SMU To Finally Retire "Dandy" Don Meredith's No. 17

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 Dandy Don slung it around from 1957 to '59 will finally retire No. 17 -- damned near 32 years to the day after the Dallas Cowboys put him and Don Perkins in the Ring of Honor, but what's the rush. Not like they called the place "Southern Meredith University" when he was an All-American there. Oh, wait, they totally did. --Robert Wilonsky

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