With the devastating penalties being handed down on Monday morning from NCAA President Mark Emmert to Penn State University, many college football fans around the country are still trying to take it all in.
Of course, the fans most affected by the day's happenings are Nittany Lions supporters, who now know exactly what kind of an uphill battle this program faces.
Over at our blog Black Shoe Diaries, tackles the issue and explains his feelings towards the sanctions:
The only positive, I suppose, is that we know what's facing us--and that the death penalty didn't apply. There's no more uncertainty, no more fear, no more wondering what the future has in store for us. As the saying goes, the devil you know is better than the devil you don't know. And while we can be sure that, at least for the next few years, Penn State football won't be the same, at least we'll still have our Nittany Lions, even if they are just a shell of their former selves.
With more coming from the Big Ten conference at 11 a.m. ET on Monday, it could get worse before it gets any better.