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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #75 on: January 18, 2013, 09:21:39 AM »
Some people are saying this is the most bizarre thing they've ever heard of.  Really?  Really?  Bunch of 4 to 6 year olds just got ran through by an assault weapon last month.  Compared to an athlete who just lied, that must be nothing huh. Just ridiculous...
School shootings happen a lot more than second place Heisman vote getters having big scandals in past few decades. Sad but true.

Not to mention the specific nature of the scandal is novel.

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #76 on: January 18, 2013, 09:26:56 AM »
Some people are saying this is the most bizarre thing they've ever heard of.  Really?  Really?  Bunch of 4 to 6 year olds just got ran through by an assault weapon last month.  Compared to an athlete who just lied, that must be nothing huh. Just ridiculous...
School shootings happen a lot more than second place Heisman vote getters having big scandals in past few decades. Sad but true.

Not to mention the specific nature of the scandal is novel.

Although if you include first place Heisman vote getters, then it evens it off a bit.




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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #77 on: January 18, 2013, 09:29:37 AM »
I think Newton was the only one with a scandal during the same time he won though right? Or was Bush having issues during that season?

Even if you add those two, its not even close sadly.  :(

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #78 on: January 18, 2013, 09:30:41 AM »
Some people are saying this is the most bizarre thing they've ever heard of.  Really?  Really?  Bunch of 4 to 6 year olds just got ran through by an assault weapon last month.  Compared to an athlete who just lied, that must be nothing huh. Just ridiculous...
School shootings happen a lot more than second place Heisman vote getters having big scandals in past few decades. Sad but true.

Not to mention the specific nature of the scandal is novel.

Although if you include first place Heisman vote getters, then it evens it off a bit.






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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #79 on: January 18, 2013, 09:32:31 AM »
OJ won a Heisman!?  ;)

I only knew him from the Naked Gun series....until you know....

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #81 on: January 18, 2013, 11:37:56 AM »
Some people are saying this is the most bizarre thing they've ever heard of.  Really?  Really?  Bunch of 4 to 6 year olds just got ran through by an assault weapon last month.  Compared to an athlete who just lied, that must be nothing huh. Just ridiculous...

You think school shootings are bizarre? Are you serious? Did anyone even NOTICE the tsunami in Thailand in 2004? Jeez.

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #85 on: January 18, 2013, 03:04:41 PM »
guess there was another interesting turn today.

Apparently some anonymous woman was interviewed by ESPN stating she has met/talked to this Tuiosopo guy and he admitted to her he did in fact dupe Te'o.  More lies, or truth, I have no idea.

I can see it being quite possible Te'o was intially lied to, but when he found out, he perpetuated the lie out of embarrassment.

The only part I still can't get, is the inclusion of his parents in this lie.  Just strange that the (father?) would have continued it.
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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #86 on: January 18, 2013, 04:07:35 PM »
All of this is dumb and  not worth the countless hours devoted to it.  Sports journalist have nothing better to do.

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #87 on: January 18, 2013, 04:44:53 PM »
Some people are saying this is the most bizarre thing they've ever heard of.  Really?  Really?  Bunch of 4 to 6 year olds just got ran through by an assault weapon last month.  Compared to an athlete who just lied, that must be nothing huh. Just ridiculous...

You think school shootings are bizarre? Are you serious? Did anyone even NOTICE the tsunami in Thailand in 2004? Jeez.

Exactly my point.  There are worse tihngs going on in the world than the hyperbole reaction this pointless news is getting

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #88 on: January 18, 2013, 05:24:37 PM »
Huge difference between the words "bizarre" and "worst."

With that said, I don't find the Teo mess bizarre at all. It's pretty clearly a Heisman publicity stunt gone bad.

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #89 on: January 18, 2013, 08:22:28 PM »
Mrs eja always seems to have a unique sports perspective..."Maybe he's just one of those people that had an imaginary friend. You know. Like kids."

 

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