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?
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.
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!
by Sean Dillon
posted Aug 21 2014 5:58PM
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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.
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?
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