De-cluttering a Few Things: July 15, 2013

A few thoughts to de-clutter as I start preparing for the prep football season, which starts in about 45 days. Aaron Hernandez:  unless this story turns into O.J. Simpson part deux, Hernandez is in big trouble. Then again, anything can happen in a trial (see O.J., Duke Lacrosse, Casey Anthony, et al.). The point is…

Lessons from SMU and the “Death Penalty”

Saturday night, ESPN featured their final “30 for 30” documentary, “Pony Excess”, chronicling the quick rise and the sudden downfall of the SMU football program. The NCAA, after repeated warnings and issuing sanctions, leveled the most harshest punishment possible.  The “Death Penalty” forced SMU to shut down the football program for the 1987 season, lose…