ImageImageImageImage

OT-Te'o WTF thoughts?

Moderators: UCFJayBird, Bensational, Howard Mass, MagicMadness, SOUL

User avatar
Viper1500
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,801
And1: 1,796
Joined: Apr 15, 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
     

Re: OT-Te'o WTF thoughts? 

Post#31 » by Viper1500 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:11 am

The MTV show "Catfish" is loving all this publicity.

I've watched it from the beginning, and the original movie. So I'm quite happy for them, now that a celebrity figure has been brought on board.
Image
Zmill
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,956
And1: 2,661
Joined: Jul 18, 2009
   

Re: OT-Te'o WTF thoughts? 

Post#32 » by Zmill » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:21 pm

DJRajX wrote:Te'o just got "catfished" ... plain and simple... I don't think he was outwardly lying, I believe that he thought this girl was real... after seeing the Catfish documentary/movie and the TV show episodes, I absolutely believe that Te'o was duped by a fake profile/person. You won't believe the lengths people will go through to make a fake profile and to make elaborate background stories/lies. And apparently Te'o wasn't the only person that was duped by this fake profile... a lot of folks were.

After hearing the news from his latest interview tonight, he showed common traits of a Catfish story and victim. Odd, embarrassing, and sad.. and this stuff happens now in this day and age with our our generation unfortunately.

What Is 'Catfish'? Manti Te'o Found Out The Hard Way
MTV News defines Catfish term with Nev Schulman.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/170048 ... -teo.jhtml

Manti Te'o's 'Catfish' Trap, Online Dating Scam Phenomenon
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/manti-t ... n-18253927

ESPN's Golic: Te'o a victim of a 'Catfish'-like hoax
http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/20 ... d/1841723/

'Catfish' producer Nev Schulman investigating Manti Te'o online girlfriend hoax
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/wa ... riend-hoax


I would hardly call Te'o honest throughout this process though. Although he seemingly made white lies to hide the fact that the "love of his life" was no different than the relationship between you and I (meaning they had never met face-to-face, no homo :lol:). Which I guess is understandable, however it just made the situation even more confusing.
User avatar
BadMofoPimp
RealGM
Posts: 43,029
And1: 8,528
Joined: Oct 12, 2003
Location: In the Paint

Re: OT-Te'o WTF thoughts? 

Post#33 » by BadMofoPimp » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:47 pm

Sooo, they at least never even video chatted???
Image

Provin Ya'll Wrong!!!
ivDT
RealGM
Posts: 18,391
And1: 1,500
Joined: Jun 15, 2003

Re: OT-Te'o WTF thoughts? 

Post#34 » by ivDT » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:24 pm

BadMofoPimp wrote:Sooo, they at least never even video chatted???


i remember hearing that te'o allegedly met her for the first time after a game between notre dame and stanford.
RIP Prodigy
User avatar
OrlandO
RealGM
Posts: 17,050
And1: 10,325
Joined: May 27, 2009

Re: OT-Te'o WTF thoughts? 

Post#35 » by OrlandO » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:36 pm

BadMofoPimp wrote:Sooo, they at least never even video chatted???

That should have been a red flag for him right there... EVERYONE has a smartphone and/or computer, so there's no excuse for not using skype or some other videochat service these days.

Return to Orlando Magic