Sports blew up on social media this week. Chip Kelly left the confines of Autzen Stadium, where it never rains, and went to Philadelphia, where it’s always sunny. Then the world find pointed a collective finger at Manti Te’o and told him he’s a big fat phony.
The Internet – or at least my version of it – nearly ran out of space with people spouting off their expert opinions about both of these items.
Buried deep in the news cycle was something from a lifetime – a whole six days – ago.
The Lakers won their first game.
Not the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Eugene YMCA second-grade Lakers. You know, the team coached by Oregon football star De’Anthony Thomas.
Early in the week, this made a relatively big splash in local media. The story was picked up by a few newspapers and TV stations. Kudos to those entities that ran the story.
Instead of taking the tried and true route of catching the big story floating by and putting their own slant on it, these media outlets...