Manti Te'o is an outstanding representative for the Church. He is totally
committed, to borrow a phrse, to his Church and his God. I think there are
thousands of good people who look at the way he chooses to live his life and
have nothing but admiration for him. What more could he have accomplished by
serving a Mission?
Guam Bomb, You have a typo in, "Given the way that Heaps what treated at
BYU"Should be, "Given the way Heaps treated BYU." I never saw
before a QB jump *over* his fumble into the end zone then talk about trying to
make a great play -- or stand there and watch an opponent run by him for a
Wait a minute. Jim McMahon chose byu, but didn't end up serving a mission,
neither did steve young or the jimmer. So, what makes anyone think Manti Teo
would have served, in spite of his name.
Thank you gharmons for an excellent comment. BYU has had many
excellent Catholic athletes. I think it is commendable that an excellent LDS
athlete is playing for Notre Dame.
If he prayed about it and chose Notre Dame as a result, that is good enough for
me. He has been a great influence at Notre Dame and has honorably represented
the Church. I am a BYU fan all the way, but I support Manti in this matter. I
don't think BYU will defeat Notre Dame Saturday, but I will be cheering
forr the Cougars.
Neat story. Silly comment about the probability of his serving a mission, had he
Given the way that Heaps what treated at BYU, i'd have to say his decision
was inspired. Hope Jabari Walker is paying attention.
But, I thought anyone who prayed about where to play football would go to
So, a prayerful decision by and LDS athlete to attend a Catholic school. May
the Saints Preserve us! (said with an Irish accent)
CWEB,Jimmer going to BYU didn't get him on a mission, so I'm not
sure I follow your logic. By the way, playing sports for the "lard's
school" does not a missionary make.
He's a stud of a football player and an impressive young man. Hopefully
when he punishes BYU's pathetic offense, he will do so with dignity.
Don't understand the not serving a mission thing...but best of luck...If he
had come to BYU, most likely he would have served a mission...not to say his
work at Notre Dame is not a kind of mission, but it is never the same.