Baker Mayfield is a rolling stone


You said you’d never compromise with the mystery tramp, but now you realize he’s not selling any alibis. As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes and ask him: Do you want to make a deal?

Broken yellow lines.


"Those memories, this place. They will stay with me forever."

Meals With Men


The fascinating world of endurance running and other inspiration found during meals shared with friends.

For Parrot Heads, Every Day is Glorious


To help shake the cobwebs left from an exhausting NBA Playoffs, my wife and I went to Frisco with friends to take in the sights and sounds of a Jimmy Buffett concert. It was middle-aged Hedonism on...

Kingsbury, Tyson & The Preakness: An Oral History


Every picture might be worth a thousand words, but some are much more deserving.

Chasing Windmills


The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the...

An Open Letter to Hollywood


Why are our efforts being ignored?

Guys Named Bill: The top ten of all-time


When evaluating the most important people in history a common thread emerges. The cream of the humanity crop seem to all be named Bill.

Pringles are for the wild


Dispatches from Kerrville Schreiner State Park: The Lord of the Flies is plausible.

Bob Seger is the worst


One man's search for peace and happiness and the surprising solution that could bring joy to his life.

Rocky Balboa Can't Whisper


Why an over the top, ridiculously unrealistic movie franchise will always be an inspiration to a simple guy like me.


Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury A "Jeopardy" Clue

"Who is Kliff Kingsbury?" to be a question on Jeopardy today Feb 26 2014

Pitbull, P Mo and the Fog


Mr. 305 came to the San Antonio Rodeo to rock our faces. In the process, he taught us a valuable lesson.

On Marcus Smart, Jeff Orr, Freedom and Redemption


The story now belongs to The Machine. Unfortunately, it often doesn't stop its slow churn until a life is destroyed.

An Interview With My Son


I've been able to interview Kliff Kingsbury and David Ubben and Hanz about Texas Tech, so I interviewed my 4 year old to get his thoughts on the Spurs. Please go over there and rec it so my son doesn't get a complex.



I typically don't cross pollinate my stories, but wanted to share this one. The Spurs played the Mavericks last night but I really wanted to describe what it's been like for me, just a regular guy, to be able to get so close to the action at the AT&T Center before, during and after the games. It's been a surreal few months.

Plus the story has a picture of Dirk for all you Mavs fans.

1st Annual Golden Matador Awards


Viva The Matadors celebrities recently gathered for the most glamorous night on the internet. Replays of the show, hosted by Matt Millen and Gus Johnson, can be seen nightly on the LHN. Tune in to...

Putting the Red Raiders' season in perspective


A calm, reserved, level-headed open letter review of the 2013 Texas Tech Red Raiders and Kliff Kingsbury's first season as Head Coach

It's been a long year so let's twerk


Kliff Kingsbury. Ron Burgundy. Gilbert. The fox. Kirby Hocutt. Egg nog. Me with free time. What do you get? This.

Is Jace Amaro coming back next year?


The answer is an emphatic yes. How do we know? Because he said so. At a piano bar. With a bunch of drunk Tech fans. So it's pretty much settled.

Craig's List: Co-Offensive Coordinator wanted


TCU Head Coach discovered that Craig's List is a great way to look for new coaches to kick-start an anemic offense.

Kingsbury's Red Raiders Will Get Better: A Parable


The last month has been frustrating for Texas Tech fans as the Red Raiders have tumbled from a top ten ranking & are now staring down five straight losses to finish the season. But things will get...

When an 18 year-old breaks your heart


Cliff Alexander was just toying with his hometown Illinois fans. This proves oldschoolraider's theory: Never live and die on the decisions made by an 18 year old kid. They'll rip your heart out and stomp on it.

Mi nombre es Gilberto


Gilbert had to make a change so he ran away and fell in love. Gilbert is happy now and he wants you to be happy too. He's just not 100% sure where he is.

Facebook Questions


I created a Facebook account solely for the purpose of being able to administer the VTM page. But I received this question recently and I'm strongly considering answering yes, just to see where this goes. When an epic story is potentially knocking on your door, how can you ignore it?

Red Raider Jackpot: Hiring Kliff Kingsbury


12/12/12 has an obvious symmetry to it. DJ's mix the 1's and 2's. I think. I'm not really sure because I'm not that cool. Anyway, it's also the day Coach Kingsbury came home. Let's celebrate by...

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