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by Sean Dillon posted May 20 2015 9:15AM
GO RED RAIDERS!!!! BEAT UT!




Red Raiders play fifth-seeded Texas in opener – top-seeded TCU and eighth-seeded Baylor also in bracket


May 19, 2015

LEADING OFF
Texas Tech (30-22) makes its 15th appearance at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship May 20-24 as the tournament moves to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the first time with action this week at ONEOK Field - Double-A home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red Raiders tied for third place in the league and are the No. 4 seed in the tournament for the second straight season - also for the second straight year will face off with Texas (26-25) in the opening round while playing the first game of the tournament on Wednesday at 9 a.m. CT. This year's tournament features a pair of four-team brackets with a double-elimination format. Joining Tech and UT on its side of the bracket is regular season champion TCU (43-9) who faces No. 8 seed Baylor (21-30) at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The winners of Tech/UT and TCU/BU will play at 4 p.m. on Thursday while the losers will play an elimination game at 9 a.m. on Thursday. The other side of the bracket features No. 3 seed Oklahoma vs. No. 6 seed K-State while No. 2 seed Oklahoma State faces No. 7 seed West Virginia.

FIRST PITCH
• Texas Tech is 15-28 all-time at the Big 12 Championship while making its debut at ONEOK Field in Tulsa.
• Tech won the Big 12 Championship in 1998 - 2nd year of the Big 12 - with a 14-7 win vs. No. 11 Texas A&M.
• Tech also played in the first title game in 1997 while falling 19-17 vs. No. 14 Oklahoma.
• Tech has 15 players (9 position players/6 pitchers) that have played in the Big 12 Championship.
• Tech third-year coach Tim Tadlock makes his third appearance at the Big 12 Championship (1-4 record).
• Tech defeated UT 2-of-3 games in Austin this season, May 1-3. Red Raiders won the final two games.
• Tech and UT face off in the Big 12 Championship opening round for the second straight season.
• Tech and UT play in the Big 12 Championship for the seventh time as UT leads, 4-2.
• Tech lost 8-3 against No. 19 Texas in the first round in 2014 in Oklahoma City at Bricktown Ballpark.
• Tech and UT have played three times in the Big 12 tourney during the last 14 years (2006, 2010, 2014).
• Tech is looking for its 1st opening-round win at the Big 12 Championship since 2005 (W, 5-3 vs. No. 5 NEB).
• Tech is 5-9 in 1st round games with 6 straight losses (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014).
• Tech and UT face off for the 153rd time - the Longhorns lead the all-time series, 109-43.
• Tech and UT face each other on a neutral field for the 11th time with UT leading Tech, 6-4.
• Tech played its final two conference series on the road for the first time since 1994.
• Tech is 7-4 during its last 11 road/neutral site games (at ACU/at K-State/vs. ACU/at UT/at WVU)
• Tech is 21-2 when scoring at least 6 runs this season and is 27-2 when leading after 6 innings.
BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
Opponent Texas (26-25, 11-13 Big 12)
Date & Time Wednesday, May 20 - 9:00 a.m. (CT)
Location Tulsa, Okla. (ONEOK Field - 7,833)
Radio Texas Tech Sports Network from Learfield Sports
Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play/3rd Season)
Jamie Lent (Analyst/3rd Season)
Television FOX College Sports
Chad McKee (Play-by-Play)
Mickey Tettleton (Analyst)
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Live Audio Texas Tech TV (www.TexasTech.tv)
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by Sean Dillon posted May 19 2015 4:20PM
Opinion... From the late 60's into the 70's and 80's a group of morons entered our society. They were destined to get attention for themselves in any way possible. From the kissing bandit to the morons who unfortunately are in the historical film archives about Hank Aaron.

You remember them, the guys welcoming Aaron as he rounded the bases celebrating his record setting homer.

Britt Gaston and Cliff Courtenay were just 17 when Aaron broke Babe Ruth's career home run record. They rushed the field and gave Aaron pats on the back before one of them were tackled by 3rd base and the other was rounded up in the 3rd base stands.

What penalty do you think they paid? Lost season tickets? Maybe they lost their ability to ever go to a Braves game ever. No charges filed. Nothing, but to this day they are immortalized for their stupidity. Every time we show their faces, they regain recognition for their act.

But as the days moved on, more morons decided that they should run on the field, even a student during a Texas Tech Football game last year. But the media got smarter. It decided that it wasn't going to give these "Look at me, momma" morons any attention.

The Kissing Bandit, the shirtless wonder and 99.9% of the moron brigade stop interrupting games.

We stopped making it fun, so they stopped doing it.

Which brings me to my point.

Recently a moron slapped a phrase on the seal at the Texas Tech Health Science Center. It was front page news, on every local news and in some dark corner, a moron cheered. "Look at me momma, what I did is on the TV," I can hear him tell his friends. Can't you? I am not going to repeat what happened because I don't want to give this person any credit what so ever.

But I am going to beg now to my fellow media professionals: Please do not give these morons attention. We shouldn't put them on the front page, we shouldn't give them coverage on the news. We just ignore them. I was the oldest one of 6 kids in my family and in the beginning meeting dad at the door to claim the first five minutes of time with him I thought was important to me. In the end the fighting between all us kids would end up with nobody talking with dad.

I know that if it bleeds, it leads, but can we come to an agreement that if its a stupid act, we just don't cover it?

Because if we continue to encourage these acts, the 1% will be running the world... the 1% of stupid people who get drunk / high / dared say to their friends , "Hey guys, watch me do this..."

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by Sean Dillon posted May 5 2015 4:52PM

Have you heard of Stocklyn? Maybe you should. How about we let William Boreing from Slaton tell you more...

My name is William Boreing, Front man for Stocklyn. We are a Texas band, we play Rock'n Roll and we mean it.

We've all been playing around Lubbock since we could convince bar owners to let us in with X's on our hands. Making our living playing our instruments and entertaining Lubbock as best we could. We have all toured with various State wide and National level bands. But at some point I grew a bit weary of the side man role. I still loved playing guitar and I tried to mean every note I played, put my heart into it. But there was always an itch.

So I started (or rather kept) writing for myself. I've always been hugely influenced by Led Zeppelin, Wolfmother, AC/DC, Aerosmith and several other of the greats. But while playing lead for Red & the Vityls, I had an opportunity to really immerse myself into Texas music... not Texas country but Texas music I found that the music I wrote for myself, the music I loved had a home and people who loved and welcomed it.

So I got with my best friends. A small crew but guys that would die for each other. And I decided we would make music for us. By our rules and within our means.

We never went without. Once we started doing it all ourselves a ton of people kicked in in a BIG way! After contacting several local venues to track in their rooms after 3am when the doors lock, or on their closed days I was contacted by Don Caldwell. Talk about a lifesaver! The guy said he believed in the project and wanted to help in anyway he could including letting me use his studio at night when everyone else left free of charge. We had already decided that we wouldn't sacrifice quality for easy at any stage and without this leg up I don't think we could have accomplished that.

With the help of Justin Thomas Williams, Ryan Garza, Seth Ramirez, Justin Lentz, a whole slew of quality people from the Blue Light we did it.

We never gave up on the dream of the highest quality. We didn't have enough money to rent a lot of things we needed for as long as we would have needed, so if we needed a Marshall sound and couldn't get it we Built a Marshall. If we really needed a u87 and couldn't get it we built a mic. Me and Justin Locked ourselves away for countless hours fueled by a desire to "do it right" and with a "why not us" attitude about trying to be great.

When it was done we were Melanee, we had 6 tracks we were really proud of, and even a couple in studio videos!

From there we burned CDs ourselves, made a stamp to have our name on em (having spent every resource on the product already) and started playing shows. Opening for anyone who would have us and playing for anyone who would listen. We've always had the attitude of "do it right" so every show was our last and if both we and the crowd weren't drenched in sweat when it was said and done I chalked it as a failure.

But the response was incredible! I can't say enough about the Texas scene, the Lubbock scene especially, and the Blue Light and Office specifically,

The project was always about making music for us, making music with my friends, and doing the thing as well as we could.

As luck would have it our little record found it's way to sleepwalker studios via Jeremy Boreing where, upon overhearing it played, it caught the ear of David Hodges ans Steve Solomon who run the joint.

David got in touch with me and I started saving, painting fences, selling all my earthly belongings and putting in sweat to have enough money to get my butt to California and sign a record deal.
We retracked the record with me playing almost every instrument, still keeping as many of my friends and original parts as we could. It really mattered to me that it be the best it could without loosing itself and it's roots in great music by great friends.

More recently we were picked up by Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts' camp and given the opportunity to tour the US with 'em. LA to NY to FL, Corpus Christi to Boston and everywhere in between, myself Blake Vera and Seth Ramirez, playing homemade Rock'n roll as hard as we can, and never loosing the get sweaty mentality. We are so grateful to be doing what we love, and getting to share it with so many. The response has been amazing!

"They're an audacious guitar driven strut. It's loud, sweaty, near the edge of excess, and on the cusp of chaos; it's the way rock and roll was meant to be played."
-Thomas D. Mooney, New Slang

I hope this gives you a good idea of who we are and where we come from. I'm not much of a talker. I only love a few things and I'll work on em till they're right.

Good Luck William, hope we see you back home soon, now go ROCK ON!

by Sean Dillon posted Apr 29 2015 12:03PM
This Bubba Watson pin flag from the 2012 Masters is one of the cool sports and entertainment items up for auction at the ServPro Big Brothers/ Big Sisters golf tournament auction happening Thursday the 30th at ServPro 6101 43rd from 6-9. Go help the kids!


 
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