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i find this extremely interesting
i may have altered the title
i thought this was america
like I said on twitter: that was almost as intense as Iowa NIT games
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
i approve of this message
I will give you the following things: love and adoration by all of the ND faithful, any chick in South Bend you want, and access to the internet where you can blindly trust a username and picture that could be absolutely anyone. You know you'd test the waters online, dont lie.
Never Forget. Patch credit to TatersGonnaTate.
Being a star athlete at a major university doesn't give you amazing people skills. Maybe Teo is just not comfortable around girls.
He could stand in the corner and drool at a campus party and still have three girls leaving with him.
No, they died. Are you not paying attention?
At the VERY LEAST, he knew he was being played months before anything was public. Then her funeral never happened and Te'o cooked up some excuse for not being there; he had to have known it was a hoax then.
No excuses. Play like a champion.
Wow. Just wow. It's going to be infuriating how much nothing is going to happen.
Well, what would you want to happen? An NCAA investigation over a fake girlfriend story?
This story is really weird, but I don't see it as having repercussions for anyone.
Yeah, that's the point. Maybe I'm just getting to the age where I'm realizing this happens all the time, but it bothers me when there are no consequences to amorality or unethical behavior as long as no rules are broken. Te'o and ND benefitted from a lie, but since there are no rules against fabricating, or at the very minimum greatly exaggerating, a media story that paints you in a very positive light, nothing will happen. Maybe the all the awards he got get stripped, but I doubt that happens, but at least it's something.
Hold on. Should a guy be stripped of his awards because he lied about having a girlfriend? This story raises some questions about him as a person, but not as a player. On the field, he earned his hype (at least until the Alabama game). He didn't actually gain from this other than sympathy. He'll now be dogged by this story forever - a lot longer than the four months of goodwill he got from the story.
Well then we just disagree on whether he earned it on the field. He was good, but I do not think he was as good as some other players who were finalists. He had good tackle numbers, but hardly any TFLs and sacks, what are usually considered the stats that set apart good from great. Did Kovacs then deserve any awards for having a billion tackles in 2010? I think it's naive to believe he didn't get votes based on all he 'overcame' during the season and his strength if character. Heck, they were just talking a bit ago about how Heisman voters voted for him because of this. He seems to have benefited personally from this whole fabrication, and nothing will happen, and that's what I'm angry about.
will be the cost
I'm not sure how Te'o could NOT be a part of the hoax.
Tenim un nom el sap tothom. Barca, Barca, BAAARCA!
Yeah, he was a victim. And Herm has only been on social security for three years!
He explicitly stated in stories that he met her on the field after a game at Stanford. Calling BS on this.
The best part about this comment is I'm 99% sure Herm is a novelty account.
David Brandon propaganda
So he wasn't part of the hoax? How is that possible? He never met her in person but told people he did? If this story is true, then at a minimum he lied.
And I have to note that the MSM did their usual job of background checking. I've given up on the Fourth Estate.
"Mattison must break you. Jake Ryan is his tool."
"news" organizations are much more obsessed with throwing out something quickly and clickable, rather than truly newsworthy. Got suckered into this a few days ago when I thought I was stuck in a traffic jam due to a fatal accident of a person in a disabled car next to the highway. Turned out it was a serious accident, but not fatal, and not from a disabled car by the side of the highway, and they had the time of the incident off by nearly an hour. At least the "news" outlet published a correction the next day.
It would be fun to have ESPN publish corrections to every Te'o story they've done with the correct information (once we know it...).
So what ND is trying to say is that he had a online girlfriend he never met? Ha!
She's Canadian, you wouldn't know her
Maybe the same girl I was "going with" in 4th grade.
From Niagara Falls.
Manti Te'o is humored to have hired a Nigerian prince as his agent to handle his upcoming draft and navigate his endorsement deals
"Deserve to Win!"
Sorry, but how do you not know that your own girlfriend is fake? This is pathetic, what is wrong with people.
I remember my first beer like T'eo.. Wait T'eo's was fake
If you see someone in an airport with Michigan logos on luggage and they are wearing a pilot uniform come say hello.
HOW DO YOU NOT VISIT YOUR DYING GIRLFRIEND THAT YOU FALL ASLEEP TO EVERY NIGHT ON THE PHONE!?!?!?!
Fascinating. Roll Damn Tide, Lennay Kekua, and Herm are all one person.
Welcome to Raiders Manti! Maybe you and TP can be bunk mates in mini camp..
No way he's drafted in the first 3 rounds..
No way he can be a bad guy. He reads the bible and says Jesus a lot in his interviews.
I've decided to lay off the food for a while, and go on the booze.
no no, you're thinking about tim tebow.
This is home...
He is a Mormon and to tie him in with a group of 'Jesus People' like that is unfair to the rest!
You have gotta' love this . . .
That statement is pretty cryptic. I guess my biggest issue is how is this a hoax on Te'o? Didn't he talk about his girlfriend in interviews? Would you consider someone you never met your girlfriend? For his own sake, he needs to come clean on the details.
There's a time and a place for spontaneity.
going to the Jets in first round
So Te'o got Catfished. What an unbelievably shitty thing to do to a person. His grandmother dies and some creepy dude running a fake profile piles more shit on him. I wouldn't want to be in that persons shoes right now, lol
"that's why you don't go to Ohio State, Lawrence"
Te'o got catfished like the original catfish dude got catfished.
No way on earth he wasn't part of it
Or he's just a liar and ND is covering for him.
No sense disagreeing with the mob. Now where's my pitchfork?
Don't know why everyone's jumping all over my shit, though.
Even if he got "Catfished," he still was guilty of spinning their relationship into something a lot bigger than a little internet exchange. He referred to her as his "girflfriend," which usually implies a lot more than "girl I chat with online but haven't met yet."
Its tough to say you got "Catfished" when you claim to have met her in person, talked to on the phone all the time and your parents claim you saw her in Hawaii. Plus, if she was a student at Stanford, what are the odds you would have never seen her when they played there in 2011?
According to ND, they found out on December 26 that Te'o was a victim of a hoax.
So here's what I'm wondering: did the story of his girlfriend dying get play during the runup to the title game. I admit, I didn't watch any of the coverage nor the game itself since I had no interest.
Hail to the college whose colors we wear,
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!
Well he did call his 'dead girlfriend' the love of his life in the championship pre-game vids. Don't know when that was tapped, but...pretty suspicious considering how long he 'knew' about the hoax.
Pretty sure he wasn't tapping that.
The thing about ND's statement is that, if Te'o and his family had been the ones who created the hoax, wouldn't they just as easily lie to ND and tell them THEY were duped? Very fishy...
Not that I loved Rich Rod less, but that I loved Michigan more.
Notre Dame is probably innocent if they don't participate in a cover-up beyond this opening statement. That said, it still leaves a stain on their program.
I understand why the thread was locked (after reading Deadspin comments).
"They're stuck with that quarterback (sophomore Braxton Miller) for the next two or three years, that's fine with me. He throws worse than (Tim) Tebow. - Steve Everitt
Hey guys....I'm single :)
I my god, I'm in love. Because you posted anonymously on a message board, you are now the love of life.
Now please 'die' so I can take two weeks off work.
whats your email? the only acceptable continuation of this online interaction is us emailing each other explicit images of our genitalia.
I love anonymously meeting football players over the internet, and drawing them into long committed (still anonymous) relationships!
I may or may not have a tragic accident next september (plan your heisman campaign accordingly)
You must publicly acknowledge me as your girlfriend, or said relationship will be terminated.
hmu if you think you're my one and only<3
I've already fallen for you, baby. In case you plan to die soon, please give me detailed instructions about whether or not I should stay with the team and play hard and "honor you" in the event of your death. CBS and other media outlets may want to show a screenshot of them.
I love you
(those will be the last words I speak to you)
I'm now descending into the shadowy depths of the internet's blogosphere..