Prospective viewers of the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl, the Holiday Bowl and the Gator Bowl can breathe a sigh of relief. Craig James is officially running for U.S. Senate. James’ friend (and Republican fundraiser) Roy Bailey informed the Associated Press that the ESPN analyst will file paperwork today with the Republican Party of Texas in Austin to enter the primary.
“I think it’s great for Texas. Anytime you have someone with Craig’s street smarts and business sense and willingness to serve the public, it’s a great thing,” said Bailey, who added that he would help raise money for James.
“Street smarts and business sense and willingness to serve the public” is Texas political speak for “being able to carry an oblong ball forward, getting set up with a cushy job by an SMU booster and vanity.”
Presumably, this means ESPN must sever ties with him. Though, one would have presumed swiftboating a coach with a PR firm or starting his own political advocacy group might have done that long ago. Unfortunately for college football fans, the primary is on April 3, meaning ESPN would have ample time to add him back to the fold when he inevitably loses to David Dewhurst.
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