Video of the Week: "Purdue Boilermakers rally support behind one of their own, super-fan Tyler Trent"

It was a good weekend to be a Michigan football fan. Michigan beat Michigan State, and Ohio State lost to Purdue. Perhaps the true strength Purdue needed was fighting for this super-fan:

Here’s what I’m wondering:

  • How does the background music change the video?

  • How does the narrator’s tone of voice impact the video?

  • Are you surprised they prayed for him? That they spotlighted it in this story?

  • Tyler Trent was at the game on Saturday, and Purdue did beat (stomp on) Ohio State. Do you think it’s because the team was fighting for him?

  • Why does ESPN take the time, energy, and money to develop stories like this one?