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Old 01-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #426
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

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Reminding today's youth that someone who you have never met can never, ever be called your girlfriend.
amazing insight from Rovell
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #427
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LOL ESPN

5 minutes of googling tells you that he has given interviews saying he met her or at least saying things that could not be known/true without having met her.

ND and ESPN just failing so hard right now. Ripping pages right out of the Penn State playbook. Everyone with a pulse knows the dude and the university are straight up lying.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #428
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I wonder if Musberger thinks Manti's girlfriend is hot?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:06 PM   #429
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Seth Meyers ‏@sethmeyers21
These Te'o jokes are all very funny but let's all try and remember that a person who never existed is dead.

Brandon McCarthy ‏@BMcCarthy32
*Manti Te'o watches Clint Eastwood speaking to an empty chair* *nods approvingly*
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:06 PM   #430
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

ESPN playing this more conservative than John Fox with 31 seconds left. Can't risk the lawsuit if we get a right cross and he's the victim.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:06 PM   #431
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Some gems from Blue n' Gold Illustrated

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Just going to file this in the "out of sight, out of mind" drawer, until there is further clarification.
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This should be resolved rather quickly I would think. The end of this is going to be very awkward for someone. I'm hoping it's the Deadspin author.
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Just a perfect example when your on top there are always people trying to bring you down even if it costs losing character and credibility like this A hole.
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Omg!!! What the heck???!!!! Can anyone even think of something worse that can happen?? Maybe God isn't Catholic., I'm starting to literally get angry!! My question is how would Manti think this wouldn't get discovered?? If this is true I will once again believe that ND is the toughest team in the country to be a fan of!!!
Hitler reference!

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Not saying he did...BUT, IF manti knew all about this and used it for publicity then he deserves the same fate Hitler got on the movie Little Nicky.
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did none of you learn anything from the last week. He without sin please cast the first stone. We do not know the whole story and we might never. It could be ND agreed to investigate the story but not expose it when Teo's family came forward. The real fact is I do not KNOW what happened and NONE of us do. Yes this is a bad situation and all but if the school was not involved in the actual hoax then ND has had far worse things happen. This is a university of men and though it maybe Catholic it is not perfect and in fact is far from perfect.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #432
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LOL ESPN

5 minutes of googling tells you that he has given interviews saying he met her or at least saying things that could not be known/true without having met her.

ND and ESPN just failing so hard right now. Ripping pages right out of the Penn State playbook. Everyone with a pulse knows the dude and the university are straight up lying.
The last time I saw a major news media outlet fail this hard was Fox News on election night. But ESPN is just sad because there's no megyn kelly and no karl rove comedy
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #433
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Breaking news: Whitegoose likes to attention whore more than T'eo.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #434
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Holy **** they are really stupid enough to have a press conference?

Dear god this is going to be a complete trainwreck. Rule #1, don't get locked into a story.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #435
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

So the last ten days have cost Te'o at least 8-figures, right?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:09 PM   #436
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Hitler reference!
I think the Little Nicky reference is more impressive
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:10 PM   #437
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Holy **** they are really stupid enough to have a press conference?

Dear god this is going to be a complete trainwreck. Rule #1, don't get locked into a story.
don't know if it's rule #1 or not, but also a good rule is to get out in front of the story. so like how they've supposedly known about this for weeks now, but still seem totally unprepared somehow. great for the lulz tho.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:10 PM   #438
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I am always impressed how whenever these stories come out they are always handled literally worse then you could have felt possible by those involved.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:10 PM   #439
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In fairness I had an imaginary girlfriend once. Her name was Kelly Kapowski and she also lived in California.

We broke up when I was about 13 or 14.

Every other real girl since then hasn't been able to hold a candle to her.

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:11 PM   #440
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@ChiTribHamilton: Have now heard of two people, who weren't Manti Te'o, that had phone conversations with "Lennay Kekua." Was a voice on the phone, anyway.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:12 PM   #441
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ESPN just ran this commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmx4twCK3_I
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:12 PM   #442
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lol I immediately thought of this interview when i read this story.. was actually pretty touching listening to it live when it happened http://theoriginalwinger.com/2012-10..._5-via-jimrome
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:12 PM   #443
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Man... I feel like such a fool. All this time I was making fun of Manti Te'o for being an overrated prospect whose numbers masked poor instincts, lack of speed, and a tendency to get caught in the wrong place on a play, and this story was just there waiting to be uncovered.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:13 PM   #444
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Some gems from Irish Envy:

"ESPN 30 for 30: No Dame"

"Guys, all the Te'o jokes are funny and all but show some respect for the girl who never existed that died."

"Are the girls from ND that bad?"

"At least he didn't beat up his fake girlfriend."

http://www.irishenvy.com/forums/lepr...e-hoax-68.html
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:15 PM   #445
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don't know if it's rule #1 or not, but also a good rule is to get out in front of the story. so like how they've supposedly known about this for weeks now, but still seem totally unprepared somehow. great for the lulz tho.
you get out ahead of it if you're coming clean (which they should have done ldo)

if you are still lying (which they clearly are), talking is not good
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #446
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MUST IMPROVE: Fabricating people
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:17 PM   #447
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Had a roommate in college who was excited about 2 girls he "dated" over the internet. They chatted all the time in an AOL chat room (it was 1998-99ish). Until I found the photos he kept showing off on a porn site.

He also "dated" a stripper who "died in a plane crash."

Social awkwardness can make people do weird things I guess.

Of course he's married with a kid now.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:17 PM   #448
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:20 PM   #449
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this earned a hearty guffaw
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #450
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Can you not be prosecuted for impersonating someone even if its for no financial gain?
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@sganim: RT @CFTalk: Notre Dame announces an 8 p.m. ET press conference tonight with athletic director Jack Swarbrick.”
Spoiler: no mention of who the girl that he spoke everyday to is or her brother, father, and mother he talked to on the phone.
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