Football uber Alles 0
Manti Te’o’s on-line romance seems to be all the rage today.
Both sports columnists at my local rag wrote about it.
But, as Dave Zirin points out, whatever hypocrisy or lies or foolishness or gullibility that story represents, it does not trump the routine rottenness that permeates big-time sports. A nugget:
It says so much that Te’o’s bizarre soap opera has moved (Notre Dame Athletic Director–ed.) Swarbrick to openly weeping but he hasn’t spared one tear, let alone held one press conference, for Lizzy Seeberg, the young woman who took her own life after coming forward with allegations that a member of the team sexually assaulted her. Swarbrick’s press conference displayed that the problem at Notre Dame is not just football players without a compass; it’s the adults without a conscience.
And Notre Dame is not an exception.