Guy W. Farmer
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January 27, 2013
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Guy W. Farmer: Armstrong and Te'o: Lies and hoaxes

With apologies to Darrell Moody and Joe Santoro, I'm going to weigh-in with my second consecutive sports column today. Last Sunday's column was about veteran ESPN sportscaster Brent Musburger. Today's is about the trials and tribulations of disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o, who fell deeply in love with an imaginary woman he never met.

"Why do you write about such trivial matters?" one of my friends asked. "Because people are interested in star athletes," I replied, "and because both cases offer teachable moments."

To paraphrase P.T. Barnum, the Armstrong saga proves that you …

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