My favorite ESPN 30 for 30 Films is the Pony Excess. It was the story of Southern Methodist University (SMU) of the early 1980’s. Repeated offenses by the football program while on NCAA Probation lead to what we now know as the infamous “Death Penalty”, meaning no football at SMU for 2 years beginning in 1987. Here we are now in 2013 and the program, under head coach Jim Jones, has finally come back to some respectability. None the less, the SMU Football Program has never fully recovered from the Death Penalty after close to 26 years later.
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