This is why I was happy to put Deadspin's credibility right up front. We have our own history with Tommy Craggs and Deadspin. I can discuss that issue as happily as any other.
I just happen to think that Deadspin's original Manti Te'O story was pretty damned good.
I just think it is gobsmackingly weird; the national media is doing huge stories about your "girlfriend," whom you have never met? If Charlie Rose wanted to do a story on me, about a girl I had never met or seen, and there was any discussion of her as my "girlfriend," one of the things I'd have siad, to a producer, or assistant producer, or to one of my several ND press handlers (Te'O assuredly has several of those); "Um, this is a bit weird, 'cuz I haven't actually met her. I feel sort of funny about you calling her my "girlfriend," okay?"
Here's a head-scratcher of a question; what about Te'O's real-life girlfriends? Did they have any issue with Te'O's fake internet girlfriend?
I have just got to say; I feel foolish, even asking these questions. Because the half the world has been asking these questions for the last 72 hours. About a billion times. These aren't novel questions on my part. And the answers so far are just so head-slappingly moronic, I feel a bit bad asking them again.