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Providence reporter does not realize he’s on TV, gives us great blooper (Video)

Frank CarpanoA miscommunication between the studio anchor and field reporter led to a great blooper on WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, on Saturday night.

Based on the video, it seems like there was an issue that prevented reporter Frank Carpano from going on-air for his initial report following Providence’s win over Creighton at the Big East tournament, so the host tried to kick it back to him again. Even though Carpano was giving a thumbs up, he apparently could not hear his cue, and therefore did not realize he was on air. He kept futzing with his earpiece the entire time.

The pinnacle was when Carpano, not realizing he was on live TV, launched himself at the camera with the thumbs up and said, “I gave you a thumbs up!”

Dude, if you couldn’t hear, then why did you give a thumbs up?

H/T Deadspin

Wichita State T-shirts incorrectly lists Indiana State as MVC tournament champs

Wichita State T-shirt

Wichita State capped a perfect regular season by beating Indiana State Sunday 83-69 to win the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Only you wouldn’t know it by the T-shirts the team was wearing in their celebration.

The front of the team’s conference tourney champs shirts properly showed the Shockers as the conference tourney winners, but the back, which had the bracket from the tournament, incorrectly listed Indiana State as the winner.

Who goofed? I’ve got to know!

See more similar humorous blunders here.

Photo: Twitter/CuseSports44

Snowflake fail during Olympics opening ceremony

Olympics Ceremony snowflake

You knew the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi couldn’t go down without a hitch, right? There was one noticeable error during a light show when one of the five snowflakes that were supposed to turn into Olympic rings failed to open.

As our friend Brad Evans joked, somebody just lost a body part over that screwup.

Looks like that snowflake was giving us a wink or something.

Olympic rings fail

I think this should be the new official logo of the Sochi Olympics.

CSN shows naked Cubs mascot with penis on live TV (Video)

In an absolutely fantastic moment in live TV history, CSN Washington made one of the greatest, albeit inappropriate, blunders that we have ever seen.

On Monday, the Chicago Cubs unveiled their new mascot — Clark the Cub — which aims to appeal to young kids. The mascot looked cute to me and like something that would appeal to youngsters, but the internet got a hold of it and turned it into a big joke, apparently forgetting that the mascot is for, you know, young children.

Anyway, Deadspin sunk their claws into the mascot and said it looked like a “perverted furry.” They then turned it into a meme and encouraged readers to Photoshop dirty images of the mascot, leading to the handy piece of artwork with Clark’s twig and gigs sticking out.

Then, in some amazing twist of incredible fate, Deadspin’s inappropriate photoshop of Clark the Cub ended up on CSN’s broadcast when they did a segment to decide which was the worse mascot: Clark or the New Orleans Pelican. The reaction from host Nicole Darin was priceless.

“Also worth noting … he doesn’t wear any pants! Uhh I think that’s a gag photo,” Darin quickly pointed out.

Darin and her co-host smoothly transitioned into a discussion about whether Yogi Bear wears pants, unlike Clark, whose junk was ever-present in the photo.

Oh man, that was just fantastic on every single level.

Cubs mascot Clark

TV station shows A-Rod graphic instead of Nelson Mandela

A-Rod Nelson Mandela

How’s this for an epic blunder? WDIV-TV in Detroit was preparing to do a feature honoring Nelson Mandela, but they showed a graphic of Alex Rodriguez instead.

Why does it always seem like A-Rod is involved when it comes to blunders of this nature? The guy is a part of controversies without even doing anything.

You can watch the full video below:

H/T Awful Announcing

Melsahn Basabe will be pulling a Bugs Bunny for Iowa per Big Ten graphic

Melsahn Basabe Iowa

The Big Ten Network had a bit of a mistake in their graphics package for the Iowa-Penn basketball game on Friday. Though they had five different faces for the Hawkeyes’ starting lineup, they listed every player as forward Melsahn Basabe (the real Basabe is on the far left).

We know Basabe is a pretty solid player for Iowa, but only Bugs Bunny is capable of playing every position for his team in the same game. We all know that.

Image via @mhays83, h/t Mark Ennis

James Taylor had a National Anthem flub at World Series (Video)

James-Taylor-National-AnthemFive-time Grammy Award winning music artist James Taylor was on hand at Fenway Park on Thursday night to perform the National Anthem before Game 2 of the World Series. It did not start well.

In yet another reminder that even famous artists can become flustered when standing in front of nearly 40,000 rowdy sports fans, Taylor began singing “America the Beautiful” before quickly correcting himself and switching gears to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Oops.

It’s not as bad as it seems. As Fox News noted, the folk singer was scheduled to play “America the Beautiful” during the 7th inning stretch alongside some victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. He had obviously rehearsed both performances and had a brief brain fart, which he did a nice job of recovering from. We have seen much, much worse over the years.