Bearcata: I agree about the football dad. I think he was trying to live his life through his son. He had the 'perfect' son and now he doesn't. Why? Because he wears a leotard instead of shoulder pads? Big deal. I'd rather have that than a kid in and out of jail, hooked on drugs, or just laying around the house all day. At least the boy has ambition.
The girl you mentioned...the one being scammed...I have a friend who 'thinks' she can sing. She sounds like two alley cats going at it but she thinks she sounds like Whitney Houston... Some people just don't have a realistic view of themselves.