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Old 01-17-2013, 05:05 PM   #1801
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Re: Manti Te'o: Epic trolling from imaginary dead people ITT

I'm hoping Howard Stern interviews Manti
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:05 PM   #1802
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Students clowning ND

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...an-a-real-one/
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:05 PM   #1803
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So what's the latest, is it plausible this guy wasn't in on it?
If he wasn't in on it he is one of the most prolific self promoters and embellished this relationship to a crazy level.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #1804
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Absolutely incredible--Taiwan Animation doing the Te'o story. Sticky immediately imo:

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #1805
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thread title change odds:

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:13 PM   #1806
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I hope the guy that asked Dez Bryant about his mom being a prostitute interviews manti.
Jeff Ireland is still Miami's GM, so 100% he'll be there when they talk to him at the combine.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:14 PM   #1807
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possibly the woat title change
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:14 PM   #1808
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Te'o slinkin'
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:15 PM   #1809
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It was clearly Clark and the title change is obv awful
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:16 PM   #1810
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"But we know for sure that Notre Dame collaborated with at least one story, on Charlie Rose’s CBS morning show, that told the phony boohoo tale after the school knew no such woman had ever walked the earth."

Um, come on now


EDIT: Title change eats balls
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #1811
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What, why does that seem like a stretch.

I think at this point there are 3 basic possibilities

1. He is super duper naive and is the victim of the most elaborate and unlikely catfish of all time. Yet in spite of this naivete, he was dastardly enough to play up her alleged death and milk it to his benefit for all it's worth
2. He's gay and wanted to use her as his beard. This doesn't explain the death + milking
3. He's a sociopath who masterminded this scheme to gain national attention

Personally I'm having a hard time conceiving of a scenario where he's not sociopathic.
The thing I am most sad about is that the single most trusting poster I've ever met, will never be able to trust in the same way again in his life. That's an incredible tragedy.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #1812
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Thread title is fine. That was a great tweet.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:19 PM   #1813
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rut roh is a time honored tradition dammit
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:20 PM   #1814
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Change thread title to "The Lyin' Hawaiian, Manti Te'o"
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:20 PM   #1815
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And on the other side, we have Dye!
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #1816
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Dye should have really kept his pro ND trolling going through this if he wanted to make an impact
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #1817
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Do you think ND considers itself done with all of this after that presser? I'd like to hear them answer questions about collaborating on stories about this fake girl after they knew she didn't exist.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:22 PM   #1818
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I'm telling you Brian Kelly is behind all of it. ALL OF IT
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #1819
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Guarantee you the first endorsement contract he signs is from some online identity verification site. They will make him the face of online identity verification
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #1820
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I think this is the most fascinating sports story in years. Literally years. It's not the most important story or the biggest, but it is unfathomably interesting. There are angles to every side. There's not a single explanation that makes sense. We even have random NFL players claiming to have met a girl who it is 99.999999% agreed has never existed. Every single turn makes it better. Fascinating like nothing I can ever remember. FOAT.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #1821
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Here's the whole Holtzman thing if it hasn't been posted yet:

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"I talked to a former Notre Dame teammate of Te'o's today, who told me that most players always thought that this wasn't really Te'o's girlfriend," Holtzman reported. "And that they always suspected that this didn't really add up with the story. (The teammate) also told me that Te'o loved the attention and that even though the story may not have been what it seemed to be, that he was more than happy to play along with it." Holtzman's report would seem to support the notion that Te'o was complicit at least with the furtherance of the deceased-girlfriend story.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #1822
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:27 PM   #1823
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Re: Manti Te'o: Epic trolling from imaginary dead people ITT

Now THIS is how you catfish a college athlete:

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Here's a prank that definitely rates as one of the more inventive (and cruel) student pranks of recent years. The set-up occurred a week before a NCAA game pitting UC Berkeley against the University of Southern California. USC's starting guard, Gabe Pruitt (pictured), met a UCLA coed named Victoria online. They traded messages via AOL Instant Messenger. She sent him her picture. He sent her his. They arranged to meet after the game on March 4.

The sinker occurred during the March 4th game. When Pruitt appeared on the court, UC fans started to chant "VIC-TOR-IA, VIC-TOR-IA." Their chants continued throughout the game, escalating to include the recitation of Pruitt's phone number. Transcripts of Pruitt's IM chats with "Victoria" were also circulated throughout the crowd (including classic lines such as "You look like you have a very fit body... Now I want to c u so bad"). Pruitt was visibly shocked, missed a bunch of free throws, and ended up 3-for-13 from the field.

It turned out that "Victoria" didn't exist. She was the fictional creation of a couple of UC fans. Pruitt had been punk'd. Understandably, some USC fans aren't too happy about the prank. (So are they plotting revenge?) (via Deadspin and Schneier on Security)
http://www****seumofhoaxes.com/hoax/...ketball_prank/
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:28 PM   #1824
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I think this is the most fascinating sports story in years. Literally years. It's not the most important story or the biggest, but it is unfathomably interesting. There are angles to every side. There's not a single explanation that makes sense. We even have random NFL players claiming to have met a girl who it is 99.999999% agreed has never existed. Every single turn makes it better. Fascinating like nothing I can ever remember. FOAT.
This could surpass Tonya Harding in no time. Maybe it already has. (Although the Tonya Harding thing was really really strange.)

I can't get enough of this story. I'm far from the saturation point. And as someone pointed out, nobody got hurt, nobody's dead, nobody's injured. It's all upside.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:28 PM   #1825
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