Boy, he’s got this right:
James, who was a star running back at SMU in the 1980s, claimed that what he said during a debate as a political candidate should have had no bearing on his ability to be a football analyst.
True, because he sucked at that long before he took a stab at politics.
Evidently riding in a gay parade is evidence of a decline in moral fiber, but taking money under the table at SMU isn’t. Or something like that.
UPDATE: Another way to put it…
Craig James is not content with his life. Despite being part of one of the biggest scandals in college sports history at SMU, being a borderline coherent college football analyst for more than a decade and receiving 3.6 percent of the vote in the 2012 Texas Republican Senate primary, James wants to get paid, too, so he’s filed a lawsuit against the Fox television network in Dallas County district court.
All that’s missing from that is a five dead hookers reference… oops, pardon me, five alleged dead hookers reference.
According to Craig James, they’re doing Satan’s work. Bill Belichick’s got impressive connections, that’s for sure.
Ol’ Craig sounds like he’s a fun guy with some interesting ideas about building camaraderie in the locker room. I bet Mike Leach wishes he’d have known more about him from the get go.
No longer a broadcaster, no longer running for office, the man is letting his inner batshit self have at it.
When speaking to yet another caller who said Obama “will declare a state of emergency, he will do a third term if that’s what it takes to complete the conversion of this country,” James said the third-term conspiracy is “a concern of mine” and pledged to “pass a note along to Tony Perkins,” the president of the FRC, “on how we could escape that.”
“That would be horrible,” James said of third Obama term. “It’s not like we’d have Ronald Reagan staying in office for another year or so while we’re in a state of emergency. It’s not like we’d have someone who really cares about you and me. We’re talking about someone who is there in that office as the leader of the free world, the United States of America, who doesn’t get it. That’s the concern. It fires me up, the thought that the guy can stick around in that office beyond a year and three-quarters. He’s got to be gone. We will follow up on that.”
Thank Gawd he’s on the mother.
Seriously, how could nobody at the WWL catch on to this? There’s no way he was keeping that kind of nonsense to himself off the air. Wouldn’t you be at least a little worried he’d let some crazy slip out during a game?
Food for thought…
- “Urban Meyer, God, and Running Up the Score”. (h/t Reservoir Dawg)
- And while we’re on the subject, Craig James is so Craig James.
- If you’re a Georgia fan who’s frustrated with Mark Richt, Kirk Ferentz is here to remind you things could be so much more frustrating.
- I don’t really understand what “intrinsic values” means, but according to this, Georgia has a lot of ’em.
- More advanced stats love for Georgia.
- Meet the new SEC meme.
- From 2009-12, the Bulldogs had 11 underclassmen enter the draft. In the past two seasons, that number totals one.
- If you’re interested, here’s a list of the SEC players leaving early for the NFL.
- And here’s a pretty cool stats site I stumbled upon yesterday, thanks to The Wiz of Odds.
Craig James says his firing by Fox Sports Southwest has left him ”radioactive” for future broadcasting jobs. Clearly, this is a man possessed of a very short memory.
Further proof of that? “He also said he would not rule out another run for public office.” Dude’s a glutton for punishment.
I can’t think of a better rebuttal to those anti-gay bills being considered in certain portions of the country than this.
Former television college football analyst Craig James is complaining to the state that his firing by Fox Sports Southwest was an act of religious discrimination.
In a statement issued Tuesday by the Plano, Texas-based Liberty Institute, James alleges a national Fox Sports spokesman told The Dallas Morning News that James was terminated from Fox Sports Southwest for religious beliefs against same-sex marriage.
I didn’t know that being a consummate asshole was a religious preference.
Craig James believes people choose to be gay but shouldn’t choose to dislike him.
“The actions have also led to the breach of Craig James‘ contract and the impugnment of his career,” Liberty Institute general council told Fox Sports in a letter sent Tuesday. “We demand the immediate reinstatement [of] Mr. James to the on-air college football analyst position. If you refuse to reinstate Mr. James, millions of Americans will be left with the impression that you do not respect religious liberty and Liberty Institute will be forced to pursue subsequent legal options.”
Pass the popcorn, please.