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    Manti Te'o WTF???

    This is one of the more bizarre stories I've heard in a long time. WTF is going on?

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    Sure is weird. And interviews with teammates leave one with the impression that very few on the team thought there was a serious relationship between the fictional woman and the player anyway.

    It sure looks like a load of BS.

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    I think it will come out that Te'o himself was in on the scam. Why? I have no clue. Maybe publicity, Heisman hype, or perhaps it started out as a small joke and got out of control.

    I'm no Matlock. But after reading his answers in this interview, it sure seems like he is in on it.
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    come on Markie, I want to hear what you have to say.

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    Wifey told me about it last night. I told her I could really care less about the whole thing. We live in a society that sensationalizes everything. I see some stupid kid (or kids) that made up a sensational story & an ever hungry media that is looking for another story to sensationalize, so the general public will lap it up like a thirsty dog. I doubt this kid ever gave it deep enough thought to think it might get him Hiesman votes. Just the media making the story better for the thirsty public. I say we put him on some sort of meds............ you know, the medical industry has a "cradle to grave" mentality as well as some other entities.

    This is just my personal theory............
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    That was a sensational post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    That was a sensational post!


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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    Wifey told me about it last night. I told her I could really care less about the whole thing. We live in a society that sensationalizes everything. I see some stupid kid (or kids) that made up a sensational story & an ever hungry media that is looking for another story to sensationalize, so the general public will lap it up like a thirsty dog. I doubt this kid ever gave it deep enough thought to think it might get him Hiesman votes. Just the media making the story better for the thirsty public. I say we put him on some sort of meds............ you know, the medical industry has a "cradle to grave" mentality as well as some other entities.

    This is just my personal theory............
    Kids say the darndest things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    I could really care less about the whole thing.
    Pretty much sums up my feelings. And, I'm not even a fan. But I mean really? This is what we're worried about? Really media?
    Last edited by 11top; 01-18-2013 at 12:13 AM.
    Sh*tter's full

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    If it "Bleeds" it Leads.....The media has washed its hands of telling truth...Its all about market share and Madison Avenue.. Not that it wasnt that way but the song "Dirty Laundry" has become more evident than ever.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    Pretty much sums up my feelings. And, I'm not even a fan. But I mean really? This is what we're worried about? Really media?
    Hey, they gotta supply 24 hours of product each and every day somehow!

    (quality inevitably suffers)

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    So this guys girlfriend from "Niagra Falls" dies and that's news? Awesome.

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    Wtf is right. The whole thing is freaking weird no matter how ya cut it.

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    It's a human interest story. The fact that he and others went to great extremes to perpetuate the story, I find interesting. With someone like Lance Armstrong, it's easy to see why he lied, but the reasons for this hoax seem to be less obvious.

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    He created a lie and it spun out of control...

    Why is it news? Because we're talking about it...

    Why did he do it? He's got issues he needs to work out. Not that there's anything wrong with that...


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    Cliff Notes:

    Six Theories on Manti Teo

    1.Manti Te'o Was Fully Hoaxed (Possibly by Someone Who Wanted to Be on MTV's Internet-Fakery Show 'Catfish')
    Proposed by: This is the official Notre Dame story, according to endorsed by Te'o himself.
    Evidence for: Recently un-deleted Twitter accounts that were apparently associated with the hoax seemed to imply that Te'o was being fooled. On a few occasions, those same accounts reached out to Catfish, the MTV show centered around people in online relationships meeting their counterparts for the first time, and.
    Evidence against: Te'o lied to the press about meeting Kekua in person, well before he was supposedly made aware of her nonexistence. Several times.

    2. Manti Te'o Was Being Catfished and Figured It Out, But Didn't Come Clean Until after the Heisman Was Announced So He Wouldn't Hurt His Chances
    Proposed by: Notre Dame students and some of Te'o's teammates.
    Evidence for: According to Notre Dame gossip, Te'o had relationships with other women, and most of his teammates understood his dead girlfriend to be a publicity stunt. Even according to Notre Dame's official version of events, Te'o learned that Kekua wasn't real on December 6 the week before Heisman results were announced. Two days later, on December 8, he gave an interview in which he talked about his girlfriend Lennay. He didn't tell the college he'd been fooled until December 26, two weeks after the Heisman announcement.
    Evidence against: By December 6, Heisman voting had already been over for a month. Te'o couldn't have hurt his chances at winning the trophy, though he certainly could've overshadowed a win.

    3. Manti Te'o Made Up a Girlfriend With the Help of a Friend, Killed Her Off to Get Rid of the Problem, Pimped the Story to Juice His Heisman Chances
    Proposed by: A friend of of likely hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiascopo.
    Evidence for: Te'o lied to reporters several times about Kekua and, as noted above, gave at least one interview about her even after the "official" date on which he learned he'd been hoaxed. The unnamed friend told Deadspin he was "80 percent sure" that Te'o and Tuiascopo had perpetrated the hoax together "with publicity in mind."
    Evidence against: If Te'o thought he'd gotten away with it he came in second in Heisman voting why come clean to Notre Dame at all?

    4. Manti Te'o Is Gay and the "Hoaxer" Is His Boyfriend
    Proposed by: Lavar Arrington and Chad Dukes
    Evidence for: Te'o and Tuiascopo are devoutly religious football players two subcultures not known for their friendliness to same-sex attraction. The hoax could have been a way for the two to be publicly affectionate without being open about their relationship.
    Evidence against: A lot of most closeted gay people in relationships manage to maintain lives without constructing elaborate, highly public, fictional relationships with leukemia patients.

    5.Lennay Kekua Was a Real Person and She Hung Out With Cardinals Fullback Reagan Maui'a
    Proposed by: Cardinals fullback Reagan Maui'a.
    Evidence for: Cardinals fullback Reagan Maui'a told ESPN that he met Lennay Kekua. "She was tall," he said.
    Evidence against: She met a bunch of Polynesian NFL stars, but not Troy Polamalu? Shyeah.

    6. Deadspin Hoaxed Manti Te'o "for Website Clicks"
    Proposed by: Deadspin commenter ADAP2k, Gary in Garfield (left)
    Evidence for: "[J]ust look at Deadspin after breaking this story... Constantly piling on this guy, and trying to embarrass him as much as possible without even knowing the entire story... Deadspin's aggressive nature on this story is almost as bizarre as the story itself."
    Evidence against: The Deadspin guys aren't nearly smart enough to pull this off.

    from http://gawker.com/5976828/how-did-fo...;post=56341026

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    There is something wrong when a fake girl friend dies in the forest and it makes a sound heard around the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    Wifey told me about it last night. I told her I could really care less about the whole thing. We live in a society that sensationalizes everything. I see some stupid kid (or kids) that made up a sensational story & an ever hungry media that is looking for another story to sensationalize, so the general public will lap it up like a thirsty dog. I doubt this kid ever gave it deep enough thought to think it might get him Hiesman votes. Just the media making the story better for the thirsty public. I say we put him on some sort of meds............ you know, the medical industry has a "cradle to grave" mentality as well as some other entities.

    This is just my personal theory............
    What HE said!
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