So I've searched for commentator who seems to have best articulated the unease I feel about the sanctions levied by the NCAA on Penn State. Here are the finalists:
Michael Weinreb on Grantland
Bob Ford in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Michael Rosenberg and Stewart Mandel in SI
I remain disturbed and saddened by what happened at Penn State. Now, additionally, I find myself irritated at the NCAA. Penalties were levied and I don't feel any sense of closure or justice: just widening disgust, like an oil slick.
I was never really in to college athletics. I was a peripheral fan. Now, I would rather just see big-time college football and basketball dismantled. I'm out.