Editor’s Note: On Jan. 16, 2013, word started spreading that there may be more (or maybe less would be a better way to put it) to the Manti Te’o story than was previously reported. While details are still emerging, we will keep this story in our archives as is, but please keep in mind that, while Seti’s post was written in good faith and with the information that was available at the time, it appears the facts are not as reported.
While following football was a passion in my earlier years, it’s steadily become less so in recent years. And with the lackluster performance of my teams this year, plus a busy fall schedule, football has made barely a blip on my radar this season.
But one story that recently came through the stream in the middle of the MDB home page caught my eye. It appeared on the blog of Seti Matua, former editor of PolyInsider.com and MDBer on his blog called Le Folauga (The Journey).
The post highlighted Manti Te’o, a linebacker at Notre Dame. I would suspect that many people already know at least a little bit about Manti’s story. But for those of us who have been living under a football rock this season, Seti’s post is a feel-good, overcoming heartbreak story worth crawling out for. You also don’t want to miss the video Seti links at the bottom of his post.
It is a moving testimony of a young man who had the courage to follow a prompting that didn’t make sense to him at first, but in retrospect makes all the sense in the world (and then some). And, believe or not, it’s not just because he is now in contention for the Heisman Trophy.
Even if you’re not much of a football fan, read Seti’s post, Why I Would Vote for Manti.