If you are a Penn State fan, this week has been about as rough as it possibly can get. Your school and people you thought you idolized have been front page news all week --- and all for the wrong reasons. This week was supposed to be the first game in a new rivalry, and while the game is still going to be played, it's really become an afterthought this week.
When the week started, the thought here at CornNation was to have a Penn State Hate Week...but current events made that inappropriate. There's always next year to discuss Mike McCloskey (out of bounds) or 1994 (Nebraska would have won). This year, it's time to offer up a handshake, a pat on the back, or an internet hug. (Sorry if it sounds condescending.)
The events of this week focused a lot of negative attention on students, athletes, and fans that did nothing to deserve it. One of our traditions at Nebraska home games is that the Nebraska Marching Band always plays the visitor's fight song as part of the pregame show. Well, we don't have the band here, and the game is not in Lincoln, but we have a little real estate here at CornNation to offer this:
Consider this a virtual "buying a beer" to Penn State and their fans after a week no fan base should ever have to endure.