Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Tech's season is over

How can a team put 42 points on the scoreboard and lose? Add that question to the rest of the puzzling things about this season for Texas Tech. Baylor ended Tech's season on Saturday with a 66-42 win in Arlington. Baylor won despite having Robert Griffin III knocked out of the game for the entire second half. If I had to give the Tech Football program a grade for this season, it would be a grade of F. Tech showed no improvement this year and actually looked like a team lost in the Big 12.

Next year will be a key year for Tommy Tuberville. If this team doesn't show improvement... dramatic improvement next year, then Tech might start shopping for a new Head Coach. This was an embarrassing year for Texas Tech Football and one that shouldn't be tolerated.

2. Endorsements (link)

Newt Gingrich won the endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader on Sunday, a pretty influential endorsement up north.

"We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing," said the editorial by publisher Joseph W. McQuaid.

"A lot of candidates say they're going to improve Washington. Newt Gingrich has actually done that, and in this race he offers the best shot of doing it again," he added.The Gingrich campaign said it was "honored to have the endorsement," calling it "an enormous boost to our campaign," reported NBC News.

The Union Leader endorsement is highly regarded in the early primary state. Candidates often meet with the editorial board and place great emphasis on securing its backing.

Apparently, the paper had two candidates they keyed in on. Gingrich and Rick Perry.

3. Charlie Brown wins! (link)

Lady Gaga is... well weird, but very popular in the music world. Millions of people love her music, but when it comes to Thanksgiving specials, it's still all about Charlie Brown.

Compare that to ABC’s Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (5.8 million, 1.8) and A Very Gaga Thanksgiving (5.4 million, 1.6)

This makes me happy.

These and many more topics coming up on Monday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.