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post #31 of 60
My guess would be everyone who bought into the lie, potential future employers, the media outlets he duped, and those of us blessed with a penchant for schadenfreude.
post #32 of 60
jeez, everywhere I go online this is a story so I can't ignore it baldy[1].gif

so do I understand this correctly, the guy is a good college football player, his cousin or something is now admitting to making up this girlfriend that Teo claimed to have? But did they use a girl to fake being his girlfriend (they went out on dates, hooked up etc) or was this all pen pal type shit? Because if he never met this "girlfriend" and this was all online and on the phone, to me that is 100x worse.
post #33 of 60
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But did they use a girl to fake being his girlfriend (they went out on dates, hooked up etc)

No

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or was this all pen pal type shit?

Yes

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Because if he never met this "girlfriend" and this was all online and on the phone, to me that is 100x worse.

Pretty much
post #34 of 60
i think Lance Armstrong was behind the hoax because he knew he was gonna need something to take a bit of the heat off him after the Oprah thing
post #35 of 60

How is this news let alone national news? Sometimes you yanks really confuse me.

 

lefty

post #36 of 60
Anyone remember Yahoo! chat rooms?

A lot of catfishing
post #37 of 60
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How is this news let alone national news? Sometimes you yanks really confuse me.

lefty

Soccer fan?

To put it in perspective, this would be like if Pele were discovered to be drinking Sunny Delight from a Tang bottle and claiming he didn't know that it had been switched, even though a donkey could tell the difference. or something...
post #38 of 60
Ive concluded that the only path for Manti to salvage his reputation is to come out of the closet, whether hes actually a gay or not.
post #39 of 60

The Jets will take him. 

post #40 of 60
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Soccer fan?

To put it in perspective, this would be like if Pele were discovered to be drinking Sunny Delight from a Tang bottle and claiming he didn't know that it had been switched, even though a donkey could tell the difference. or something...

 

Had you said Gordie Howe you might have had me.

 

I guess I just don't understand the media obsession with a college kid and his girlfriend - imaginary or not. As near as I can tell (and I haven't read much) he did nothing illegal or in any way compromised his school or team. So, duped or a hoax, why would anyone give a shit other than as a WTF human interest story. But leading every news outlet for a week? Crazy.

 

I also hate the fact that this is bringing more attention to that fucking idiotic Catfish movie (OMG - people on the interweb are not who they say they are!) and its producers.

 

lefty 

post #41 of 60
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Had you said Gordie Howe you might have had me.

I guess I just don't understand the media obsession with a college kid and his girlfriend - imaginary or not. As near as I can tell (and I haven't read much) he did nothing illegal or in any way compromised his school or team. So, duped or a hoax, why would anyone give a shit other than as a WTF human interest story. But leading every news outlet for a week? Crazy.

I also hate the fact that this is bringing more attention to that fucking idiotic Catfish movie (OMG - people on the interweb are not who they say they are!) and its producers.

lefty 

It appears this wasn't the actual media, it was some shitty website named Deadspin which apparently is not part of the legitimate media. I have since discovered it is also a sister site of Gawker. So I'm fairly sure everything they reported was false.

Legitimate news organizations don't tell people to go fuck him or herself, no matter how hateable Donald Trump is.
post #42 of 60

Not talking about Trump, but every other media outlet that jumped on the OMGcollegefootballfakegirlfriendCATFISH! or whatever the hell they been talking about all week. And they have all been talking about it.

 

lefty 

post #43 of 60
Well I was referring to the source of this story, Deadspin. Pretty sure everything they print is a lie so I'd double check any other news source that cites them.
post #44 of 60

I having trouble being understood - I don't give a shit what the source is or who knew what. I'm just ASTOUNDED that every network, cable news org and major newspaper has spent a week talking about some college kid's pretend GF.  This has received equal attention to Armstrong's "coming out" - a bigger story that has real legal consequences.

 

Maybe I just don't understand the fervor about college football and wish someone could explain to me why this is a story of national interest.

 

lefty


Edited by lefty - 1/19/13 at 1:19pm
post #45 of 60
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I having trouble being understood - I don't give a shit what the source is or who knew what. I'm just ASTOUNDED that every network, cable news org and major newspaper has spent a week talking about some college kid's pretend GF.  This has received equal attention to Armstrong's "coming out" - a bigger story that has real legal consequences.

Maybe I just don't understand the fervor about college football and wish someone could explain to me why this is a story of national interest.

lefty

I haven't seen this story anywhere but here, and by extenstion, Deadspin. As the Deadspin article is entirely false I would gather to guess the rest of them are false too.

Wait, I did see it on RedEye Friday. So it might be true.
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