Craig James "Interviewed" by His Daughter About Texas Tech, And It's Everything We Hoped

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Wait. This is awesome.

We just stumbled across Craig James' new U.S. Senate campaign ad. His campaign manager, who also moonlights as his daughter, is interviewing him, asking if people in West Texas will hate him for his role in the Texas Tech football fiasco that led to head coach Mike Leach's firing.

You probably remember, but in case you don't, during the 2009 season, James' son Adam was a football player for Leach who got a concussion and subsequently ended up taking cell phone pictures of himself in a closet. Craig James said that Leach put his son in the closet, which led to the coach's suspension and eventual firing.

"You can't do what Mike Leach did to our son and get away with it," James says in the ad. "Not in the United States of America."

God bless us! Unfortunately, it turns out Adam probably put himself in the closet, and later said it was kind of funny. It also turns out Adam kind of sucked that season, a fact that was not was not conducive to Adam getting a lot of playing time. Craig wanted to see his son play, understandably, though Leach, as a college athletic coach, was in the business of winning. Ergo, there was no way in hell Adam was going to see consistent time on the field, since it turns out sucking is not conducive to getting a lot of wins, either. We can figure out the rest.

Anyway, to answer the question: Yes, Mr. James. It's probable that people in West Texas, and elsewhere, hate you. So much so, in fact, that they're making a movie about you. You might've heard of it. It's called Friday Night Lights.


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rtlm
rtlm

Anyone notice CJ's Facebook has a few 'likes' on all their posts but there are seriously no comments? They must be editing the hell out of his FB comments and only the campaign workers are liking on everything.

Jay
Jay

Greg, let's start a poll for the over/under on what percentage of the primary vote James receives. I'm thinking less than 4%.

Lizard
Lizard

Give me the under

Dickles
Dickles

Craig James = vomit.

Guest
Guest

 As a Tech student I had class with Adam James and he was the biggest tool bag so like many many many other Texas Tech fans and students agree he deserved all the bad press he got and should still be crying in his closet he was locked in. But at least we all know now where he gets it and trust me Craig you wont be getting any support from West Texas.

Oak Cliff Clavin
Oak Cliff Clavin

Hmmm, arrogant, entitled, thoughtless, self-centered asshole...he's a shoe-in as a Texas politician (five dead hookers notwithstanding).

Jay
Jay

Good point, I'm thinking Dallas County Commissioners court. He certainly fits the profile.

toby
toby

Sophmoric know it alls...ML is a nightmare to any parents of players. I would have yanked my son off the team and sued ML for ignoring the doctors and trainers.  CJ has the guts to stand up to ML. I respect him for that. 

speithhater
speithhater

Toby, you are uninformed of this particular situation

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

So Adam's being in the closet has nothing to do with his father saying being gay is a choice that will be punished by God?

Good thing you clarified that.

Liz
Liz

Does anyone else see the irony of James calling Leach a bully?  This podcast doesn't do much for his credibility and won't do anything but enflame Tech fans' rage even more.  Poor Craig James, if he doesn't understand something this simple how will he ever convince people to vote for him.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I don't give a rat's ass about Texas Tech, his mediocre-talented son, Mike Leach, or anything involving that story, and he STILL comes across as smug, smarmy, and like someone I don't want anywhere close to being in a position of power.

Eff you, Craig. I'd sooner vote JWP for Senate.

texanagainstcraigjames
texanagainstcraigjames

Craig James is a moron, procreated more morons.  Let's hope his offspring chose to be childless.

Frog_Gal
Frog_Gal

Although this interview does not address whether or not Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU, I think it's important to consider the possibility that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU. Because, if Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU, we would have the right to know that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU. We wouldn't want Craig James, if he really killed five hookers while at SMU

Daily Reader
Daily Reader

 I want to know if Craig James killed 5 hookers while at SMU.  

james 4 democrat
james 4 democrat

I don't normally waste the energy to dislike or hate anyone. I'm a conservative and will NEVER SUPPORT THE HYPOCRACY of a craig james congressman. Your son played football, disrespected the coach and then whined to his daddy. No harm or threat was ever proven. What do you have to say about the other program you brought down???? SMU. Please don't claim to be a conservative. You whine too much. In football, when things are tough, you get tougher! Not cry to daddy.

Watching South Detroit
Watching South Detroit

Hey Craig - here's news for you - I am not affilated with Texas Tech in any way, shape or form but still think you and your son are entitled, spoiled, and general jackasses.  No way in hell I would ever vote for you. 

NMT
NMT

I consider myself pretty well-informed, so I didn't watch the video either.  I'm sure one of the first questions was involved with where the 5 hookers are that he killed while at SMU.  God Bless Texas.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Listen to Craig James......he is a moron.  The only good thing about him getting elected would be not hearing his voice on Saturdays.  Everyone see's though this guy.  Program killer.  Helicopter dad.  Adam should ask his dad to quit commenting on this subject; heck, everytime I hear it, it makes me think what an ass he is.  And the Tech, Leach thing makes me mad.  Hopefully Adam grew some nuts since then.

ps-Did he kill those 5 HOOKERS AT SMU?

Lizbuddie
Lizbuddie

Public Service Announcement: If you know Mike Leach, please roll tape while he watches this for the first time. #epic

Guest
Guest

She does not ask Craig James whether he killed five (5) hookers at SMU in the 1980's.

Jay
Jay

James never stood by and watched something wrong taking place, that is unless it was an SMU Alumni stuffing $100.00 bills into his sweaty palm after a game. But other than that...hell no.

From all accounts I've read, Adam James was a slacker at Tech, and his "mild concussion" was never medically confirmed. More likely he just didn't feel like practicing that day. Leach reacted like any coach would, you segregate a slacker from the team so his attitude doesn't infect the rest of the players.

DFW Fan
DFW Fan

From a friend who had a son on the team at Tech that year, James had come straight from the Dr.'s office where he had been diagnosed with a concussion and went straight to leach to report the finding on the field that day. That is when Leach put him in the shed. Not too much a fan of craig james but that seems a little over the top in treating an injured player. As one of the official visits that fall, his little brother visited Tech as they were recruiting him. If Leach was so put out by the James clan why would he bring another son on board. It seems that the players were generally relieved and happy when leach was fired as they were not fans of his humiliating players in front of their teammates.

PamieBaby1
PamieBaby1

What you wrote, DFW Fan, shows your lack of reading/knowing the truth!!!  It is ALL out there in black and white...depostions from court, emails, AND two books!!!  Choosing to be ignorant of the facts is YOUR choice, but don't waste OUR time with your ignorance!!!!

Maryann1094
Maryann1094

Adam admitted in his dissertation that he was put in the media room, not the shed.  He also admitted that he went into the utility closet on his own, not at the request of Leach.  Maybe your son needs to check his facts.

Gypsy
Gypsy

@DFW - Adam showed up wearing sunglasses because the sun was hurting his head. If you search instructions for treating concussion headaches, you will find many recommendations similar to this: "Remain in a dimly lit, quiet environment as much as possible during the day. Both bright lights and noise, even moderate noise, can irritate post-concussion syndrome and worsen a victim's headaches."Read more: How to Treat Concussion Headaches | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_208263...

Dmiller
Dmiller

Are you from that stupid PR firm that Leach is  gonna win lots of money from in his libel lawsuit?

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

I consider there enough blame for all three sides of this story

Was Little James a punk or did he and Leach just clash, was CJ a pain in the ass YES

Did ML get into bed with these guys , yup. Was it a giant pissin contest, yupDid ML administer medical treatment as he claimed in the depo, was he qualified to do so?

Did the administration over react, o yea!

Fletch
Fletch

Best I remember, the other side of the story was never really told by Mike Leach or anyone on his staff.  He was run out of Lubbock by the actions of Craig James long before any investigations had concluded.  It's certainly his right to have the best interests of his kid at heart, but he abused his position within sports media and never really bothered to see all sides of the story before waging war on Leach.

West Texas thinks he's an ass and that isn't going to change.  If anything, this little clip oughta piss 'em off even further because he's got the nerve to say that they're (collectively) shitty parents for hating him for how he reacted.  This guy doesn't get it.

Justice
Justice

"West Texas thinks he's an ass"

Just West Texas? I think you mean everybody.

Scotty Vegas
Scotty Vegas

 Wait, when was the Panhandle "West Texas?"

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

So it's required to "add something" when posting on the DO blogs? You've got lots of policing to do.

You can start with that willing to bet comment, that adds nothing to this discussion.

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

Really Fletch

Then it's northern Texas, folks don't say east New Mexico

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Having lived (briefly, and not enthusiastically) in Amarillo, I can confirm that they refer to themselves as the Panhandle just to avoid anyone thinking they're close to as shitty as Lubbock.

Gwg7636
Gwg7636

Wrong - Abilene is in the Big Country near the conch valley

MattL1
MattL1

Anything past Arlington = "West Texas"

OU Fan
OU Fan

If we are getting hasty, you spelled Abilene incorrectly (that's in the Concho Valley, or course).

Fletch
Fletch

Also, west is used as an adjective.  Since when do adjectives get capitalized if they aren't part of the actual name (i.e. North Dakota, South Carolina, etc.)?

Fletch
Fletch

Hey Gus...keep the name-calling to yourself.  It doesn't add anything and I'd be willing to bet you wouldn't call me that to my face.

Pardon me for not breaking Texas up into its more specific regions as you did.  To me, Lubbock and everything out that direction is "west" Texas just as DFW is commonly considered "north" Texas.  I think that more people would agree with my classification than yours, even if mine is oversimplified a bit.

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

Easy Scotty, These lines are real blurry at least you got the proper noun part correct, better than that asshat Fletch

Amarillo - PanhandleOdessa - Permian BasinLubbock - South Plains San Angelo - Concho Valley

But really anything past Abeline qualifies as West Texas, and it's a proper noun because we consider ourselves big enough to be our own entities, you'd never hear southern Texas, western Texas etc

Fletch
Fletch

Yeah, the disgust towards James does extend well beyond west Texas.  I think it may be most concentrated there, though.

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

 That's because Leach has a suit against James and his ESPN enablers working it's way through the courts. You can read between the lines of his book "Swing Your Sword".

Saw where Daryl Johnston endorsed him a few weeks ago, tells me everything I need to know about the intelligence and character of Moose.

Becky T
Becky T

No, Craig, you don't get it.  

Watching South Detroit
Watching South Detroit

You are absolutely correct - he is in his own self centered, entitled world.  That is why he would be such as bad senator.  He says his qualifications are "life".  But his "life" is so white, north Dallas, with money that he has no clue as to what reality is.  In a a bad year, he pulled in about $250k,  I would love to have "bad" years like that.

Ed D.
Ed D.

Does she ask Craig James whether he killed 5 hookers at SMU in the 1980s?

Jimmy
Jimmy

I could not bear to watch the video so I cannot confirm or deny that she asked Craig James if he killed five hookers while at SMU. I am sure though that the question of whether Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU did arise though. After all when you think Craig James don't you immediately think "Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU"?.  Maybe, maybe not. For me personally though I heard that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU.

Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger

One of my friends who as at SMU in those days swears one of them was a topless dancer, not a hooker. So that's an issue I would like to have had settled for once and for all. Was it five hookers that James killed at SMU, or was it actually four hookers and one topless dancer? This interview would have been the perfect opportunity to set the record straight for good.

BiggerMouse
BiggerMouse

 So, if I am reading correctly, in the 80's Craig James may have killed 5 hookers at SMU> Because, reading that Craig James killed 5 hookers in the 80's is a story you do not want to miss. Especially when compared to other stories, stories like Craig James killing 5 hookers in the 80's.

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