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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.

Lake Travis marching band has epic tuba pileup fail (Video)

Lake Travis marching bandIs this beautiful or what? This is straight out of a scene from the movies, only it happened with the Lake Travis High School marching band in real life. One tuba player goes down, causing a seven-person pileup around the 40-yard line. We’ve got a man down! And then a bunch more start falling like dominoes. It was priceless. And if you feel badly about laughing at this classic blooper, you shouldn’t. The YouTube uploader says nobody was hurt in the accident, though two tubas were damaged. Small price to pay for the greatest marching band fail ever.

Korean baseball player gives epic bat flip on … foul ball (Video)

Oh is this precious.

Choi Jun-seok of the Korean Baseball Organization’s Doosan Bears thought he had himself a big time jimmy jack after turning on a fastball up and in on Monday. Choi just destroyed the pitch, hammering it down the line. He absolutely pulverized it and knew he got all of the ball as soon as he hit it. In fact, he even gave an epic bat flip. Unfortunately for Choi, the ball went about 100 feet foul down the line, leaving Choi with nothing but a 1-1 count. His team went on to lose 10-3 to the Lotte Giants.

If that awesome video looks familiar, it’s because back in May we had an even better premature celebration from the Korean league.

Below is a GIF in case the video gets pulled.

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Chad Qualls falls doing celebratory fist pump (GIF)

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Chad Qualls had an ultimate fail moment on Tuesday night.

Chad Qualls fallQualls allowed a leadoff triple to Marlon Byrd to start the top of the eighth between the Marlins and New York Mets, but he managed to escape the inning without allowing a run, maintaining a 2-2 tie. Naturally, he was pretty pumped after getting out of the jam, and he decided to celebrate with a good old fist pump. It didn’t go well.

Qualls totally snipered as he went to celebrate, falling to the ground as if he had been shot.

Here’s another angle of the fail moment:

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Carly Rae Jepsen makes first pitch Hall of Shame (Video)

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen threw out the first pitch prior to Sunday’s Tampa Bay Rays-Houston Astros game, and it did not go well. The Canadian vocalist uncorked a 15-footer that barely made it past the pitching mound. It looked more like a football spike than an attempt at a baseball pitch. Jepsen was definitely embarrassed, because she placed her hands on her face after the dude and then threw her arms up in a sarcastic manner.

This pitch was just doomed from the start. I think Jepsen was trying to get the leadoff batter to hit a grounder, because she went up there with a palm ball grip:

Carly Rae Jepsen

Who’s this girl’s pitching coach? If she wanted to throw a pitch with some sink action, I would have recommended a fastball grip.

Oh well, this doesn’t at all change my opinion of Jepsen. She’s still a great singer and reacted well to the blunder. And it’s not like we haven’t seen awful first pitches from actual athletes. Remember what quarterback Denard Robinson did?

And how you can not like her reaction?

Bryce Hunter? Can you spot all the errors in this brutal MLB graphic

Bryce Hunter graphic

In the realm of broadcasting graphic fails, this one comes out on top.

This graphic was shown during the middle of the Kansas City Royals telecast on Thursday, and it is full of an absurd amount of errors.

The question: “Which young player would you like to start a franchise with?” is posed to viewers. Putting aside that they end their question with a preposition, it’s embarrassing how badly they bungled this image.

Let’s list all the mistakes.

1) Bryce Harper is erroneously called “Bryce Hunter”
2) Harper is shown as a Detroit Tigers player, not a Washington National
3) Matt Harvey is erroneously called “Matt Jones”
4) Harvey pitches for the New York Mets, not the Baltimore Orioles
5) Manny Machado plays for the Baltimore Orioles, not the Chicago White Sox
6) Mike Trout plays for the Angels, not the New York Yankees

If we missed any other errors in the graphic, please let us know. There has to be more.

Image via Mock Session

Great moments in closed captioning mistakes: the Chicago Black Cocks

Black Cocks caption

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