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Written By Clifford, Santa Monica Judgments about how a player projects at the next level should be based on that player’s body of work—not just one game. But for those who are inclined to put second things first, if NFL GM’s and head coaches are imbecilic enough to overlook Manti’s football ability due to the salaciousness of this past week’s revelations about his Internet romance it would go a long way towards explaining why so many of their teams remain mired in mediocrity season after season—and in many cases decade after decade. I’d bet a year’s salary that the smartest coach in football–Bellicose Bill—wouldn’t allow something like this to dissuade him from choosing MT if his team was ever in a position to take him. (Remember Randy Moss?) Ditto for John Madden. Same for George Allen. With those guys, if you can PLAY, there’d be a place for you on their rosters. That’s the main criterion. And their teams’ records year in and year out reflected their philosophy…Now if Te’o pans out well after being passed on by 18 teams next Spring, they’ll feel pretty stupid for allowing their PollyAnna-like convictions to stand in the way of common sense…… Or not…… Clifford Santa Monica
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The most bizarre sports story to come along in some time just keeps getting weirder and weirder and weirder...
The man believed to be responsible for creating Manti Te’o's fake girlfriend may finally address the entire controversy. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo has been hiding out at his parents’ home in Palmdale, Calif., since news broke on Wednesday that he allegedly created Lennay Kekua and duped the Notre Dame linebacker into having a relationship with a woman who didn’t exist. Peter...
The person posing as Manti Te’o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, told the former Notre Dame linebacker in December that she faked her death in September in order to avoid drug dealers, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports. According to a timeline of events provided by Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick on Wednesday shortly after Deadspin broke the story of Te’o's...
DID IT REALLY HAPPEN?
Manti Te'o finally spoke in an interview to talk about the hoax. He addressed all aspects of the story. See what he said.
Manti Te’o has finally come forward to take on the allegations that have been thrown his way over the past 72 hours.
The linebacker has been called everything from a sucker to a liar.
After meeting various advisors he came forth in an exclusive off-camera interview with ESPN to state his case.
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Manti Te'o has reportedly agreed to do an on-air interview with ABC's Katie Couric that is scheduled to air on Thursday.
Late on Friday night, Notre Dame Fighting Irish star linebacker Manti Te’o broke his silence since his initial statement following the Deadspin investigative report on the shocking revelation that the backstory of his senior season was a hoax. Lennay Kekua was not a real person, therefore he never lost a girlfriend due to Leukemia on the same day that his grandmother died. Those...
Manti Te’o has been through Hell and back regarding his girlfriend..or the girl who was supposed to be his girlfriend…or a guy who was pretending to be a girl online to be his girlfriend. Whatever the case may be, Te’o isn’t letting the nay-sayers get the best of him. The good people of Funny … Continue reading »
With the National Hockey League starting on Saturday, it was the first chance for many hockey fans to see their favorite teams in action.
It also gave the Dallas Stars their first chance to mock Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o for his fake girlfriend situation.
Check out the below image found by the folks over at Cosby Sweaters of Te'o's fake girlfriend being shown...
Manti Te'o admitted thar the stories of his fake girlfriend Lennay Kenua as being “tailored” by him. No matter what Te’o wants to say about his knowledge of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, it is certain that he blatantly lied about certain aspects of the hoax. Te'o said, "Two guys and a girl are responsible for the whole thing... I don't know (who they are). According...
The New York Mets' Class-A minor league affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones, announced a "Fictitious Friday" promotion to capitalize on the Manti Te'o fake girlfriend hoax.
A mocking press release from the New York-Penn League team said that they are talks with the Loch Ness Monster and Big Foot to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Leave it to an arm of the Mets...
Manti Te'o is coming off a very good season to end a very good collegiate career at Notre Dame. Te'o, a 6'2" inside linebacker, started 49 games for the Fighting Irish over the past four seasons where he amassed 437 tackles, 34 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 17 passes defensed, and seven interceptions. Te'o was a...
That pretty much sums up how I feel at this point. In the past, I've been accused of having many words, but nothing to say. And while I can easily defend myself against that statement, I find it ironically fitting at this moment. This is what happens after you reach a certain point where you can no longer listen, read, or talk about a subject with any passion, interest...
The fourteenth edition of the CFBZ podcast is in the books! Kevin McGuire returned to join me on the show. Kevin is a great college football writer who writes for many sites including Examiner.com, The Nittany Lions Den and Crystal Ball Run.
Here's a re-cap on what we talked about and make sure you scroll to the bottom to listen to the thirty minute podcast. You can...
Welcome to the Fallout - So, did anything interesting happen last night?
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o spoke to ESPN's Jeremy Schapp about Catfishgate Friday night.
We're caught in a trap I can't walk out.
Drew Sharp warns about getting too caught up in Catfishgate. (The Detroit Free Press)
I've seen the future, and it will be....