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Old 01-17-2013, 01:40 AM   #1151
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

If this was an attempt to boost his profile, I bet he wishes now that she did really exist, but that Eddie Lacy didn't.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:40 AM   #1152
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WAT

Hell no. I don't feel bad for anyone with this level of stupidity, if true.
i'm pretty sure the only thing you are allowed to feel about someone this stupid is sadness.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:40 AM   #1153
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

Balleralert gonna go ****ing crazy once Manti has an NFL paycheck

"Nice guy, will never hurt you, easily duped, don't even need to get a kid!"
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:40 AM   #1154
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There is still zero way that Te'o isn't 95% responsible for this.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:41 AM   #1155
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WAT

Hell no. I don't feel bad for anyone with this level of stupidity, if true.
Seriously? Maybe I've just met some really sheltered people in my life but with people like that, they don't even have a reason to ask questions. It's not like they know better and just don't give a ****, they don't even have the knowledge base to question it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:41 AM   #1156
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There is still zero way that Te'o isn't 95% responsible for this.
The evidence is definitely beginning to not support this.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:41 AM   #1157
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I refuse to believe that any human being can be duped for 3 years or any person can keep up a charade for that long (including faking nightly phone calls, etc). There is obviously still a lie from Te'o in there somewhere.
obviously there are lies, but whether these lies have any malice atached to them is unknown. he really could have just been a sheltered, confused, and extremely embarrassed kid who didn't know what else to do.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:41 AM   #1158
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i'm pretty sure the only thing you are allowed to feel about someone this stupid is sadness.
Maybe sadness that someone this dumb will have more success in his career/life than I will based on his ability to play a ****ing game

otherwise, no. good god, no.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:42 AM   #1159
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I mean if he truly believed that he had lost his girlfriend, then absolutely nothing changed about his point of view.

He was just talking about his dead girlfriend, because people were asking him about his dead girlfriend
The whole thing is hard to accept however it truly happened. Say he did actually believe she was his girlfriend and did die as explained, what's with the lies about meeting her? Was he lying about sending her flowers for her service? Who doesn't visit their girlfriend after she is simultaneously struck down by a horrific car accident and cancer? The whole thing is just so goddamn weird.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:42 AM   #1160
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have you seen my girlfriend?

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:42 AM   #1161
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I refuse to believe that any human being can be duped for 3 years or any person can keep up a charade for that long (including faking nightly phone calls, etc). There is obviously still a lie from Te'o in there somewhere.
You almost have to hope it's this because someone being that naive is so hard to believe
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:43 AM   #1162
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The evidence is definitely beginning to not support this.
I refuse to believe that any human being is this dumb

I know some reeeeeally stupid people, but nothing on this level
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:43 AM   #1163
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Maybe sadness that someone this dumb will have more success in his career/life than I will based on his ability to play a ****ing game

otherwise, no. good god, no.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:43 AM   #1164
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I refuse to believe that any human being can be duped for 3 years or any person can keep up a charade for that long (including faking nightly phone calls, etc). There is obviously still a lie from Te'o in there somewhere.
Agreed here. I mean I just can't believe the best player on a team in the BCS CG would fall for this... or the people doing it could keep it going. Seems so unreal.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:43 AM   #1165
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I mean if he truly believed that he had lost his girlfriend, then absolutely nothing changed about his point of view.

He was just talking about his dead girlfriend, because people were asking him about his dead girlfriend
Pretty much this. The only thing left, which is still massively weird, is that he was satisfied with maintaining an online relationship and referred to this girl as his girlfriend without ever meeting face-to-face.

also not visiting her
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:43 AM   #1166
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The whole thing is hard to accept however it truly happened. Say he did actually believe she was his girlfriend and did die as explained, what's with the lies about meeting her? Was he lying about sending her flowers for her service? Who doesn't visit their girlfriend after she is simultaneously struck down by a horrific car accident and cancer? The whole thing is just so goddamn weird.
The majority of the lies about meeting her I've read are somewhat ambiguous.

If I had a girlfriend I'd never met, I don't really consider a few white lies about meeting up to be all that bad. Especially if she kept standing me up like some people are saying.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:44 AM   #1167
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The whole thing is hard to accept however it truly happened. Say he did actually believe she was his girlfriend and did die as explained, what's with the lies about meeting her? Was he lying about sending her flowers for her service? Who doesn't visit their girlfriend after she is simultaneously struck down by a horrific car accident and cancer? The whole thing is just so goddamn weird.
This is clearly an elaborate hoax no matter where it goes, you think its out of the question that he in fact did meet a woman who told him her name was Lennay Kukua?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:44 AM   #1168
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I refuse to believe that any human being is this dumb

I know some reeeeeally stupid people, but nothing on this level
Naive and dumb aren't the same thing.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:44 AM   #1169
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I refuse to believe that any human being is this dumb

I know some reeeeeally stupid people, but nothing on this level
you're making a good case

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:45 AM   #1170
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The whole thing is hard to accept however it truly happened. Say he did actually believe she was his girlfriend and did die as explained, what's with the lies about meeting her? Was he lying about sending her flowers for her service? Who doesn't visit their girlfriend after she is simultaneously struck down by a horrific car accident and cancer? The whole thing is just so goddamn weird.
The hardest part for me to wrap my mind around is that he picked that fake online girl over an abundant collection of real options.

I mean looooooooool Manti Te'o. **** feeling bad for him, guys either the biggest mark ever or he's duping us with some elaborate ****.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:45 AM   #1171
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

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The whole thing is hard to accept however it truly happened. Say he did actually believe she was his girlfriend and did die as explained, what's with the lies about meeting her? Was he lying about sending her flowers for her service? Who doesn't visit their girlfriend after she is simultaneously struck down by a horrific car accident and cancer? The whole thing is just so goddamn weird.
Right? Between the inconsistencies in how he met her and his friendship with Tuiasosopo, it's hard to believe he's just a victim here. Plus, amateur analysis, but I watched that interview where he talks about her dying and he seems way more like a sociopath trying to fake sadness than a genuinely distraught person.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:45 AM   #1172
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Something to understand about me as a person: I hate stupidity more than anything in the world. This hate is a flaw of mine.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:45 AM   #1173
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Pretty much this. The only thing left, which is still massively weird, is that he was satisfied with maintaining an online relationship and referred to this girl as his girlfriend without ever meeting face-to-face.

also not visiting her
Mormon tho
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:46 AM   #1174
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I guess its ironic that I am being naive in believing no one can be as naive as Te'o might be.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:46 AM   #1175
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Couldn't Te'o still be in on it even though they are joking about it?
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