Is the best explanation I have read so far.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Is the best explanation I have read so far.
Maybe if you would have gone to Stanford like me you would be better at spelling my name correctly.
Your dead. Or at least you used to be dead so I'm pretty sure you have little to add to this conversation right now seeing how your dead and all.
If I'm dead how did I call Manti on December 26th? He still loves me and we're getting back together. You'll see.
this account. Strong work.
E-FACT: Manti and I met on Haloscan.
This is funny, but given that that's a picture of a real person (whose image was used apparently without her consent), I don't think you should use it as your avatar.
Whatever, Reba. You're just jealous because Manti is with me and not you.
As some wag on Deadspin said. . .
Atleast block her eyes out or something....
It's called the internet. Nothing is yours.
Yeah right. You can't even stay dead which I've heard is about the easiest thing for a person to do and you think you're going to make marriage work?
Sorry, but I give this profile 5 FAKES out of 5.
Maybe you ARE Ace!
This internet is a confusing place.
All I know is that this probably brightens up Brian, and every Michigan fans day after the bad weekend.
Not sure whether I am participating in schadenfreude or not, but this story is so bizarre that I am trying to read everything about it.
Ok something I just thought of....
I was thinking Te'o was in on it.
BUT... If he was, why would he even go to Swarbrick about the phone call? Swarbrick didn't call Te'o in, Te'o approached him.
At that point the hoax had been a success.... If Te'o was in on it, what's the play, by going to Swarbrick at that point? If Te'o was in on it, he had absolutely nothing to gain by going to Swarbrick....
Unless... Either Te'o caught wind of the Deadpsin story developing (I don't know how) and went to Swarbrick as pre-emptive cover, or, Swarbrick caught wind of the deadspin story and called Te'o in and changed the narrative in the press conference saying that Te'o came to him.
One thing I do know is either way, Te'o comes out of this looking awful. He is either immensely, immensely naive, or a manipulator of sociopathic proportions. And if there was a cover-up and he was in on it, who else knew? His family? Kelly? Swarbrick? If any/all of them caught wind of what was going on, they certainly have motive to participate in a cover up.
This whole thing is just so mind-blowing. So much to think about and I'm a sucker for a good mystery.
In any case, there's a special edition of Catfish in Te'o's future, since he either got Catfished or IS a Catfish.
I would guess that Notre Dame knew something was brewing for a time and DeadSpin forced their hand.
I don't really believe Notre Dame's version of events at all, however, so take that for what you will.
I'm guessing that Teo and his friend made the girlfriend up to appease his family for some reason, and as the family started asking questions, they developed more and more elaborate ruses to satisfy the parents' inquiries, the whole thing started spinning out of control, so they made the dumb move of having her die, in an attempt to get out of the lie without consequences, but someone in the family talked to reporters about the relationship and death, making the whole thing public. An elaborate lie to appease a nosy parent that spun out of control makes a lot more sense than almost anything else. But of course if that is true, he's lying through his teeth right now and ND is covering its ass by not really investigating and just being happy with a Teo lie because its the most convenient for them.
for me this just isn't that big a deal...At worst the kud lied and at best he got duped. L just don't see the big deal, nor do I see why people on this site are getting so outraged by it. if he was a UM player I may be more concerned, but to me, either scenario just doesn't get me too upset. The fact is some people choose to lie for reasons that rarelymake any sense to me. Also, lots of people who I would bet are far smarter than Manti T'eo have fallen victim to internet scams of one form or other. Both of these seem at least possible and neither one fills me with any outrage whatsoever. If it wad a UM player I'd feel bad for them but as it isn't...I'm pretty ambivalent about the whole situation.
It's not the biggest scandal in the world, but if "Reba" really had her photos used without permission to create this fake girlfriend, I feel pretty bad for her.
Also, if he wasn't in on it, how did he never see her at all through the at least 2 years he was supposedly dating this girl? 2 years is a very long time to be with someone and never see them on either Skype or for normal people in person. So strange...
I've been dating this amazing model for almost two years now, but she is really busy being a model so we haven't had time to meet in person.
Two years and you haven't met? Either she's really a man or some obese woman pretending to be a model. How do you "date" someone for 2 years, but never meet???
If you have gone two years without seeing this "amazing" model in person, I have to believe that you're one ugly dude who is desparate to have someone "beautiful", even if you never actually get to see her in person to touch her, hug her, kiss her..
Something really fishy about that.
Models are super busy being models all the time, so that is why we haven't met. She likes that I don't care about how I look or how much I weigh, and loves how family oriented I am, since I still live with my parents. What we have is true love.
good sir. I hope anyway.
his joke --------> up here
your head -------> down here
EDIT: unless your response was also a joke and not serious, in which case this applies to me.
According to Deadspin they MET at a Stanford football game. He even said in an interview on ESPN recently that she was "the most beautiful person I'd ever met." This dude is so full of shit I can't even believe he's trying to deny this.
A new theory I'm hearing is that he and Tuiasisopo (sp?) were gay together, which I can honestly see being the case. But I really think it started as a little white lie and escalated into something he couldn't control, so he decided to just keep going with it because he wanted some Heisman pub. Te'o is now my absolute least favorite player and I hope that jackass goes undrafted (un-possible, but I can dream). He's still gonna lose a shit ton of money either way.
This has to be it. He's gay and didn't want people to know. That part I don't blame him for.
The part about him making up a fake gf, I kinda get that too. Making up that she died and crying about it on TV? That makes you a super asshole.
two dollars and thirty cents, or hope for his sake that that's the case. I'd say it's all pretty entertaining and no one got killed, or at least we think so.
EDIT: Actually, if the subtext is that he's gay and made the whole thing up as some kind of elaborate dodge then. . . tragic; I take back my comment. Hope if that is the case and no one has really suffered everyone can move on quickly. The kid is going to carry this one for the rest of his life.
I thought someone misspelled "Lanai", this fictitious girl friend coulda been called "veranda", sounds like a womans name as well.
The whole thing seems lame and creepy/stalky and why did Manti go on about it in interviews, makes him seem pretty dumb or dishonest, neither one is a good trait.
More like he is lonely, socially awkward, and immature. I hope people and the media lay off him, so his parents and the ND folks can deal with this constructively. This kind of humiliation can destroy a young person.
He's the supposed leader of a National Championship contending football team. When you think of leaders, you don't think: lonely, socially awkward and immature. He soaked up and played the media on this story over and over (he sure wasn't awkward then). He may have been pushed to do so, but that doesn't matter. The "kid" isn't 12--he's an adult who made the decision to either "make up a fake girlfriend's death from leukemia and play the hero in the face of cancer card" or at the very least "let an online relationship escalate in the media to this love story full of embellishments." He could have stopped this many times. He chose not to for either personal gain or due to very poor decision making. It's hard to have a lot of sympathy for him.
You mean all the prettiest imaginary girls
I have concluded that there is only one reasonable explaination for this...
Manti Te'o is Kip Dynamite.
Can someone put Manti's head on this GIF? Chunkums? Someone?
I have no idea why, but I cannot stop reading about this story. When I got up this morning the first thing I did was hop on the Internet to see f there was some explanation. It is just insane.
I had to force myself to go to sleep because I had read the same information over and over. I figured if I went to sleep the 5 hours that passed might bring new info.
and was up til 1am reading about this story. I am absolutely riveted by the magnitude of this train wreck.
Fake girlfriends are a dime a dozen. Dead fake girlfriends are worth a lot more.
I heard Lennay was good friends with Fawn Leibowitz
It just hit me! Manti isn't gay but rather a very smart playa. Emphasis on the a. He is trying to get the time honored sympathy fuck. Well played Manti, well played.
I just can't make any sense out of this bizarre story. Manti's press conference should be interesting, but I really want to know more about the "Lennay Kekau" that some current NFL players are also claiming to have met through their charity involvement. This is all just too weird for me.
I was listening to Steve Czaban on my way into work this morning and he was openly speculating that Manti is a homosexual and created the entire thing as a cover since he's at a Catholic university and that's when I realized this was going to get massively ugly quickly.
If he is gay I would bet his own family, faith, football culture and NFL aspirations would have as much, if not more to do with his discomfort in coming out than the university he attended.
Not only is he at a super religious college, but also comes from a super strict religion in regards to homosexuality. Throw in the stigma it sounds like there is in the football world and it adds up pretty quick.
There might have been a time when "super religious college" was an apt description of ND, but certainly not in the past 50 years.
I'm guessing being a Mormon and the football culture (or sports culture) in regards to being gay is probably the bigger issues for him. It just makes a lot more sense than the naive explanation.
I said that last night, that this was compensating for something else big - like that he's gay.
In this era of wild, unsubstantiated (and irresponsible) speculation that's what I'm putting my money on.