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Spring Game Thoughts 2013

Apr 14, 2013 -- 12:45pm

THE GOOD

B. Williams - RB.  He was the star of the game, the day.  Speed kills and he is an assasin.  From the shoes, to the smile, to the TD celebrations - he was amazing.  We have heard all kinds of hype and praise since the day he showed up at A&M, what an incredible first impression.

JFF - QB  - Heisman Winner.   He came off as a rock star.  He came off as the Heisman winner.  He shined as the most interesting man in college footall (in the world is taken).  Sure, there was no pash rush and all but from the Dude Perfect video to throwing the block to just airing it to how ESPN talked about him, Johnny Manziel had yet another incredilbe day.

Edward Pope - WR.  Made some nice catches.  I really liked hands and strength with contact.

 

THE BAD

Defense.  There was none.  This game was set up for the offense and JFF to shine on ESPN to the country and to the fans in the stands.  At one point, Herbie said it looked like 7-on-7 out there.  And it did.  

The Backup QB's.   They looked bad.  I understand a backup QB with backup O-line with backup WR corps but in the end, to many passes skipped in and to many bad reads or no reads.

 

THE UGLY

Kicking game.  Punting and point attempting.   Really was unimpressed with Kaser's punting.  No rush,  no return, take the snap and boom it.   No boom.

Battered Aggie Syndrome = Bertolet lining up for a kick.  Some of his FG attempts were shaky, I mean just butt ugly.  And he of course mised an XP.  He missed an XP, in a spring game, with no rush, no pressure.  Really blew my mind.  I really didn't care the penatly backed it up.  He looked like a nightmare out there.

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It was an incredible day for Aggie Football.  A two hour infomercial on ESPN.   They loved this A&M team, the camera loved the crowd, the event.  JFF came off as a rock star, Heisman winner, and most exciting guy in the game.  Sumlin was cool talking to the gang.  Having Herbie say you are a legit national championship contender will never be a bad thing.   A record crowd of 45,212 speaks to the excitement of and for Aggie football right now.

This Spring game just continued the momentum from last season that built from bowl game, that built from signing day, and now built some more with the M&W game.  Everything is in place for a magical 2013 season.

 

SEC Media Days start July 16th

Player report first of August

A&M vs Rice on August 31st at Kyle Field

Fallen Firefighters Fund and Memorial Service

Feb 18, 2013 -- 10:34am

KBTX Media, The Eagle and WTAW/Candy 95 are collecting funds for the families of two Bryan firefighters killed in the line of duty, as well as a pair of their fellow public servants who were critically injured during the rescue attempt.

A fund has been set up by Brazos Valley Media Giving Back, so that donations can be made at any of the The Bank and Trust locations: 2900 S. Texas Ave., 3400 Texas 21, 1920 W. Villa Maria Road, Suite 202, all in Bryan, or the College Station location, 2305 Texas Ave., S.

Please make the check out to BV Media Giving Back, and note in the "memo" line that it’s for Bryan firefighters.

Lt. Eric Wallace, a 36-year-old father of five and 13-year veteran of the department, was pronounced dead at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Groesbeck Street not far from Bryan’s main headquarters on William Joel Bryan Jr. Street.

Lt. Gregory Pickard, 54, died at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston after suffering serious burns. He had served the department for 32 years.

Firefighter Ricky D. Mantey Jr., 30, and probationary firefighter Mitchel Moran, 21, also were taken to the Galveston hospital where they were listed in critical condition Saturday evening.

The three media organizations — television, newspaper and radio — teamed up in 2011 to gather donations for those impacted by the wildfires.

KBTX General Manager Mike Wright on Saturday lamented that everyone wants to help the Bryan firefighters in some way, and this fund is a good opportunity to do so.

"In situations like this, the heart of the community is heavy," Wright said. "We all feel the sadness, we all have a stake in what happens here, and part of our calling is to take care of each other. We are always better together."

Eagle Editor Kelly Brown said she’s always impressed and inspired by how Brazos Valley residents respond to their neighbors who are hurting.

"Whether it’s a wildfire that’s erased 30 homes, a deadly explosion that’s rocked the region, fatal car crashes, horrific diseases in which the family doesn’t have insurance — whatever the tragedy, whatever the pain, this community gives back in many different ways," Brown said. "Last night’s tragedy reminds us that every single hour of every day there are firefighters, paramedics, police officers and dispatchers taking care of us. That deserves attention all the time, but especially now."

Ben Downs, who oversees Bryan Broadcasting, said giving back to these families is the "least we all can do to show our support and appreciation to such public servants."

"First responders like Lieutenants Wallace and Pickard are a foundation of society - they fight disaster from closer than I ever will," Downs said. "We call them when there’s trouble and they need to know that when things go bad, we have their back. It’s what we can do for the people willing to put our safety ahead of their own."

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A public memorial service honoring fallen Bryan Fire Department Lieutenants Greg Pickard and Eric Wallace will be held Wednesday, February 20, at 10 a.m. at Central Baptist Church located at 1991 Farm to Market Road 158, College Station, Texas 77845.

Details regarding logistics for this event are as follows.

Apparatus from visiting fire departments will stage at the Bryan Target Shopping Center parking lot located at the intersection of State Highway 6 (Earl Rudder Freeway) and Briarcrest Drive no later than 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. The actual physical address of the Target store is 3061 Wildflower, Bryan, Texas 77802. A tent and a Bryan fire apparatus will mark the gathering site in the parking lot. From there, apparatus will move to the procession area along Boonville Road at 7:00 a.m.

All fire, police and public safety personnel, along with dignitaries participating in the walking procession, should park their personal vehicles at Momentum Plaza located at One Momentum Boulevard in College Station, Texas 77845. From there, these officials will be shuttled to the rally point. Shuttles begin running at 6:00 a.m. After the service, shuttles will then return these individuals from the church to the parking area at Momentum Plaza.

The staging area for those participating in the walking procession will be at the intersection of FM 60 (University Drive) and Boonville Road. The procession will begin its walk to the church at 8:00 a.m. The procession will be led by the Bryan Fire Department. Federal, state and local dignitaries will follow as well as emergency response personnel from all over the U.S. and Canada. Dignitaries who cannot physically participate in the walking procession will be provided with parking passes.

The general public will park at Veterans Park, 3101 Harvey Road, College Station, Texas 77845. From there, busses will transport the public to and from the church. Shuttle busses will run from 8:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. and will return to the parking area after the memorial service is concluded.

Boonville Road/FM 158 will be closed from Pendleton Drive to Elmo Weedon Road from 5:00 a.m. until after the memorial service is completed. The intersection of FM 60 (University Drive) and Boonville Road/FM 158 will be closed during the same time frame.

Governor Rick Perry has ordered all national and state flags on state agency and political subdivision buildings in Bryan and the surrounding area lowered to half-staff until sunset Friday to honor the lives and service of Lt. Pickard and Lt. Wallace. Businesses may also lower their flags.

New Zone Line-Up

Jan 26, 2013 -- 11:59am

The Zone Roster

05:00am - 08:00am    T.B.D from CBS Sports Radio     Tiki, Dana, Brandon

08:00am - 11:00am    TexAgs Radio

11:00am - 02:00pm    Louie Belina Show

02:00pm - 04:00pm    AggieNation featuring the Eagle Sports Dept  

04:00pm - 06:00pm    Chip Howard's SportsTalk

06:00pm - 05:00am    CBS Sports Radio

Weekends             CBS Sports  Radio

 

 

*  The Beliucci Hour Lunch is LIVE from the Tap every M+Th at 12n and brought to you by Aggieland Outfitters

**  Studio 12 Live is every Wed and Fri at 12n

***  AggieNation will begin on Monday, March 4th while rest of the lineup is January 28th

 

 

 

State of the Zone Union 2013

Dec 27, 2012 -- 1:09pm

Last Friday on the Louie Belina Show, I held shared our line-up changes for 2013.  Many people forgot to take notes and share them with their friends.  Shame on you.  Here is the quick version of the plans for SportsRadio 1150:

1.  Shows going away:  Mike&Mike, Jim Rome, Fox Sports Radio

2.  New to Sportsradio 1150:  CBS SportsRadio on Weeknights and Weekends (M-F from 6p-5am and 24/7 on weekends).  T.B.D. morning show from CBS SportsRadio.  T is for Tiki Barber former NFL player, B is for talk show host Brandon Tierney, and D is for Dana Jacobsen formerly of ESPN. 

3.  Moving. The Louie Belina Show will be from 11a-2p.  We have offered TexAgs Radio to take the 8am hour and become 8a-11a.

4.  If a show is not listed or mentioned, there are no plans to make any changes to it at this time.

5.  We are working on 2 options for 2p-4p.  One is a local options, one is a national option.

Many changes, all to make for a better sports talk experience for you through out the day.

 

Louie B. - PD

 

Around the SEC (or readings to get you ready for game week)

Aug 26, 2012 -- 9:45am

SEC title run top 2012 storylines

SEC maintains unique hold on fans

CBS Sports SEC Notebook

R.C. Slocum: Texas A&M to SEC could have come sooner

Kentucy with mock scrimmage

An Alabama stump speech?

 

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