30: Manti Te’o and Mormonism’s Relationship To Its Famous Athletes

Troy hosts a discussion with Matthew and Brandt about the complicated relationship between Mormonism and it’s athletes, including religious pressures the athletes face and the effect of the Te’o situation on Mormonism.

References
Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax

Commentary on Katie Couric’s interview with Manti Te’o

Jabari Parker shows up at BYU

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3 Comments

  1. Ozpoof

    Tuiasosopo: I Was The Voice Behind Te’o Hoax. Is Tui a Mormon too?

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8900688/ronaiah-tuiasosopo-says-was-love-manti-teo

    Reply Feb 02, 2013 @ 11:15:59
  2. Matthew Crowley

    Hmm, someone here may have predicted that. :)

    Reply Feb 03, 2013 @ 16:58:42
  3. Rob

    This conversation reminded me of a void that I feel keeps getting missed in your discussions. There is a big difference between a Mormon and a Utah Mormon. I have lived with both and they are completely different creatures.

    Utah supporting this guy along with Hawaii makes perfect sense. The mindset here encourages the lack of questioning, doing what you are told and following along with the crowd.

    Just watch the news here. We continue to exacerbate our issues, elect the same people, keep our heads in the sand and go out of our way to make things worse because change would require rocking the boat and that is just not acceptable in Stepfo….I mean Utah.

    Reply Mar 07, 2013 @ 13:23:36

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