Funny how winning changes things. It might even be changing the way the media spins post-scandal Penn State.
The bye week has brought numerous national commentators out of the woodwork, many speaking positively of Penn State football and hinting at unfairness about the way Penn State has been treated. Coach Bill O’Brien (suddenly a “Coach of the Year” candidate according to all the talking heads) has been heavy in the interview circuit during Penn State’s week off.
Dan Wetzel, a lead writer and acclaimed investigative journalist for Yahoo! Sports, devoted a whole podcast this week to Penn State. Blue White Illustrated’s Nate Bauer was his guest, but Wetzel himself—someone far removed from the PSU community—had some of the most positive and revealing comments to say about Penn State football.
While journalists’ opinions aren’t supposed to matter, we live in an age—especially in sports journalism—where the line between opinion and fact are always blurred. As a Penn S...