In a world as connected as the one we inhabit today, negative news is consumed at speeds exponentially faster than anything positive or hopeful.
The stories coming out of Pennsylvania over the last two weeks have the the entire country, and a nice chunk of the rest of the world, huddled around whatever technology they use to receive information absorbing all this negativity like a moldy sponge.
Ultimately, we have to sit back and make a distinction between news and sports. When I turn on Sports Center, I'd rather see John Skelton's last minute, game winning touchdown pass, and not an interview with a monster defending himself of charges of clear and indefensible acts. That's not to say I don't follow everything else going on in the world, but as far as I'm concerned, sports is something to be celebrated, win or lose. It's time to draw the line.
So without further ado, I give you five reasons I refuse to write about Penn State.