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Friday, October 24, 2014

Articles tagged: headlines

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

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…Read More

ESPN Soccer Headline: Dann Suffers Ruptured Testicle, Kean on Sack

Blackburn defender Scott Dann apparently suffered a ruptured testicle injury and will be out six weeks. Blackburn is also 2-10-4, and coach Steve Kean is on the hot seat. That gave ESPN Soccernet the opportunity to use the old “Dann suffers ruptured testicle | Kean on sack” double headline. Better yet, if you take a…Read More

Gay Sets Straight Record, Too Easy

Anytime sprinter Tyson Gay does something incredible on the track the ensuing headlines are too predictable. They’re filled with double entendres you’d expect to encounter in notes being passed by fourth graders. On Sunday, Gay broke a record for a 200m sprint, but the catch is that it wasn’t on a typical track where the…Read More

LSU Basketball Likes Big Packages

Copy editors are like the unsung heroes of the newspaper world. The Pippen to the Jordan, the Drysdale to the Koufax, the Jarri Kurri to the Gretzky. They don’t have the big superstar name, but they’ve held up well in their own right and contributed to the team’s success in large ways. Largely unheralded and…Read More

When the Cocks Lose to the Jacks…

Amazing headlines ensue. Last week, we had the fantastic headline of the “Lady Jacks Off,” in reference to the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team. This week, trickblue from Cowboys Zone passes along this fantastic paper headline, from the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, following a win by the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks….Read More

What Not to Use as a Headline

This is apparently an Arizona paper’s headline regarding Northern Arizona University — the Lumberjacks. Nice find by the exceptional gentlemen of 100% Injury Rate. UPDATE: The supposed Editor in Chief of the paper that produced this headline left a comment at 100% Injury Rate — check it out.

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