ESPN's Craig James to Run for U.S. Senate In Texas

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The next senator from Texas?
Great news if you're a fan of inept political campaigns, or if you just want less awful announcing on your TV.

Craig James, ESPN college football analyst who was personally involved in two ugly college football scndals of varying degrees, is running to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate.

The Dallas Morning News reports he'll file the papers before the Thursday deadline.

Because what this country needs, apparently, is someone who was prominently involved in shutting down a major college football program by the death penalty.

James was a star at SMU when Governor Bill Clements was approving payments to players. In the 30 for 30 ESPN documentary on the school's death penalty, James was smugly coy about whether he'd taken any illegal enticements during his recruitment or college career.

Maybe he'll have to answer the question on the stump.

James, who went to Stratford High, also was involved in the messy firing of Mike Leach from Texas Tech. There were disputes about how his son Adam was treated on the team, including an allegation that he was forced to stand in a shed for two hours.

Anyway, James probably shouldn't expect to carry Lubbock.

Our suggested campaign slogan: "If I am elected, there will be a sharp reduction in inept college-football analysis on your TV."


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10 comments
TheColoredHand
TheColoredHand

Gee, I wonder if this writer is a left-winged douchebag? Just a guess,, but, YEP! He didnt bring down the program, and if Clement was a Dem, I bet no mention of him would be here, or in that one-sided piece on ESPN, the Liberal Sports Network!

Mommathings
Mommathings

The people who vote for this guy are the same people who think Rick Perry rocks, that scares me!

big red
big red

this guy is the walking definition of an empty suit

Manxlucky
Manxlucky

Of course, we will be regaled with gays in the military, war on Christmas, sharia law yada yada yada. 

Alfowler46
Alfowler46

 What an absolutely worthless article!!!!

Craigley
Craigley

This will go over like a fart in church. 

TheColoredHand
TheColoredHand

He does, lib dork! Take that crap to Austin, you Yankee!

JB
JB

What an absolutely worthless candidate.

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