honda Center

Oct 10                   Los Angeles, CA                                The Forum

Oct 11                   Los Angeles, CA                                The Forum


 
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