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The Sara Phillips Con Story

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Damage, May 2, 2012.

  1. Damage

    Damage ****face

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    If you haven't read up on this yet, be prepared to have your mind blown. It'll take you about 10-20 minutes to get through it, but if you have time to waste at work, it's a must read.

    Deadspin should win a Pulitzer for this piece.

    WARNING: This is a rabbit hole of epic proportions. You will click every link and follow every possible trail it leads to.

    http://deadspin.com/5906658/is-an-espn-columnist-scamming-people-on-the-internet

    EDIT: It's entirely too long to C&P, and it has many hyperlinks attached.
     
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  2. Huber.

    Huber. Adrninistrator

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    I got about 2 paragraphs through and realized it wouldn't be worth it. What is the TL;DL?
     
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  3. Damage

    Damage ****face

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    Can't really explain it. It's insane and really is worth the read.
     
  4. Huber.

    Huber. Adrninistrator

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    is it more than just a person getting caught ghost writing?
     
  5. Chardon

    Chardon Hall of Farmer

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    I'll base my opinions off what your bff Jigo thinks.

    Ghost writing isn't rare. Many authors do it. R.L Stine did it for Goosebumps.
     
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  6. cdt

    cdt Oh My God! Staff Member

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    Some chick or dude basically duped ESPN and a bunch of other people and fucked them in the ass and made off with their money or something.
     
  7. The Oi

    The Oi Or Also Schtick

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    Skimmed it. Didn't seem that crazy. Couldn't get interested in it.
     
  8. DJTJ

    DJTJ 3 ball... got it!

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    I read the whole thing. Color me unimpressed. College student bets money, becomes big, creates a fake identity. She only scammed one person out of money, as Ben never paid for squat(from what I read). Really sounds like grasping at straws for this big investigative story.
     
  9. Czvosec

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    I read it yesterday. Guess I'm one of only 2 here that finds it interesting...
     
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  10. Damage

    Damage ****face

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    Apparently we're the only ones who get it
     
  11. KI4MVP

    KI4MVP formerly LJ4MVP

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    yes - pretty much stole form people, got a job at ESPN, then used that job to steal from more people
     
  12. KI4MVP

    KI4MVP formerly LJ4MVP

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    Ben had a Facebook page with 300k likes that generated a few hundred thousand $ in advertising revenues. She stole that, it's revenue, and diverted all of those people to her own web site, using her position at ESPN to pull it all off. You don't think that's stealing because he didn't write her a check?
     
  13. Amherstcavsfan

    Amherstcavsfan Duh

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    So...How the hell did she get hired at ESPN? Have we ever explained that?

    Wild story.
     
  14. Damage

    Damage ****face

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    She use to write for Covers. Someone from ESPN saw her articles, recognized that she was young, hot & wrote about sports. Person contacted her to write for their revamped Page 2 page. Without vetting or meeting her.

    They cut ties with her this morning I guess
     
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    God damn that's a good Bernie.
     
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  16. Chardon

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    Skimmed it. Didn't seem that crazy. Couldn't get interested in it.
     
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  17. Amherstcavsfan

    Amherstcavsfan Duh

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    Didn't ESPN confirm that the person who contacted her was not working for ESPN, though? Maybe I misread that part.
     
  18. The Oi

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    Rabbit Holes of epic proportions
    JFK assassination theories
    The supposed Illuminati
    The supposed 9/11 conspiracies
    Watergate
    The 9 billion government employee deaths that occurred during Clinton's presidency
    Area 51
    The Mafia

    Not rabbit holes of epic proportions
    Sarah Phillips conning a college kid out of his sports website along with some Indian guys

































    JK LOL BRB K L8R SK8R Give me a call tmrw morn, pussy.
     
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  19. Damage

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    You forgot Rebecca Black.

    Sry Chrly. Had a douchy meeting that lasted entirely too fucking long. Call maƱana
     
  20. Believeland-OH

    Believeland-OH In the Rotation

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    Looks like she is coming clean. Really not that big of a conspiracy, just someone taking advantage of her status and other people.

    Yahoo Sports Update -> HERE

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