only if you want it to be.
Take a look at this video (have some Kleenex handy): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lfKWrowpZI
Also, for those of you receiving the Penn Stater (alumni mag), be sure to read "Justifying the Roar" by Ryan Jones (Class of 1995). Ryan does a great job of showing how football is an important part, but ONLY part, of the entire Penn State experience. I can't find a link to the article itself on the Penn Stater site, but will try to get permission to copy the article to be posted here.
Ryan's article closes by saying, "Mostly, remember why you care. Remember why football matters here -- how it's a large part of a much greater whole. Be proud for the right reasons, and support the program, and this community, in a way that gives all of us more reason to be proud." Simply outstanding.