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Old 01-16-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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Default Re: Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?

For Notre Dame haters this story is pure gold

The story is utterly shocking, unless you’re familiar with the history of the mythology of Notre Dame football.

Fake, schmaltzy inspirational tales are the essence of the culture of the program.
The inspirational story of Knute Rockne and his dying player, George Gipp, became a famous movie that helped enshrine Notre Dame football in the culture. In reality, Rockne was an ethically dubious sports gambler, Gipp a pool hustler, and the main events of the story — Gipp’s dying wish to “win one for the Gipper,” Rockne’s inspirational halftime speech — never happened.

Likewise, Rudy is the inspirational story of a walk-on who overcame the odds to play football at Notre Dame, but the story is also filled with falsehoods. Rudy, by the way, turned out to be a stock scammer.
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Te’o finished a close second in the Heisman Trophy balloting — an amazing feat for a defensive player, especially one who, like Te’o, is good but not dominant. Notre Dame is exceptional at mythmaking. A new coach who ekes out a decent first season is almost automatically the subject of a hagiographic biography, like Return to Glory (Tyrone Willingham) or The New Gold Standard (Charlie Weis). I should confess my bias as the die-hard fan of a rival team, but the pattern of runaway media hype, and the constant demand for more feel-good stories, is unmistakable.

If Te’o's dying girlfriend story had been invented 80 years ago, it would have been memorialized in film and people would still believe it today.


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Old 01-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #12
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Default Re: Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?

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seen stuff similar to this when i used to play MMO's for a while, had a dude who was all fucked up when he found out this girl he was 'dating' while playing world of warcraft was actually a dude all along lol
Does that make him gay?

But seriously folks... is it possible that Te'o could fall out of the first round?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:30 PM   #13
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Default Re: Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?

So my first thought was that Manti T'eo was in on it himself to drum up publicity etc. because I had heard that he had actually met her.

Then I listened to the Notre Dame official presser standing behind the player. The gentlemen mentioned a documentary called Catfish.

So I got curious and checked it out. It is brilliant. And I can now see how someone could be duped.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:52 AM   #14
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Default Manti teo going downhill fast

First the championship game
Then not accepting a invite to the senior bowl
Nowwwww his dead gf is supposedly made up and never existef
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:53 AM   #15
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Once a top 10 pick and a college football star. But once the season ended things have fell apart for the guy
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This is going to turn into "Guys should we take Vontaze if he is availble in the 5th or later" of 2012.
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This story is just werid heres another article saying shes real from a nfl player

Posted by Mike Florio on January 16, 2013, 10:53 PM ESTGetty ImagesJust when it seems like the Manti Te’o story can get no stranger, it does.On Wednesday night, Cardinals fullback Reagan Mauia (a/k/a “The Juggernaut . . . Bitch“) said that the fake dead girlfriend of Te’o is real.  Specifically, Mauia says he met Kekua in 2011.“This was before her and Manti,” Mauia said Wednesday evening, via ESPN.com.  “I don’t think Manti was even in the picture, but she and I became good friends.  We would talk off and on, just checking up on each other kind of thing.  I am close to her family.  When she was going through the loss of her father, I was — I offered a comforting shoulder and just someone to bounce her emotions off.  That was just from meeting her in Samoa.”Mauia said he was introduced to Kekua by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man whom the original report regarding the hoax suggests had a role in the creation of the phony persona.  Mauia believes Kekua’s mother operates her Twitter account, and Mauia disagreed with the suggestion that Kekua doesn’t exist.“No, she is real,” Mauia said.And now we’ll wait for the story to find a way to get even weirder.

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Seems like a episode of mtvs catfish
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This is going to turn into "Guys should we take Vontaze if he is availble in the 5th or later" of 2012.
Well based on the rookie season Vontaze had, we probably should have
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Well based on the rookie season Vontaze had, we probably should have
C'mon man! You really think he is going to make it through a whole offseason without getting in trouble? Look how much trouble he got into at ASU and now he's got money off the field! He's going to make Michael Irvin look like Tebow.
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