So the Kool-Aid has officially been put out for the mainstream media, and they are officially guzzling it down, as per this Dienhart story on Rivals.
What does this mean? It means two things: We'll get voter attention, we'll get media love, and we'll get front pages, all because of Denard. There is no other player out there with more hype attached, and yes, it is warranted. He is the de facto breakout star of the country two weeks in.
It also means that the media is already setting us up for the fall, sensationalizing things so that they can pull us down into the mud if and when we fail. Denard is putting up herculean numbers, and if we lose, or if he even has an average day, they're already planning to shred him for it. We all know his numbers will come back to earth in the next two weeks, and it's likely his lack of OMG SHOELACE will become some sort of story.
In truth, to keep his title as Mr. Excitement, he doesn't have to put up 500 again and again; he just has to do something magical every week. Ask Charles Woodson how that works...