Arkansas fan dumps Kliff Kingsbury…he responds

Even the casual football fan is aware of the buzz created by Texas Tech’s second year head coach Kliff Kingsbury…apparently the ladies think he’s pretty adorable.

But when one Arkansas fan sent him a “Dear Kliff” letter, the former Red Raider quarterback proved that he can be just as charming…and witty.

Check out her letter to the coach…and his response.  And if you’d like to check him out in person…Texas Tech will play the Cats here in Manhattan on October 4th.  You’re welcome, ladies.

Twitter reacts to cyberbullying of Zelda Williams

The daughter of the late Robin Williams had to sign off the social media site after at least two individuals sent her very distasteful tweets, including one very tasteless photo.

Today, Twitter responded by disabling several accounts and announcing new policy changes to deal with “cyber-bullying”.

“We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter,” Del Harvey, Twitter’s vice president of trust and safety, said in a statement. “We have suspended a number of accounts related to this issue for violating our rules and we are in the process of evaluating how we can further improve our policies to better handle tragic situations like this one. This includes expanding our policies regarding self-harm and private information, and improving support for family members of deceased users.”

SMH that people can be that cruel.

 

Josh Gracin causes scare

Josh Gracin caused his fans a scare when he posted a rather disturbing message on his Facebook page.

The post seemed to be directed at Ann Marie, his wife of 13 years.  He accused her of turning her back on him when he needed her the most.  And he ended the post with this: “Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music … Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye.”

As expected, his fans reacted immediately and with concern.  And later that night, his manager posted on his official page thanking all for their concern and assuring them that Josh was OK.  He also asked for continued well-wishes.

Let’s hope that this former Marine gets the help he needs and that he’s back to his family soon.

 

FGL announces new album details

It certainly was a banner day for Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley…aka Florida Georgia Line.

The duo announced that their new album “Anything Goes” will hit stores on October 14th.  Their second studio album will have a lot to live up to…after their debut smash “Here’s To The Good Times” spawned five Top 10 hits.

“We’re trying to step our game up,” said Kelley. “We’ve got a couple of awesome songs that we’re pumped about everybody hearing. Can’t wait to get the new stuff out. It’s definitely gonna have evolved from record one, but it’s still going to have that FGL feel, but we’re going to take some chances here and there.”

The duo’s latest single “Dirt” is rocketing up the charts.

Of course, we’ll see FGL next summer as it was also announced that they’ll headline the 2015 Country Stampede next June.  Discounted tickets are still available…you won’t want to miss THIS party!

Read More: Florida Georgia Line Reveal New Album Details on ‘GMA’ | http://theboot.com/florida-georgia-line-new-album-anything-goes/?trackback=tsmclip

This Day In History – August 15

1911

Procter & Gamble introduced Crisco shortening!

This stuff is still a big ingredient in pie crusts…and I love pie, and pie crusts!

ESPECIALLY pumpkin!

Hey, thanks Crisco!

1943

The War Department awarded Sgt. Edward Dzuba the Legion of Merit!

Sgt. Dzuba, the mess sergeant of Company A, 305th Medical Battalion, was awarded the Legion of Merit medal, in recognition of his outstanding ingenuity in originating unusual and appetizing recipes from leftovers! His fantastic ideas reduced losses from food waste and spoilage!  During a time when the entire nation was under rations, this was brilliant! Well done, sir!

1969 - The first Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in Bethel, New York!

450,000 people came out, while Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, and so many more people performed.

There were hippies, and bikers, Viet Nam war vets, and high school kids, college kids and college grads, long hair, short hair, young and old! Woodstock truly marked an era!

Groovy, man! Far out!

1992 

Boyz II Men started a 13-week run at number one on the singles chart with End of The Road, the group’s first number one!

At the time, End Of The Road broke the 36-year-old record held by ELVIS for the longest run at the top!

and then last…

but dang sure not least!

1939

Happy 75th Anniversary to the Wizard of Oz!

The MGM musical had it’s Hollywood premiere at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California! It was released nationwide on August 25, 1939

Who could ever forget this?!

Kansas represent, baby! Kansas represent!

-Tyler Jackson

Tim and Faith’s daughter Audrey can SING!

As their current duet “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” rockets up the charts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have yet another reason to be proud.  Seems that their youngest daughter, 12 year old Audrey, was blessed with her parents singing ability.

Prior to a Tim McGraw concert in Arkansas, Audrey took the stage at a pre-show concert and nailed a version of “Traveling Soldier”.  The fans who were lucky enough to attend the gig didn’t know ahead of time that she’d be singing for them, but a few of them did manage to capture the performance on video.  Hence, the quality of the video isn’t great…but you can definitely hear that amazing voice.

Tim & Faith have always tried to afford their girls with all the opportunities to allow them to find their calling…and not push them into the spotlight.

Sounds like Audrey doesn’t need a very big push!

Charles Kelley the latest to take the icy bucket challenge

By now you’ve probably heard of this…the Ice Bucket Challenge.  It’s where you, after being challenged to do so, allow a bucket of icy cold water to be dumped on you.

It’s all for a great cause…to raise awareness in the fight against ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum is the latest country star to take part.  He allowed bandmate Dave Haywood to do the honors.  He joins Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, and Randy Houser as country singers who’ve taken the “dump”.

But it’s not just singers that are doing this.  Athletes, actors, even athletic directors are getting in on the action…just check out K-State’s AD John Currie getting doused (his in support of the Kay Yow Foundation).  We might have even set up a football matchup with Mississippi State in the process!

The other part of the challenge is that you then get to nominate three others to get the freezing bath.  Charles nominated Kate Upton, and for that I say to him…THANK YOU!!

Big 12 releases mens basketball conference schedules

The wait…is finally over!

The Big 12 conference has released the conference portion of the men’s basketball schedule for 2014-15, finalizing Bruce Weber’s squad’s upcoming slate.

The Cats will open Big 12 play on the road against Oklahoma State on January 3rd, and then come up for the conference home opener against TCU on January 7th.  K-State will celebrate Senior Night on February 28th at Bramlage against Iowa State, and then wrap up the league round-robin on March 7th at Texas.  The Wildcats will make a school record 17 appearances on national television.

Oh, and of course there’s that “Big Monday” showdown against the squawks.

So which game are YOU most looking forward to?

Country Superstars Participating in the Cold Water Challenge for ALS

Some of the hottest Country Music Superstars are participating in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. Cole Swindell challenged Luke Bryan who challenged Charles Kelly of Lady A. Then Dustin Lynch went on to challenge Keith Urban who challenged Eric Church, & Tim McGraw. More have gotten in on the action, too…we can’t keep up!! See some of the vids below.

This Day In History – August 14

1935

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.

 

The act created unemployment insurance and pension plans for the elderly.

1945

U.S. President Harry S Truman announced that Japan had surrendered to the Allies during WWII!

Thousands of people ran into the streets throughout the United States to celebrate V-J Day. The official ratification of the surrender didn’t take place until September 2, in Tokyo Bay aboard the “USS Missouri”, but it was all over on August 14.

1959

The first meeting to organize the American Football League was held.

The Foolish Club, as they were then known – because they were foolish to “take on the NFL” – formed their own football league, one that would eventually merger with the NFL. This group of eight original owners included Lamar Hunt, the founder of your Kansas City Chiefs! He was actually such a key figure in both the formation of the AFL and the merger with the NFL, that the champions of the AFC every year receive the Lamar Hunt Trophy!

 

 

1973

The U.S. bombing of Cambodia ended.  The halt marked the official end to 12 years of combat in Indochina by the U.S.

Direct U.S. military involvement ended as the Case–Church Amendment passed by the U.S. Congress

1976 

A charity picnic and softball game was staged to raise money for a new softball field and for the Community General Hospital in Monticello, NY. Gager’s Diner and Bend ’n Elbow Tavern fielded competing teams (a total of 50 men and 20 women) to play a 365-inning ball game!

The game began at 10 a.m. and was finally called because of rain and fog at 4 p.m. the following day! The score was Gager’s Diner 491, Bend ’n Elbow Tavern 467. Goodness!

1985

Michael Jackson outbid Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono for the rights to 250 songs written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney. The winning bid was 47.5 million dollars

The real question was, how in the world did Paul McCartney lose ownership in the first place?! 

and then lastly…

1999

The Backstreet Boys sold all 765 thousand tickets for their North American Into The Millenium tour in just one day. That’s over 30 million dollars!

 

All the tickets for the 11-week, 39-city tour went in an hour. This tour was so big, the concert at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, was the 5th most attended concert in American history – and the biggest ever for a pop group!

Talk about superstardom! 

-Tyler Jackson