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Old 01-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #1926
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #1927
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #1928
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these stories coming now are just nauseating: (some headlines)

"Notre Dame presents believable explanation for Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax"
"We all fell for the Te'o legend"
"Legend of Manti Te'o's girlfriend: a tall tale everyone wanted to believe"


yeah it's society's fault that you guys suck at your jobs...

gfy MSM!
They're great at their jobs - their job is provide stories that surround sporting events to distract from the notion that they are pointless contests between overcompetitive, overmuscled d-bags in whom society has placed an inordinate importance. Their job isn't to be truthful, it's the opposite - to spin yarns and sustain narratives.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #1929
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There are many angles that go into coming out. If you had to pick the worst situation to do it, his was it. Mormon, high-profile, sports. High-profile is fine, people have done that before. Sports are generally not accepting, religions are overwhelmingly not accepting. I feel our culture is as sympathetic towards gays as it's ever been. I'd feel bad for Te'o if he felt that this was his only course of action. Feeling bad in the sense that he should be smart enough to realize there are better solutions.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #1930
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Turns out his girlfriend was samoan else.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #1931
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They're great at their jobs - their job is provide stories that surround sporting events to distract from the notion that they are pointless contests between overcompetitive, overmuscled d-bags in whom society has placed an inordinate importance. Their job isn't to be truthful, it's the opposite - to spin yarns and sustain narratives.
so why bother with the pretense of being reporters then, and just accept that they're really glorified PR people?
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #1932
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Turns out his girlfriend was samoan else.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #1933
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Holy **** at the interview transcript Te'o had with SI.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #1934
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Lennay has the WMDs
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #1935
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There are many angles that go into coming out. If you had to pick the worst situation to do it, his was it. Mormon, high-profile, sports. High-profile is fine, people have done that before. Sports are generally not accepting, religions are overwhelmingly not accepting. I feel our culture is as sympathetic towards gays as it's ever been. I'd feel bad for Te'o if he felt that this was his only course of action. Feeling bad in the sense that he should be smart enough to realize there are better solutions.
I'm wondering if it would be worse if he's actually straight, was semi-involved in this for the pub, now the entire country thinks he's gay.

Like that Seinfeld episode x 10000000000000
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:56 PM   #1936
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Lennay will go down as the greatest mythical person of all time
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:56 PM   #1937
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That SI transcript is just absurd. He can't recover from that without completely changing the conversation, which as far as I can tell can only be achieved by coming out of the closet.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:58 PM   #1938
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:59 PM   #1939
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I can't tell if the "people like you" thing is calling 72 a closeted gay person or something.

Also, obligatory

meh, no one's coming out anytime soon and it's not shame/vaginatitus. its that the media would bombard the guy and it would follow his whole career.

im certain someone wouldve come out already if this were not the case.

id only come out publicly as a fringe player or if i needed $$.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #1940
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ND boards are a mixture of stunned shock, rationalizations for T'eo, and a few brave souls basically admitting he's probably in out it.

Fun times.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #1941
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Te'o, Te'o

Stack banana till the mornin' come

Come, Mister Tally Man, tally me banana

A beautiful bunch o' ripe banana





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Old 01-17-2013, 08:03 PM   #1942
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Yeah, this.

The whole gay cover-up theory doesn't hold up in a vaccuum. There was no need for this elaborate story. Instead of having his gf die, why wouldn't he just claimed that they broke up or something?

If it started as a gay coverup, then at some point it turned into a "let's exploit this for attention and publicity" thing.
As for the last part, I don't think it's very likely, but I think it still can be both. I think it's possible that after the car accident to the other dude he was super upset or told a lie about it being his gf, then just got in too deep. The cancer thing makes little to no sense here though.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:04 PM   #1943
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Waiting for the Call Me Maybe parody to come out.
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look at you baby,
but here's my number
so call me Lennay.

I've never met you
and this is crazy,
but here's my number
so call me Lennay.

All the other girls
try to chase me,
but I don't touch girls
so call me Lennay.

After you pretended to die,
I missed you so bad.
I missed you so bad.
I missed you so so bad.

After you pretended to die,
I missed you so bad.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:05 PM   #1944
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meh, no one's coming out anytime soon and it's not shame/vaginatitus. its that the media would bombard the guy and it would follow his whole career.

im certain someone wouldve come out already if this were not the case.
Eh, I am biased from the opposite direction as you but I seriously doubt this
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:06 PM   #1945
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could someone plz do a cliffs of today's developments in the story?
seems like lots has happened
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #1946
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Turns out his girlfriend was samoan else.
i'll admit that i lol'd
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #1947
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All this will do is make his stock drop so the Patriots pick him up at the end of the first round. ****ing Pats.
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Did his imaginery GF wear a Livestrong wristband
both of these
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #1948
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I can just picture the trash talk in the NFL

"Manti, your girlfriend tastes like the centre of a honey nut cheerio"
hahahaha
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #1949
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When he finally does an interview... what is his most likely line, does he stick with i really thought she existed?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:20 PM   #1950
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An orange peanut? An orange peanut? For me? Well I accept you
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