Adam Zuvanich

Another Raider goes down, Lynnwood misses

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Texas Tech was about to stretch its lead to 21-3 early in the third quarter, when Taylor Potts threw a beautiful deep ball to a wide-open Detron Lewis on a well-executed flea flicker. Well, the play was well-executed until Lewis let the ball fall through his hands. The junior receiver then stumbled to the turf and stayed there for a few minutes as a trainer rushed out on the field.

Adam Zuvanich

Both teams lose key defensive players

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Less than one quarter into the game, the Texas Tech and Rice defenses already are short-handed. Owls free safety Andrew Sendejo, who entered the game as the NCAA's active career leader with 180 solo tackles, was hurt on the game's opening series and has yet to return. Tech defensive end Ra'Jon Henley, who had five tackles including a sack last week, was injured on the ensuing series, limping off the field favoring his ankle after a third-down play. That's bad news for both teams.

Adam Zuvanich

It didn't surprise me, but it's still mind-boggling

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Mike Leach goes for it on fourth down. That's just who he is, and his daring has gotten him pretty far to this point. Still, his decision to go for it on Texas Tech's opening possession makes absolutely no sense to me. The Red Raiders had first-and-goal from Rice's 6-yard line, and Taylor Potts threw two poor passes - the last of which was nearly picked off.

Adam Zuvanich

Tech vs. Rice: It's almost time

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Sitting here in the press box at Jones Stadium, where the Texas Tech band is playing and we're less than 10 minutes away from the opening kickoff. The Red Raiders are looking to improve to 2-0 this season - and improve on a somewhat lackluster showing against North Dakota last week - while Rice hopes to pick itself off the mat after a blowout loss to UAB. The Owls surely have to be thinking about an upset on the road, especially if they've been watching their Bayou City rival this afternoon. The Houston Cougars are about to knock off fifth-ranked Oklahoma State in Stillwater.

Paul Lyle

A HOMER FOR OBAMA

By: Paul Lyle | Blog: Closing Argument

THE FOES IN CONGRESS are hassling each other over the currently proposed health care reform plan.[1] The big question is whether to keep doctoring it or let it die.

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Donald R. May

Joe Wilson’s Rallying Cry

By: Donald R. May | Blog: Mr. Conservative

Last night President Barack Obama said that illegal immigrants would not have their health care paid for by ObamaCare.  “You lie,” was the clear rebuttal that came from Representative Joe Wilson, a Republican from South Carolina. Joe Wilson apparently had endured enough of Obama’s spinning of the facts.  It is very unfortunate that John McCain and other Republicans failed to support the courageous and appropriate comment of Joe Wilson. While Joe Wilson was disrespectful of what President Obama said, why should Obama’s lies and dictatorial lecturing and chastisement be graciously and poli

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lubbockleft

Alan Turing Apology

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

I love it when a plan comes together. Or, in this case, an online petition accomplishes something. (Honestly, I don't want to see statistics on what percentage of online petitions result in action... I bet it's a low number.) Today, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologized for the British Government's treatment of science hero Alan Turing in the 1950s. From Gordon Brown's statement: Turing was a quite brilliant mathematician, most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes.

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Adam Zuvanich

Must-wins, marquee matchups and more blowouts

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

The second week of the college football season is upon us. And if it's anything like Week 1, we should be in for another treat. Week 2 offers some conference openers in the SEC - where the unexpected almost always happens - as well as a handful of juicy non-conference matchups. There also could be some head-coaching jobs on the line, namely in places such as Boulder,  Eugene and Charlottesville. Without further ado, here are my can't-miss predictions for the weekend, with all times Central and all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted.