Last night this video was “leaked” to ESPN and other outlets allegedly showing Adam James, concussed Red Raider, isolated in his own personal hell…or a roomy media area. While the video seems legit, as The Sporting Blog points out, the poster of the video on YouTube, one Spaethcom8181, could be conveniently linked to Spaethcom.com, which just so happens to be a Dallas-based PR firm. Seems the James family, in their vaunted efforts to sully the good name of the Dread Pirate, have brought in professionals to do the job. As if ESPN’s one sided coverage of the situation wasn;t enough.
Sidenote: Who would have a cell phone at practice and wear a head band even though he wasn’t participating?
In a demise wrought with cliché and irony,“Dr. Death” Steve Williams has left us all too soon. The former All-Big 8 lineman and All-American Wrestler at the University of Oklahoma and multi-continent professional wrestling star died after a long battle with lung cancer. Ill always remember him for his days in WCW as he took on the evils that only a group like the Varsity Club with Kevin Sullivan and Mike Rotunda could perpetrate. More morbid individuals will remember that time Bart Gunn caved his face in during the poorly conceived WWF “Brawl for It All“.
RIP my good Doctor…and somebody check on Ron Simmons, he needs a new tag partner.
Mike Leach was summarily fired by Texas Tech moments ago. This, the final straw onto the back of a camel that had been taking on a substantial load over the past few days. The action now leaves Texas Tech and the Red Raider players, who for the most part were backing Leach, without a head coach, leaves Mike Leach unemployed for the moment with a wrongful termination suit all but filed to the proper courts, and has ADs with head coach openings (and some without, currently) contemplating bringing the Dread Pirate in.
Mothers and Fathers of the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area, consider this fair warning…lock your daughters away and throw away the key because when Houston Dale breaks out the white jumpsuit and and croons about the specialness of the Dexter McClusters and Jevan Sneads of the world while wiggling those lethal hips, no one is safe, no one.
[Pic via ATTCottonBowl Twitter]
A local Lubbock television station went all investigative on Adam James’ claims that he was forced by Texas Tech Head Coach Mike Leach to be confined in cramped spaces during his most concussed of times while the rest of the team practiced. The report exposed that the “shed” and “closet” that James claims he was forced to stand in as a little bit more than the accusations were letting on. Look at those things…I’ve lived in more confined spaces…with less amenities. And after watching that, I’ve gotta ask…how big of a panty waist is Adam James!? (I love working blue, sorry about that). If the experience of having to be relegated to stand in those spaces during practice was cruel and unusual punishment, I’d hate to hear his thoughts about the room being less than a perfect 72 degrees or his complaints about the lack of sufficient ice in his Gatorade.
Lets also assume that young squire James is not a fraternity man, because I’d hate to see what types of holy hell death penalty probation that house would be under after the smallest bit of hazing. I was once locked in a fraternity room closet for over three hours as velvet sounds of George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” was played repeatedly for the duration. And you know what, Im a better man for it, and I also now have a deeper understanding of what it means to to not be rich but be free. I suspect James does not.
I’ll be making another appearance on The Morning Vent in Mississippi’s capital city Wednesday morning at 9 with sports radio host savants Kev and Jay. Potential topics to include the Indy Bowl wrap up, The Dread Pirate Leach’s dilemma, and festive Shreveport mug shots.
Audio is up. Let me go ahead and gloat for beig absolutely correct on how the Mike Leach scenario would play out.
You can officially categorize the dust up between Mike Leach and Texas Tech over his treatment of Adam James (and by treatment I mean putting him in timeout in an equipment shed and a closet with the lights off) as “ugly”. The Dread Pirate, through his attorney (who I desperately hope hears an eye patch during court proceedings) will be seeking injunctive relief in order to reinstate him as Head Coach. This is only going to get more tenuous as the days and court sessions go by…and by tenuous, I mean awesome.