The Manti Te'o story this season seemed a bit too good to be true, too much of a Hollywood story; stud linebacker with a heart of gold loses grandma and girlfriend within hours of one another. Were it not for Johnny Football's breakout year, Te'o would have ridden that story (and the Irish's undefeated regular season) to a Heisman.
As it turns out, the story was too good to be true. We're still figuring out how, but someone made up the girlfriend's story and had Te'o fall for her.
I'm thinking of the one State Farm ad where the gal has a blind date with a self-reported French model; a rather uninspiring young man shows up and says "Bonjour" with an exceedingly lame French accent. Now, had a real French hunk showed up to play the part, then continued the charade with the gullible ingenue online, she realistically could have had her heart stolen.
On the way back from dropping Eileen off at work, the folks at Mike and Mike were dumb-founded; one one level, it seems unlikely to impossible that he'd have fallen for it. On the other hand, Notre Dame is backing up Te'o's story after they did a serious investigation started after Te'o was made aware of the hoax about Christmastime. They also mentioned a movie Catfish about a guy being scammed by a 8-year-old using pictures of her older half-sister as bait.
The gal sounds like she could play Lilo's older sister/guardian in a live action remake of Lilo and Stitch per Reagan Mauia-
"She was tall," he said. "Volleyball-type of physique. She was athletic, tall, beautiful. Long hair. Polynesian. She looked like a model ... "
There is a movie there after all, except that now it's about an investigation into who did the scam and why.