Chat with Eric Dickerson, Craig James
Welcome to SportsNation! On Monday, we'll have Eric Dickerson stopping by to talk about "Pony Excess" that is part of ESPN's 30 for 30 project, commemorating ESPN's 30th anniversary. The film debuts Saturday night (9 p.m. ET, ESPN).
30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring 30 films from some of today's finest storytellers, detailing the events that transformed the sports landscape from 1979 to 2009.
"Pony Excess" tells about the Southern Methodist University Mustangs, a small private college in Dallas, that ruled college football in the 80s. But the program came apart at the seams, with frequent NCAA violations, as oil tycoons and real estate moguls earned power within the program. The NCAA eventually meted out "the death penalty" on a college football program for the first and only time in its history. SMU would be without football for two years, and the fan base would be without an identity for 20 more until the Mustangs' win in the 2009 Hawaii Bowl.
Send your questions now and join James and Dickerson Monday at noon ET!