....Perhaps you already are aware of this....then again maybe you aren't.....The NCAA has approved a college football playoff format to determine the national champions (FINALLY!)....it will go into effect in 2014....I don't know all of the specifics but I do know it involved a 4 team playoff...basiclally the top 4 teams will end up competing for the national title....I like this idea primarily because of the obvious.....It will eliminate the what ifs and the ties......it will give the Boise States of the world so to speak the oppurtunity to prove themselves worthy of a national title...as compared to going unbeaten and not getting a shot......and of course the flip side is that it will give the perrenial contenders (the Alabama's....Oklahomas.....LSU's...etc) a chance to prove to the world they really can beat anyone......I am a HUGE fan of the traditional college football bowls and never wanna see those go away......which is yet another reason i like the 4 team playoff....in doing so they will easily be able to keep the current bowl system, in tact....I am nothing short of excited about the new format and can not wait till they get it under way! Hope to see you out and about soon.......Rick
....Man....it is beyond hot out! I think this week I am going to try to fry an egg on the sidewalk just to see if I can.....be looking for the video on T95.com!!! Whatever it is you are doing I do hope you are keeping cool somehow!....we will be out and about this weekend more on that later this week....the new Linkin Park hit stores today,,,,and like I said,,it is gooooood! hope to see you out and about soon! Rick
.....Welcome to Monday!!!!!! I for some odd reason have always actually liked Mondays....maybe it's because of the generally laid back nature of Monday....that and Monday Night Raw!!!....over the weekend every time I was in my car I listened to the new Linkin Park full length.....and let me tell you....IT IS GOOOOOOD!......I would have to say it's some of their best work in ten years......and no I am not kidding.....Red White and You is comming along well and I for one can not wait to launch it at 3pm Monday July 2nd!!!......hope to see you out and about soon! Rick
.....Well the Miami Heat are world champions.....Lebron finally got his ring.....I did watch last night on and off.....and watched enough to tell you there was no way Miami was going to lose game 5 last night...no way....love em or hate em you have to admit they were beyond focused and determined......therefore you have to take your hats off to them....I will be at Pleasures tomorrow night so by all means come out and say hi! will be there 9-11pm broadcasting live and of course partaking in the debauchery!!!.....hope to see you soon! Rick
....I realize that we have yet to even really begin with the 2012 Presidential election yet I am already tired of the hype that surrounds it....the constant grandstanding on both sides....I once asked Willie Nelson (seriously I ran into him in Minnesota back in 2001 or so) whether or not he liked the President (Bush i believe at the time).....his answer was....."well i certainly wouldn't want his job.".......and quite frankly nor would I.....I mean think about it....no matter which side of the fence you stood on....no matter which side of the argument you took......there willl be a large coningency who simply and strongly dis like you for your decision.....I am not a believer in "no win" scenarios....but I gotta think being the leader of the free world certainly would have major drawbacks....I can not imagine what it must be like to go to work every day knowing the kind of task that lie before you as President.....regardless of who is in office....dem or republican.....I have to feel for them.....just look at how that job ages those that have it....Obama looks at least ten years older than he did 3 years ago.......it's not that I necessarily hate politics.....I realize they are a necessary evil.....It's just that when it comes to the posititon of President.....I think I am with Willie.....thanks for stopping by..........................Rick
...It was on this day (June 19) 1975 that Jaws was released....Jaws was the very first full length movie I ever saw.....I didn't see it till like a year after it's release......My dad took us kids to the drive in to see it and I do recall sitting in a lawn chair with my popcorn and soda......scared to death!!!...to this day sharks scare the hell outta me!!! (that and clowns....but that's another blog)....there was just something about the way they shot that film.....even today I still find it eerie as all get out....I realize of course it lacks the effects and the visual candy that alot of today's films offer....but it is still one of the scariest films I have ever watched.........I STILL will not swim in the ocean because of it! anyways I hope you are having a great day! Rick
...Tim Tebow recently stated (while speaking on Father's Day at Qualcomm Stadium in front of over 25000 people) that professional sports does a poor job of providing good examples....he went on to say that "if we could come together and be great role models, it would be amazing to see how the next generation turns out."......I am quite sure he will catch some heat for this....and he will also gain some credible support as well....While I don't know that I totally agree with this particular synopsis, I have always been a Tim Tebow fan......Lord knows not because he is a NY Jet....and to be honest not because of his faith and beliefs.....I have nothing at all against his religious belief structure and I have nothing at all against his open display of such beliefs.....What does make me a Tim Tebow fan is simply this......he is the quintessential true competitor.....he doesn't know the meaning of the word quit and to put it bluntly....he flat out has heart.....and...here is a big one....one you don't see often......he compells people around him to compete above thier abilities....and you do not see that often at all....just watch how his teamates react around him.....his drive is nothing short of contagious.....he knows he doesn't have the natural skills that many other qbs are blessed with....he knows he is no Peyton Manning.....no Drew Brees...etc.......but what I love about Tebow is the fact that he also knows they are not him....and he brings things to the table that are extremely rare in nature.....EVERY single time he get's a shot at playing he believes beyond all get out that he will find a way to succeed....and NO ONE can tell him any different.....does he always? of course not....but that does not deter him from believing....do I agree with him on his role model statement?....yes and no....not to straddle the fence...but I see both sides of that issue....I can totally see Tebow's side of it.....and yet I also see the side of it that says athletes are not necessarily paid to be role models....yes it may be the nice thing to do...the right thing in a sense....but is it really their responsibility?....anyways thanks for stopping by! Rick
....I do hope you are hanving an outstanding Friday!....I will be out and about this weekend at a few different places so please feel free to stop by and say hi!.....will be at Bourbon Street tonight from 10pm on.....dollar jello shots.....5 dollar bombs.....no cover!!!! south on Seneca just off 235....will also be at Rusty Eck Ford Saturday from 1-3p.....and prior to that I will be at Complete Nutrition at New Market Square from 10am-12pm......so by all means come say hi!!! Rick
....Welcome to Thursday!!!....lot's of things happening over the next few days...I will be broadcasting live at Mcdonalds (Kellogg and Dugan) from 11am to 1pm today....customer appreciation day in concurrance with flag day.....buy a quarter pounder or big mac at regular price and get the second for only 14 cents!!!!....will be at Bourbon Street tomorrow night......Rusty Eck on Saturday....Is it me or does it seem as though there is this "America is on the decline" vibe lately....maybe it's due to the fact this is an election year.....who knows....I just know that there is still NO other country in the world I would wanna live in.....of course we are far from perfect and have our faults....who doesn't.....but we are still the best country in the world bar none.....all one has to do is simply check out what is going on in other parts of this world and it becomes extremely clear..there are governments in this world that would not even allow me to post daily blogs.....let alone enjoy basic freedoms we have here.....there are governments that imprison their citizens for no legitimate reasons...and so so with absolutely no trial whatsoever....there are governments in this world that have absolutely no concern about their own populace.....it is flat out scary......I for one am thankful beyond belief to live here.......and again would live no where else.....thank you for stopping by! Rick.
....well kind of!.....I just (as in just i mean like within the last 5 minutes) went on the air and asked listeners such as yourself what it is that I should blog about today......i basically said the first person who can text me with a blog topic gets to dictate whatever subject matter I blog about today.....therefore the topic you chose for me to blog about is........ARE REALITY SHOWS FAKE?....I would have to first off say that I have no idea to be honest.....now if I were to guess I would venture to say that it's probably a little of both.....there are some that are definitely legit....and then there are some that are anything but.....It would not suprise me if the majority of them had at least some pre planned element involved....I mean you have to realize that first and foremost these shows are designed with the idea of making a profit and I would have to believe it's not unheard of for producers to do what they have to do to the reality show scripts in order to achieve that goal..... however I also admit that I have no way of truly knowing either way....so in a sense your guess is a good as mine! thanks for stopping by as always! Rick
.....Comming up next month the one and only....the perenial tophat wearing, west coast struttin, leather pants donning Slash will receive a much deserved star on the Hollywood walk of fame....it has been a long time comming and let's face it......Slash practically single handedly took things to another level.....his inventive and original licks transformed rock....I realize those are big words....but you have to admit, there is only one Slash....and there isn't even anyone who comes remotely close.....anyways I know I will have a toast in his honor the next time I am out! Congrats Slash! Rick.
....Starting Monday July 2nd and running through July 4th at Midnight.......T95 will be playing 2fers every hour as a result of Red White and You!....and the beauty of it all is.....YOU will pick the artists that we feature in the 2fers!....and here is the kicker.....we are going to let you intro your own 2fer if you so desire!!!.....simply email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know which artist you would lke to see featured.....and if you wish to intro your 2fer on air....leave me a contact number so I may reach you and arrange that!...it's Red White and YOU! Rick
...I love pro wrestling and am not at all ashamed to admit it...WWE is truly the "greatest show on Earth".....and I mean that with absolutely no offense whatsoever to Ringling Brothers.....I guess what i like most about it is the carnival like atmosphere it brings...the "anything can and usualy does happen" mentality......yes I am well aware of the fact that the matches are pre determined and the moves are mostly staged.....but I don't care and that is the real beauty of it.....it is by far entertaining enough and just insane enough to make me not care about that....if that makes any sense at all.....to me it represents what America is and hopefully always will be....it's a realm in which nothing is impossible and where one who puts their mind to it can accomplish anything.....it's a place where being the underdog is not even remotely a bad thing....and it's a place where starting over is not a death sentance but rather a challenge.....Yes I will gladly watch the 3 hour special edition of WWE Raw tonight......and enjoy every second of it! thank you for stopping by as always ..... Rick
.....I thought the show was outstanding!....My Darkest Days brought some great energy and Seether as always rocked the house!!!....Bush.....WOW.....exceeded my expectations easily.....Gavin Rossdale covering Come Together while up in the actual stands amongst the audience....that was awesome!...Nickelback is one of those bands who it is always great to see live considering they can just play hit after hit after hit.....overall I would have to say no one was disappointed! thanks for stopping by.................Rick
Riverfest wrapping up this weekend and a huge show in town tonight!!!!! Nickelback/Seether/Bush/My Darkest Days.......WHAT AN INCREDIBLE LINE UP!!!....doors at 5 show at 6 tonight at IBA!.....and yes tix still available but going fast so get em if you haven't yet!...we will be hosting the Party on the Plaza starting at 3 in front of IBA.....Barrelbright cranking things up at 4......prizes....including last second meet and greet for Nickelback!!!!.....I will be at Pleasures tomorrow night by the way......9-11p broadcasting live.......I do hope to see you soon! Rick
....wassuppppppp! I hope you are having an outstanding Thursday.......just 24 hours till the BIGGEST show of the summer!!!!! Nickelback/Seether/Bush/My Darkest Days......IT IS GONNA BE OFF DA HOOOOOOOOK!.....Party on the Plaza starts at 4pm with Barrelbright......hope to see you there!....Axl Rose get's his jewelry back after an attempted (alleged) heist....I am probably one of the very very few people on planet earch who actually defends Axl to some degree....I mean don't get me wrong....I get the fact that he comes off as a total diva....I get the fact that it is irritating at best when he decides to take the stage at 10 instead of 7......I get the fact that it is childish and flat out stupid that he can not seem to put his differences aside and co exist with Slash long enough to attend a hall of fame induction or even actually re unite for just one night.....I get all of that and I totally understand why he rubs people the wrong way as a result....I guess the only reason I half way defend him is because .... well....there was a time when rock stars were SUPPOSED to be that way.....we expected it....applauded it.....encouraged it....and lived vicariously through it.....maybe Axl is kind of a throwback to the days when rock stars just didn't give a rat's *ss....when they actually took pride in flipping the bird to the man and rebelling against the norm......some times I do think that's what rock seems to miss now.....I mean I absolutely looooooove the rock format......I am thankful as all get out that I get to be exposed to it daily......but I do sometimes think that just maybe.......and I realize this sounds insane....but just maybe a little more Axl is what rock needs right now.........thanks for stopping by!!!! Rick
....Let's see....My beloved Yankees are 6 games over 500 as of this very second......which puts them a half game back of Tampa/Baltimore (who are tied for first) and even more importantly....a full 2 games in front of Boston!!!!!!!!! Any diehard Yankee fan knows very few fates worse than trailing the Red Sox......so for now......thank god they are in front of Boston!!!!!!.......Speaking of Boston....how can anyone not fall in love with the effort put forth by those pesky Boston Celtics???? I absolutely love it.....not because I am a Celtics fan as much as the simple fact they were told by the media all season long they didn't have a chance....they didn't have enough star player talent....they are too old....they are not fast enough......etc etc etc.......I think it is awesome that they refused to listen to any of that and are now up 3 games to 2 against a favored Miami Heat team.....granted the series is far from over so we will just have to see what happens next! thanks for stopping by.............Rick
....Did you see this??? Taylor Hawkins will be playin none other than Iggy Pop in a new film entitled "CBGB"....which centers around the now defunct iconic rock club and punk scene...should make for some very interesting cinema!!!
.....Another day closer to Nickelback/Seether/Bush/My Darkest Day!!!.....If i had to pick a favorite out of those....as difficult as it may be.....don't get me wrong I think they are all outstanding.....but I do have to admit I am definitely a diehard Seether fan...Their lyrical content alone has me hooked every time I listen to them....and they seem to just keep getting better!....shot some good video of the Dodge Ball tourny at Riverfest the other day....check it out at T95.com when you get a chance...had a great time doing it and by all means if you have any good ideas for my next video shoot please let me know!.....am always looking for the next video trek/adventure so to speak...text me at 316 768 1010 if you have any ideas or simply email me!...(email@example.com). thank you as always for stopping by! Rick