**************Originally Posted by Peacheater;3847616;
After the day I've had, reading the following references supplied by our friends here:
a) Jake's own website, in which he mind numbingly describes himself as the modern day incarnation of chivalry, ethics, real manhood, and good dating judgment;
b) Vienna announcing her plans to launch her career as a "motivational speaker" (I should just stop now because that one is a show stopper);
c) Seeing the "booze cruise" photos taken of Vienna last year in which she truly redefines the phrase "sloppy drunk." These are a can't miss viewing for all Vienna fans;
d) The latest story on Jake telling his ex he loved her after the proposal - yet to be fully verified - but definitely adding credence to the story about Jake asking for the girl's phone number at the Maverick's game in January.
After all that, I'm not sure I'm still fully here.
But I agree with you completely. They wouldn't gamble their credibility on something that had no legs, but the negotiations to lock up the story and lock down the hard facts take a some time. Unfortunately, on message boards, if everything including FBI verification isn't produced immediately,
the stories are dismissed by some as mean and hurtful.
I did have one pleasant read today. An interview with an ex-contestant in which she did not wish to be identified, but she said that what really blew her away about Jake was how incredibly small he was - with 5'6" being generous and maybe more like 5'5". As the discoverer of the elevator shoes and perhaps the world's most dedicated scientist on the issue of Jake's height, that was pure gold. So not such a bad day after all.