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Referee’s mic left on in Dolphins-Colts game produces G-damnit moment

Referee Tony Corrente’s microphone was left on during the Miami Dolphins-Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday, leading to an embarrassing moment while he and his crew members were discussing a call.

With 5:22 left in the game, the Colts were flagged for having 12 men on the field. The referees were discussing where to spot the ball, and one official yelled, “What the f— are you guys doing?” while Corrente’s mic was live. The crowd heard it, but those on TV did not.

On TV, a big “god damnit” was let out over the airwaves. Thankfully we had Kevin Harlan to apologize for us hearing the ref swear. Forbid our virgin ears from listening to something like that!

Video via @cjzero

David Stern calls Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Katrina

David Stern may have had a senior moment on Tuesday night. Speaking before the Heat and Celtics tipped off in their first game of the new NBA season, the commissioner offered his thoughts to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The only problem? He mistakenly called it “Hurricane Katrina.”

“Before we begin, I know that everyone here and everyone watching has in their thoughts those who are affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath …”

The fans immediately began making noise, likely because they noticed his slip-up. We have no doubt that Stern knew the difference between the hurricanes, but sometimes people make mistakes while speaking live. This also might be the sort of reason the 70-year-old recently announced his retirement plans.

‘Joke’ Phillips coached Kentucky against Missouri (Picture)

Missouri football’s sports information department made a bit of a blunder on their game notes for Saturday’s Missouri-Kentucky game, but it may have been clairvoyant.

The Tigers’ notes called Kentucky coach Joker Phillips “Joke,” in what we’re assuming was a simple spelling typo rather than a slight aimed at the Wildcats coach.

Either way, Kentucky played like a joke against Missouri, losing 33-10. The Wildcats are now 1-8 and 0-6 in SEC play.

H/T Dr. Saturday
Photo credit: Ashley Colley/Twitter

Did Stephen A. Smith drop an N-bomb on ESPN First Take?

During a discussion about Kobe Bryant’s foot injury on ESPN First Take Thursday morning, Stephen A. Smith said something that has the internet buzzing. It wasn’t completely audible so we cannot say for sure, but it certainly sounded like Stephen A. said “n**ga please” in the middle of one of his rants.

The video was called to our attention by The Big Lead, and they are unsure of what they heard as well. We’ve seen him flip the bird during discussions on TV before, so you can’t completely rule out that Stephen A. had a slip of the tongue. It’s also not the first time he has been accused of using the “N” word on TV.

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Jim Nantz butchers ending of Jets-Patriots game (Video)

CBS announcer Jim Nantz loves to script his endings, and in this case, it looks like the practice backfired on him.

Nantz completely butchered his call for the ending of the New England Patriots-New York Jets game on Sunday, saying not once, but twice that the Jets had won. The Jets, in fact, lost 29-26 in overtime when Mark Sanchez lost a fumble following a Patriots field goal. Don’t tell that to Nantz, though, who inexplicably declared the Jets the victors in the game.

“If it holds up, which we expect it will, it’s going to be a stunner. The biggest underdog of the week,” he said before the referees announced the fumble would stand.

Then after the call stood to give the Patriots the game, Nantz made another mistake.

“The New York Jets stand alone in first place now … the New England Patriots … at 4-3 … what an amazing game here.”

Yikes. Someone is going to have to find out what Nantz was thinking there, because that was dumbfounding.

H/T Jimmy Traina

Paul Ryan mistakes Colt McCoy for Brandon Weeden

Republican vice president candidate Paul Ryan made an embarrassing blunder while meeting with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday.

Ryan and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice attended the team’s practice in Berea, Ohio, after a rally at nearby Baldwin Wallace University. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Ryan mistook starting quarterback Brandon Weeden for backup quarterback Colt McCoy while addressing the team.

The Plain Dealer says Ryan (pictured above speaking with lineman Joe Thomas) praised Weeden, “whom he recalled watching play for Oklahoma State,” while pointing to McCoy.

How did the VP candidate backtrack?

“You always had your helmet on,” he reportedly said of Weeden.

Linebacker Scott Fujita confirmed the blunder and even had some fun with it on his Twitter account.

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TBS misspells Willie Mays’ name on graphic (Picture)

TBS might need a new graphics person.

The network showed a graphic during the fifth inning of ALCS Game 1 between the Yankees and Tigers on Saturday, and they had the last name of Hall of Famer Willie Mays misspelled.

The graphic showed the players who appeared in MLB’s postseason before age 24 and after age 40 in honor of Yankees starter Andy Pettitte, who was pitching in the game. Unfortunately they made a pretty poor error by spelling Mays’ last name “Mayes.”

Between this and the “Carl” Ripken Jr. mistake, TBS really needs to double-check all of its graphics before airing them.

H/T Jimmy Traina