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Old 01-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #65
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again, its not a big deal. he is a kid looking for attention, nothing more. the problem is that we the public allowed ourselves to be sucked into his fantasy, and believed it because he went to ND.
Except, it goes deeper than just "Looking for attention." If he got votes for awards and accolades because of this fake story (Which people are saying he did here. I don't know, I don't follow college football enough), then that means he took votes away from other players.

By taking votes away from other players he directly impacted their chances of winning these awards. And it was a wrongful impact. If he got the nod over other guys because of his story, he doesn't deserve those votes. They should go to someone who played his heart out and outperformed Te'o.

So, what's the harm in getting a few votes over someone else? They're just kids, right? No harm, no crime.

Wrong. By taking away those votes, he may have caused a player to not win that award. Which, directly impacts his money making opportunities. Winning college football awards gets you hyped up and talked about. It gets you endorsement offers. Players are possibly missing out on that money that they deserved because this guy rode a fake story to stealing votes and sympathy.

Your right to be an attention whore extends only so far as to the point where you start infringing on someone else's right to earn some money. That's the issue here.
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Except, it goes deeper than just "Looking for attention." If he got votes for awards and accolades because of this fake story (Which people are saying he did here. I don't know, I don't follow college football enough), then that means he took votes away from other players.

By taking votes away from other players he directly impacted their chances of winning these awards. And it was a wrongful impact. If he got the nod over other guys because of his story, he doesn't deserve those votes. They should go to someone who played his heart out and outperformed Te'o.

So, what's the harm in getting a few votes over someone else? They're just kids, right? No harm, no crime.

Wrong. By taking away those votes, he may have caused a player to not win that award. Which, directly impacts his money making opportunities. Winning college football awards gets you hyped up and talked about. It gets you endorsement offers. Players are possibly missing out on that money that they deserved because this guy rode a fake story to stealing votes and sympathy.

Your right to be an attention whore extends only so far as to the point where you start infringing on someone else's right to earn some money. That's the issue here.
Just one of the reasons why I'm glad I nominated you for Most Knowledgeable Poster not ten minutes ago.

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Except, it goes deeper than just "Looking for attention." If he got votes for awards and accolades because of this fake story (Which people are saying he did here. I don't know, I don't follow college football enough), then that means he took votes away from other players.

By taking votes away from other players he directly impacted their chances of winning these awards. And it was a wrongful impact. If he got the nod over other guys because of his story, he doesn't deserve those votes. They should go to someone who played his heart out and outperformed Te'o.

So, what's the harm in getting a few votes over someone else? They're just kids, right? No harm, no crime.

Wrong. By taking away those votes, he may have caused a player to not win that award. Which, directly impacts his money making opportunities. Winning college football awards gets you hyped up and talked about. It gets you endorsement offers. Players are possibly missing out on that money that they deserved because this guy rode a fake story to stealing votes and sympathy.

Your right to be an attention whore extends only so far as to the point where you start infringing on someone else's right to earn some money. That's the issue here.
At this point, I think the only one who has lost money making opportunities is himself, considering that a lot of people are flat out dropping himself from the 1st Round altogether
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At this point, I think the only one who has lost money making opportunities is himself, considering that a lot of people are flat out dropping himself from the 1st Round altogether
I don't like using the draft as a "Potential earning" indicator, because no one really know much influence this will have. I know there's reports saying he's dropping out, but we won't know until it happens, nor will we know if this played a role in it or if it was his BCS Title game where he looked like he couldn't play against NFL level talent. Plus, we won't know if getting an award would have caused any other player to be drafted higher than he goes now. You'd hope teams would do their own research and base their decisions off more than just awards, but you never know.

I think endorsements are an easier figure to guesstimate, just because the media doesn't necessarily care about straight talent. They want personable players with name recognition who they can throw flashy titles on. Like, "Random DT Number 3, "Rob Meier Great Defensive Tackle Award Recipient."
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Except, it goes deeper than just "Looking for attention." If he got votes for awards and accolades because of this fake story (Which people are saying he did here. I don't know, I don't follow college football enough), then that means he took votes away from other players.

By taking votes away from other players he directly impacted their chances of winning these awards. And it was a wrongful impact. If he got the nod over other guys because of his story, he doesn't deserve those votes. They should go to someone who played his heart out and outperformed Te'o.

So, what's the harm in getting a few votes over someone else? They're just kids, right? No harm, no crime.

Wrong. By taking away those votes, he may have caused a player to not win that award. Which, directly impacts his money making opportunities. Winning college football awards gets you hyped up and talked about. It gets you endorsement offers. Players are possibly missing out on that money that they deserved because this guy rode a fake story to stealing votes and sympathy.

Your right to be an attention whore extends only so far as to the point where you start infringing on someone else's right to earn some money. That's the issue here.
Unfortunately what he did is not illegal, or even criminal. so he stole some heisman trophy votes or butkus award votes from other players. due to the Supreme Courts ruling on the "Stolen Valor Act" lying for personnel profit is protected by the first amendment. the fact that others are hurt by it doesn't matter at all. we can bitch and moan about it all we want, but what he did is actually protected by the first amendment. we need to just suck it up, and move on.
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