When "it" came out, I remained objective because, well, thats just
how I like to be. I also had the first hand experience of seeing my team and
beloved coach dragged through the mud long before any facts had actually been
established. I know the feeling of wanting to punch one's self in the dick
repeatedly as ass-clowns on talk radio repeat ad nauseam things that were not
true or only half true.
But it was so much
worse for Penn State. The entire university was being constantly attacked. I'm
not sure how long it was until the narrative became "football
culture", but that's when I'd had enough.
I went to Penn State
last year for the Alabama game. I went for the game, but also to check out the
b-school. The people I met - even at bars and tailgates - were much more
interested in selling me on Penn State's b-school and overall academics than
they were in talking football. I came in with the perception that Penn State
was a football school. I left knowing that it was quite the opposite: it was an
academic school that just happened to have a big stadium and a decent team.
For the most part, I feel
Penn Staters love the football team because they love the University and not
the other way around. Read on at Black Shoe Diaries