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#11 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 3:18:44 PM(UTC)
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Just got home for a break and on the radio, Dan Barriero had a guest on that supposedly knew about the fake girlfriend for awhile now. The link is the podcast to his show. The 30 minute mark is the beginning of the interview.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 3:23:49 PM(UTC)
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Just got home for a break and on the radio, Dan Barriero had a guest on that supposedly knew about the fake girlfriend for awhile now. The link is the podcast to his show. The 30 minute mark is the beginning of the interview.


thanks fo rthe source.

I hope we don't have to listen. [puke]
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#13 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:43:15 PM(UTC)
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Want the real cynic in me to throw out there a far fetched possibility...


People started to question Manti's sexuality.. and this ruse was built as a cover for the hoax. What better way to have a girlfriend, end the constant questions without actually having to date/whatever than a faux girlfriend. Avoidance of the constant questions?

Without some type of extortion element.. it seems to be the only possibly I can come up with to carry it out this far.
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#14 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 5:56:29 PM(UTC)
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yeah I saw a few references to this theory today. Don't know if it is so or not. Don't want to know either.
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Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
Want the real cynic in me to throw out there a far fetched possibility...


People started to question Manti's sexuality.. and this ruse was built as a cover for the hoax. What better way to have a girlfriend, end the constant questions without actually having to date/whatever than a faux girlfriend. Avoidance of the constant questions?

Without some type of extortion element.. it seems to be the only possibly I can come up with to carry it out this far.


I never thought of this. It seems plausible the more I think about it because I read some similar whispers and rumors.

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#16 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2013 12:40:05 AM(UTC)
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yeah I saw a few references to this theory today. Don't know if it is so or not. Don't want to know either.


I haven't seen that theory.. just nothing else seems plausible. Nothing else seems to make a fit.
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:33:32 PM(UTC)
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and the final word on the subject (hopefully) as Manti walks off into the sunset.

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When he was called by the GM and told he was going to be drafted he thought it was a hoax.
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