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News anchor asks Mo Farah if he’s ever raced before (Video)

We’re not exactly experts in the field of TV, but there is one thing we do know: If you’re going to be conducting an interview, it’s always advised that you actually do some preparation about your subject ahead of time. That way you don’t end up asking an Olympic gold medalist if he’s ever run before.

Mo Farah was a star at the London Olympics, taking home the gold medal in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races for the host country. His story was pretty well known for people who followed the Summer Games. WDSU anchor LaTonya Norton must not have been paying attention then, or done any research now, because she didn’t seem to be aware of Farah’s accomplishments.

Farah ran a course record in the Rock ‘N Roll New Orleans Half Marathon Sunday, finishing in one hour, 59 seconds. He did an interview with Norton after his win, and she came off as clueless.

“Haven’t you run before? This isn’t your first time …” she said during her questions.

“What does it take to prepare for a marathon like this?” she asked, apparently unaware that it was a half marathon.

Credit Farah for handling the whole thing nicely. He let Norton off the hook on all questions and tried to answer as best as he could.

H/T Deadspin

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George Stephanopoulos confuses Bill Russell for Morgan Freeman (Picture)

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Apparently Morgan Freeman is a big Boston Celtics fan. Who knew? Wait, that’s not Morgan Freeman. The legendary actor may be a green teamer for all we know, but that would be Celtics legend Bill Russell.

Russell attended Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration on Monday morning, and George Stephanopoulos accidentally identified him as Freeman during ABC’s telecast of the event. One is a Hall of Fame actor and one is a Hall of Fame basketball player. Russell has more NBA championship rings than fingers. Freeman’s award shelf looks much different.

Aside from the fact that they are both older African-American men with facial hair, Russell and Freeman have very little in common. Rough miscue for Stephanopoulos. It happens.

Photo via @bubbaprog

West Virginia lost bowel in bowl game, according to newspaper typo

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Most fitting newspaper typo ever? Quite possibly. That typo appeared in Sunday’s edition of the Weirton Daily Times in West Virginia. West Virginia lost the Pinstripe Bowl to Syracuse 38-14 on Saturday. When you get smashed that badly by a 7-5 team, you deserve a typo like that.

Here are all the other awesome newspaper headline mistakes we’ve seen in the past.

Photo via Twitter/D_PaulSoHard
H/T Darren Rovell

Texas Bowl T-shirt has Texas state flag wrong (Picture)

Texas Tech played Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Friday, and one Red Raiders player noticed a T-shirt with a major blunder on it. Texas Tech freshman wide receiver Summitt Hogue shared the picture below on Instagram and pointed out that the shirt got the Texas state flag wrong:

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The flag seen above is that of Chile. Here’s what the Texas state flag looks like:

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What’s sad is that someone shared a photo of a shirt from last year’s bowl game that shows the same mistake was made. I’m really hoping this was an unlicensed shirt rather than the official bowl game shirt, because that would be pretty sad.

H/T SbB Live

Donald Trump wishes Patriots good luck, calls Bill Belichick ‘Bob’

Donald Trump had the right idea in mind when he wished the New England Patriots good luck before the team’s “Monday Night Football” game against the Houston Texans, but he made one mistake. He called Bill Belichick “Bob” for some reason:

I guess Trump had a little too much Bob on the mind after referring to team owner Bob Kraft.

Trump is actually good friends with Kraft and appeared in the Patriots’ locker room following a win over the New York Jets in October.

The Donald was also a special guest in Kraft’s owner’s box for a 2010 Jets-Patriots game. You might remember it because it’s when Trump’s hair went flying all over the place.

Trump has long had an involvement with professional football. He was the founder/owner of the USFL’s New Jersey Generals and even signed Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker to the team.

The only good thing about Trump’s blunder is at least it wasn’t as bad as some of Boston mayor Tom Menino’s mistakes.

76ers website was advertising ‘Drew Holiday’ jerseys for sale (Picture)

Jrue Holiday is in his fourth season with the Philadelphia 76ers and has emerged as one of the team’s top players. He is leading Philly in points, assists, and minutes per game. Given that he’s the center of attention on the team, one would figure those running the website for the team shop would know how to spell his name. Apparently not.

As our friend Spike Eskin shared with us on Twitter, the Sixers’ website advertised his jerseys on Monday and misspelled his first name “Drew” instead of Jrue. The mistake may have appeared on a banner ad.

Jrue’s first name is pronounced “Drew,” so the error makes some sense. There is actually a good story behind the odd spelling for Holiday’s first name. He explained the reason during a live chat in 2009:

“My mom and my mom’s sister were on a kick with J names … my cousins names are Jessica, Jenna, Jade, Jaelyn and James. My oldest brother is Justin and my name is Jrue (my mom liked the name Dru, but wanted to figure out how to keep with the J theme). After me though, that kinda ended, because my sister is Lauren and brother is Aaron.”

There you have it. The Sixers shouldn’t feel too embarrassed — we’ve seen even worse name misspellings.

H/T Deadspin

Florida State fan screwed up her face paint (Picture)

One Florida State fan had the best intentions in mind when she painted her face to support the team for its rivalry game against Florida on Saturday, but she learned the hard way that it’s not a good idea to apply writing in the mirror. Guess she never saw that scene with Karen in “Mean Girls.”

As if having your blunder gain notice nationally wasn’t bad enough, Florida State lost the game 37-26.

This young lady should remember to just keep it simple while supporting Florida State by going with the cowgirl look:

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