Eric Dickerson, the Pro Football Hall of Fame running back and better half of SMU's Pony Express, has joined the growing list of former NFL players suing the league for failing to protect athletes from permanent neurological damage stemming from brain trauma. Dickerson, along with 14 other players ... More >>
FlickrThe Alumni Guy is watching you student section, and he doesn't like what he sees. SMU is inching closer to admission into one of college football's hallowed BCS conferences, which will mark the latest milestone on what the school and its alumni hope is the road back to football relevanc ... More >>
Speaking of great eyes ...Surely you've seen the ESPN 30 on 30 offering Pony Excess, about SMU receiving the NCAA's death penalty in 1987. If not, you must. It was directed by Thaddeus Matula, a Jesuit alum -- who, as it so happens, is also responsible for this short SMU football promo I just stumbl ... More >>
And a little movie about the Mustangs' downfall isn't hurting either.
My favorite part of the informative, entertaining "Pony Excess" ESPN documentary over the weekend was being reminded of the classic scene that unfolded at Texas A&M's Kyle Field on October 31, 1981. Led by Eric Dickerson and Craig James, the 5th-ranked Mustangs trounced a mediocre Aggies ... More >>
When Patrick recounted his trip to the Lakewood last week for that sneak preview of Thaddeus Matula's Pony Excess, the 30th of ESPN's 30 for 30 docs, he also posted the trailer for the film about the events leading to SMU's receiving the NCAA's death penalty on February 25, 1987. Since then ESPN has ... More >>
It's a no-brainer that Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith will get voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend at Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. The question is, will he enter Canton as the NFL's all-time best running back or simply the running back with the most yards? Hall of Fa ... More >>
No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>
Let's get back to football, shall us?Look, nobody's perfect. Just last weekend on 105.3 The Fan my radio sidekick Mike Ogulnick referred to a huge crowd as a "thong of fans" and I invented a new word: "Necessarillarily"? But as of today we'll no longer be treated to the malaprops and misspeak ... More >>
Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?
SMU's AD is crazy enough and savvy enough to produce happiness on the Hilltop
Like it or not, relocation is the right Cotton-pickin' decision.
Knocked off his high horse, Matt Doherty tries to whip SMU back into the race
Far away from big cities, big stadiums and big offensive lines, six-man football keeps the game pure
It's not easy selecting the Best of Dallas
SMU brags about its new stadium, but coach Mike Cavan knows it won't make fans pay to see a loser
David Lang gets ready to sit in Emmitt's shadow