As an AV Club commenter, I can confirm this is true. I wanted to declare that I am NOT a college sophomore, but that was my credit level when I dropped out of higher education all thos many years ago, so I suppose it's all true. Smarmy. Banal. All of it.
But really, there is some funny stuff there. Read the comments section of the Hank Wiliams, Jr.-ESPN dustup. If you can't crack a smile, you have no soul.