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Old 01-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #2226
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Even if we believe the bull**** timeline, he sat down for at least one interview and referred to his "girlfriend's death" a couple days after he knew for a fact she hadn't existed.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #2227
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Oh for sure, I'm not saying he's without blame here. Clearly he lied his ass off. I'm just saying if his motivation was just to get through the rest of the season without what he knew was a complete ****show blowing up in his face, it's at least like - not the weirdest thing in the world anymore.

The right play would've been to disclose all this **** immediately when dead girl called him. That wouldn't have been THAT big a story, really. Big but quick. Dude got owned on the internet and he's famous, he says something humiliating but funny about learning from it, team moves on. Obviously the best move.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #2228
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Even if we believe the bull**** timeline, he sat down for at least one interview and referred to his "girlfriend's death" a couple days after he knew for a fact she hadn't existed.
You really think he's going to drop a fake girlfriend bombshell into a random interview weeks before the NC game?
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #2229
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Or Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is listening to Manti's voice and fapping on the other side of the phone.
yeah, or this

lol at that being the endgame
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #2230
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seemed almost instant, given that he didn't even attend the funeral or anything

just "sent some white roses" or whatever and moved on...

weird, huh?
Kid's got rock solid mental game. Sometimes you run bad; don't let it ruin your day.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:22 PM   #2231
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The best part of this is we are so much better at the internet than most people so this story probably seems the most ridiculous to us, while some people are def thinking "wow that poor kid, this is why I am never going to do that eharmony thing."
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #2232
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Seriously tho, why did he do like 25 sit down interviews about this girl?

Think the play now is to turn into Chad Johnson in the NFL.

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #2233
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Seriously tho, why did he do like 25 sit down interviews about this girl?

Think the play now is to turn into Chad Johnson in the NFL.
The ones he did before he found out she was real was for publicity. Even if he barely knows her, if she is a real person we never in a billion years find out about what the relationship really was.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #2234
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also i find this "learned about it from a phone call on Dec. 6th" story to be BS, given that there were tweets about it on Dec. 3rd-5th: (read from the bottom up, the ones from before the December 12th joking convo are from the 3rd-5th iirc, and Te'o is included in the first one on the 3rd)

http://everyfacetofthegame.blogspot....catfished.html

i mean ok maybe he doesn't check his twitter every day, but ppl had to have seen that tweet on the 3rd, right? then it's "start to draw up a plan" mode, correct?

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The best part of this is we are so much better at the internet than most people so this story probably seems the most ridiculous to us, while some people are def thinking "wow that poor kid, this is why I am never going to do that eharmony thing."
yeah it's disgusting, but probably the real winners are these lolinternet security companies, selling you guaranteed e-protection and peace of mind for the low low price of $49.99 per month!
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:28 PM   #2235
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Notre Dame was promoting a charity event in Lennay Kekua's name on Tuesday, January 15th. That's 3 days ago!
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:28 PM   #2236
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The best part of this is we are so much better at the internet than most people so this story probably seems the most ridiculous to us, while some people are def thinking "wow that poor kid, this is why I am never going to do that eharmony thing."
Try having your 80 something year old grandma ask you to explain what's going when she doesn't even really know what twitter and facebook are
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #2237
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The whole 'exaggerating the relationship' thing just makes everything else make more sense.

Why didn't he figure out she was fake? Because they weren't as close as he described.
Why didn't they meet? Because they weren't really talking as much as he said
Why didn't he step in front of the media craziness when he could have? Because the relationship wasn't that BIGGEST DEAL EVER like he said it was and he probably never thought it would get this far.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:32 PM   #2238
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And because he was tappin' it all over campus so he didn't really care that much.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:34 PM   #2239
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Think the play now is to turn into Chad Johnson in the NFL.
Chad Johnson had NFL talent, though.
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And because he was tappin' it all over campus so he didn't really care that much.
Right.

So the media is blasting at this **** and Manti prob thinks Notre Dame is headed for the Sun Bowl or something and just keeps talking until he's backed himself into an impossible spot. After all, who was going to refute his stories? The chick was dead.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:34 PM   #2241
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You really think he's going to drop a fake girlfriend bombshell into a random interview weeks before the NC game?
Keeping quiet about the hoax really worked out so well.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:36 PM   #2242
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He might've played terribly IN PART because of this weird ****. Would rattle me, I'd be totally shook knowing that after my last game my legacy would become complete AIDS.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:36 PM   #2243
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Chad Johnson had NFL talent, though.
Amazes me Kiper has him like #8 on his big board. Wat.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:36 PM   #2244
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Legit fooled but figured it out earlier than people realize. Decided he really didn't care that he had been catfished very much and just decided to go with it.
nah, he def cared he was catfished and that contributed to the cover up. he wanted to save face.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #2245
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Right.

So the media is blasting at this **** and Manti prob thinks Notre Dame is headed for the Sun Bowl or something and just keeps talking until he's backed himself into an impossible spot. After all, who was going to refute his stories? The chick was dead.
Yeah, you gotta remember, the week the girl 'died' was Michigan State week, and we were coming off a rousing 20-17 home win over Purdue. I don't really buy that he made it up for Heisman hype or anything like that, because at the time, his odds of winning the Heisman had to be around 0, he was the middle linebacker for the 20th ranked team in the country.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:39 PM   #2246
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He might've played terribly IN PART because of this weird ****. Would rattle me, I'd be totally shook knowing that after my last game my legacy would become complete AIDS.
In one of the threads (most likely the NFL draft prospects thread) mjw does a pretty good breakdown of Te'o, before the NC game and well before any of this came to light. He concluded that despite his stats, Te'o was overrated as a prospect, because (iirc) he was slow to react, had poor instincts, and often guessed where the ball was going instead of reading the play.

The fact that he got the crap kicked out of him by the team with the talent level most closely approximating what he'll see in the NFL is just icing on the cake. As is the whole "serious mental problems" thing.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:40 PM   #2247
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People keep forgetting...

They weren't "together" for 3 years. They were an item for a few months. That's it. They just met like 3 years ago.
Interview ITT where he stated they were dating since last October, so 11 months before the "death"
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:40 PM   #2248
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Keeping quiet about the hoax really worked out so well.
Ya, Deadspin scooping this made it like 10x worse for him.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:41 PM   #2249
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Keeping quiet about the hoax really worked out so well.
Up until that point it had worked like a dream. Tons of extra PR, team was doing great. Why change then?

Besides. Being caught later and embarrassed is > being caught today, being embarrassed and causing the team problems before the big game.
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In one of the threads (most likely the NFL draft prospects thread) mjw does a pretty good breakdown of Te'o, before the NC game and well before any of this came to light. He concluded that despite his stats, Te'o was overrated as a prospect, because (iirc) he was slow to react, had poor instincts, and often guessed where the ball was going instead of reading the play.

The fact that he got the crap kicked out of him by the team with the talent level most closely approximating what he'll see in the NFL is just icing on the cake. As is the whole "serious mental problems" thing.
yeah I believe he was overrated and is a backup-level prospect, I'm just HYPOTHESIZING that this couldn't have helped

EDIT: to nichp, yep

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