No, Donny, these men are nihilists. There’s nothing to be afraid of.

It’s Alabama, so I can’t say I’m completely surprised by this. In fact, when you think about it, the candidacy of Mark Townsend for U. S. Senate is probably inevitable.

Make that Mark “No NCAA” Townsend, please. He’s actually going to be listed on the ballot like that, so why not?

… Townsend ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002 using the nickname “Rodeo Clown.” He’s a truck driver, not a rodeo clown, but the nickname apparently got voters’ attention.

He finished third in a five-candidate field.

This time around he chose “No NCAA.”

It’s more fitting because he sued the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 2001 over a variety of factors, including sanctions it imposed against the football programs at Auburn University and the University of Alabama. He didn’t get anywhere in federal court.

He’s also complained about the NCAA football telecasts not showing college bands playing the national anthem before the games or performing at halftime.

“I believe the National Collegiate Athletic Association is the devil’s pitch fork,” he said in a campaign announcement.

If you have a few minutes to spare, wander over to Townsend’s website and take a gander there. There’s a lot you didn’t know, I’ll bet.

Plus, the guy looks like he was separated at birth…

from Walter Sobchak of The Big Lebowski fame.

(big h/t Capstone Report)

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7 responses to “No, Donny, these men are nihilists. There’s nothing to be afraid of.

  1. JG

    We’re scattering the fucking ashes!

  2. dawg1

    give us the money lebowski!!!

  3. PatsPop

    Forget it, Donny. You’re out of your element.

  4. JG

    You need a toe? I can get you a toe!

  5. I can see I’ve struck a common chord here.

    This may be of interest to you Lebowski buffs out there.

  6. Thanks for helping get my name out. Please see page 6
    on my web http://www.sessionsisasissy.com .My case is before the US Supreme Court.In real estate it is said location location location. In My case against the NCAA it is ,NCAA recieved (direct taxpayers money in 1969)
    (direct taxpayers money in 1969) (direct taxpayers money in 1969).Any Lawyer knows this changes the rules for NCAA.
    Thanks Mark”NO NCAA”Townsend

  7. Clay

    I played football with Mark Townsend. He was the toughest guy I ever met on a football field. He would knock your head off if you tried to tackle him. He is smarter than he looks in his overall pic. He is smart like a fox. I am going to vote for him.

    Clay