Published January 17, 2013 - 8:48am
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In case you were under a rock yesterday, Deadspin broke the news that the story about Manti Te’o and his girlfriend that died during the season was a hoax. The internet then exploded with jokes about the Heisman finalist’s fake girlfriend. Not only was he embarrassed by Alabama in the National Championship, but every SEC fan with a twitter account continued the humiliation. Here are some of the best comments:
Manti Te’o wasn’t missing tackles in the National Championship, he was hugging his girlfriend.
— Alabama Crimson Tide (@RollTide) January 17, 2013
The worst thing you can do is fool yourself!
— Manti Te’o (@MTeo_5) November 21, 2012
If you having girl problems I feel bad for you son Manti Teo has 99 problems but a girl ain’t one.
— Jadeveon Clowny (@JadeveonClowny) January 17, 2013
On the bright side for Manti Te’o, his relationship was probably better than any Taylor Swift has had. — Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) January 17, 2013
Manti Te’o is still learning about the SEC: twitter.com/SDS/status/291…
— Saturday Down South (@SDS) January 17, 2013
If u r keeping score this week, Jodie Foster and Manti Te’o: single. — John Walters (@jdubs88) January 16, 2013
These Te’o jokes are all very funny but let’s all try and remember that a person who never existed is dead. — Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21) January 16, 2013
Has Darnell Dockett started hitting on Te’o's fake girlfriend via Twitter yet? — SportsPickle (@sportspickle) January 16, 2013
Brent Musberger hasn’t seen Te’o's girlfriend either, but he is assured, real or fake, that she is smokin’. — Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) January 16, 2013
About this Te’o story. Who makes up a dead girlfriend other than George Castanza? — Chris Rose (@ChrisRose) January 16, 2013
Manti Te’o might see his draft prospects drop but he should probably be No. 1 in the fantasy draft. — Daniel MacEachern (@DanMacEachern) January 16, 2013
Musburger: “Oh, you middle linebackers, you get all the imaginary women!” Herbie: “Wow!” — John Walters (@jdubs88) January 17, 2013
The scouting report on Manti Te’o- Strengths: leadership. Weaknesses: No-showed a national title game, lied about fake/dead girlfriend.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) January 16, 2013
Taylor Swift is already writing a song about Manti Te’o and his fake girlfriend.
— Ryan (@Isley23) January 16, 2013
Manti Te’o's girlfriend is why college football needs a playoff system
— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) January 17, 2013
At least my girlfriend, Halle Berry, is real. It’s just the relationship that’s imaginary. #MantiTeo
— Phil Taylor (@SI_PhilTaylor) January 16, 2013
Manti Te’o just changed his Facebook status to ‘its complicated’
— Grumpy Cat (@ohmrgrumpycat) January 17, 2013