I'm actually not to big on the show punked. The produciton value stinks and the 'ideas' for punking make scare tactics look well thought out. That being said Punking is a great theme given everything that came out yesterday.
Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax
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.
This is the one that everyone is talking about. Deadspin has made every sports network out there look foolish. Hell deadspin made looks like the gold standard in journalism after breaking this story. While the media was busy sneering at their crude language and casual presentation they went about their business and broke the sports story of the year, in mid January!
Ill give you a quick summary but if you have time go read the article, there is way too much.
Manti Te'o is a damn fine linebacker and a Heisman candidate who got a lot of press when his grandmother and girlfriend died the same day, right around the Notre Dame Michigan game. Te'o played through the pain of loss and was the star.
Turns out while T'eo did lose his grandmother the girlfriend never even existed, let alone died. For his part T'eo said he was lied to by some pranksters. The only thing I know is that I don't know..
The Big East Also got punked
San Diego State to Remain a Member of the Mountain West Conference
"As a charter member of the Mountain West, San Diego State has decades of history and tremendous competitive rivalries with our member institutions," said Commissioner Craig Thompson. "With today's announcement, SDSU's membership continues uninterrupted and helps the Mountain West maintain a solid foundation going forward. The Aztecs remain a perfect fit geographically and provide the Conference with a highly-competitive athletics program that includes a Top 25 men's basketball team, a 2012 MW tri-champion in football and several other league championship programs."
So the Big East / West division is gone. Word is they have yet to secure a deal on their TV rights which expire this year.
Buffalo Hoops fans are getting punked
MAC Power Rankings – Jan. 15 - MACReportOnline.com
Coach Reggie Witherspoon, the longest tenured MAC coach, has had something of a star-crossed existence helming Buffalo, and it’s starting to show. With Mitchell Watt gone, the roster is littered with unimpressive upperclassmen. And other than Will Regan, the underclassmen haven’t shown much. Bulls fans will point to the loss of Jarod Oldham, but he was shooting 39.4% from the floor. Other than Javon McCrea, there’s no one to turn to on offense.
With McCrea and Regan I was sure the Bulls would be better than their 5-11, 0-3 start.
The NFL is done punking fans
Now they will start Pucking!
Buffalo Sabres Scrimmage Recap: Grigorenko, Hodgson Impress - Die By The Blade
The blue and gold opened their training camp to the public yesterday, and most than 10,000 fans came out to watch the Sabres (and a few Amerks to fill out the rosters) take each other on in a scrimmage that was comprised of three 15-minute periods, a 4-on-4 OT, and a shootout that saw James Patrick's White team defeat Lindy Ruff's Blue team 2-1 in the shootout.
Unlike the Bills that have been punking fans for a decade!
Buffalo Bills Coaching Staff: Doug Marrone Adds 10 Assistants - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills and head coach Doug Marrone have officially confirmed the addition of 10 new assistant coaches, bringing the total number of coaches on the Bills' coaching staff to 14 with several key openings remaining.