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Bills fan buys hat at team store with epic manifacturer error

Patriots Bills hat

If there’s one place where you should be able to trust the gear you buy, it’s at an official team store. There’s no knock-off stuff there. You won’t find any of that unauthorized, non-authentic junk there. But, occasionally, you will find mistakes. Every clothing store has an item or two with a manufacturer error. And nothing tops the error one fan saw with a hat he purchased at a preseason game on Thursday.

A reader sent in a photo to Busted Coverage of a hat he says he purchased at the Bills’ team store Thursday night. As you can see, the front of the cap features a Bills logo. But … hey, what the heck is that on the back? What the eff is a Patriots logo doing on the back of a Bills hat?

I don’t know how the fan feels about it, but I would cherish that hat. That hat should be placed in a glass case and go on exhibit. It’s like a double-headed snake or something. When do you ever see something like that? Maybe this guy can sell it to the Gronkowski parents to wear to a game in case one of their sons joins the Bills. That’s about the only true use for it.

H/T Busted Coverage

ESPN screws up big time with Kevin Ward Jr. funeral tweet

ESPN sent an extremely unfortunate tweet from their NASCAR account on Thursday afternoon. Funeral services for the late Kevin Ward Jr. were held on Thursday in upstate New York, where more than 700 mourners flooded South Lewis Senior High School to pay their respects. Here is the tweet NASCAR on ESPN sent and quickly deleted, courtesy of Deadspin:

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We’re all human and we all make mistakes, but that is a pretty drastic one. A typo with the name would be bad enough given the sensitive nature of the subject, but the photo of Stewart made it really brutal. Realizing that plenty of people had seen the tweet, ESPN later issued an apology:

Again, everyone makes mistakes. Some are just more cringe-worthy than others.

Phillies also screwed up and gave away a Mets truck

Phillies Mets truck

Remember how we all had laughs at the Mets’ expense a few days ago when they screwed up a toy truck giveaway by giving away at least one W.B. Mason truck that had a Phillies logo on it?

Looks like they were not alone.

The Phillies are also sponsored by W.B. Mason and had a similar collectible truck giveaway on July 26. And as one person pointed out on Twitter, at least one Mets truck accidentally ended up in the Phillies batch of giveaways.

This joke was a lot funnier when it made the Mets look incompetent. Maybe we’ll just say Ruben Amaro placed this order.

Previously: Mets accidentally give out souvenir with Phillies logo on it

Forearm bash to Crossing Broad
Photo: Twitter/Rgallagher1025

ABC7 in LA pranked by ‘Louis Slungpue’ during UCLA flood coverage (Video)

KABC in Los Angeles must have some pretty stupid people working at the station, because they let a prank caller by the name of “Louis Slungpue” on the air during their live coverage of the UCLA flood, and they didn’t even realize they had screwed up until the caller said the cause of the flood was someone taking a large dump. Seriously.

Don’t ask me how someone posing as “Louis Slungpoo” didn’t set off any alarms among the call screeners. Don’t ask me why they thought it would be totally normal for a DWP spokesperson to just call in on their own. Don’t ask me why the anchors and producers didn’t figure out they’d been “had” when the prank caller suggested some college students started the pipe break by dropping a cherry bomb down the toilet.

I can’t answer any of that.

But it was pure gold when, upon being asked about what led to the water main breaking, Slungpoo answered, “We’re in the investigation phase. Either a cherry bomb or someone took a really large dump.”

And the best part? The anchor’s totally serious response.

“Are you sure about that?”

Yes, we’re pretty sure about that. You’ve been had by someone slinging poo. Seriously, how dumb does ABC7 have to feel about allowing this graphic to appear on their TV screen:

Louis Slungpue

Troy Tulowitzki’s name misspelled on Rockies giveaway T-shirts

The Colorado Rockies held a Troy Tulowitzki T-shirt giveaway on Saturday night, but there was one problem — the shirt manufacturer misspelled the star shortstop’s name:

Troy Tulowitzki misspelled shirt

As if it weren’t bad enough that fans don’t get to see Tulo because he’s on the DL, now they’re stuck with a misspelled last name on the shirt. What, like Tulowitzki is a tough name to spell?

Actually, this might not be a bad thing. Sometimes mistakes make items better collectibles. Horray for the first 15,000 fans who got this bum shirt!

Photo: Twitter/PurpleRow

Michael Jeter? CBS News royally screws up Derek Jeter tweet

Michael Jeter tweet CBS News

Ooph! When it comes to epic screwups, this is up there.

CBS News sent a tweet during Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game linking to a story about Derek Jeter, who just so happened to be the biggest focus of the entire game. The only problem is they screwed up his name. Badly.

What do you think, did the person running the Twitter account mix Jeter and Michael Jordan? Jeter and Michael Jackson?

After an embarrassing mistake like that, you figure CBS News might poke fun at themselves for the blunder. But 10 minutes after leaving the tweet up there for all of mankind to laugh at them, they finally decided to address matters. They disappointingly played it straight:

Samsung Arabia wishes Landon Donovan, Team USA good luck

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Considering Samsung mobile devices are designed to bring you stuff like emails, text messages and news as quickly as possible, I can’t really think of a worse promotion than the one Samsung Mobile Arabia ran on Sunday morning.

The official Samsung Mobile Arabia Twitter page has been tweeting photos of some of the world’s best players and wishing them luck before their games at the World Cup in Brazil. Some of the bigger names have included Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Landon Donovan. Wait, what?

As of the time I’m writing this post, the tweet has been live for four hours. Apparently word of Donovan’s World Cup snub has yet to make its way to Dubai. You mean they didn’t see the infamous tweet from Jurgen Klinsmann’s son? It’s probably time to get with the program.

H/T For the Win