Unlike the parrot, she isn’t pining for the fjords*

January 17, 2013

It was a story that had the makings of a Hollywood tearjerker: hunky jock loses both his grandmother and the love of his life in the space of six hours, then goes on to lead his football team to an astounding upset win instead of going to his girlfriend’s funeral because she wanted him to keep playing.

Wow. Break out the tissues.

But did Lennay Kekua (the girlfriend) really die? More to the point, did she ever really exist?

The story of the tragic Manti Te’o and his inspirational efforts certainly got plenty of attention in the media but the attention the story is now attracting isn’t so flattering: this is a huge read but well worth the effort. Click here to check it out.

* If you don’t get the reference, here’s the explanation:


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Jillian "George" Allison-Aitken

I live in the deep south of New Zealand, where smelly dairy cows are taking over from sheep in the livestock stakes. My hometown is the small but perfectly formed city of Invercargill, which is also the hometown of the original boy racer, Burt Munro. Find out more about me here.


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