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When it stops being boring?
Also on Dec. 8, Te'o went on ESPN Radio with Freddie Coleman and Mel Kiper Jr. (Starts at the 4:23 mark.)
Coleman: You lose your girlfriend and your grandmother the same week, right? I just want to make sure I've got that correct.
Te'o: "Correct—same day, same day."
Coleman: "Same day. So what do you think both of those ladies would say to you, being a Heisman Trophy finalist?"
Te'o: "I hope that my grandmom, and my girlfriend, would say that they're proud."
Some time after Jan. 9, Notre Dame sent a videographer to interview an alumnus raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Lennay Kekua's name. They posted the interview on the university's official YouTube channel on Jan. 15.
Some administrators were pressing for a unilateral public disclosure by the school, while others wanted to let Te'o himself make the stunning news public, the source said. Notre Dame officials were in contact with Te'o's agent, Tom Condon of Creative Artists Agency, and were told the Heisman Trophy runner-up planned to release his version of events Monday. The decision was made to wait and let Te'o and CAA control the message.
But that disclosure never came, and instead the news broke in a bombshell report from Deadspin on Wednesday afternoon.
"Their plan was Monday," the source said. "In hindsight, we shouldn't have given them that time."
Manti Te'o has told family and friends that the woman who was the voice of his fictitious girlfriend “Lennay Kekua” called him in December and said she had to fake her own death months earlier to elude drug dealers, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has learned.
The woman, who has yet to be identified, tried to re-engage a relationship with Te‘o months after she supposedly had died of leukemia in early September, the Notre Dame All-American linebacker has told the people close to him. The account was shared with the Star-Advertiser by a source close to the Te‘o family.
According to the account, Te'o asked the woman to transmit a photo to him with a date stamp, which she did, but this did not allay his suspicions and he later told his family and Notre Dame officials about being scammed.
Maybe Te'o is currently secretly working with the police so that they can track down the drug dealers.
At least hockey starts tomorrow. Does anyone know if NBC streams the west coast game for east coast viewers? I was hoping it'd get pushed to NBCS but it doesn't look like it. It'll be blacked out on Center Ice*, right?
At least hockey starts tomorrow.
Each of the 3 p.m. games also can be seen online at NHL.com and NBCSports.com. The Stanley Cup Championship banner-raising ceremony at Staples Center will be part of the NBC broadcasts.
Football Outsiders have the Patriots with a 68.8% chance to win, Advanced Football Stats has it at 67%
Both pick the Niners 55:45.
Not sure how that translates into point spreads exactly, but I think it's roughly 25% = 7 points so call it NE -5, SF -1.5
Would not have expected the % to come out so close between the two methods.
The 40 points last week = terrible against the spread confused... but I realized that it's likely bettors having a short memory.
Scott Hartnell - Claude Giroux - Brayden Schenn
Max Talbot - Sean Couturier - Jakub Voracek
Matt Read - Scott Laughton - Wayne Simmonds
Ruslan Fedotenko - Eric Wellwood - Zac Rinaldo
Kimmo Timonen - Luke Schenn
Nicklas Grossmann - Braydon Coburn
Andrej Meszaros - Kurtis Foster
As for why Te'o never visited his dying girlfriend in the hospital, he told Schaap, "It never really crossed my mind."
Manti says he now knows -- presumably from Tuiasosopo -- "Two guys and a girl are responsible for the whole thing." He says he doesn't know the identity of the second guy or the girl. He adds he didn't know for sure until Wednesday that it was all a hoax, when Tuiasosopo admitted it to him.
As for one of the big questions -- why didn't he at least Skype -- he says he tried to speak with Lennay through Skype or FaceTime several times, but the person on the other end was in a "black box" and couldn't be seen. He says he also tried meeting her a few time in L.A. and Hawaii, but she kept canceling.
And this is a little weird ... Manti says Lennay once asked him for his checking account number so she could send him money. He did not provide it. Still, no suspicion.
Manti says the fictitious relationship was not a full four years -- they would take breaks, but it got intense after she said her father had died.
Yes, so "intense" that he never saw her face.
So this gives something more to pin down: two guys and a girl.
but I'm not seeing any evidence that Te'o was part of the hoax - which many were very quick to suggest when the story broke.
Manti says Lennay once asked him for his checking account number so she could send him money. He did not provide it.
Kapernick and Ryan pass much better when not pressured.
Yep, that's why I wonder if the unflappable Kaepernick won't be as flapped as the unflappable Wilson was late 1st half last week - only with a louder Atlanta crowd this time, and with a Falcons team with loosened sphincters. I think the 49ers are better, but home field could mean a lot....
It's kind of funny to see in-game hockey chatter. New experience for me :-)
As the self-appointed head of the All-American Football Conference Appreciation Society,
because I don't know why you'd incubate dragon eggs beneath the Wall.
let me be the first to note the possibility of the first all-AAFC Super Bowl.
The fact that PFB-Reference lumps the two Browns' franchises together is little more than revisionist history.
Everything else from the ownership to the players runs a straight line between the original AAFC Browns and the 2013 Ravens.
By the reasoning you're using, the fact that the Ravens use the same fight song as the Baltimore Colts means that the Indy Colts aren't connected to Baltimore.
In both cases you have a franchise (Browns/Ravens and Baltimore Colts/Indy Colts) moving from one city to another, while tokens of sentiment (the uniforms in Cleveland's case, the marching song in Baltimore's) transferred by contract to the new team in the city
Not really. In both cases you have a franchise (Browns/Ravens and Baltimore Colts/Indy Colts) moving from one city to another, while tokens of sentiment (the uniforms in Cleveland's case, the marching song in Baltimore's) transferred by contract to the new team in the city. Both the original Browns' uniforms and the Baltimore Colts' marching song were integral parts of their cities' identities, and it was only natural that the replacement franchise would want to keep them, even if in Baltimore's case it took awhile to make the switch.
It's not because of the uniforms that they're considered the continuation.
Then why didn't they just adopt new uniforms?
Emotionally, of course they are, and if you close your eyes and just look at the uniforms you can pretend that those purchased record books are really a "continuation" of a franchise that in fact is now wearing purple jerseys and playing the Patriots in a few hours. That's the sort of reality that negotiations can substitute for actual history.
But in unaltered reality the current Browns are adopted stepchildren in a family where the birth children all ran off with their father and disowned their birth mother. For "a continuation of the old team" it's sure strange that they didn't have a single player or executive who carried over from the Cleveland Browns of 1995.
The fact that none of the 2013 Ravens played for the 1995 Browns means no more than the fact that no current member of the Indians' 2012 roster was with the Indians in 1995.
Sam - congrats on keeping the faith.
Nothing says faith like the +175 moneyline imo
For the record, I don't wager on any sports.
the only reason i am leaning toward san fran is that i am anti-dome with a passion
i loathe football being played in domes
possibly irrational but that be the fact
Also favor pushing the season back a month and a half for more winter football.
You realize the SB is in a dome, no matter who wins, right?
Cushy dome teams like the Saints and Falcons don't play real football.
That's cause you don't have the stones, internet tough guy.
What's "real football" to you?
most teams struggle handling good catching tight ends unless they are going to sacrifice a safety for coverage as most linebackers are not up to the task
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