I’ve got several SMU coworkers and hoo-boy were they down in the dumps today. Their football program is still only drawing dozens of fans, playing in the vaunted Frisco Bowl, and their coach abandoned them. All they have is basketball. And they’ve only had that for a hot minute because they hired a coach that came in and cheated and bailed when the sanctions hit. They literally have nothing else. So they took pride in their moody magic. Pretended they cared and mattered. Then TCU opened its checkbook and bought the best program in the metroplex. SMU is and will continue to fall behind. We have more money, more resources, a better coach, a better league and a lot more to offer recruits. Took a gander at PonyFans’ meltdown thread. They have several thoughts: “The arena sucks.” Um, okay. Whatever you say. It’s the same size as yours and just as loud. “Their fans are quiet.” Yeah so were yours until like 4-5 years ago. In a year or two we’ll figure it out. “Recruits won’t want to go there when they can go to SMU.” LOLLLL. Okay. We play home and home with Kansas, Texas, OU, Baylor, OSU, Tech, etc. in the #1 RPI league. Our coach has won conference titles and national coach of the year awards. But yeah, they want to play Tulsa and Navy and Houston and Tulane and ECU and UCF and USF in league play. Sure. “The game was on a dumb channel.” Cool. You have 10 games that aren’t even on TV. All but 2 of ours are. And come league play they’re all on ESPN networks. So let’s get some perspective here and remember where the American and SMU are in the midmajor subset of teams. “We made the tournament recently [blah blah blah].” Cool story, but you haven’t won a tournament game since 1988. One year after TCU’s last win in 1987. So let’s not pretend you have any recent Tournament history that isn’t pure disappointment. Bring me all the Pony Tears. Their #1 sport can’t even beat our #3 sport. Welcome to your rightful place, Ponies: below TCU.