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Old 01-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #2576
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As for what Te'o wants for Tuiasosopo, he told Schaap "I don't wish an ill thing to somebody. I just hope he learns. I think embarrassment is big enough." Manti Te'o's apparent defense is that he had no reason to think his twice-undead dead long-distance girlfriend, whom he never met or saw outside of photographs, whose funeral he never thought to attend, might have been a phony. Regardless of whether he's telling the truth, he'll soon see just how big embarrassment can get.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #2577
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What great betting info to possess! Night before game, bring dead girlfriend to hotel for a little meet and greet. No wonder he played horribly. Would have bet a fortune on Alabama.

Vote this as strangest sports story ever. Overshadowed Lance Armstrong x1000.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #2578
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What great betting info to possess! Night before game, bring dead girlfriend to hotel for a little meet and greet. No wonder he played horribly. Would have bet a fortune on Alabama.
Except in this case you should have bet a fortune on Alabama anyway.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:45 PM   #2579
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The details in Manti Te'o interview are incredible and sickening. Read and tell me how it affects your opinion of situation.

ESPN still going all-in on the poor victim story, lol
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:48 PM   #2580
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- He thought she was real
- He did not give a crap about his fake girlfriend (who he thought was real)
- He made up/embellished a bunch of stuff in order to look like a swell guy (love of his life, on the phone all night, etc)

A lot of the stuff that's hard to believe (never seeing her, etc) can be explained by the fact that he didn't actually care.

Conclusion: he is both pretty dumb and pretty scummy, but moreso the latter, and not exactly unprecedented on either count.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:02 PM   #2581
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The Honolulu Star-Advertiser posted a story Friday saying Te’o's fictitious girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, called Te’o on Dec. 6 and told he she faked her death to evade drug dealers.

And we're officially off the rails.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-...24--ncaaf.html

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:16 PM   #2582
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Is anyone still believing Te'o's side of the story? (Other than ESPN?)
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #2583
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Is anyone still believing Te'o's side of the story? (Other than ESPN?)
Meh. I think parts of it are right.

I just think he exaggerated the story to the media/his parents in order to not make himself look stupid and it accidentally got blown out of proportion by a bunch of ****ty media outlets who couldn't do their jobs.

I don't really think it was a conscious "HEISMAN!" thing as much as a "ATTENTION!" thing. I also don't think he was "in on it" from the beginning or whatever because I don't think it makes any sense.

Sometimes lies spiral out of control in ways you never expect them to. I really doubt when he began exaggerating the girlfriend thing at the beginning of the season he had any idea it would ever get this much attention. Then once he started, he couldn't stop.

At this point I am much more intrigued by the Toiasaosopo guy. Why the hell does he keep doing this? What's his angle? Who are the girl(s) who work with him? Why do they do it?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:25 PM   #2584
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Then once he started, he couldn't stop.
Easy. Stop agreeing to interviews about your dead girlfriend.

Tuiasosopo def the more intriguing character though. The girls are cousins of his apparently.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #2585
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Easy. Stop agreeing to interviews about your dead girlfriend.

Tuiasosopo def the more intriguing character though. The girls are cousins of his apparently.
Meh again. If he stops agreeing to the interviews, maybe they start investigating it? Who knows. He's not a crisis management professional, he's a 21 year old kid, he doesn't know what to do.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:32 PM   #2586
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Meh. I think parts of it are right.

I just think he exaggerated the story to the media/his parents in order to not make himself look stupid and it accidentally got blown out of proportion by a bunch of ****ty media outlets who couldn't do their jobs.

I don't really think it was a conscious "HEISMAN!" thing as much as a "ATTENTION!" thing. I also don't think he was "in on it" from the beginning or whatever because I don't think it makes any sense.

Sometimes lies spiral out of control in ways you never expect them to. I really doubt when he began exaggerating the girlfriend thing at the beginning of the season he had any idea it would ever get this much attention. Then once he started, he couldn't stop.

At this point I am much more intrigued by the Toiasaosopo guy. Why the hell does he keep doing this? What's his angle? Who are the girl(s) who work with him? Why do they do it?
Just looking at the timeline, none of it makes sense unless he was in on it the entire time. There was a claim he met her, then he claims he didn't. Calls her his girlfriend, she "stands him up." Just sounds like he's making up the entire thing and as people are uncovering more and more, he's inventing other stories to try to cover his ass. The whole running from a drug dealer thing, the whole Nigerian scam thing, this is just him trying to make it look like he's a victim. All IMO of course.

Where are the phone records? Should be really easy to prove whether or not he was actually ever on the phone for 8 hours at a time with someone he thought to be his girlfriend.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #2587
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- He thought she was real
- He did not give a crap about his fake girlfriend (who he thought was real)
- He made up/embellished a bunch of stuff in order to look like a swell guy (love of his life, on the phone all night, etc)

A lot of the stuff that's hard to believe (never seeing her, etc) can be explained by the fact that he didn't actually care.

Conclusion: he is both pretty dumb and pretty scummy, but moreso the latter, and not exactly unprecedented on either count.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:36 PM   #2588
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idk guise, i tend to believe these ridiculous explanations coming from an edited portion of an off camera interview

seems legit

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:38 PM   #2589
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Meh again. If he stops agreeing to the interviews, maybe they start investigating it? Who knows. He's not a crisis management professional, he's a 21 year old kid, he doesn't know what to do.
Many celebrities/athletes have real tragedies and keep it a "private matter."

Why the hell are you doing interviews about someone you've never met?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #2590
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Fake girlfriend dead.
Fake girlfriend alive.
Tells world real girlfriend dead.

Wat?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #2591
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:51 PM   #2592
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Amazing work throughout this fark thread (sorry if mpts):

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:52 PM   #2593
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Many celebrities/athletes have real tragedies and keep it a "private matter."

Why the hell are you doing interviews about someone you've never met?
Was he really doing interviews "about" her? I got the impression it was more just something that was repeatedly brought up by reporters who were interviewing him mostly for football reasons. He can't very well just stop giving interviews entirely. And once he's caught in the lie, what's he supposed to do when they bring it up? Burst into tears and confess on the spot?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #2594
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Many celebrities/athletes have real tragedies and keep it a "private matter."

Why the hell are you doing interviews about someone you've never met?
I never said he wasn't being an idiot. I never said he wasn't wrong. I just don't think he was in on it from the beginning. I think he made a series of stupid decisions and it backfired on him as ND's/his profile continued to grow during the season.

Seriously think about it for a second. If ND loses 2 of those insanely close games they won this year it's reasonably likely none of this ever happens. You think the South Bend Tribune is going to go after the senior captain of the football team?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:56 PM   #2595
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Isn't that basically what I said? lol
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:00 PM   #2596
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It's honestly pretty obvious that he didn't care that much about this girl since he's been dating girls around campus ever since. I'm fairly certain if the love of my life just died from leukemia, it might take me a little bit to recover from that.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #2597
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he obv exaggerated about how much he cared about 'lennay' in interviews (if he said he didn't actually love his 'gf' it would have looked awful), but that isn't worth the rage being expressed itt
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #2598
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The Espn transcript of the Schapp interview last night has some amazing "is this real life" moments.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #2599
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STA: i don't think that anyone in here is all that MAD about it

we're mostly laughing about how dumb and how big a liar he is, and how he still seems to be lying (or is dumber than expected)
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #2600
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The Espn transcript of the Schapp interview last night has some amazing "is this real life" moments.
This story has turned that meme into the punchline.
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