Let’s do this one big for the pirate

GAHHHH. Just wanna give an anti-shout-out to one Adam James for ruining my New Year’s Eve celebration. Don’t want to get into it right now, because I’m in a good mood, listening to heavy metal and still coasting on adrenaline from my sub-freezing run earlier, BUT I’m just going to say that there is something rotten in Lubbock.

If you’re not into sports or you’ve been living in a basement (or electrical closet) for the past week, the big news in West Texas is that football coach Mike Leach was, in my opinion, inexplicably fired after allegations surfaced that he confined a player with a concussion to what was first described as a shed and an electrical closet (Leach’s lawyer claims they were actually a garage and a media room.) Instead of conducting an investigation, they suspended Leach (a suspension that would have included the bowl game this weekend) and then just all-out fired him. It should be noted that the player (aka Mr. Run Home To Your Daddy) is the son of ESPN analyst and former SMU running back Craig James.

I mean, crap. Bobby Knight choked a kid and Texas Tech HIRED him. (Reminds me of that line from Airheads: “Christ, Vince Neil only got 30 days and he killed somebody!”)

But let’s move on…

I’m OFF WORK TODAY and enjoying the hell out of it! When the cat woke me up at 6 a.m., I didn’t even mind having to get up and feed her before crawling back into bed and sleeping ’til 9.

I did a quickie 3 miler in my neighborhood. I really didn’t want to, but I think I’m getting a lot more tolerant of the cold. This time last year, I retreated to the gym any time it was less than 50°F outside. Today I thought, ‘hey, its 33° outside, nice and warm!’

We’re going to a little shindig tonight at a buddy’s house; nothing crazy. After all, NYE is Rookie Night, and there’s no reason to go all out and spend money just so you can not remember anything about your Big Night. That was okay when I was 16. Now, not so much. When I party, I like to remember it.

Safe driving, people. Peace – see you tomorrow.


2 thoughts on “Let’s do this one big for the pirate

  1. So, how long before Adam Jones gets his butt kicked at a campus party? Seriously, as a non-partial observer but big college football fan, I have been telling Tech people to show some patience and wait for all the facts to come out. Then decide who to yell at.

    • You are right on both counts – According to the DMN the James house in Dallas is under police watch because of all the threats!

      I also agree with you that there’s a lot we don’t know, but that’s just it – Texas Tech didn’t wait for all the facts to come out before they fired ML. They didn’t even bother with the initial hearing. They didn’t allow ML his due process and that’s why everyone is calling bullshit. They’re going solely on the words of one player without bothering to investigate his claims – which even the team doctors, coaches and trainers say are false. It just doesn’t seem like anyone, including his teammates had a ounce of respect for Adam or are willing to stand up for him. If they wanted ML out, fine, but they shouldn’t have used the Adam James thing as an excuse.

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