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 >>
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 misspeaks of Emmitt Smith, whose contract isn't bein ... More >>
In real football news -- pretty sure SMU qualifies -- the Mustangs today announced that come October 18, Don Meredith would be accorded the same honor given the likes of Doak Walker, Eric Dickerson, Lamar Hunt, Raymond Berry and Forrest Gregg. During the SMU-Houston game, the university at which Dan ... More >>
Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?
Eric Dickerson, whose e-mail address still contains the word "ponyexpress," no kidding. If nothing else, SMU's trying awful hard to get the old ponies back into the stable after what's felt like centuries of losing records. A month ago, the school announced that for the upcoming football season, Jun ... More >>
David Stanley When you think Penn State football, it’s Joe Paterno. Texas? Gotta go with Earl Campbell. Boise State? Blue astroturf. Boston College? Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary in the Orange Bowl. SMU? Hmmm. Can I phone a friend? In a confusing-yet-intriguing promo, CBS College Sports ... More >>
June Jones The Honolulu Star-Bulletin hired college ball writer Mark Wangrin to spend a few days with SMU football head coach June Jones -- to see how, ya know, he was digging life on the mainland. Turned into a two-part piece that started yesterday and ends today. Probably the most interesting item ... More >>
SMU's AD is crazy enough and savvy enough to produce happiness on the Hilltop
Eric Dickerson's mentioned somewhere in this item, and in a nice way. Hard to top last week, when we said goodbye to two assholes (Bill Belichick and Bobby Knight) and hello to a hero (Nolan Ryan). Today, however, could be just as delicious as sports climbs atop Capitol Hill. NFL commish Roger Goode ... More >>
Like it or not, relocation is the right Cotton-pickin' decision.
The real question is, what will June Jones do with his no doubt estimable collection of Hawaiian shirts? New SMU coach June Jones is the 15th highest-paid coach in college football. Fifteenth. Let that sink in for a second. At five years and $10 million, the Mustangs are paying for -- and actually e ... More >>
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