Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Craig James Hate

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If you didn't click the link above, click it again, and read ahead as I break down the idiocy of Craig James and his interview piece by piece:

You're own daughter interviews you? Really, Craig? Another attempt to exploit your family in order to gain some sympathy, I see. How'd that work out with your douchebag son Adam and his poow wittle baby headache? Have you alienated yourself from the media so much that you can't find one credible media outlet to interview you? Surely Jesse Palmer could step out of the tanning salon for a minute and a half and throw you a bone.

Is the "big elephant in the room" that your (SMU) daughter refers to REALLY Mike Leach and the Texas Tech controversy hurting your campaign in West Texas, or is it that the world knows your a complete blowhard who is not only not electable, but also just flat out HATED. I guess your own daughter couldn't lead in with "There's a big elephant in the room about how much West Texas, nay, the world, hates you. Do you think that will negatively effect your campaign?". That would be pretty hard hitting for an SMU grad.

Speaking of your daughter- I wonder what was harder, explaining to her how much of a cheat and a crook you were in the 80s, or convincing her that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU was not true.

Did you really just call Mike Leach a "bully"? Wow, sound more like a 6 year old coming home from the playground with some skinned up knees, why don't ya? And is Leach really the bully or is that you, Helicopter Dad? Let's see, you hovered over his practices, bitched out coaches for not playing your son enough, CALLED THE TECH COACHES FROM THE ESPN BOOTH, then got the guy fired because you didn't get your way and your son was disobedient. Stick with the bully argument though, Craigy. Everyone feels really sorry for you.

"You can't do what Mike Leach did to our son and get away with it. Not in the United States of America." - Right Craig. Just FYI, I think it's pretty well known now that Adam put himself in that closet and took pictures because he thought it would be funny. So yeah, if your quote means you can't tell a kid not dressed out for practice, walking around in his beanie and sunglasses while jammin' out to his iPod, to leave practice, then I guess we will have to agree to disagree, and anyone else with half a brain would disagree with you as well.

I'm glad you don't care for my vote and I can keep it, because you're sure as Hell not getting it. Judging by the polls, the strong majority of Texas will keep their vote as well, so you better start caring for someone's vote.

"You can rest assure this- that if I see wrong, I'm going to stand up against it. I will never let something go by that is a bully, or someone that's done something wrong. " - BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! Could he have closed this in any more of a hypocritical way? You, CRAIG JAMES, will stand up against wrongdoing and never let anything go by that is wrong. CRAIG JAMES??? The guy who may or may not have KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU!!! Holy shit. I couldn't take that last part seriously at all. Well, I couldn't take any of it seriously, but to say that you won't let anyone do anything wrong and you'll stand up against it is downright comical. Did you come forward when SMU was doing all sorts of wrong in the '80s? I don't think so. You were getting your pockets lined and outfitted in new clothes and cars every couple months. Oh wait, you claim you didn't accept any benefits or anything while at SMU, which we all know is bullshit. But still, based on your own pristine campaign standards, you should've stopped yourself, CRAIG JAMES, from KILLING 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU! I'd say that was bullying and doing something wrong at it's finest.

Man, I really, really, REALLY hope Craig James doesn't bow out of his floundering Senate campaign until the bitter end, because it seems like every couple weeks he does something dumb as shit to keep myself and every other Craig James hater entertained. Isn't this the biggest crybaby, feel sorry for me and my poor, poor, abused and mistreated family plea you've ever seen??? Seriously dude, NOBODY FEELS SORRY FOR YOU. Nobody feels sorry for your shit head son either, and nobody will feel sorry for you when your next whiny sob story takes place. Let me give you a word of advice, Craig- when you know that everyone who sees your Thursday night ESPN broadcasts hates you, when other media outlets claim that you are the worst in the business, and when you alienate your family and self from an entire large, public university in Texas, you're probably not going to win a Senate race in that state, you dunce, so don't waste your time running. Actually, please do waste your time. All it has done over the past few months is further expose you as the moronic, self-indulged asshole that you are, and even more so than the public already knew. Nobody even knows who I am, but I'd say there's a pretty good shot I could get more write-in votes for "SNK" than you get after months of campaigning (poorly). That's how hated you are, but by all means, keep it up. Once this campaign is finished, you've got nothing to go back to, because even evil ESPN hates you now.

I'm starting the SNK write-in candidate for 2012 US Senate. Just get me enough votes to beat Craig James. So really, I just need like 20 or 30...

Daily Discussion: Underrated Rivalries

This year's NCAA Tournament has lacked the storybook drama for which so many Big Dances of yesteryear will forever be remembered. That is, until Kentucky finally put away Baylor in last weekend's South Regional final, setting up one of the most-anticipated national semifinals in recent memory between blood rivals Kentucky and Louisville. I think we were all aware that the Wildcats and Cardinals, because they both hail from the Bluegrass State, are not fond of each other.

But only a truly vitriolic rivalry could produce the sort of hilariously disturbing news that came out of Georgetown, Kentucky this week. According to a police report, a 68-year old Kentucky fan flipped off a 71-year old Louisville fan after the latter made a comment that he thought his team would win Saturday's game...prompting the elderly Cardinals fan to punch the Wildcat fan in the face. The real kicker, though, is that this all took place at a dialysis clinic. America!

I think most of our readers are big fans of sports hatred, but also- like me- get a little tired of hearing about the same old rivalries: Yankees/Red Sox, Michigan/Ohio State, Bears/Packers, etc. Since we're a little short on material these days, I'm going to ask you to help keep everyone else entertained by sharing with us some stories about underrated rivalries and the hate that flows amongst the adversaries within them.

Comments section: ACTIVATE!

TCU alumni in MLB spring training

After the news came down yesterday that Matt Carpenter has made the Cardinals' opening day roster, I thought I'd do a little research to see how the other TCU baseball alumni are doing in spring training this year. Here's what I found:

-Jake Arrieta, who went 10-8 with the Orioles last year before undergoing season-ending elbow surgery in August, may be the O's opening day starter- or at least that's the guess of Baltimore Sun reporter Eduardo Encina. In three Grapefruit League starts so far this year, Arrieta is 1-0 with a 4.65 ERA.

-Andrew Cashner, who had his season cut VERY short by injury last year after earning a spot in the Cubs' starting rotation, is adjusting very well after being traded to the San Diego Padres and being moved to the bullpen. In eight appearances this spring, Cashner has struck out 11 and has an ERA of 1.13. He's regularly hitting 100+ on the radar gun with his fastball, and will likely be the set-up man in the Friars' pen.

-Scott Atchison, at 35, is the oldest former Frog still in professional baseball. He's also the Bill Bates of the Boston Red Sox, in that every year he seems to be battling tooth-and-nail in spring training for a spot on the big-league roster. This year is no different, and it looks like it's going to be a last-minute decision on the former All-SWC pitcher. He's got a 3.60 ERA in 7 appearances this spring.

-Sam Demel, who has logged more than 60 innings as part of the Diamondbacks' bullpen the past two seasons, has been optioned to Triple-A Reno. He has a 3.00 spring ERA and has yet to walk a batter in the Cactus League this year, but he has been battling tightness in his forearm- so this move may be for medical reasons and may very well also be temporary.

-Chad Huffman, who played 9 regular-season games with the Yankees in 2010, has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus by the Cleveland Indians' organization. He hit .246 with 13 home runs and 58 RBIs for Columbus last year, and had hit .250 in 13 games for the Indians this spring. As he has been all of the past few years, Huffman is a strong candidate for another big-league call-up at any moment.

-Bryan Holaday, one of the heroes of the 2010 run to Omaha, has been assigned to minor league camp after appearing in 9 games for the Detroit Tigers this spring. Look for him to start the season with either Triple-A Toledo or Double-A Erie, where last year be hit .242 with 7 home runs and 42 RBIs in 95 games while playing for manager Chris Cron- the father of current Frog freshman Kevin Cron.

-Matt Purke made relief appearances in two games for the Washington Nationals this spring after a strong showing in the Arizona Fall League. In the Grapefruit League this spring, he posted a 2.70 ERA while allowing five hits and striking out three. He's expected to start the season in Advanced Class-A ball with Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League.

-Matt Curry, who hit a combined .282 with 15 home runs and 73 RBIs in 133 games at both Class-A and Double-A in the Pittsburgh organization last year, has appeared in at least one Grapefruit League game with the Pirates this spring. He's expected to start the season with Double-A Altoona.

Call me lazy or whatever, but I couldn't find updates on the rest of the guys that were, to my knowledge, in pro baseball or drafted out of TCU last year. Help me keep an eye out for news on the players below, and for sure let me know if I've left anyone off the list!

-Geno Espineli (with the Giants' organization at Triple-A Fresno last year)

-Seth Garrison (Red Sox: Double-A Portland)

-Brad Furnish (White Sox: Advanced Class A Winston-Salem)

-Tyler Lockwood (Red Sox: Class A Greenville)

-Greg Holle (Brewers: Class A Wisconsin)

-Taylor Featherston (Rockies: Class A Tri-City)

-Bryan Kervin (Blue Jays: Class A Vancouver)...whose career nearly ended after a medical scare

-Erik Miller (Reds: Rookie League Billings)

-Jerome Pena (Orioles: Rookie League GCL Orioles)

-Jimmie Pharr (Brewers: Rookie League AZL Brewers)

-Kyle Winkler (drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 10th round)

-Steven Maxwell (drated by the Cubs in the 37th round)

-Joe Weik (signed as a free agent by the Diamondbacks)

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