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Old 01-16-2013, 10:39 PM   #876
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

Catfish wikipedia page currently reads:

Ep. 10: "Manti and Lennay"

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:39 PM   #877
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If Manti is the victim of a hoax, than he is also an opportunistic douchebag who leveraged a relationship with a girl who he has only contacted via text and social media through the Mainstream Media.
This absolutely.

I doubt this was his main goal, though. I think his main goal was just to be able to believe he had some super special relationship with some super special girl and tell himself that. The kind of guy who puts a girl on a massive pedestal and gets off on worshipping her even if it's some completely bogus relationship and he doesn't know anything about her. It's all fantasyland and he intentionally built it way, way up, and yes compulsively lied about it to tell the story.

But I bet it's true that it started as a hoax and he legitimately thought he was in a relationship with a real person.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:39 PM   #878
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Hey, where did they interview the guy who broke the story? Is that available online anywhere?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:40 PM   #879
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oh dear god i have some nd truthers on my fb feed
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:41 PM   #880
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Hey, where did they interview the guy who broke the story? Is that available online anywhere?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQNB_tgHd4M
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:42 PM   #881
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

I guess for me one of the most bizarre things would be Te'o thinking no one would ever verify that this chick actually died (or existed).

If he was really in on it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:43 PM   #882
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I guess for me one of the most bizarre things would be Te'o thinking no one would ever verify that this chick actually died (or existed).
Well they didn't...for a long time.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:44 PM   #883
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Well they didn't...for a long time.
well certainly, but that in and of itself amazes me a bit, what with all these weirdo's on the internet


Basically I assume ND Heisman candidate= tons of haterz digging up dirt.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:44 PM   #884
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If Te'o was actually duped he can prove it 100% in five seconds by showing someone a phone bill...

Until he actually shows proof of that nature, he's guilty IMO.

in before "he doesn't owe anyone that private information!!!!11111" Yeah, if he wants to be falsely accused for the rest of his life...
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:45 PM   #885
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Can you imagine if this lying toolbag was subjected to a real interrogation, deposition style?

The story unravels with level one logic. How did he find out that she died? Why didn't he go to the funeral? Why did his dad say he met her? Why is the most popular football player at Notre Dame going online to find girls? When exactly did these 8 hour phone conversations occur? Can we see the phone records? Etc.

Blows my mind that they really think they can trot out this BS and have the story go away. This is going to go on for weeks and months, and only get worse.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #886
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This absolutely.

I doubt this was his main goal, though. I think his main goal was just to be able to believe he had some super special relationship with some super special girl and tell himself that. The kind of guy who puts a girl on a massive pedestal and gets off on worshipping her even if it's some completely bogus relationship and he doesn't know anything about her. It's all fantasyland and he intentionally built it way, way up, and yes compulsively lied about it to tell the story.

But I bet it's true that it started as a hoax and he legitimately thought he was in a relationship with a real person.
What evidence is leading you to believe these things? Aren't you just making random assumptions about his personality?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #887
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Manti Te'o i cant wait I see you so i can beat the living **** out of you till you become your own girlfriend and eat dog **** you jabroni
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:49 PM   #888
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****, had a ton of work to get done tonight and i've been laughing at the internet nonstop for like 4 hours now
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:49 PM   #889
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When exactly did these 8 hour phone conversations occur? Can we see the phone records? Etc.
These are the kind of questions the ND investigators would ask.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:50 PM   #890
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

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Can you imagine if this lying toolbag was subjected to a real interrogation, deposition style?

The story unravels with level one logic. How did he find out that she died? Why didn't he go to the funeral? Why did his dad say he met her? Why is the most popular football player at Notre Dame going online to find girls? When exactly did these 8 hour phone conversations occur? Can we see the phone records? Etc.

Blows my mind that they really think they can trot out this BS and have the story go away. This is going to go on for weeks and months, and only get worse.
I would love to see a simultaneous interrogation of Te'o and Tuiasosopo.

Also: Who ever thought they would be hearing the name Marques Tuiasosopo again?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:50 PM   #891
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@JimmyKingman: NFC Scout on Manti Te'o: "We likely will just cross him off our big board altogether."
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #892
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Is Manti even his real name? How far back does this go?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:52 PM   #893
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What evidence is leading you to believe these things? Aren't you just making random assumptions about his personality?
It's another explanation for what we're seeing. He also could have made up the whole thing for publicity/attention/teh gay. I'm not sure which it is, but while we're speculating, I'll make the slightly contrarian guess that the hoax actually happened.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:52 PM   #894
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #896
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Manti was obviously dating Sarah Phillips
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #897
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ty. this is great. love this exchange:

Anderson Cooper: "How did you get into this story?"
Deadspin editor: "Well, we googled her name, and nothing was there"

Last edited by nath; 01-16-2013 at 11:01 PM. Reason: 20 news outlets couldn't be bothered to google her
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #898
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Te'o even rhymes with 'roh'

i think the gods created this story for the amusement of SE
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:56 PM   #899
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I think there's lots of different things I can buy into in regards to Teo actually being innocent here. The problem is that all of them revolve around a girl spending years of her life on the phone with him just to play a joke. How is that even possible? She didn't even try to get money or anything.
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U really believe that this was a hoax from his friend? He had to be on the phone all those hours with someone. He had to fake meet someone in Hawaii.
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