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Inside the mind of Matt Walsh: The truth behind "Fabri-gate"

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  1. Palm Beach Pats Fan

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    You know people like Matt Walsh. Everybody does, A normal guy in many respects, with the major flaw, a common one really, bending the truth to make himself look better. Put yourself in his shoes.

    Into the mind of Matt Walsh:


    Most of the time it's just a little fib I tell. It seems harmless! As a teenager I worked for the park service picking up trash, on my resume I call it "recreation management"

    In college I didn't play sports. That doesn't look good though. I love sports! Hmmm.., I'll add a few lines to my resume.

    I was a video grunt for 3 years, and it looks bad that I didn't advance. I call myself a "scout" on the resume for that third year. By all means I hide the fact I was fired.

    While I was with the Patriots, my friends are all impressed that I worked there. The team captured the attention of the whole region, gradually. I had never been involved in organized football at any level, but I thought it would impress my friends, so I told them that the coaches were coming to me for important information. It's absurd, since I was always the bottom-of-the-rung video guy, and sometimes there wasn't even much for me to do. That story wouldn't have impressed people much, though.

    The whole area became delerious- the Patriots won the Super Bowl as huge underdogs to the Rams. I wanted to spin things so that I could paint myself as a hero. I told quite a few people that I taped the Rams walkthrough practice and gathered info that helped the Patriots win. Yes, I was a hero! I showed them how Marshall Faulk was practicing kick returns! Just a fib. But unfortunately the people I tell it to didn't all forget, and a couple of them even believed me. Years later, one of them talked to John Tomase from the Boston Herald. Oops...

    Some of these fibs have been in my head so long I've convinced myself they are real. The coaches sought me out. They needed me! The players praised me, and I was essential.

    The Rams walkthrough thing just now became big, though. I know I'll have to admit that it never happened. I'll say I don't know where that story came from. I was with other people who know the truth. So what that I lied before. In my mind, though, it was just a little fib. The others I can still cling to. I was important. They needed me!

    So what that I got caught in this mess. Nobody's going to string me up. Senator Specter likes me! He got me a $500/hour lawyer to help me out. Boy I'll lay it on real thick with Specter, since he'll perk up so much hearing about my fantastic story about lending advise directly to coaches to win big games. I'll tell him all about the no-huddle offense (and hope I remember enough jargon to fool the Senator into thinking I know what I am talking about!).

    Life is good. I play golf in Hawaii. Sure I mow the grass mostly, but I'm good at that, and it is OK with the owners that I call myself a "golf pro". Big time golfers vacation there and play the course some time. I tell my friends I help the golf pros like Tiger and Phil with their swing. Actually I once in a while bring them drinks at the 10th hole. Not Tiger. Michelle Wie once. I talked to her though... we are practically friends!

    Important.

    Yes, I'm important, and with each re-telling I believe it a little more myself!
     
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    This is awesome. Thank you.
     
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    Dead on analyses into the mind of a pathological liar. :rocker:
     
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    I vote for Fabrigate to be the new buzzword! Great 'article'!
     
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    Hilarious but you forgot one part

    he and Michelle belong to the same book club :rofl:
     
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    LOL. Well-done!
     
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    That was super.................. and YUP, we all know someone like Matt Walsh in our lives.
     
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    I think he suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

    Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, extreme self-involvement, and lack of empathy for others. Individuals with this disorder are usually arrogantly self-assured and confident. They expect to be noticed as superior. Many highly successful individuals might be considered narcissistic. However, this disorder is only diagnosed when these behaviors become persistent and very disabling or distressing.
     
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    I find it amazing how the national media brushes off the most obvious piece of information about Walsh. He was fired by the Patriots! Think about anybody that we know that has been fired from a job. Do they have anything complimentary to say about their former boss and employer? Do they have a tendency to deflect blame for their own actions on somebody else and speak disparagingly about that manager and company? Even without researching Walsh's past to get a glimpse of his personality, "even a fifth grader" can see that this person is most likely going to be less than completely honest and forthcoming given a chance to put the screws to his former team. And isn't that what he was really planning to do by deciding to keep these tapes?
     
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    Copyright that immediately.:D
     
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    You should forward this to every newspaper Columnist in New England and maybe then they would understand what We are dealing with.
    Great Post !
     
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    Is this Matt Walsh, because this is SO right on the money, it's scarey. You laid it out, I bet, like it actually went down. It doesn't matter who this "fibs" hurt at this point, because 118 year old Senator Specter things I'm honest and honorable. :)
     
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    Well Done!

    He also tapes the audio of all his conversations with said celebrity golfers and their conversations with each other while he is carrying their clubs and bringing them drinks. A little splicing here and a little splicing there and by golly, he has some audio of a great conversation between him and Tiger.
     
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