The culture of Texas Tech football

The culture of Texas Tech football

There are 13 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 6, 2008, titled The culture of Texas Tech football. In it, Newsday reports that:

Texas Tech may have reordered the college football landscape with its rollicking victory over No.

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Spring, TX

#1 Nov 6, 2008
You can order a drink from any bar in any restaurant in Lubbock. You just cant buy beer in a gas station, you have to go to the strip. We are not a bunch of hicks in Lubbock, drinking out of a paper bag at dinner. That is BS.
The rest of the story

Lubbock, TX

#2 Nov 6, 2008
A. Lubbock is not in the panhandle.
B. Lubbock is only dry in the sense that package beverages are not sold in the city limits, believe me, Lubbock has more than it's share of bars, though restaurants downtown are few and far between.
C. I rarely smell feedlots, don't think we have a packing plant(though it's possible we have one that I've been unaware for 49 years, and the dust blows only a handful of times a year. Lubbock has mostly brilliant sunshiny days with low humidity, in other words, beautiful weather.
D. The fans stormed the field after our defeat of #4 Oklahoma last year. Yes, nationally televised on ABC Saturday Night
You might have mentioned a few things that would not have made Lubbock look like a backwater town:
1. The Lubbock metropolitan area is approximately a quarter million in population.
2. A little league team from Lubbock finished second in last years national tournament, then defeated the international second place team in the consolation round. Guess what, national television again.
3. On an average weekend night in Lubbock you have a choice of at least 20 live music acts in the city's many nightclubs. And most of them are very good bands. And most are not Country and Western.
4. Lubbock has several museums, several award winning wineries, three universities, and a junior college.

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Nov 6, 2008
Former Houston Rocket Craig Ehlo was from Lubbock, no?

Rio Rancho, NM

#4 Nov 6, 2008
then perhaps the writer should know that nobody "buys alcohol and takes it w/ them downtown to the restaurants in a paper bag"

please don't talk poorly about lubbock when you can't even get your facts correct

Dallas, TX

#5 Nov 7, 2008
Mr. Jeansomme writes, "Lubbock remains a rare "dry" community in Texas, which means that alcohol cannot be sold or bought within the city limits. But that hardly limits consumption at Tech tailgate parties; citizens know they can drive south of town to The Strip, just outside city limits, to purchase adult beverages, which they routinely bring to downtown restaurants in paper bags to imbibe with dinner."

That is not accurate, in that it gives the impression that you can't buy drinks in dining establishments or bars within Lubbock. You may. The prohibition is only on alcolhol to be consumed off premises. I've purchased beer and wine at Lubbock dining establishments on many occasions as a guest in the city for business or attending Tech home games.

Otherwise, an accurate picture of the Hub City.

Lubbock, TX

#6 Nov 7, 2008
This is what you would expect someone in NY writing a piece about Lubbock. They have no idea what they're talking about. Congrats on your research.

Lubbock, TX

#7 Nov 7, 2008
I am from Lubbock, and the people here are actually quite bright and content with our wonderful weather, low crime rate, and wide assortment of things to see and do.

The writer seems to be putting himself on some kind of intellectual pedestal based on geographic location, as if being from New York somehow makes him intellectually superior.

The people of Lubbock, Texas wake up to the same world as the writer and everyone else. We are no less cultured than New Yorkers or other big city dwellers. The people here are actually quite intelligent.

A long running local joke asks: "What do people working in the Metroplex (DFW) call Texas Tech graduates"?

The answer: "Boss".

United States

#8 Nov 7, 2008
Condron never got it... this is a mystical area on the high Plains of the Southwest part of Texas...Mystical Man... Mystical... feel it...True Belivers Only.

United States

#9 Nov 9, 2008
The biggest mistake in your article is that Mac Davis sings, " can bury me in Lubbock Texas, in my jeans." Not boots! Come on get your facts straight!

Austin, TX

#10 Dec 3, 2008
I like Lubbock.

Texarkana, AR

#11 Dec 4, 2008
I went to Tech for three years back in 98-2000
I liked the school, but the city was not my favorite. However, I love Lubbock in retrospect.
I am happy I don't live there, but I miss the days that I did.


Texarkana, AR

#12 Dec 4, 2008
Tech has come a long way. They were sleepers up to the UT and OSU games, and now they are still the underestimated team despite almost flawless execution and tremendous heart. The players are great players and seem to be proving themselves great men as well.

I am proud of the Red Raiders. This football team deserved every ounce of attention and praise they have recieved this year, maybe more. You guys are the best football team we have ever had. Period. My guns are still up. And as for Big 12 champs, we still are equally deserving. We just aren’t as popular…..yet

Texarkana, AR

#13 Dec 4, 2008
It's true that the BCS Mess with the Big 12 South is exploited with the most random of events. This three way tie shows the Big 12 scenario needs to be considered in the future.
Oklahoma State and Baylor lost, but showed their emergence to come. Tech is not to ever be underestimated again.

hopefully, regardless of the Big 12 fiasco, Fiesta makes the matchup for the SEC#2 and BCS nonfavorite from Big12
11-1 is good enough for BCS, but not in this division.
There are too many big games to play in Big 12 South.
Next year, anything can happen but BCS will still be intact and inaccurate as ever.
My dream bowls would have been OU/Alabama, UT/Florida, Tech/USC

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