YOU KNOW, I SUPPORT TEXAS TECH, AND MY WIFE SUPPORTS TEXAS A&M. I FOR ONE KNOW A BUNCH OF PEOPLE THAT DRIVE 2 TO 300 MILES JUST TO WATCH THAT GAME. IRREGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME, YOU SEE FANS THAT ARE WILLING TO DRIVE THE DISTANCE AND ENJOY A GOOD HARD NOSE FOOTBALL GAME. IF THIS GAME GETS MOVED TO DALLAS OR ANYWERE ELSE THAT THEY CHOOSE, IT WOULD BE NOT ONLY A INSULT TO TEXAS TECH'S TRADITION, IT WOULD BE A INSULT TO ALUMNI, THE FANS, AND ANYONE ELSE THAT MAY BE AFFECTED BY THIS GAME. LETS LOOK AT IT THIS WAY. IF THE GAME GETS MOVED, YOU WOULD BE LOOKING AT A LOSS OF FANS IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE THE PRICE OF GAS AND THE PRICE JUST TO TRAVEL ALONE IS OUTRAGOUS. AND THE FACT THAT THERE IS A POSSIBLITY THAT FANS COULD START BOYCOTTING BUYING TECH TICKETS UNTILL THEY GET WHAT THEY WANT. WHICH BRINGS ONE THING TO MIND. PEOPLE DONT LIKE CHANGE AND IF YOU CHANGE THIS GAME LOCATION, YOUR LIABLE TO SEE A DECLINE IN ECONOMY IN THE LUBBOCK AREA. I PERSONALLY LIVE IN HALE CENTER. BUT I WORK IN PLAINVIEW, AND YOU SHOULD SEE THE MOTELS IN PLAINVIEW ON THAT WEEKEND. I ASK AROUND AND SEE WHAT IS GOING ON, AND THE RESPONSE I GET IS WELL THERE ARE NO ROOMS AVAILABLE IN LUBBOCK THIS WEEK END BECUASE OF THE TECH/A&M GAME. SO IT IS NOT JUST LUBBOCK THAT IS AFFECTED BY THE GAME. YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER THE NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES THAT ARE ALSO AFFECTED.
It appears that money is the sole motivation for moving the Tech and A&M game. That is too bad! But then that is the motivation for so many young people moving out of a small town like Floydada (no jobs). Oh well...life goes on!
We get so few games here as it is. I think I for one will quit buying season tickets if they do this.
I find myself being sickened by the disregard that Gerald Myers has for the Lubbock-area and the endless support we provide for the University. I understand the need for TTU to grow and increase its exposure statewide and nationally but the immediate gratification received from potentially moving the game is fleeting compared to the long term effects from missing out on one of the largest revenue weekends for our local business entities. Shame on Gerald Myers for even entertaining the idea of moving the game, with such vocal and overwhelming opposition to moving the game, it's proof enough that moving the game is as much about boosting Gerald Myers ego as it is potential revenue. I, like many of my friends and acquaintances, will in some manner alter my future financial support for the University if Gerald Myers makes this incredibly un-supported decision.
Right on with the commentary on the move of the A&M game. You got this part right too: "My guess is Tech officials will do whatever they want to do, regardless of how 99.9 percent of the folks who buy the tickets feel."
It is my opinion that the game between TTU and A&M needs to stay here in Lubbock. Dallas has enough business.
Texas Tech is here in Lubbock and the revenue that the game brings needs to stay in Lubbock.
I agree with you 100%. This game should never be moved! We've been spending mega millions of dollars to upgrade the stadium and other facilities for the purpose of attracting top flight recruits and because it was needed. Why would anyone want to take away one of the biggest recruiting weekends that Tech has (minus the UT game)?
My response to the game being moved, if it happens, would be to cancel my season tickets, drop my Red Raider Club membership, and never attend another Tech football game.
I'm sure some would consider this over reacting but I feel that I pay a premium price for these tickets and I expect to see premium games for my money.
That is just ludicrous that they would even think about taking that game out of Lubbock. Yes more money for the athletic department but I really believe they have enough. And Tech is part of the community by taking all of the potential patrons out of Lubbock would be a killer to the businesses here. They might get $4 million but Lubbock would probably loose that much. And on top of everything what would Tech Football be without the FANS? Because of fans making Tech Football what it is they SHOULD listen to what the FANS have to say!!!
Tech will gain 4 mil but Lubbock will LOSE, which will mean that Tech will lose in the long run.
I think you're wrong; Tech and A&M are not the biggest rivals in the Big 12. I am an Aggie alumni and A&M's biggest rival is Texas. Always has been and always will be. How do you think BEVO got his name, from the Aggies. What was on top of the Aggie Bonfire, t.u. out house. The Aggies War Hymn refers to sawing varsities horns off. Nothing referring to Texas Tech and I doubt there ever will be.
HONOR THE CITY AND FANS, KEEP THE GAME IN LUBBOCK AND SUPPORT THE CITY THAT SUPPORTS TEXAS TECH. WE NEED THE MONEY, TOO!!!!
Keep the game here!
I AGREE, I JUST WISH TEXAS TECH'S STADIUM WOULD HOLD 80,000 PEOPLE. I KNOW THEY JUST RECENTLY ADDED ON BUT THE STADIUM IS STILL NOT BIG AND NOISY ENOUGH. PLAY ANY OF THE NCAA FOOTBALL GAMES ON XBOX AND PS2 AND YOU WILL SEE ITS HARD TO GET THE FANS LOUD ENOUGH TO EVEN DISRUPT THE OPPOSING TEAM. I HAVE ATTENDED MANY GAMES AND CAN HOLD A CONVERSATION THROUGH THE WHOLE GAME, EVEN WHEN TECH SCORES TOUCHDOWNS AND THATS NOT RIGHT. THE STADIUM CAN BE THE 12th MAN ON THE FIELD IF TECH COULD INCREASE FAN CAP.
I just do not understand why anyone would want to move the game to somewhere like Dallas. We have a nice stadium and so does A&M. What is the point of having a rival football game if it isn't on one of the team's home turf? That would be like having Monterrey and Coronado play in Oklahoma. It just doesn't make any sense. Why are we spending all of this money renovating the campus and the surrounding area if we are going to move the biggest game of the year to another city?
The game in question should remain on a home-and-home basis.
By moving the Tech/Texas game to Dallas, the athletic department may bring in more money. Who has supported all of Tech down through the years?
Fans, alumni, and the businesses and people of the area. Now that Tech is being recognized across the nation, it would really be mean spirited to move our games so that another city will reap the profits. They may find that much of the support they have depended on so long might slowly fade away.
I find it odd that while the mayor voted in favor of a resolution to look for ways to increase the salaries of our firefighters, he is decreasing the number of firefighters he his budgeting to hire for next budget year and increasing the number of policemen he would like to hire. If safety is first on his agenda, his actions should speak louder than appeasing 100 firemen and their families with words at a city council meeting. In a recent report, it was indicated the budget would only allow for an additional 9 firefighters, far below the state recommendation, compared to 20 policemen. Why the difference?
If you haven't heard, college football today is a business and like any business they must look out for their best interest first, but the truth of the matter is that this is not the case here. What you call a "slap in the face" is actually a long term commitment from Texas Tech toward the city of Lubbock, the Tech fans and its Alumni.
Just by moving the game to Dallas will create endless possibilities and opportunities for both Texas Tech and our fair city in the long run. Let's look as what this move has the potential of doing:
¨ It will expand our fan base and possibly add more students.
¨ It will secure external finances which the school will reinvest into its programs to remain competitive.
¨ It will place the university and Lubbock in a more visible spotlight on a state and national level.
¨ It will give an added tool to our coaches when it comes to recruiting and potentially keep a winning tradition year after year.
¨ And ultimately it will bring more people and money to Lubbock and our economy in the long run.
As much as I'd love the idea of seeing another home game, I don't think that we would gain all of the above by doing so. By the way, the A&M game is no longer a "premier" or "the big game" as you stated. Because if you ask the players and students at Tech they no longer hope to beat A&M but rather they EXPECT to win!
In addition, Texas Tech will play in sold out stadiums across the county this season greatly in part because of what Texas Tech has become and we owe a lot of that to Mr. Gerald Meyers.
I am sure Mr. Meyers takes pride in having made some of the greatest hires in the history of Texas Tech sports, but I don't think that's where he hangs his hat. Mr. Meyers and all those at Tech are dedicated to making our school the greatest school possible!
So let's look at the big picture and quit arguing about having another away game and start focusing your attention on making Lubbock the jewel of Texas that we all know that it can be. Get your "99.9%" and let's work together to create a partnership with Tech where we really market Lubbock and make it attractive to potential citizens. This city is growing like crazy and we need to do our best at not just having new houses or new buildings but rather a city that all of it's citizens are proud to call home!
If annexing the strip will bring half a million dollars into Lubbock, then go for it. THEN have a vote for beer and wine sales in the rest of Lubbock
I have believed for years that Lubbock should grow up and allow beer and wine sales inside the City Limits. I, for one, believe that it is safer for someone to be able to walk or drive to the local 7-11, Town and Country, United, Wal-Mart, etc and buy their beer and drive a few blocks home and drink their beer at home than to have to drive 5, 10, 15 miles to the "Strip" and have them drink 3 or 4 on the way home.
Lubbock is one of the largest cities in the US that is still "dry." I have heard that this has effected some industry and kept them from locating in Lubbock. I cannot prove or disprove this
It is the owners of the strip which work hardest to keep Lubbock dry. Isn't it time to cut out this monopoly?
I salute the City of Wolfforth and wish them much success with their upcoming beer and wine sales election. I don't drink a great deal but you can bet that when I do I will spend my money out in Wolfforth just because it is closer to home.
www.lubblog.typepad.com had some interesting insights about the move of the game and the athletic department spending. Gerald Myers is using outdated and inaccurate arguments to justify moving the game, even according to the NCAA.
I am totally against moving this game to Dallas. Big D has all the added bucks it needs as far as I am concerned and our economy needs every boost it can get. How on earth anyone can think that this would be a good thing for Lubbock or Tech is beyond me. If A & M doesn't like coming to Lubbock...well, we can beat them without their fans showing up.....but do it in LUBBOCK!
LETS KEEP THE GAME IN LUBBOCK!!!! THE MONEY NEEDS TO STAY IN LUBBOCK!! THE TRADITION NEEDS TO STAY IN LUBBOCK!!!! GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THERE ARE A LOT OF US SENIOR FOLKS THAT WONT BE GOING TO THE AGGIE GAME BECAUSE IT IS TOO FAR FOR US TO TRAVEL. PLEASE KEEP IT HERE IN LUBBOCK WHERE IT BELONGS, MR, MYERS, THE MONEY IS HERE IN LUBBOCK..NO NEED TO GO TO DALLAS. BESIDES, ITS TOO HARD FOR US SENIORS TO TRAVEL TO TEXAS, KEEP THE GAME IN LUBBOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO RAIDERS!!!!!
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NewsChannel 11 General Manager gives his opinion on the proposal to move the Texas Tech vs Texas A&M game to Dallas.