Sports and News Links – December 13, 2010

  Mondays are usually good for a distraction when you return to the grind.  But, this is no ordinary Monday, with the Big Ten announces the new division names and logo to brand the league with the addition of Nebraska. Leaders and Legends?  Oh boy. But let’s find a few other distractions that is sure…

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…