Twittersphere Responds to Te’o on Couric
Chances are excellent that you’ve watched Manti Te’o’s interview on Katie Couric’s TV show Thursday.
This story is convoluted enough where, regardless of what Te’o said, we’re assuming that more facts will come out. For now, let’s just sit back and enjoy the reactions from the Twittersphere.
By far the most meme-friendly moment of the interview came when Couric asked if Te’o was gay, to which the linebacker replied, “No. Far from it. Faaaaaaaaaaaar from it.” Here’s that moment captured in its infinite GIF-ness.
And here are some of the better tweets in response to the interview as a whole.
Dave Itzkoff, New York Times
Manti Te’o leaves Katie’s studio, shakes off his strange posture and stilted speech, turns back into Keyser Söze. And like that, he’s gone.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 24, 2013
Brett Ludwiczak, Land-Grant Holy Land
Katie: “Where were you from the Alabama offense in the national championship game?” Manti: “FAAAARRRR from it.”
— Brett (@BLeez17) January 24, 2013
Bruce Arthur, National Post
I wish Manti had just said “I’m not even sure being gay exists.”
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) January 24, 2013
Adam Kramer, Kegs ‘n Eggs
“I picked one hell of a day to quit sniffing glue.” - Manti Te’o's agent, every single day
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) January 24, 2013
Sid Seixeiro, Toronto radio host
Watching Katie Couric/Te’o interview.At any moment I’m expecting him to say “I could see my fake dead girlfriend from my house”.
— Sid Seixeiro (@Sid_Seixeiro) January 24, 2013
Do you remember following sports before the advent of Twitter? Yeah, neither do we.