Great moments in closed captioning mistakes: the Chicago Black Cocks

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One closed caption employee may have had too many dirty thoughts on the mind Saturday.

During the Chicago Cubs-New York Mets game Saturday, the announcers must have been talking about the Chicago Blackhawks hosting a playoff hockey game at the same time that the Cubs were hosting a baseball game, resulting in the closed captioning error seen above.

My guess is the Black Cocks scored more than the Blackhawks, who lost 4-1 to the Red Wings.

See our other great moments in closed captioning.

Via Deadspin

Susannah Collins fired over sex slip-up, raunchy videos or something else?

Susannah CollinsSusannah Collins was fired by CSN Chicago after her humorous, embarrassing slip-up went viral.

As seen in the video above, Collins was in the middle of an intermission report about the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night when she talked about the “tremendous amount of sex” the team had during the regular season. Collins quickly realized her error and recovered by saying “success.”

The Chicago Tribune says Comcast Chicago fired Collins after the slip-up went viral, leading to a previous raunchy video series in which she participated receiving more attention. That series was called “Sports Nutz,” and it featured plenty of dirty language and low-brow humor. You can see an example of the show below:

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‘Penis’ misspeak leaves hockey TV hosts in laughter throughout report (Video)

Kyle KeefeA studio host’s “penis” misspeak led to both hosts laughing their way through a funny postgame show segment Wednesday.

In the video above, Altitude studio host Kyle Keefe was giving viewers the rundown of plans for the Avalanche’s postgame show when he accidentally called Peter McNab “penis.” Analyst Mark Rycroft began busting up, and so did Keefe.

The two broadcasters continued through the rest of the highlights from the game, laughing their way through it. Around the 1:30 mark, they really bust up in uncontrollable laughter.

It was hard to watch that and not laugh, but when it comes to hockey broadcasting misspeaks, this is my all-time favorite.

Stick tap to Puck Daddy

Hooters ballgirl refuses to move as player chases foul ball (Video)

Hooters-ballgirl-foul-ballThe Hooters ballgirl that has been shagging balls during the Philadelphia Phillies’ spring training games this year officially went from doing too much to doing too little earlier this week. Last week, the young lady confidently fielded what she thought was a foul ball and handed it to a fan, only to later realize she had picked up a ball that was in play.

This time, the same young lady (or another young lady who looks strikingly similar) decided she was simply going to park it rather than risk picking up a live ball. The problem is she dangerously got in the way of a player who was chasing down a fly ball in foul territory. Typically the ballboy or ballgirl will stand up and grab their chair to get out of the way, but that didn’t seem to be an option here.

I don’t know if having a Hooters girl serve as a ballgirl has helped sell tickets, but I think all the players would agree at this point that the experiment has not gone well.

H/T Hardball Talk

Hooters ballgirl mistakenly fields live ball at Phillies game (Video)

Hooters ballgirlAnother spring training, another error committed by a Hooters ballgirl at a Phillies game.

The Philadelphia Phillies make their spring training home in Clearwater, Fla., which is 1.5 miles away from the original Hooters, which was established in 1983. As a result, the Phillies have a nice deal going where they use Hooters girls to guard the lines at spring training games.

On Saturday, the Hooters girl working the left field line mistakenly fielded a live ball in the top of the sixth inning. Tampa Bay Rays DH Shelley Duncan hit a ground ball down the line that was fair, but Hooters girl Priscilla fielded it and tossed it to a fan. Duncan was awarded a double without even having to challenge the left fielder, leading Rays manager Joe Maddon to praise the ballgirl.

“She moved her feet well,” Maddon said, via The Tampa Bay Times. “I thought she presented her hands to the ball very well also. The overall package was very, um, efficient.”

You can always count on Maddon for a solid quote. And you can always count on a mistake from a Hooters ballgirl at a Phillies spring training game. Remember this one from last year? At least we should give credit to Priscilla for fielding the ball well and generously giving a fan a souvenir.

H/T Busted Coverage

Kirk Cousins called ‘Kurt’ in autograph signing promo (Picture)

Kurt Cousins

Kirk Cousins was generous enough to give some time last month to do an autograph signing. The only problem is his name was misspelled on a promotional item.

In case you were wondering, the former Michigan State and current Washington Redskins quarterback is Kirk, not “Kurt,” as it said in the promo.

Cousins took the blunder in stride.

We’re guessing that promo item came from Cousins’ Feb. 23 in-store autograph signing at Legends Sports & Games in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Kurt, Kirk, it’s all the same. Surely Magic Johnson can understand the error.

H/T Danny (@recordsandradio)

Wizards announcer hilariously mistakes airball for game-winner (Video)

Wizards missWizards TV announcer Steve Buckhantz made a pretty hilarious blunder at the end of Washington’s 96-95 loss to the Detroit Pistons Wednesday.

The Wizards were down by one and had a last chance to win the game. The ball went into the hands of Trevor Ariza who attempted a corner three for the game. The ball hit the net, so Buckhantz thought it went in for the game-winner and reacted accordingly, screaming out “dagger!” He went on for at least 10 seconds thinking the Wizards had just won it, talking about a “miraculous comeback,” apparently not noticing that the Wizards players were walking off the floor with a sullen mood.

On a delayed reaction, Buckhantz finally said, “They’re saying it did not go.”

Yeah, just a little late to the party there, Buck.

To be fair, from the original angle, it did look like the shot fell.

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