Lance and Manti
In the Weird Weird World of sports, Lance Armstrong’s doping confession to Oprah Winfrey was upstaged by news of Notre Dame star Manti Te’o’s cyber girlfriend. The fake girlfriend didn’t make Manti run faster but she played the media sob story machine like a fiddle. Lesson: trust somebody you can touch without a keyboard.
Here’s a good piece by John Kass reminding ESPN, Sports Illustrated, etc. that “if you mother tells you she loves you, check it out”.