Well it certainly is good news that the “real” girlfriend of
Manti Te’o has finally surfaced. I had
begun to think something was amiss here!
Today’s narrative in this totally awesome story is that Manti Te’o dated
the girl pictured above who looks strangely like a hot Rachel Ray. Isn’t she nice and well scrubbed? Apparently they started dating sometime after
November after the “death” of his fake girlfriend. This is from a People Magazine article recap…
"Lennay was often brought up in conversation," Del
Pilar, a junior at Notre Dame sister school St. Mary's College in South Bend,
Ind., who met Te'o in November and dated him until earlier this month, tells
PEOPLE. "I wanted to know about her, and how they did the long distance.
He definitely [loved her]."
Del Pilar says Te'o, 22, proved equally devoted to her, regularly checking in
before and after games when he was on the road – and he introduced her to his
family. "At the last home game they
had a luau and he invited me to that," she says. "They did the
[traditional Maori] Haka dance and his sisters performed the Hula and he made
me try all the Hawaiian food. For me, family comes first, so when he did that,
that really showed me his character. That's what drew us together."
Sadly the two have broken up after Manti had to move to
Florida to train for the draft, but they remain “very close and the best of
Oh, well that explains that!
Who would think it was odd that a guy that had a long distance
relationship with “the love of his life” that he had never actually bothered to
meet wouldn’t take a girl he dated for a couple weeks to a family luau?
There’s nothing weird about that.
Just a couple nice college kids having some family fun.
Plenty of widely accepted safe values all
Nothing to see here.
As soon as I saw this totally bullshit placed news item I
thought, “Is she an actress, model or public relations ringer?”.
I find it odd that some random college girl
has a professional quality photograph ready for the United States press corp to
download for easy consumption.
was in college, most of my pictures were of me passed out on couches and
mattresses on floors.
I don’t recall
myself or any of my friends doing any quick modeling spreads.
Maybe times have changed?
I also find it odd that this item breaks just hours before
his staged interview with Katie Couric is scheduled to air.
This is the mark of true
This technique is
called “controlling the narrative” and is used to water down and guide the
press where the client needs them to be focused.
The goal is to get you focused on unimportant
details and forget the larger story.
will get so wrapped up in this new girl, and listening to the highly coached
interview questions/answers, you will forget that absolutely none of this adds
up in any way.
The goal is to make sure
that Manti Te’o remains a highly draftable NFL #1 draft choice and receives his
multi million dollar signing bonus and contract.
These are very high stakes.
That’s why there is so much bullshit being
If you are still somehow skeptical, allow me to direct you
to Alexandra del Pilar’s Linked In page.
You can imagine how shocked I was to discover that she is a public relations
major entering her final year of school.
What are the odds that she was promised a plum public relations job in
exchange for “a little help” with this particular project?
I would think that whatever firm brings her
on after graduation is the one that is handling this public relations
You have to admire this woman
and her ability to take advantage of this amazing career opportunity.
If she could speak honestly to her classmates
about this, they would learn more about public relations in 15 minutes than all
their previous class work combined.
The next hurdle for team Te’o is to explain why he was
talking for hours on the phone to a man that allegedly was pretending to be a
woman. Whew. That ain’t gonna be easy… Doesn’t this seem like way more trouble than
just saying “I’m gay! I’m sorry I lied
about all of this!”? It has snowballed
so wildly out of control now there is no stopping it. This is truly my favorite news event of the
decade so far.