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1.16.2013

If This Was A Hoax Then, Wow, Just Wow


Even if you don't care about college football, this is amazing.  It was hard to turn on a TV this fall without being told of the heart wrenching story of Notre Dame linebacker and ultimate Heisman Trophy finalist Manti Te'o battling through a double tragedy: In a span of six hours in September, his grandmother died as well as his girlfriend. The latter from leukemia.  He fought on with the season and magazines and sports stations swooned.

Now Deadspin.com, in a rather lengthy post, delves into the story and concludes: There was no girlfriend.   If this was a hoax either he or Notre Dame created for the purposes of media attention in order to build up his Heisman chances, this may be one of the craziest stories I've ever heard.

And when you hear about "Twitter blowing up", it is stories like this that do it.


Edit: Notre Dame issues a statement saying Te'o was the victim of the hoax girlfriend.  That would be even more unbelievable.


Edit: And if you're into this story and you've seen The Usual Suspects, this photoshop is genius:


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Next, On OPRAH!

Anonymous said...

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http://consciouslifenews.com/paid-internet-shill-shadowy-groups-manipulate-internet-opinion-debate/1147073/


Anonymous said...

That's what I've been saying the entire time

DF Orenthal J.

Anonymous said...

Not WOW but SHAM WOW!

Anonymous said...

And now Notre Dame is saying they were notified on Dec. 26th by Te'o that he was the "victim" of a hoax.

http://www.businessinsider.com/notre-dame-says-manti-teo-was-victim-of-hoax-2013-1

Whether he's a victim or a co-conspirator, this is so weird and insane.

Anonymous said...

And the University is hleping them investigate? If my kid and my money go to that University, I'm pissed! Great use of University resources. Sounds like a personal issue to me.

Anonymous said...

If he was a "victim" and knew it at least as far back as 12/26, why didn't he and/or the university hold a press conference so that there would be no further reporting of his "double tragedy"?

Oh, because that would have made him look dumb. Gotcha.

Instead, they all chose to keep it quiet and now that it's exposed they'll play the "victim" card? Seems shady.

Fake BagofNothing said...

Obama and The White House did it to drum up support for anti-leukemia and gun control legislation. Obviously.

Anonymous said...

It seems the "victim"claims he met her and she even traveled to Hawaii to visit him. And he was duped?

Some wise man said that Kekua was a metaphor for Notre Dame's hopes for a national championship. i.e. nonexistent.

Anonymous said...

What's next? A federal investigation when someone gets short sheeted at camp? It's a hoax, a prank. It's called catfishing. And the crime committed is what, exactly?

Anonymous said...

I'm still wondering why anybody with a functioning brain gives a rat's ass, one way or another

Anonymous said...

Now we know where Mz was...

ANDY said...

AINT NO IF'S,HE NOW SAYS IT WAS AN INTERNET CHICK AND HE NEVER ACTUALLY MET HER IN PERSON BUT SHE WAS THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE.

SailorMoon said...

How can you be someone of that stature, if you will, and never have met your girlfriend??? I'm calling BS bigtime on this one.

Anonymous said...

MzCreep/Devil/Catfish has been ousted she had a boyfriend the whole time or did she

Anonymous said...

He got MzCreeped or Propagandist, poor guy. he must feel like half of Wise County

Anonymous said...

Division 1 NCAA sports LOOONG gone the way of sleazy Pro sports. Yuck. I don't watch much of either, anymore.