It’s best to earn something instead of just given to you

Sports Commentary

In the world of sports, the old refrain used to be, “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.”

In today’s landscape, a more fitting phrase would be you can’t tell the conferences without a scorecard.

While the defections and changes have settled down as of late, that’s just given me a chance to realize how little I know about conference affiliations. The changes themselves make the whole situation seem ridiculous at times. But not so ridiculous as what came out this past week.

Last Wednesday, we received a press release detailing how former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart will be honored in March when he’s named — wait for it — an SEC Basketball Legend.

There’s no debating the overall credentials “Stormin’ Norman” had as a coach, or as a player, or even as a baseball player, which he was pretty good at, too.

But there’s plenty of debate when it comes to his credentials as an “SEC” Legend. I did some quick research recently, and as far as I can tell, if you ....

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