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Get over yourself, you're acting like a bunch of high school girls mad because someone was talking about your friend. You look like a bunch of cry babies.
"I used to walk up a hill to and from school in my days", says every Clemson student ever.
I see it more like the Penn State fans who defend Penn State to the death no matter any evidence to the contrary. obviously on a much smaller, much less serious scale.
Good point. Very good point.
whether or not Teo was in on it from the beginning, rolled with it after finding out he was duped, or was completely innocent........the kid is an idiot in all three scenarios. Domers can't take it that the kid is getting called out for being an idiot cause he is one of their own. Thats all there is to it. Yeah, there is a parallel to the way the Pedo State fans stuck their head in the sand and rationalized away all the evidence. Teo is a dumbass and that is how everybody will remember him no matter how much the Domers try to defend the indefensible.
They really are being overly sensitive. Nobody has all the facts, yet they are bashing anyone who assumes Teo/ND are in on it....but at the same time they(without facts) are assumming that he is just a moron who was duped.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
Not sure where I am crying or being sensitive, but this might be of some interest to you.
Seems there is a lot more to this story.
But as the above poster noted, either way, Te'o handled this very poorly.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man who has been publicly identified as being behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, called a church friend in early December crying and admitted to duping the Heisman finalist, the friend told Outside the Lines Thursday.
This post was edited by Febiv 18 months ago
Te'o is an idiot whether he was part of it or not. Dude plays football for Notre Dame, he's got tons of coeds to choose from, and he's online to find a girlfriend? Don't believe it one bit.
Wrong thread...must have hit back one too many times.
This post was edited by PTCcock195 18 months ago
As to your first part of your post, I agree, whole heartedly. He acted immaturely and idiotically. I can't argue that at all.
As for your "don't believe it one bit" line, I am not sure why you believe all these other anonymous sources, but not this one. Guess that is your right to believe whatever you want.
If there was no actual female involved, that it was just the dude, that means Manti was lying about phone calls as well, right?
I can understand if Te'o was embarrassed about the relationship, lied to his parents, and even the media when pressed. However...the kid voluntarily did interviews for ESPN, among others, talking about his gf's death. He didn't have to do any of those. He could have simply passed the buck and say he didn't want to do interviews. Why would he voluntarily go to these interviews and lie about the relationship? If someone is lying due to embarrassment, then they're going to want to minimize how much they talk about it.
Everyone knows those 5 draft picks they are losing on defense were just warm bodies holding spots for the real players. SCar on the other hand will never be able to recover from losing Ingram, Gilmore, and Alshon, NEVER.
This post was edited by Bodhi 18 months ago
Not sure. Maybe the guy had a girl that was in on it. Maybe guy sounds feminish. Maybe Te'o is lying. I have a feeling there is still more to this yet.
As for the rest of your points, all valid. I agree. Why the heck do interviews and speak on something if you know it is fake? Maybe he wasn't sure it was fake? Maybe he didn't feel comfortable refusing to speak on something he thought was real at one time? Who knows. I can't speak for him because I can't expect someone else to act as I would.
I learned a long time ago that everyone is different, comes from different upbringings, have different outlooks and if I am going to question the motives of someone who doesn't think or act like me every time, my life will be wasted.
I take everything I have read and make my own assumptions out of it. I have an opinion, just like everyone else, and that is all. My opinion is Te'o is FOS, did it for publicity, and is now trying to find a way out of it that doesn't make himself look bad. IMO, no way a popular football player resorts to online dating and never meets this girl he's been dating. Which is what he's trying to say now. He's basically saying now he was hoaxed and never met her, yet his dad claims he met her several times. Sorry, but the liar's confessions just aren't lining up, which tells me he's still lying.
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