Monday, October 29, 2007

Brett's Bombs Bury Broncos! Bailey and Bly Blow!

The Broncos were part of an exciting Monday Night Football game tonight. They came back to tie the Packers at the last second of the game with a Jason Elam Field Goal. They tied it all up 13-13. The Packers won the toss and received the ball to start OT. The very first play of OT, Favre threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings. He burned Dre' Bly for the touchdown. The Packers won 19-13. Earlier in the game, Champ Bailey was burned for a 79 yard touchdown pass.
The Broncos did all that they could to win the game. They have had tons of injuries. Javon Walker is out. Travis Henry is out. John Lynch got hurt in the game and didn't return. Cutler played pretty good. He had no interceptions.
I am really getting tired of the cornerback's, though. Champ Bailey and Dre' Bly are overrated and have done nothing! All they did tonight was give up the two touchdowns that beat the Broncos. I personally can't stand Champ Bailey. I have seen him twice personally in situations with fans and he was an ass. My brother and his wife saw him at a restaurant in Denver once and said the same thing. Champ, you need to get your big head out of your rear and start playing "team" ball!
I have been a Broncos fan my entire life. I really don't see them making the playoffs this year. They are now 3-4 and trail the Chargers and Chiefs, yes, I said Chiefs. It kills me to say that, but it's true. They are stinking this year.
Well, back to the drawing board. They are off to Detroit Sunday. Go Broncos! I still do think that Bailey and Bly suck, though!


Many of you know my favorite band in the 8o's and early 90's was Van Halen. I had tickets to see them last Friday in Kansas City at the new Sprint Center. I got the tickets through the promoter. I have never seen Van Halen with David Lee Roth as the lead singer. I have seen them with Sammy Hagar many times. This would have been my first time to see them with Dave, but it wasn't meant to happen. I gave my tickets to a co-worker, so his wife could go. She went and got me this shirt. It's an XL, and I am an XXL guy. I just wanted to take a picture in it. I hope to fit into it one of these days.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I wasn't so "lucky" in my first hockey game of season

I played my first game of the season in the Adult Hockey League at the Wichita Ice Center tonight. The team that I am on is the Lucky 7's. We didn't live up to our name tonight. We were beat by the Hurricanes 5-3 tonight. My friend Darren is on the Canes and I love it when they lose. They are one of those teams that you love to hate. They have 3 different uniforms. Yes! Three! This is an adult league, not the NHL! Geez!
Tonight was the first game that I have played in since the playoffs last season. I am so out of shape. Kristi said that I did good, but she's my wife, what else could she my face. :)
This is a picture of our jersey logo. My jersey wasn't in yet, well it was, but it was a size medium. That's just a wee bit to small for me. I was #22 and had the last name of "Irwin." I had to use someones jersey who wasn't there. I like them. The colors are just like my favorite old team in the NHL, the Hartford Whalers.

Hockey has all types of fans!

I snapped this picture during warm ups at the Thunder and Blazers game on Saturday night. These two older ladies were hilarious. As you know, most fans get a jersey with their favorite players name and number, well, this lady is a Blazers fan and apparently couldn't decide. So, she went with "All Of 'Em!" It was pretty funny. The lady to her right was entertaining, too. She apparently isn't a fan of clapping with her own hands during games, so she has a toy that claps it's hands. She puts it up by the glass and it claps away. You see pretty much everything in the Central Hockey League. They can probably bring Jerry Springer to a couple of the games to do some shows. He would probably be scared, though. Gotta love the CHL!

Coolin' at the Colcord

Here's a pic of Kristi and me getting ready to go to the Wichita Thunder-Oklahoma City Blazers hockey game on Saturday night. well, it was supposed to be a hockey game. The Colcord Hotel is the building in the background. This is an awesome hotel! I am sure glad that Kris found that free gift certificate for this place. It was a nice, affordable getaway from work. The kids are at their other parents this weekend and pretty much every weekend the rest of the year is going to be filled up with family and work activities. So, we decided to make a quick weekend. It has been wonderful. We needed it.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

KU is For Real! They are 8-0!

The Kansas Jayhawks went down to College Station to tangle with Texas A & M. That's one of the toughest places to play. Well, the Jayhawks went down there and beat the Aggies 19-11. Kansas is 8-0 on the season and continues to roll! Go Hawks Go!!!

Quick OKC Getaway!

Kristi and I took a surprise trip down to OKC today. I am writing this blog from Room 408 of the Colcord Hotel. We were looking through stuff and realized that we still had a free OKC Hotel package. The people from OKC Tourism came up to the station a few months ago and we gave away some packages on the air. The girl that's in charge of it from OKC gave me some goodies for personal use, too. Well, this is where we are at. This hotel is sweet! It's a block from the Ford Center. We are going over there to watch our beloved Wichita Thunder play a hockey game tonight. We will just walk over and watch it. I am so glad that we found this free hotel stay. It is awesome. I will try and take some pictures from here to show you. You can see more about the hotel at

What happened to the Garden City Buffaloes?

Well, Garden City High School's football season came to an end on Friday night. They were beat by the Hutchinson Salt Hawks 56-13. Hutchinson has been won state for 3 or 4 years in a row now. They have went undefeated again this year. You can't say that about the Buffaloes. They had been in the playoffs for the last three years in a row. That's not the case this year. The Buffs finished the season 4-5 and will be staying at home for the playoffs this year. That stinks! Almost as much as the crummy looking uniforms and helmets that they have. They are the all white uniforms above. They also have a dumb looking "G" on the helmet. Better luck next year Buffs! Oh, and get new uniforms!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Congrats Cousin!

I got an e-mail from Aunt Joan. Things are busy with the Podbevsek family! My cousin Leslie got married earlier in the week. Here's a picture of her with her husband, Justin. Congrats!

Family Night Out!

It's been a busy week. We had all the kids Tuesday night. We did some work around the house. Tonight we are taking all the kids to the circus. It is going to be an entertaining night to say the least. I hope to have some pictures of the excursion up soon.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Purple" reigns over movies

If you've hummed along, tapped your feet, or even danced in your seat while watching "Purple Rain," "Saturday Night Fever" or "Trainspotting," you're not alone.
The soundtracks from those movies have been named among the 50 greatest by the editors of Vanity Fair magazine. The full list will be revealed next month in a one-time Conde Nast magazine, Movies Rock, for subscribers of its 14 titles.
"Purple Rain" topped the chart even though it was described as "perhaps the best badly acted film ever," editors at Vanity Fair said, while "Trainspotting" came in at No. 7 and "Saturday Night Fever" was eighth.

The Vanity Fair editors said the "Purple Rain" soundtrack was a flawless combination of "funk, R&B, pop, metal, and even psychedelia into a sound that defined the '80s."
"A Hard Day's Night" came in a No. 2, followed by "The Harder They Come," "Pulp Fiction," "The Graduate" and "Superfly." "American Graffiti" and "The Big Chill" rounded out the top 10.
"Saturday Night Fever's" soundtrack is "required listening for anyone looking to heat up the dance floor," the editors said. "The white suit? Not so much."
Movies Rock, which will feature stories and photos of the projects, stars, directors and musicians who created the selected movies, launches ahead of a two-hour CBS broadcast of the same title in December.

I would have to say that "Purple Rain" is probably the best movie soundtrack. It's also the first Rated R movie that I sneaked in to see! It was at the Battlefield Mall in Springfield, MO. I was with my friend Mark Dinwiddie. Our parents thought we were going to see "Red Dawn." Well, Patty, Pam and Jeremy did, but Mark and I went to "Purple Rain." The acting was horrible, but it was something interesting to a couple of kids that have never seen something like that before. I also went into the club that the movie was filmed in a few years ago. It's in Minneapolis. I believe that it's been torn down or changed into something else since.

Monday, October 22, 2007

You Gotta See This!

I was going in to Office Max this afternoon to get supplies for the station. I saw this in the parking lot. I have seen come classic cars, but this takes the cake! I had to share this with you! Here's proof that Duck Tape works on everything!


The Broncos improved to 3-3 for the season on Sunday night, beating the beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-28 at INVESCO Field. The win moved the Broncos into a second-place tie in the AFC West with the Chargers, each a half-game behind the Chiefs.
Jay Cutler threw for 248 yards and three touchdowns, one each to Cecil Sapp, Tony Scheffler and Brandon Stokley. Travis Henry rushed for 51 yards, while Brandon Marshall led the Denver receivers with six catches for 77 yards.
Domonique Foxworth recorded 10 tackles for the Denver defense, while Elvis Dumervil added a pair of sacks. One of Dumervil's sacks resulted in a fumble which Tim Crowder returned for a 50-yard touchdown. Dre' Bly and D.J. Williams each recorded an interception.

Tiana's Birthday Party

Sunday was another day of partying at the Wichita Ice Center. It was Lane on Saturday, and Tiana's turn on Sunday. She got a lot of cool things. Here she is with a Broncos jersey that we got her for her Birthday. She loved it! She cut off the tags and put it right on. The next Birthday in the Hubbard-Nice house is Zach's on November 16th. I am sure that he will want Star Wars, Transformers or Power Rangers stuff.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


KU is 7-0! They beat the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday. This is incredible! Kansas is doing what it takes to win this season. It's always been about basketball in Lawrence, but we all have something else to cheer about in the Sunflower State. Above is a picture from the Jayhawks 19-14 victory over Colorado on Saturday in Boulder. They have to go to Texas A&M next week. That will be a tough one. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! KU!

Wichita Thunder Blown Out In Season Opener

I am back to doing music at the Wichita Thunder hockey games. They kicked off the 2007-2008 season on Saturday night to a sold out Kansas Coliseum. It was ugly. They got spanked 5-1. Their were lots of fights. The crowd enjoyed that, but that was all that they could enjoy. It's very hard to try and play music to get a crowd into a game that's already out of hand. They are back home on October 31st.

Happy B-Day Lane Tilley

Saturday was my nephew's Birthday party. Lane celebrated the "BIG 8" at the Wichita Ice Center. He got some cool Star Wars and Transformers gifts and some cash. Everyone also went to the Thunder game. We announced his B-day to the sell out crowd of over 9,000 at the Kansas Coliseum on Saturday night. Happy Birthday Lane!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Arkansas "Takes the Cake!"

We got this e-mail forwarded to us from Dwana. She is Kristi's cousin in Arkansas. This is the story behind the cake. And I thought Kansans were bad!

We had a "going away" party yesterday for a lady at our Little Rock claim office. One of the supervisors called a Wal-Mart and ordered the cake.
He told them to write:
"Best Wishes Suzanne" and underneath that write "We will miss you".
As the picture shows, it didn't quite turn out right. It was too funny not to keep it.

Friday, October 19, 2007

An evening with the "Drama Queen"

Tiana's 9th Birthday is just days away. We have an action-packed weekend planned. We are going to Lane's B-Day party on Saturday afternoon, the Thunder hockey game Saturday, Tiana's B-Day party on Sunday and possibly my hockey game on Sunday night. Yes! We are keeping very busy with the kids. I am sure that we'll find time to get them a bath, if needed! :)

Here's a picture of Tiana with one of her early B-Day gifts. We had a certificate to a Halloween place in town. She wanted a costume. The Hannah Montana costumes were too expensive, but she found one that she liked. It's called the "Drama Queen." That's perfect for her.

I will have some pictures of the weekend posted later.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lunch with Heisman Trophy Winners.

Two of our stations presented the Wendy's High School Heisman Luncheon today at Wichita State University. The three Heisman Trophy Winners with me in the picture are (Left to Right) Jason White, Steve Owens and Billy Sims. All of them are OU Sooners stars. I am not a big OU fan, but they were nice guys. I had worked with Billy in the past at the Special Olympics Auction that I am involved with. We exchanged e-mail addresses and he told me to look him up when I am in Oklahoma. It was a great event today with about 300 students in attendance. One of the students was Spencer Sinclair, yes, she was my ex-girlfriend Alicia Dillmore's niece. I remembered her when she wasn't even two years old yet. She is a swimming star at Wichita NE High School. Her mom and dad were there, so I talked with them for awhile. Alicia is still married and expecting her second child (a girl) very soon. It was nice to see them. Nice folks.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Very Kind Letter.

Dear Craig, You will never know how much it meant to our family for you to come and serve at Kent's funeral. It would've meant so much to him. It was special to "connect" with you again. Thanks for caring enough! - The Hagelgantz Family

I received that letter at work today. It was very nice to receive this letter. I really miss having him around this time of year. We would talk about football, the baseball playoffs and of course, hockey. I watched the Rockies game the other night and thought about us going to their very first game together. I watched the Indians game last night and thought about when we went to Jacob's Field in Cleveland.

Friends and family are very important. Moments like this make me realize this. Please cherish every moment that you have with your friends and family. You never know what is going to happen to them. I am so glad that I have great kids, wife and step-kids. I am so glad that we are all growing closer and closer by the day. I am not going to die miserable, like a few people that I know. Life is too short. It's not worth playing "the victim" in everything. Kent was a victim of a terrible cancer, but he lived his entire life, down to his final moments as a happy person who loved every member of his family and all of his friends. That's a great example. I miss you, my friend. Rest in Peace.

It's ROCKTOBER! Rockies Headed To World Series!

Congrats to the Colorado Rockies. They are National League Champs and headed to their first ever World Series. It was awesome watching Todd Helton reach to the sky as the Rockies got the final out that sealed the deal. I also enjoyed watching the fans in the stands going nuts when the Rockies won the game.
I woke Kristi up with my cheering. I wish that Grandma Hubbard was alive to see this happen. She was a huge baseball fan. I remember when her and Lucille went on a trip and took in a handful of games along the way. She would have been happy to have see Colorado's win.
The Rockies are going to have a few days off until they meet either Cleveland or Boston in the World Series. The Indians are up 3 games to 1 and I am pulling for them to win. I get tired of the Yankees and Red Sox. It would be cool to see the Tribe and Rockies in the series. I am going for the Rockies, for sure.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Man! Time flies and I am getting old!

I got an e-mail over the weekend from an old classmate. Garden City High School's Class of 1988 is planning their 20 year class reunion. Yes! You read this right. 20 years! Geez! It's so hard to believe.
At the 10 year reunion in July of 1998, I wasn't married and had no kids. How times have changed. At the 20th, I will be married and have 6 kids total. That will raise a few eyebrows. It looks like it's going to be July 26, 2008. It's my weekend with the kids. Last time they had events planned for the whole family, so I will probably do that this time around.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Jayhawks Win Again! KU Beats Baylor 58-10!

The Kansas Jayhawks are 6-0! Yes, it's true! They smashed Baylor 58-10 on Saturday in Lawrence. KU was ranked #20 in the nation going in to the game. They should move up this week. They travel to Boulder next week to play the CU Buffs. That should be a good game. Colorado is at Manhattan today playing the K-State Wildcats. I have tickets to the game, but gave them to one of my assistants at work. He was excited to go.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ah! It's back. Hockey Season!

The Wichita Thunder hockey team starts the season on October 20th at the Kansas Coliseum. They had an exhibition game on Tuesday night at the Wichita Ice Center. I did the music and sound at the game. I am going to do it again this season. It's badly needed extra money and Kristi and ALL of the kids get to go and watch the game. ALL the kids have a great time at it. Kory, Darla and their kids and Pete and Linda will hopefully make it to all of the games, too. They all had a great time at it last year. Here's a picture from one of the fights last night.

Monday, October 8, 2007

When it pours! More bad news.

This is soon becoming a season to forget for Broncos fans. We have a team that hast lost three in a row and has lost key players. Broncos center Tom Nalen tore his right biceps muscle and will be out for the season. The five-time Pro Bowler was injured in the first quarter of a 41-3 loss to San Diego on Sunday, but kept playing. The Broncos also lost tight end Nate Jackson for the season with a torn groin. Champ Bailey injured himself on Sunday, but should be ready for the Pittsburgh game on Oct. 21. The Broncos have a bye this week. THANK GOD!

Happy Birthday Mom

Happy 58th B-Day Mom. Hope that you have a wonderful day. I usually snag photos from Jeremy's website, but there's non on there. So, here's a photo that I snagged from him awhile back. She hates having her picture taken. Happy Birthday Gug Hub!

Happy Birthday Apeman!

Sunday was Scott's B-Day. Here's a picture of him with the T-95 Rock Squad Girls from this past summer. Happy Birthday Ape!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Man! The Broncos stink this year!

I have been a Broncos fan all of my life. I can honestly say that I think this is the worst team that I have seen. The Broncos defense is terrible. They were throttled 41-3 by the San Diego Chargers today. You know that it's bad when CBS leaves a game to go to another one that's more competitive. Well, that's what happened today. It's very frustrating to see this happen.
The Broncos have a Bye Week next weekend. They have games against the Steelers and Packers coming up after that. This might be a long season for us Broncos fans.

Zach and Lane at Bison Farm on Saturday

Here's a good shot of Zach and his cousin, Lane at the Smoky Hill Bison Ranch on Saturday. These two are pretty funny together. They get along pretty well. Zach always calls him "Wayne" instead of "Lane," but I noticed that he called him Lane last night. Lane looks just like his mom, Darla.

Saturday at Smoky Hill Bison Farm

We took the kids to the Smoky Hill Bison Farm on Saturday. It's up by Salina. I came across the place when I was driving home from Colorado one time. I stop and met the folks that own the place. We have went up there a few times now.
Every year during October, they have lots of events going on. They have a Corn Maze, Covered Wagon rides, rides to see the Buffalo in the field, and much more. Linda, the owner sent me some tickets to give away on the air and to bring up the family. We brought up a herd of our own. Kory, Darla and their kids joined the Hubbard and Nice crew for the excitement. Here's all the kids just before we got ready to leave. It was a great time, but a long day.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Home not sweet for Cubs. Season is over.

The Cubs lost game 3 of the National League Divisional Series to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. The final was 5-1. I am very disappointed in the way that they played in all three games. There were terrible decisions and the key players didn't rise to the occasion. You can't win if you don't play well. That's what happened to the Cubs. You can blame it on the "Goat" or "Steve Bartman," but the Cubbies are going to go at least 100 years between World Series Championships. It was 1908 when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, defeating the Detroit Tigers 4 games to 1. It's about time to change this. I gotta admit. I am tired of talking about it and I am not going to even think of the Cubs until next spring. It's a touchy subject.

Jayhawks Upend No. 24 Kansas State, 30-24

Dexton Fields hauled in the game-winning fourth-quarter touchdown for the University of Kansas, as the Jayhawks survived a wild football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday afternoon, defeating Kansas State, 30-24.
The Jayhawks are back in Lawrence to take on Baylor next Saturday. I am excited to see if KU will be ranked after this weekend. Go Hawks!

This Sign Says It All! Kansas Beats K-State!

I saw this sign in the Salina Mall Saturday afternoon and had to take a picture. Kansas State is not very far from Salina and there were folks wearing Purple everywhere! Well, the Jayhawks beat them 30-24 at K-State! It was great! I will get more details of the game on soon.

Ready For A Cubs Win!!!

Here's a picture that Madison took this morning. Zach are I are both going to wear Cubs stuff today in honor of our favorite baseball team. I am sure that you are asking yourself one question when you see this photo. The answer is No. I am not pregnant. I have gotten very fat. Going to the YMCA to work out 1-2 times a week isn't working. I need to make it 4-5 times a week and cut down my intake of food. Being fat stinks! Oh, yeah. Go Cubs!

It's Time for the "Sunflower Showdown!" Kansas at K-State

Today is the "Sunflower Showdown." The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Manhattan to take on the Kansas State Wildcats. This game should be a good one. Kansas is undefeated this season and K-State is coming off a 41-21 win at #7 Texas last week. I remember when I was a kids in Garden City. They used to call this match up the "Toilet Bowl." It would be a game to see who would have at least a one win season. How times have changed. I am a KU fan, so I am definitely cheering for the Hawks. The game will be on Fox Sports Network at 11 a.m. CDT this morning.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Kellie Pickler from "American Idol!"

Kellie Pickler from "American Idol" stopped by the radio station this afternoon. I must be honest. I couldn't stand her on the show, but I was pleasantly surprised. She is really nice and pretty funny, too! She's just like she was on the TV show. She's a tiny little thing. Look at this picture, it's too total opposites. You got the cute petite gal and the FAT MAN!

Happy 39th Anniversary Dad and Mom

Ray and Susie Hubbard celebrate their 39th Anniversary today. It was October 5, 1968. They were married in Grand Valley, Colorado. That town isn't even around anymore. No, it didn't move or die. The town changed it's name to Parachute, Colorado. The town was originally called Parachute. In 1908 they changed the name to Grand Valley and then they voted for the name to go back to Parachute in the late 70's. There you go, a history lesson and Anniversary greeting in the same story. Happy Anniversary guys! Have a great weekend.

Cubs Lose Again. Down In Series 2-0.

The Chicago Cubs lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 in Game 2 of a National League Division Series playoff Thursday night at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks lead the series 2-0.
The Cubs are back home for Game 3 on Saturday at Wrigley. They now have to win 3 in a row now to make it on to the National League Championship Series. This is when you gotta believe. I was excited for awhile. They were up 2-0 in Game 2, and then the D-Backs starting the pounding. It was a long night.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Cubs Lose Game 1 of Playoffs.

The Cubs just got beat 3-1 in Game #1 of the National League Playoffs. Arizona is up 1-0 in the series. This is the best 3 out of 5. The Cubs play again on Thursday night.
Enough of the story of the game. I am in a crappy mood and I am now going to bed. It's been 99 years since they won the World Series. This curse must end!!! Good night.

It Hockey Time! Let's Go Av's!

It's Hockey Time! The Colorado Avalanche are kicking off the 2007 season against the Dallas Stars. The team I love to hate! This should be a fun one. Above is a shot from when they met in pre-season. The real season starts tonight. I have a night of TV watching planned. The Cubs play tonight and so do the Av's. It will be a nice evening. It would be very nice with a couple wins from my teams tonight.

Rockies take opener over Phillies!

Jeff Francis shined in his playoff debut, giving up just two solo homers as the Rockies took Game 1 in Philadelphia. The left-hander fanned eight batters in six innings, while veteran Todd Helton got Colorado started with a triple in his first postseason at-bat. MVP candidate Matt Holliday contributed a homer.

I was excited to see that they took this game. That's 15 wins in 16 games. They are on fire! Now if the Cubs can win tonight!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Hangin' With Puddles The Clown!!!

I took Madison and Zach out tonight. I asked where they wanted to go and they said Ryan's. So, we went to Ryan's. Madison has been asking for the longest time to go there. She had always talked about going there and seeing "Puddles The Clown." Well, he was there tonight. Here's Madison and Zach posing in their balloon hats that Puddles made for them. Notice someone missing teeth?

Way to go Rockies! They're in the playoffs, too!

It was a late night on Monday. I stayed up to watch the Rockies and Padres game. It took them 13 innings, but they did it! They are in the NL playoffs. They take on the Phillies. It would be awesome to see the Cubs and Rockies in the National League Championship Series. I hate to say this, but it would be the first time that I haven't cheered for a Colorado team. I would cheer for the Cubbies. It reminds me of the time that dad and I went to a Rockies and Cubs game in Colorado. He was cheering and wearing Rockies gear and I was doing the same, but for the Cubs. I am very excited for the Rockies, but I am pulling for the Cubs.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Dorky Moment For You To Enjoy!

I was at Wendy's in Park City with Pete and Linda Tilley and Kristi. We went to the Gary Allan and Cross Canadian Ragweed concert on Sunday night. We stopped for a bite to eat after the show. I had Kris take a picture of me with the "Wendy's Wig!" I am a dork! That's life!