Manage episode 305470223 series 2711063
Over four agonizing, rain-soaked quarters and 75 overtime periods only vaguely resembling the sport of football, what had mostly felt like a decidedly-different, and potentially-special, season for James Franklin and the Nittany Lions descended into depressingly-familiar disappointment, as Penn State slowly transformed a campaign full of promise and a Top 10 ranking into a disfigured wreck with a mind-numbingly idiotic Homecoming loss to 2-5 Big Ten basement dweller Illinois. So here we are, yet again, picking up the pieces of another year gone wrong amid Franklin-to-USC rumors that are as persistent as they are exhausting. We all need some group therapy, and this was our shot at it - for us, and maybe by extension the audience. It's a long one, and just like the Joker's plastic surgeon, we did the best we could do with what we had to work with (including our own battered psyches). Raw, spontaneous, and reflective of the complicated contradictions of this beautifully stupid thing we call fandom, we hope our catharsis can be yours as well. Let's Go State.