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  1. #141
    Manti Te'o did lose his grandmother this past fall. Annette Santiago died on Sept. 11, 2012, at the age of 72, according to Social Security Administration records in Nexis. But there is no SSA record there of the death of Lennay Marie Kekua, that day or any other. Her passing, recounted so many times in the national media, produces no obituary or funeral announcement in Nexis, and no mention in the Stanford student newspaper.

    Nor is there any report of a severe auto accident involving a Lennay Kekua. Background checks turn up nothing. The Stanford registrar's office has no record that a Lennay Kekua ever enrolled. There is no record of her birth in the news. Outside of a few Twitter and Instagram accounts, there's no online evidence that Lennay Kekua ever existed.

    The photographs identified as Kekua—in online tributes and on TV news reports—are pictures from the social-media accounts of a 22-year-old California woman who is not named Lennay Kekua. She is not a Stanford graduate; she has not been in a severe car accident; and she does not have leukemia. And she has never met Manti Te'o.

    http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-te...iend-is-a-hoax


    What in the actual ****...

  2. #142
    @ESPNNewYork: New York Jets poised to make GM selection, sources say http://t.co/C2EqwCxG

  3. #143
    What time doe Woody have his joke scheduled for?

  4. #144
    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    @ESPNNewYork: New York Jets poised to make GM selection, sources say http://t.co/C2EqwCxG
    After searching for more than two weeks, the New York Jets are poised to name their next general manager. They will hire Mike Tannenbaum's replacement as early as Thursday, according to league sources.

    The front-runners are John Idzik and Omar Khan, front-office executives from the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively, sources said. Jets assistant GM Scott Cohen also is considered a finalist.

    Idzik and Khan were brought back for second interviews this week. In fact, Idzik was scheduled to meet Wednesday with team officials. Khan's second interview occurred Tuesday.

    The Jets have interviewed no fewer than nine candidates, only two of whom have GM experience -- Jerry Angelo and Ted Sundquist, formerly of the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos, respectively. Angelo has been involved in follow-up discussions with the team, but he hasn't been invited back for a second interview.

    Because they've talked to so many candidates in a seemingly meandering search, the Jets have come under criticism from those who believe it's an unattractive job. Sources close to the search, however, said from the outset it could take three weeks.

    The Jets decided to expand the search after interviewing the top four names on their list, including former Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell. They were reportedly prepared to offer him a $1 million housing allowance, but Caldwell was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    CBSSports.com had earlier reported that the Jets would hire a new GM by Thursday.

    Idzik and Khan weren't among the first round of interviews.

    The Jets also changed their objective along the way. The initial goal was to hire a GM with a strong scouting background, but Idzik and Khan are experts in salary-cap management and contract negotiations. If the Jets go in that direction, it could mean a greater say in personnel for coach Rex Ryan.

    Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said Khan shouldn't be stereotyped as a cap guy.

    "He's very knowledgeable about how this business works -- I mean the football business, not just the business side of it," Colbert told reporters Wednesday in Pittsburgh. "He's been very strong in salary cap administration, but he's also observed and learned a lot about how the player personnel side of things works. We think he's ready and, if he gets the opportunity, good for him."
    #Msg2Shrt

  5. #145
    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post
    That sound you hear is the sound of money being flushed down the toilet.

    Now, not only is his game on the field been questioned but now his mental attitude needs to be questioned.

  6. #146
    this gm search invokes the classic meatloaf song, 'two outta three ain't bad'

  7. #147
    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post
    #Msg2Shrt
    It's interesting to note that Cohen has been separated from those two and not listed as a front runner.

  8. #148
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Caster View Post
    What time doe Woody have his joke scheduled for?
    Whenever he picks up his green tie from the dry cleaners.

  9. #149
    Quote Originally Posted by Eckesg1 View Post
    It's interesting to note that Cohen has been separated from those two and not listed as a front runner.
    agreed. could be the espn spin, but as has been posted here it's more likely they think cohen is a positive and want him to stay.

  10. #150
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    @ESPNNewYork: New York Jets poised to make GM selection, sources say http://t.co/C2EqwCxG

  11. #151
    I can already see tomorrow's headlines: "Manti Te'Hoax?"

    Just epic

  12. #152
    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post
    I can already see tomorrow's headlines: "Manti Te'Hoax?"

    Just epic
    Hilarious

  13. #153
    Brian Costello ‏@BrianCoz
    Bart Scott on Showtime: "U know what the problem was with the Jets this year? We didn’t have enough quality players 2 win. Simple as that."


    Speak for yourself, Bart...

  14. #154
    Brian Costello ‏@BrianCoz
    Bart Scott is on "Inside the NFL" this week, says the locker room was together and complains about media coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetstream23 View Post
    The minute that guy steps into the facility the Jets will have a black bag over his head and bring him downstairs. Three hours of waterboarding as they ask, "Where are the Spygate tapes? Where???"
    Awesome. I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    @MarkLazerus: This is incredible. MT @Deadspin: Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend is a hoax. http://t.co/3UDSWuQG
    That's sad if true.

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    The front-runners are John Idzik and Omar Khan, front-office executives from the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively, sources said.
    Thank goodness. Hiring angelo or cohen would have been a disaster. At this point, i will be happy with either one of these guys.

  18. #158
    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    @MarkLazerus: This is incredible. MT @Deadspin: Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend is a hoax. http://t.co/3UDSWuQG
    what a freakin story. what is going on?

  19. #159
    Quote Originally Posted by Eckesg1 View Post
    That sound you hear is the sound of money being flushed down the toilet.

    Now, not only is his game on the field been questioned but now his mental attitude needs to be questioned.
    Crazy article. My reading comprehension may be off but am I right- some kid created a fake account of a woman? MT interacted with the account (which had a picture of a girl this kid went to HS with) and then it all developed from there. Eventually MT knew that this girl didn't exist but apparently didn't do anything to dispel this false story.

    AMIRITE?!

  20. #160
    Quote Originally Posted by SMC View Post
    That's sad if true.
    You're sad a young woman DIDN'T die from cancer?!

    JK.

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