Skip to comments.ESPN football analyst Craig James runs for Senate (TX)
Posted on 12/19/2011 11:07:55 AM PST by CedarDave
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ESPN college football analyst Craig James, who starred as a tailback at Southern Methodist University and with the New England Patriots in the 1980s, announced Monday he was running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican from Texas, a GOP fundraiser said.
Republican fundraiser and close friend Roy Bailey told The Associated Press on Monday that James informed him he was running for the 2012 Senate seat and was in the process of dropping off his official candidate papers in Austin.
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James can screw himself.
Lousy Rat will never get my vote!!!!
LOL! I presume you mean Rat as in a nasty, ground-dwelling, light-avoiding rodent and not Rat as in DemocRat.
Will that pampered, arrogant little Lord Fauntleroy JERK kid of his be active in his campaign? After all, he clearly was NOT the “next Wesley Welker”.
What? He couldn’t be convinced to run RuPaul out?
I wish he would move his family to some other state and ruin the successful football programs somwhere besides Texas.
I take it he won’t get Mike Leach’s endorsement.
I HOPE he get’s his CROOKED little “SMU” and “Southwest Conferance” ASS handed to him!
ESPN’s probably happy to see him go.
How popular is he in Texas?
Don’t know that much about the whole TT controversy, but I’d sure vote for him over some dim. We MUST take the Senate in 2012.
I guarantee he isn’t popular with Texas Tech fans.
If elected The Pony will take quite a pay cut. Then again... it’s the US Senate so he should do just fine.
The way he handled his kid is the way he’ll handle the Senate. He’s privileged and he deserves special treatment... like getting the money he deserved at SMU, like whining about how his little precious wasn’t treated well and getting a head coach fired.... he seems like a douche tard that believes his own press clippings.
Apparently James made comments about his possibly seeking the US Senate seat way back in January 2010 during the outcry about his involvement with the Leach firing; check out this thread and the comments on it:
Superbowl XX: 1 yard on 5 carries (Berry the Bears???)
I don’t know who this James character is, but I’m voting for Ted Cruz.
What's the difference?
Maybe sheep and cattle will support James but everyone else knows a shyster cheat when they see one. James was instrumental for getting SMU the NCAA Death Penalty and his puerile antics for getting Leach fired. Republicans don’t need someone like this representing them, especially in Texas.
It’s a big accomplishment to kill TWO football programs.
Craig James? *SPIT*
I never would have known he was a Republican without him saying it. I guess that torpedoes any future for him in the media.
Won’t be getting my vote.
One of the least likeable talking heads on ESPN so it will make college Saturdays more enjoyable, now if Lou Holtz would just leave for office also...........
Given the importance of football in Texas, from high school on up through college and the two pro teams, James must have an ego as big as the Texas Cowboy Stadium to think that voters will ignore that record when the ads start to appear. In fact, given the information in the linked article, I suspect many voters have already made up their minds who NOT to support.
James is an ESPN media elite jerk who hired his own personal public relations firm to help destroy Mike Leach at Texas Tech because James felt that Leach was too mean to James’ son on the TT football team. Has the perfect temperament and world view to be a self serving politician. Will not get my vote.
James has had a close relationship with Dallas real estate developer Sherwood Blount, one of the key boosters involved in the past pay-for-play scandal at SMU. Blount, who reportedly insisted SMU had a "payroll to meet" even after the school promised the payments would stop, was James' agent when he played in the NFL.
In his book "Gameday," James wrote: "I'm not going to sit here and tell you I never received a nickel during my playing days. But I can say with certainty that no benefits were ever extended to me from anyone associated with the SMU administration."
And I have a pony express bridge to sell. I hope Ted Cruz kicks his ass.
Holtz can take Desmond “He dropped it” Howard with him.