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(Yahoo)   Story about Manti Te'o that was sad, then interesting, then strange, then unlikely, then fail, then weird, then dumbass, is now weeners   ( sports.yahoo.com) divider line
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2013-01-30 04:07:08 PM  
They could make an assload of money by being the first beefy Samoan gay porn act.
 
2013-01-30 04:12:48 PM  
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait....Dr. Phil is still around? I thought he pissed off Oprah and got banished to the 5th dimension.
 
2013-01-30 04:28:13 PM  
If you didn't know it was eventually, circle around to "I'm gay," you either know nothing about Mormons or need to watch more reality TV.

P.S. Don't watch more reality TV.
 
2013-01-30 04:33:27 PM  
I am as sick of this as everyone, but isnt he inferring that Te'o is admitting he is gay? badly written article is badly written.
 
2013-01-30 04:35:02 PM  
Florida.
 
2013-01-30 04:37:53 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait....Dr. Phil is still around? I thought he pissed off Oprah and got banished to the 5th dimension.


It wasn't until I watched that guy feverishly work to cash in on the Newtown tragedy, that I realized the depth of his evil.
 
2013-01-30 04:40:08 PM  

Brother_Mouzone: I am as sick of this as everyone, but isnt he inferring that Te'o is admitting he is gay? badly written article is badly written.


I can see why you'd be confused by this "article", but clearly it is implying that the guy who perpetrated this hoax on Te'o was gay and fell deeply in love with Te'o while simultaneously perpetrating this hoax which Te'o subsequently used for publicity purposes but was in no way involved in the creation of.

It's all so simple when you break it down really.
 
2013-01-30 04:42:46 PM  

King Something: Florida.


Te'o get's drafted to Jacksonville because they feel sorry for him over the "death of his girlfriend"? :P
 
2013-01-30 04:49:40 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-30 04:51:43 PM  
So let me get this straight. Lennay was not the beard Te'o, but in fact Te'o was the beard for Lennay who was actually Ronny T.? I need to seem if my friendly neighborhood closet bears have the weirdest boners right now.
 
2013-01-30 04:53:13 PM  

bertor_vidas: So let me get this straight. Lennay was not the beard Te'o, but in fact Te'o was the beard for Lennay who was actually Ronny T.? I need to seem see if my friendly neighborhood closet bears have the weirdest boners right now.


FTFM
 
2013-01-30 05:00:01 PM  
It looks like it has now been narrowed to two possibilities:

1. Tuiasosopo pretended to be a girl, and Manti Te'o is as dumb as a brick wall.

2. Te'o knew what was going on all the time, and had Tuiasosopo paid off so that Te'o could claim innocence.

Neither one would make me want to draft the kid, but i'm sure someone will (cough Browns cough)
 
2013-01-30 05:03:08 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: It looks like it has now been narrowed to two possibilities:

1. Tuiasosopo pretended to be a girl, and Manti Te'o is as dumb as a brick wall.

2. Te'o knew what was going on all the time, and had Tuiasosopo paid off so that Te'o could claim innocence.

Neither one would make me want to draft the kid, but i'm sure someone will (cough Browns cough)


I'm leaning more toward the Chiefs. Some of their players were duped by a fake online person too

Link
 
2013-01-30 05:09:28 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: Neither one would make me want to draft the kid, but i'm sure someone will (cough Browns cough)


And that still wouldn't be the Cleveland Browniest move I've seen in recent years.

 BTW, am I the only one who read about four sentences of this 'scandal' and just ignored it after that? Why am I supposed to give a sh*t?
 
2013-01-30 05:19:36 PM  

scottydoesntknow: RumsfeldsReplacement: It looks like it has now been narrowed to two possibilities:

1. Tuiasosopo pretended to be a girl, and Manti Te'o is as dumb as a brick wall.

2. Te'o knew what was going on all the time, and had Tuiasosopo paid off so that Te'o could claim innocence.

Neither one would make me want to draft the kid, but i'm sure someone will (cough Browns cough)

I'm leaning more toward the Chiefs. Some of their players were duped by a fake online person too

Link


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-30 05:21:43 PM  

dickfreckle: BTW, am I the only one who read about four sentences of this 'scandal' and just ignored it after that? Why am I supposed to give a sh*t?


I'm sure some asshole will just call me a HURR DURR NOTRE DAME HATER, but I only give a sh*t because of Lizzy Seeberg's alleged sexual assault from a ND football player, then verbal assault from other football players, then subsequent suicide was completely whitewashed away as some "unfortunate incident but let's move on" by the university, so to date, Notre Dame has now fawned over the loss of more fake girls than actual, once living and breathing ones.

My argument isn't that the school actively participated in the hoax, nor am I ignoring the fact plenty of other football programs are just as capable of some serious corruption, but yeah...there is that angle.
 
2013-01-30 05:30:45 PM  
My money is on Man-tie Tayo being gay and afraid to come out of the closet.

Said it from the beginning, and therefore not really interested in the story. I can see the kid's point about trying to keep it a secret since he was a good football player, and then completely unable to figure a way out of it.

Or to put it another way, he was too stupid to just say he broke up with his "girlfriend", went for the "she died" sympathy angle, and it backfired miserably.

End result--no matter what way you slice it the kid is dumb as a bag of hammers for his story getting this out of control.
 
2013-01-30 05:35:09 PM  
♫  Oh, Manti, well you came and you gave without taking... ♫
 
2013-01-30 05:38:49 PM  
He's going to love tackling tight ends.
 
2013-01-30 05:42:38 PM  

dickfreckle: RumsfeldsReplacement: Neither one would make me want to draft the kid, but i'm sure someone will (cough Browns cough)

And that still wouldn't be the Cleveland Browniest move I've seen in recent years.

 BTW, am I the only one who read about four sentences of this 'scandal' and just ignored it after that? Why am I supposed to give a sh*t?


You're "supposed" to care about the Heisman trophy(the most overhyped award in all of sports), and that Te'o may have sullied it's "fine" name(cough cough OJ Reggie Bush cough cough) by creating a false narrative in the media to try and score votes.

Creating a fake narrative for sports journos to sink their teeth into before they vote for the award is kind of like using PEDs.

The only part that really fascinated me was that no sports media entities anywhere ever bothered to do even basic fact checking. I still wonder if that was due more to sheer laziness and incompetence on their parts, or if it came as a result of the general unspoken policy of treating college athletes with kid gloves.
 
2013-01-30 05:44:58 PM  
Just so long as this story doesn't get the Florida tag by way of Te'o being drafted by the Bucs I'll be happy.
 
2013-01-30 05:45:48 PM  
Definitely gay. He spent hundreds of hours on the phone with a guy thinking it was a girl the entire time? Not a chance.
 
2013-01-30 05:46:15 PM  
Did this story fall off the public's interest so much that Dr. Phil landed this interview?

Just a week ago Tuiasosopo would have been a good "get" for some of the bigger sports/news names.
 
2013-01-30 05:53:03 PM  
yo yo ma
 
2013-01-30 05:54:27 PM  
Everytime this story takes a twist or a turn this guy ends up falling in the Draft

Before Alabama Game: top 10 draft pick

After Alabama Game: Late 1st round

Story of Dead Girlfriend Hoax: 2nd round

Possibility He was in on it: 3rd round

Story gets messed up: 4th round

Character issues over lying: 5th round

Was really having phone sex with a GUY: CFL
 
2013-01-30 06:01:30 PM  

smerfnablin: Everytime this story takes a twist or a turn this guy ends up falling in the Draft

Before Alabama Game: top 10 draft pick

After Alabama Game: Late 1st round

Story of Dead Girlfriend Hoax: 2nd round

Possibility He was in on it: 3rd round

Story gets messed up: 4th round

Character issues over lying: 5th round

Was really having phone sex with a GUY: CFL


He could have his draft stock go back up again if he just came out and explained the lying as being terrified and unable to accept himself. Of course, that doesn't work if he's really that much of an idiot that he didn't realize he was talking to a guy.
 
2013-01-30 06:13:42 PM  

justtray: Definitely gay. He spent hundreds of hours on the phone with a guy thinking it was a girl the entire time? Not a chance.


This.

No way anyone is that stupid. Wait, how many concussions has he had?
 
2013-01-30 06:25:25 PM  
Either he's in the closet or he's an idiot. Or both.
 
2013-01-30 06:36:03 PM  

Delawheredad: Either he's in the closet or he's an idiot. Or both.


Yeah, pretty much this. Either way, Te'o is never living this down. He's going to hear about this for the rest of his football career. It's just fuel for his opponents' trash talk.

/Maybe less so if Te'o is just in the closet
 
2013-01-30 06:37:01 PM  

Sick of this story,
Not that you'd care.
I'm not the only one with,
With whom these feelings I share.


imageshack.us

 
2013-01-30 06:38:20 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: They could make an assload of money by being the first beefy Samoan gay porn act.


They're a few decades late for that.  Trust me.
 
2013-01-30 06:41:02 PM  

skinink: Sick of this story,
Not that you'd care.
I'm not the only one with,
With whom these feelings I share.
[imageshack.us image 300x232]
Burma Shave


FTFY
 
2013-01-30 06:58:46 PM  
Now this story's at least starting to make sense.

/ Which thankfully means I can start forgetting about it.
// Remember back when sports news meant scores, injuries, and great plays?
/// Rounding out the slashy trinity.
 
2013-01-30 07:00:09 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait....Dr. Phil is still around? I thought he pissed off Oprah and got banished to the 5th dimension.


Nope, he's going stronger than ever.  Been the top syndicated talk show for 15 weeks this year.  Regularly getting over 4 million viewers.
 
2013-01-30 07:23:45 PM  
Now on the development board at Lifetime Films:

Crying Game II: Catfish Bugaloo
 
2013-01-30 07:24:35 PM  

desertgeek: Delawheredad: Either he's in the closet or he's an idiot. Or both.

Yeah, pretty much this. Either way, Te'o is never living this down. He's going to hear about this for the rest of his football career. It's just fuel for his opponents' trash talk.

/Maybe less so if Te'o is just in the closet



The rookie hazing is gonna be brutal.  Hope Te'o is mentally tougher than he appears, cause he is in for an epic amount of mockery.
 
2013-01-30 07:35:53 PM  

ariseatex: FirstNationalBastard: They could make an assload of money by being the first beefy Samoan gay porn act.

They're a few decades late for that.  Trust me.


friendsoftheprogram.net

?
 
2013-01-30 07:37:24 PM  

ariseatex: FirstNationalBastard: They could make an assload of money by being the first beefy Samoan gay porn act.

They're a few decades late for that.  Trust me.


So should I have you listed as an expert on beefy Samoan gay porn?

/NTTAWWT
 
2013-01-30 07:38:08 PM  
Ermahgerd, nerwherncurs!
 
2013-01-30 07:46:38 PM  
Is this truiasosopo?
 
2013-01-30 08:14:43 PM  
My theory when this guy came out and said he was "the hoaxer" was that he was romantically involved with Manti and was trying to cover/obfuscate the truth.

I have seen nothing that changes that original opinion, and, in fact, this would seem to make my original theory more likely.

Eventually, Manti will come out, but probably not before he has an NFL contract signed and sealed.
 
2013-01-30 08:17:18 PM  

LesserEvil: My theory when this guy came out and said he was "the hoaxer" was that he was romantically involved with Manti and was trying to cover/obfuscate the truth.

I have seen nothing that changes that original opinion, and, in fact, this would seem to make my original theory more likely.

Eventually, Manti will come out, but probably not before he has an NFL contract signed and sealed.


I don't know how well an openly gay player would go over both with NFL fans and with an NFL team.

But after his playing days are over, he'll be gayer than Paul Lynde blowing Jim Nabors at Liberace's house.
 
2013-01-30 08:17:53 PM  

LesserEvil: My theory when this guy came out and said he was "the hoaxer" was that he was romantically involved with Manti and was trying to cover/obfuscate the truth.

I have seen nothing that changes that original opinion, and, in fact, this would seem to make my original theory more likely.

Eventually, Manti will come out, but probably not before he has an NFL contract signed and sealed.


Not anytime soon with the type of talk the 49ers threw out there about wanting to kill any gays they found in their locker room
 
2013-01-30 08:31:04 PM  
I guess this explains why Katie Couric asked him if he was gay.  She had to know about this prior to the interview with him.  I thought it was an odd question to ask if he thought he was a girl the entire time, but now it makes sense. Are they on the same network?
I don't know if anyone had mentioned this, but I didn't feel like reading the article and all the responses.
 
2013-01-30 08:39:50 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: LesserEvil: My theory when this guy came out and said he was "the hoaxer" was that he was romantically involved with Manti and was trying to cover/obfuscate the truth.

I have seen nothing that changes that original opinion, and, in fact, this would seem to make my original theory more likely.

Eventually, Manti will come out, but probably not before he has an NFL contract signed and sealed.

I don't know how well an openly gay player would go over both with NFL fans and with an NFL team.

But after his playing days are over, he'll be gayer than Paul Lynde blowing Jim Nabors at Liberace's house.




That's a great line and all but maybe update it for the kids?
 
2013-01-30 08:41:07 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: FirstNationalBastard: LesserEvil: My theory when this guy came out and said he was "the hoaxer" was that he was romantically involved with Manti and was trying to cover/obfuscate the truth.

I have seen nothing that changes that original opinion, and, in fact, this would seem to make my original theory more likely.

Eventually, Manti will come out, but probably not before he has an NFL contract signed and sealed.

I don't know how well an openly gay player would go over both with NFL fans and with an NFL team.

But after his playing days are over, he'll be gayer than Paul Lynde blowing Jim Nabors at Liberace's house.

That's a great line and all but maybe update it for the kids?


Hey, I'm 30 and I get it.

Plus, I don't know any of these newfangled gay stars.
 
2013-01-30 08:45:48 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: FirstNationalBastard: LesserEvil: My theory when this guy came out and said he was "the hoaxer" was that he was romantically involved with Manti and was trying to cover/obfuscate the truth.

I have seen nothing that changes that original opinion, and, in fact, this would seem to make my original theory more likely.

Eventually, Manti will come out, but probably not before he has an NFL contract signed and sealed.

I don't know how well an openly gay player would go over both with NFL fans and with an NFL team.

But after his playing days are over, he'll be gayer than Paul Lynde blowing Jim Nabors at Liberace's house.

That's a great line and all but maybe update it for the kids?


He forgot about "while being felched by Rock Hudson"
 
2013-01-30 08:47:46 PM  
 

FirstNationalBastard: Hillbilly Jim: FirstNationalBastard: LesserEvil: My theory when this guy came out and said he was "the hoaxer" was that he was romantically involved with Manti and was trying to cover/obfuscate the truth.

I have seen nothing that changes that original opinion, and, in fact, this would seem to make my original theory more likely.

Eventually, Manti will come out, but probably not before he has an NFL contract signed and sealed.

I don't know how well an openly gay player would go over both with NFL fans and with an NFL team.

But after his playing days are over, he'll be gayer than Paul Lynde blowing Jim Nabors at Liberace's house.

That's a great line and all but maybe update it for the kids?

Hey, I'm 30 and I get it.

Plus, I don't know any of these newfangled gay stars.

Bruce Vilanch blowing Kevin Spacey at a Clay Aiken concert?

 
2013-01-30 08:50:03 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: FirstNationalBastard: Hillbilly Jim: FirstNationalBastard: LesserEvil: My theory when this guy came out and said he was "the hoaxer" was that he was romantically involved with Manti and was trying to cover/obfuscate the truth.

I have seen nothing that changes that original opinion, and, in fact, this would seem to make my original theory more likely.

Eventually, Manti will come out, but probably not before he has an NFL contract signed and sealed.

I don't know how well an openly gay player would go over both with NFL fans and with an NFL team.

But after his playing days are over, he'll be gayer than Paul Lynde blowing Jim Nabors at Liberace's house.

That's a great line and all but maybe update it for the kids?

Hey, I'm 30 and I get it.

Plus, I don't know any of these newfangled gay stars.

Bruce Vilanch blowing Kevin Spacey at a Clay Aiken concert?


No, wait, I've got it...

Neil Patrick Harris blowing John Barrowman at Stephen Fry's flat!

...nope, still doesn't have the same impact as the old guys.
 
2013-01-30 09:02:31 PM  
S

FirstNationalBastard: Hillbilly Jim: FirstNationalBastard: Hillbilly Jim: FirstNationalBastard: LesserEvil: My theory when this guy came out and said he was "the hoaxer" was that he was romantically involved with Manti and was trying to cover/obfuscate the truth.

I have seen nothing that changes that original opinion, and, in fact, this would seem to make my original theory more likely.

Eventually, Manti will come out, but probably not before he has an NFL contract signed and sealed.

I don't know how well an openly gay player would go over both with NFL fans and with an NFL team.

But after his playing days are over, he'll be gayer than Paul Lynde blowing Jim Nabors at Liberace's house.

That's a great line and all but maybe update it for the kids?

Hey, I'm 30 and I get it.

Plus, I don't know any of these newfangled gay stars.

Bruce Vilanch blowing Kevin Spacey at a Clay Aiken concert?

No, wait, I've got it...

Neil Patrick Harris blowing John Barrowman at Stephen Fry's flat!

...nope, still doesn't have the same impact as the old guys.


Knew I should have went with Elton John...

/you're right carry on
 
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