Most of you Penn State fans who read the blogs are familiar with 50-Yard Lion. Alas, the blog no longer exists, the result of a dust-up between its author, Dr. Todd Sponsler, and its host, PennLive. Fortunately, Sponsler is carrying on with a new blog, The Lion’s Den.
Dr. Sponsler, an ophthalmologist by day and a dedicated PSU blogger by night, apparently committed the egregious sin of conducting a partisan email exchange with an Ohio State fan. This was done through private channels, but PennLive stuck its nose into the exchange for whatever reason. This Turkey does not have any details beyond what I have stated here, so I won’t speculate on why such an email exchange might have merited shutting down a six year-old blog with such a robust following.
Albeit biased and opinionated (which is precisely what a reader expects from a PSU-centric blogger), Sponsler has always been articulate, insightful, timely, and humorous, a rare collection of positive qualities in the blogospheric miasma.
The Nittany Turkey wishes Todd continued success in his new digs at The Lion’s Den!