Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Mike Leach is still making jokes about Craig James killing five hookers
It's the Dallas controversy that just keeps on giving.
Google "Craig James," and his name no longer auto-fills on Google with "killed 5 hookers." That was fun while it lasted.
James is the candidate for U.S. Senate, former SMU football player, and former ESPN commentator who, in 2011 and 2012, was Google Bombed. The phrase "Craig James killed 5 hookers" was found to be untrue, but it created a firestorm of issues for James' campaign. It also stirred up interest among those who don't like James -- namely, former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach. James' son, Adam, played football on Leach's team, and Leach made national news when he put Adam in a "shed" because he thought young James was faking a concussion. Leach was later fired, and many blame dad Craig James for making his son's apparent mistreatment a national story.
Their controversy reignited up Monday when Leach posted to a Reddit Q-and-A, proving that he hasn't given up his dislike for James: "I think my opinion is consistent with most of the rest of America's," Leach said. "This is illustrated by a poll done in the Dallas Morning News where people were asked who they would vote for senator: Mike Leach or Craig James. I got 96.5 percent of the vote." Youch.
Then late Tuesday came this gem: That Leach signed his new book, Swing Your Sword, with the phrase "CJK5H" -- Craig James killed 5 hookers. A Twitterer named Nick Gustavson (whose account is protected) posted a photo of the book, and it's making the rounds on national websites.
Says clever writer Andrew Bucholtz at Awful Announcing, "Now that's a way to swing your sword."