Pony Down: Craig James is Definitely Running for Senate, If This Video Is Any Indication

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Celina-based American Craig James wears many hats, every last one of them red white and blue. He's an SMU legend. He's a former New England Patriot. He's a father who will go to any lengths to make sure his son gets the playing time he deserves, even if those lengths make him seem like a conniving dick. And now, it seems, he's a future candidate for the U.S. Senate.

As reported by The Hill, James told his fellow patriots at the Coffee and Markets podcast that he's still considering whether to jump onto the already crowded pile of GOP candidates vying to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. He'll make a decision this fall.

But he's formed a political fund-raising arm, Texans for a Better America, and put together the horse-galloping masterpiece on the other side, which manages to makes use of every campaign-video trope there is: soldiers, former soldiers, adorable children, a lonely Latina lady, the dinner table, violins, an impossibly baritone voice over, the Constitution, a feather pen with which to amend the Constitution, bovines and flags. Beautiful waving flags.

So either he's running for office or he's taking a community college class in video production and didn't have any good ideas for his final project. You be the judge.

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Hookerdead
Hookerdead

I don't think Craig James killed 5 hookers.

James
James

You are surely in the minority in this instance. A growing number of people (myself not included) seem to be under the impression that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU.

Beth
Beth

What State has Craig James decided on to make his Senate run?  Surely, not the State of Texas.

Dead_hooker
Dead_hooker

Possibly some state where they are glad if Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU

Rmonteload
Rmonteload

DId anyone ever confirm or deny that craig james killed five hookers at smu? It's all over google. 

None
None

As far as I know, Craig James has refused comment on reports that he killed five hookers at SMU.

Shinouduoko Trategym
Shinouduoko Trategym

Wiki currently reports the allegation that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU. This is entirely unproven. No one can say that Craig James killed 5 hookers. That number is unsubstantiated. What's more, Gerald Turner has neither conformed not denied that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU. Craig James might just as well have killed 5 hookers in Lubbock.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It is utterly irresponsible to perpetuate the rumor that Craig James killed 5 hookers while at SMU. If someone such as Craig James killed 5 hookers while at SMU, there is no way that person could win a Senate election. Spreading the clearly false rumor that Craig James killed 5 hookers while at SMU only strengthens his resolve.

Buddyholly4
Buddyholly4

Please stop saying that "Craig James killed 5 hookers" while he was at SMU

Jbs123
Jbs123

Why?  Hasn't it already been confirmed that it isn't true that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU?  Wouldn't it be better just to say, "I'm pretty sure that the rumor that Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU isn't true"?

roswell7
roswell7

I've heard CRAIG JAMES HAS NEVER DENIED THAT HE KILLED  5 HOOKERS WHILE HE WAS AT SMU.  Just google it, and you'll see.

Beth
Beth

There is absolutely no evidence the dead women were Hookers.

Texgal4eva
Texgal4eva

Craig James and Texans for a better America.....isn't that an oxymoron???

Lrognlie
Lrognlie

He won't get my vote, lost all respect for him, an idiot helicopter dad and a crybaby son.

Okcrude2020
Okcrude2020

of course he is a republican. he fits right in with the other weirdos.

Charlie
Charlie

Dear Craig,Take your candy-ass smile. Your Tampax pearls and do everyone in Texas a favor. Eat a bag of dicks.

Sincerely,Texans for anyone but Craig "cocksmoker" James

Becky T
Becky T

Hey Craig, are you reading these?  They're talking about you!!!!!

Luis Bunel
Luis Bunel

Can  you imagine how he'll use this position for personal gain after how he manipulated ESPN and the TT debacle? It's criminal how ESPN allowed him to continue employment.  Video mentioned morals. I wonder how this pertains to James.

Luis Bunel
Luis Bunel

To the dude who lived with him in Snider Hall circa 1981. So what, he's still a tool.

Joel B
Joel B

Maybe we can get Perry into to broadcasting so the balance of A#$ holes in sports and politics will stay the same

Dickles
Dickles

I wonder if he can screw up the Senate like he screwed up SMU athletics, Texas Tech football and his entitled kid.

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

What a Massingill female hygiene product he is. I looked at the website for his little group. He claims that,  "Texas is a shining example to America what happens when government gets out of the way and lets people pursue their dreams."

Who write this inaccurate drivel? One, it is a terrible sentence. Two, Texas is in the bottom--VERY BOTTOM on education, children';s health, environmental protection, animal rights, false convictions, etc.. And getting out of people's way--not for gay marriage, comprehensive sex education, adequate funding of anything  for the poor....

Oh, God, let him run. I remember him as a cocky, self-centered SMU football party boy. Spoiled and arrogant then, and not much improved after almost 30 years. He would be a cinch to defeat. Ask him to talk about something other than sports.... and he will be stopped cold.

BFK1
BFK1

Insert his photo in Websters for the word Dickhead

Robert
Robert

So either he's running for office or he's taking a community college class in video production and didn't have any good ideas for his final project. You be the judge.

Or he has owned and run the Craig James School of Broadcasting for years. James' school trains jocks and former jocks in the broadcast arts. Print reporters are schooled there too far as I know.

Rt76209
Rt76209

Just one, one politician who's not a complete tool-is it too much to ask?

jackwagon
jackwagon

John Wylie Price is smarter and more ethical than Craig James

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

So where's the beef?  Lots of words with no real content.   Never heard of him and his web page appears to be the gentle murmers of nothingness.   From the comments below I get a strong feeling that he should stick to football.

DR
DR

Can't wait to vote against this guy.

Jay
Jay

I'm astonished that Craig James even thinks he is electable. For any elected position. At any level. But what the hell, if it gets his smart-ass mouth off of ESPN, I wholeheartedly support his decision to run. I don't support his candidacy, just his decision to run.

GP Dude
GP Dude

Right around the 2:10 spot, I got a little choked up.....like a little vomit got stuck in my throat.

Andy Waters
Andy Waters

are there any black non-athlete/announcers in that video?  I didnt see any...

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

Can you imagine Perry and James in D.C. at the same time? Good grief, the whole metro area would sell out of hair care products! (I bet Edwards could share his favorite brands.) Is the Capital dome big enough for all those egos?

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

Just what America needs - another cynical,hypocritical,entitled jackass in the Senate.

And don't think for a second that this wasn't the reason ESPN supported him and launched their attack dogs on Mike Leach. Bristol wants a puppet in Congress.

John on a Carphone
John on a Carphone

If he played in a Super Bowl, he must be a winner!

For the record, Craig James in Super Bowl XX:  5 carries for 1 rushing yard. 1 reception for 6 yards. 1 dropped pass. 1 fumble lost deep in his own territory, leading to a Chicago Bears touchdown two plays later.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Not a Craig James fan, but c'mon ... He was an NFL running back and played in a Super Bowl.  What, exactly, are your credentials, John on a Carphone?

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

I remember playing baseball against Mr. James in 1981 (Stratford vs. Katy).  I lost all respect for the boy when I noticed that when he returned to the dugout, he would remove his cap and comb his hair.

Scottmclaughlin
Scottmclaughlin

Plano Dave - Craig graduated in 1979.  Duh.  Perhaps you are thinking of his younger brother Chris, who went on to play MLB for Phillies, among others?

LakeWWWooder
LakeWWWooder

He was already at SMU in 1981. I know because we both lived in Snider Hall in 1980.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

That would have been fall of 81, no?  Katy went 5A in 81 and that was when we started playing Stratford

Wacky Willie's Wang
Wacky Willie's Wang

Momma don't lt ur babies grow to be craig james. Bigger douche, james or whitt?

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Wow.  That might be the toughest question ever.  I think the title goes to James.  Whitt is a douche/loser combo; but James is pure douche.

snookie
snookie

So either he's running for office or he's taking a community college class in video production and didn't have any good ideas for his final project. You be the judge.

Very, very funny!

Kevin Kirby
Kevin Kirby

This guy's ego won't fit in the Senate chamber. And that's saying something.

Baywolfe
Baywolfe

Total D-Heads are very popular in politics right now.  He should win by a landslide.

space2k
space2k

I'm starting a new organization called "Exceptional Americans for Purity and Freedom". Who's with me?

Friend
Friend

I'd vote for him just to tick off all of the sand aggies from TT.

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