“Teams want to know whether Manti Te’o is gay. They just want to know. They want to know because in an NFL locker room, it’s a different world. It shouldn’t be that way.”
“Consider what happened on Friday night at the start of one NFC team’s 15-minute interview with Tyler Eifert, the former Notre Dame tight end who is considered a possible first-round selection.
To kick things off, the team’s head coach asked Eifert, “Do you have a girlfriend?”
“Yes,” Eifert responded.
“Is she real?” the coach shot back.
Eifert – and everyone else – burst into laughter.
This is what football has come to for Te’o, a man whose tale of a deceased girlfriend once generated sympathy – and who now must navigate his way through a controversy that won’t die.”
From The Brooklyn Cyclones:
In light of recent events involving All-American linebacker Manti Te’o, the Brooklyn Cyclones have announced that June 21st will be Fictitious Friday at MCU Park. The Single-A Affiliate of the New York Mets will have legendary fireballer Sidd Finch on the mound, in what will be his long-awaited professional debut …
(What do you mean he’s not real?), when they take on Roy Hobbs and the New York Knights (Wait, that team only exists in a movie and they are actually playing the Aberdeen IronBirds). Fans should be sure to arrive early because prior to the game, The Beatles will reunite for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event. (Okay, that’s apparently not true either, but this girl I met online told me she could make it happen).
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