The talented John Walters explores the rise of digital media and transition of college football coverage from newspapers to the Internet in a piece for the Notre Dame blog The Blue-Gray Sky.
Walters writes: "The coverage of college football is, for the most part, better for it. A sport so overflowing with passion and populism fosters an insatiable appetite among readers, one that only the web can begin to sate. It's like dining at a Texas Roadhouse and actually being able to save room for dessert."
Of course, our favorite passage comes later, when Walters talks about The Wiz of Odds.
"Founder Jay Christensen spent some two decades at the Los Angeles Times, but his legacy should be this outstanding site, which plucks the most newsworthy stories from around the country while also providing its own original items. Daily dosage highly recommended. And, perhaps because he is old enough to remember the bicentennial, Jay's items are refreshingly free of profanity and the 'Anyone who is successful must be a phony' attitude."