Catfish Jokes Are Not Funny… Anymore


Apparently I need to grow up, but I still see these stupid cartoons and jokes of Manti Te’o and still laugh. Yea, I am immature! Yes they are stupid, but some are funny. The cartoon above wasn’t even funny, but it was our local paper that posted it.

But it seems that the catfish jokes are a sensitive subject now. I posted the pic on facebook and got all kinds of crap for it, so I decided to post it on the site to get even more crap.

Here are the responses I got for the posting: “grow up”, “unsubscribed”, “stupid humor, grow up”, something about karma, “move on already”…

…Well crap! I am pretty sure I posted stuff like this when it happened and it was hilarious.

I guess I will sit here giggling to myself about “stupid humor.”

What if I say that we should get an in-n-out truck out to the airport to welcome Bryant McKinnie? Low blow?

Can’t wait to see how sensitive we get when we sign Tim Tebow!

Only serious posts from now on… ha.

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • Stefanie Smith

    You are not immature. The guy portrayed himself like a clown… and people are going to laugh. Nothing wrong with you.

  • Rudy Rullan

    Another dumb joke!!!! Just remember KARMA is a B*****H!!!

  • tubbs45

    Who gives a stinky s#$% what people say as long as your play on the field leave cleats stuck to the turf and little birdies circling peoples heads… I think its funny how PC we have to be with certain issues and others are no holds barred…

    • Ernie Padaon

      That is what it is all about!!!

  • Stefanie Smith

    Ernie: It is your facebook page, and your blog. You make the rules, not the Manti T’eo fanboys and girls. Sorry, this is getting a Tebow feel to it. It’s got a religious feel to it… like the religious fanatics are getting their boxers in a wad

  • Edward Moretti

    I hated the Te’o pick at first but now I look at it this way: if some fans can look the other way if they have (had) a killer on their roster (Ravens) and others can look the other way if they have a rapist on their roster (Steelers) I can be a Christian and look the other way for Te’o 5-0!

    • Stefanie Smith

      Hey, Ben R was not a rapist. Why would you say that and call yourself a Crhistian in the next breath? It does not give you carte blanche to say that about someone because you are a Christian. That was one of the most awful things to say. You really should be ashamed of yourself.

      And go read up on the Ray Lewis trial. He was tried for obstruction . And his friends who were also tried were found NOT GUILTY. Got that? He didn’t have a weapon nor did HE kill anyone. Man, you are really wrong.

      Because you are Christian doesn’t give you a blank check to make stuff up. How would you like it?

      • Brandon Rios

        Big Ben is a rapist. There’s no denying that.

        • Stefanie Smith

          What are you talking about? There were “sexual assault allegations in Lake Tahoe in 2008 and in Milledgeville, Georgia, in 2010. Neither allegation resulted in charges being filed.”

          • davacho

            i’m being sincere and not trying to piss you off, but what does thinking someone’s a rapist have to do with being a christian?

          • Stefanie Smith

            The guy in the top post brought it up that he was a Christian and brought up the Ben R rapist and the Ray Lewis murderer references. I just responded. He was the one touting that he was Christian. You should ask Edward Moretti (the guy on this board) that brought his Christianity into it.

            But to answer your question for myself—he shouldn’t be using his religion as some pass to make up stuff that is not true.

          • Anonymous

            You’re one of the reasons I don’t regularly participate in the discussion of this forum. Seriously, you’re bat shit crazy.

          • blackroseMD1

            If he were only accused once, then I could see it being someone out for money. The fact that he’s been accused twice…well, where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.

          • Stefanie Smith

            Not in our country. He is innocent until proven guilty.Tell that to those college boys that were accused of rape where it was later found that NOTHING occurred. It happens most often with professional athletes.

          • joerockt

            lol. Yea, and OJ is an innocent man as well. Oh and Leonard Little. Yup, our justice system is a shining beacon of perfection.

      • DougM

        Actually, that’s not true, Stefanie. Ray actually reached a plea agreement where the charges of murder were dropped in exchange for him pleading guilty to obstruction and testifying against his two buddies. No killer has ever been found, but neither has the white suit that Ray wore that night. And there was blood from the victim in Ray’s limo. Ray also reached unreleased financial agreements with the families of the victims. I’m not saying he did it, but don’t try to guarantee that he wasn’t. He and his friends are HIGHLY suspicious in the whole deal.

        • Stefanie Smith

          Yes. what I said is true. Everyone of those people were not guilty. Go get the Court TV transcripts of the trial. Do you even know what happened? And the guys that were with him were found not guilty. Did you know that there was a robbery going on? It does not matter now. Believe what you want.

          • DougM

            I get it and I’m not trying to be a jerk. I’m just saying that I wouldn’t be so quick to paint Ray as a saint, because they were FOUND to be not guilty – that doesn’t mean that they weren’t guilty. Again, no white suit, blood in the limo. Doesn’t mean that they ARE guilty, but doesn’t mean that Ray is a potential guard for the pearly gates either. Lots of killers have gone free, as I’m sure you’re aware. Unless I was there and saw it, I certainly wouldn’t guarantee that he didn’t do it.

  • RussinSactown

    He’s going to get razzed for it for a while. I think this all goes away when he pops Welker coming across the middle and lays out a Raider in a game.

  • BoltFan2

    Instead of being the “catfished” be the “catfisherman”…. Every time he makes an interception… The QB was catfished! Makes a big tackle on a RB… That RB got catfished!

    Fill the Q every time he makes an awesome play with chants of “You got catfished” until everyone thinks of it as a positive or finally leaves the guy alone…

  • Saul Lopez

    Only fuel for the fire baby. MNF week one is the perfect opportunity to shut everyone up.
    (Pic was funny though, lol)

  • Pels04

    I hope the FB comments werent directed towards you. It is funny, i laughed but i do also agree that the SD media needs to give it a rest. He will get enough of it from everyone else

  • davacho

    he made his bed- how he handles it will either incite more of the same or defuse it all together. i think our local paper was pulling a eminem 8-mile maneuver by poking fun at us for signing the kid with the “invisible gf”- makes it tough for other cities to rib us if we’re having fun with it. i say 1st preseason game- manti lays the wood big time and it’s over. : )

    • Stefanie Smith

      Good answer. If we can make fun at ourselves, likely to settle it down. Plus how he handles it sure could incite more. Publicity hounds say bad publicity is better than no publicity at all. This is how it is going to be now–at least for awhile.

      • RussinSactown

        You know he’s going to catch Hell for it in the locker room too because his team mates will want to see how tough he is mentally. But I think he’ll get through it fine. All he has to do is lay a few people out and this will be a distant memory.

        • Stefanie Smith


  • matticus

    Stefanie Smith totally bringing down the atmosphere in the room though!

    • Stefanie Smith

      What did I do? Please be specific. If your concern is about the topic initiated by a poster on here about Ben R and Ray Lewis, then I apologize. But in fairness, you should bring that up with that person also, as he initiated the topic.

      Nonetheless, I apologize.

    • nativesandiegan

      Not this time

  • blackroseMD1

    He’ll get crap for it for a while, and then people will forget about it until he plays in a big game, the way they forgot about Ray Lewis being at the scene of a murder until it came time for him to play in the Super Bowl.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Yeah, guy was walking down the street coming out of a club..Must have been frightening.

      • blackroseMD1

        And the point of my post went right over your head…

        • Stefanie Smith

          No, it didn’t. I didn’t want to get in an argument with you. I let it slide. I already went through it all. It’s you that wanted to make a sort of subtle derogatory comment about Ray Lewis is all. It’s okay.

          • blackroseMD1

            How was saying that he was at the scene of a murder derogatory? He was. It’s a proven fact. I didn’t say that he killed a guy…that would have been derogatory.

          • Stefanie Smith

            At least be genuine about it. You brought up Ray Lewis why? You did not think I got it and thus you said it went over my head. You made the comment…Maybe you didn’t make yourself clear as to your point. I don’t know,, you wrote it, I didn’t. If it wasn’t derogatory or a dig on Lewis, then that’s fine too.

          • blackroseMD1

            I brought up Ray Lewis because the situation that he was in was big news when it happened, and then was largely forgotten about until this year, when the Ravens went to the Super Bowl. That’s likely the same thing that’s going to happen with Te’o. Right now he’s getting laughed at for the fake girlfriend thing…but I’m betting by next season, it will be mostly forgotten and won’t be brought up again until we hit the big stage.

            I wasn’t meaning to disparage Ray Lewis, just meaning to draw a correlation between situations.

  • shane

    so when do we as chargers fans stop makin fun of the guy? can we just embrace him as a stud fball player? cuz that’s all we should really care about. I’m guessin manti doesn’t love gettin razzed all the time about it, so lets just get behind him and support him…can you imagine what would happen if everybody started makin fun of jason collins after coming out? i know apples to oranges…but still

    • joerockt

      Holding my judgement either way until I see what he does on Monday Night. He’s already shown his resolve in always answering questions respectfully and not getting pissed off about it. I give him credit for that but nothing more.

      • shane

        tough crowd, i support him, he’s on our team, and i say go chargers. #boltup

  • tbell11

    This is going to be the most media buzzed off-season from the Chargers in a long time. Can’t wait for that first game against Houston on Monday night where Manti Te’o disrupts Arian Foster and makes Matt Schaub look scared.

  • joerockt

    This will go on for months until Monday Night against the Texans. We’ll see what the guy is made of. Until then, the jury will be out.

  • nativesandiegan

    I got a kick out of the cartoon, & I’m sure it won’t be hard for him to find his locker. As an aside we can have a 2-ring circus by signing Tebow as backup SS & Special Team Ace.(Think he can put on a few pounds and play LT?)

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