Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune penned an interesting column about the Penn State Nittany Lions. The link for it can be found here.
He tells of his disdain for Penn State and supports it with feelings that although I do not agree with are understandable from an outsider's point of view. State College is difficult to get to. Joe Paterno is treated with mild respect, but our feelings for him are not entirely understood by Reusse.
In the end Reusse writes about how Mark Emmert cannot ruin Penn State football. Reusse has become a fan of Penn State football and I suppose that is a good thing.
Anyway. I think this article is worth sharing. It illustrates the growing trend of sports writers nationwide to see the errors of Mark Emmert's ruling that tried, but failed to destroy our beloved football program.
One point that I think many writers are failing to recognize or at least be willing to recognize is this:
Penn State has been able to get through this scandal because of the culture that Joe Paterno established. The culture did not fail. The empty suits failed. Penn State football is something to be proud of. Joe's demise was tragic, but his legacy is one of respect, success, and honor.