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Old 01-17-2013, 06:45 PM   #1876
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If he's gay he'll never admit it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:48 PM   #1877
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Caller on Francessa just tried to claim that the reporters from Deadspin were the people behind everything (they were the fake girl, tweets, etc) in a effort to make a name for themselves.

We're through the looking glass here people.
I'm 100% sure Te'o was in on it at this point. Deadspin goes to Te'o, says, "We've got a deal for you. The payoff isn't for a couple of years, but oh baby when it hits..." and then they proceed the level the **** out of all of us.

That would be amazing. No, amazing wouldn't begin to do it justice. This would be the greatest sports story in history, and possibly the greatest story period.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:51 PM   #1878
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Nice fact checking Thamel
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #1879
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I admit that I am not the brightest of people, but when I hear that a girl died at age 22, had graduated from Stanford in 2011, taught in schools and also was promoted to her fathers senior admin position in a construction company that was not family owned.. My first questions would be did she enter school at age 16 and how long did she work as a teacher and how did she accomplish all that since 8 months was spent in a hospital?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #1880
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Has this been said?

Tim Burke, the writer from Deadspin, basically just called the Notre Dame AD a liar. He said that none of the people that he interviewed had been talked to by Notre Dame. The AD said they had interviewed all involved parties.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #1881
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things are blowing up again
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:55 PM   #1882
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Caller on Francessa just tried to claim that the reporters from Deadspin were the people behind everything (they were the fake girl, tweets, etc) in a effort to make a name for themselves.

We're through the looking glass here people.
Mike's show (minus the ****ty hockey and baseball interviews) and the callers have been really top notch today.

A HoF parade of mongos weighing in with their theories.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:56 PM   #1883
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lol
Pretty damn impressive while having a LD relationship with a high profile athlete and Leukemia (even if she didn't know the latter - she'd have to feel the effects to some degree).
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:59 PM   #1884
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The illuminati is involved.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:59 PM   #1885
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After reading about all the pooh bear phone stuff and luvvy duvvy crap I'm even more convinced he's just gay.

Normal guys can turn that on for short intervals in order to get some ass.

NO hetero dude is capable of doing it for 12 hours a day every day with no intention of ever getting laid.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:00 PM   #1886
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Thamel transcript and quotes are amazing. Doesn't look good for Te'o or (that piece of ****) Thamel. Got a bunch of articles fired up, excited to catch up.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #1887
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That SI interview is so damning. For Thamel more so than Te'o.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #1888
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Nice fact checking Thamel
While reporting his cover feature for Sports Illustrated on Manti Te'o, Pete Thamel found what he called some "small red flags" in the story of Lennay Kekua, the dead girlfriend who never existed. So what did he do?

"You were able to write around it," he said this morning on The Dan Patrick Show. [...]

"By time I got to Manti Te'o on Sunday there wasn't a whole lot of, 'Does she exist?' thinking in my head," he told Patrick.

So, Thamel went with what he got: She had an April 28 car accident; she began to recover from the accident two months later, and that's when doctors discovered she had leukemia; her relatives told Te'o that she had fallen into a coma; he sent her flowers.

And what were those "small red flags"? He couldn't find an obit for her online, he said. He couldn't find a death notice. He couldn't find a record of her on Lexis Nexis. He couldn't find "her brother's name to spellcheck it." So he wrote around it. (This is what an ESPN reporter did as well.) He tipped off his editors about this stuff. [...]

Pieces of the story had already been filed at that point; the section about the girlfriend was filed later, we hear. The magazine closes on Mondays. Once the full story had arrived in a factchecker's hands, there wasn't much time before the issue went to press. So how did SI wind up verifying the details about Lennay Kekua? We hear that Te'o's father, Brian, is the one who confirmed all the information about Kekua. It was left at that.

Patrick asked Thamel what was running through his head after he saw our story yesterday.

"My reaction was surprise but as soon as they went into Lexis Nexis and some of that other stuff, it's just that sort of punch in the gut," he said. "Where it's like, 'Oh boy. Oh boy.'"

For now, Thamel is hewing to the Notre Dame line that Te'o was duped.

"I've obviously been maybe branded a little bit naive for writing what I did, but I mean I don't think he has it in him to be a part of this," he said. "I think he was duped, hook, line and sinker."


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http://deadspin.com/5976841/how-spor...-got-published

...ESPN senior columnist Gene Wojciechowski went on SportsCenter tonight and explained what happened with his Te'o story, which aired in October. Wojciechowski says he couldn't find an obituary for Lennay Kekua. He also couldn't find any records about a car accident. Obvious red flags. So why didn't Wojciechowski push further? Because Te'o told him to back off...

http://deadspin.com/5976640/espn-rep...do-differently
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #1889
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Lennay is one of the most inspiring people ever created. Makes me feel like a lazy bum. If she just had more time, she could have been the GOAT construction executive.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #1890
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No matter what the truth is, I sincerely hope that Manti doesn't let this interfere with his weekend
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #1891
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Very entertaining, weird, crazy, great (as a ND hater) story that got me through work. Hopefully more stuff hits the fan soon

Thanks manti ruh roh, lennay and SE
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:03 PM   #1892
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Heard a conspiracy theory that this was all supposed to look like a cover up for being gay, but in reality was a huge ruse so he could come out with lots of publicity and sympathy as the first openly gay NFL player, make bank on endorsements with the kicker being he's not actually gay just a religious weirdo who's not getting laid anyways so his people pulled the GOAT publicity stunt.

I really hope the real story is as ridiculous as that one.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:03 PM   #1893
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Thamel transcript and quotes are amazing. Doesn't look good for Te'o or (that piece of ****) Thamel. Got a bunch of articles fired up, excited to catch up.
Whoa, what do I have to do with this?
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:04 PM   #1894
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sportscenter anchor is pretty hot .lol at ND'ers in denial yet not believing the gf story .
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:05 PM   #1895
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Jeremy Schaap annoys me when he speaks
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:06 PM   #1896
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Totally, totally grunching here and if this was already posted sorry, but:

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:06 PM   #1897
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yeah it seems pretty difficult, given that it seems almost impossible that he was legit duped. but i mean, if that is the case do you just get out there and prove that he's an idiot or something?
One tactic can be: "I was hoaxed. When I found out, I was so embarrassed that I panicked and kept acting out of embarrassment. I kept re-inforcing the lie because my anxiety level from feeling embarrassed gave me the constant feeling that everyone was questioning me and laughing at me behind my back. I was so afraid of being outwardly humiliated that I kept trying to cover the tracks and initiate the issue so I could discuss it on my terms. Now, I'm more humiliated than ever (tears, tears, tears) and I'm just hoping the truth can set me free. I was hurt, but then I hurt myself more, and [insert apologies for all the lies and acknowledgment that earning trust back won't be easy, but being trusted and loved is priceless and vow to put in all the work to get that back]."

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definitely seems like they're trying to cover the story up and hope people just move on. is CAA really gonna tell him to like never talk about this in public and hope people believe that he was some duped fool rather than something worse? he's never gonna answer questions, like say about Ronaiah Tuiasosopo? (who he apparently knows, and seems to be behind "Lennay")
If Te'o is pushed to the background, surrogates will be in the forefront, playing defender, and Ronaiah will have to be convinced to come forward and coached to come off as the type of emotionless drone to convince us all he worked alone for the sport of it all. Very possible, but this could get expensive, and not sure Te'o can pay the agency back that price.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #1898
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I'm starting to think he just actually murdered a girl and the cover up is a cover up. Skip kept comparing him to Ray Lewis I should have connected the dots then.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #1899
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I love the fact checker verifying it with his dad.

Apparently you can claim anything and then once your dad confirms it it's been officially vetted.
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FATHER PAUL DOYLE, RECTOR OF MANTI'S DORM, DILLON HALL
I was surprised to hear about it on the news. No one had called me, and I'm the team chaplain for God's sakes. It was a surprise to me. You don't have to put that in the article. I was at practice two days last week. They typically practice 20 to 24 periods a day. I stay for five and stand there and watch. Last few weeks I have stood on the defensive field.
He acknowledged me. I don't want to be a distraction. He waved to me and he did last week. I had no idea what he was carrying with him at the time.
I had the other chaplain. He didn't know about it either. He said I'm watching the same thing. To lose those two people. I think I had met the girlfriend. I think she had been here visiting the year before. He might have even asked me to pray for a health condition that she had. That sounds vaguely familiar, but I know she was a beautiful person. I had no idea it was life threatening. And then she's gone.
We prayed for them Sunday night by name, as we do anyone that loses a close relative. Of course Manti wasn't there. I'm going to give him a card saying the men of Dillon Hall are praying for Mrs. Santiago and for Lennay.
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