The Redskins claimed quarterback Matt Gutierrez off waivers from the Bears earlier this week and had him in uniform for their preseason game Friday night. One problem: his last name was misspelled on the back of his jersey. It read “Gutierriz” instead of Gutierrez. I guess they really shouldn’t worry — not like Gutierrez is going to be dressing on game days during the season anyhow.Google+
It truly amazes me how frequently we seem to come across jersey mistakes for professional athletes. A few weeks ago it was Andray Blatche of the Wizards getting the treatment, and before that it was Danny Jennings of West Virginia and Kevin Williams of the Vikings. This happens so frequently it’s become a running thing here at LBS. The latest mishap was with the Denver Nuggets staff that misspelled Wilson Chandler’s last name:
Chandler just seems too easy to screw up. The good news is at least we know someone does the stitching manually.Google+
A metaphor for the Wizards’ season:
Yup, that’s supposed to be Andray Blatche, not Andray Baltche. That’s a pretty tough one to screw up so obviously someone wasn’t paying attention. I suppose it was fitting considering Blatche went 6-for-16 from the field in a 23-point loss to the 76ers.
What’s surprising is that this sort of thing happens much more than you would figure. It happened to Danny Jennings of West Virginia and Kevin Williams of the Vikings recently. Check out pics of their jerseys.
Pic via DC Pro BallGoogle+
How common is it for athletes in the national spotlight to have to play with misspelled names on their jerseys? Pretty common if Sunday was any indication. If we were talking intramural sports at the local middle school, it might not be as shocking — but we aren’t. We already showed you a picture of Kevin Williams’ misspelled jersey on Sunday, and now SbB Live has pointed out that the same thing happened to West Virginia’s Danny Jennings. Here’s a picture of Danny Jennings’ misspelled West Virginia jersey:
Are we missing something here? This type of thing practically never happens, let alone twice in the same day. Was Sunday National Piss Players Off by Spelling Their Names Wrong Day or something? Let’s be serious, “Jennings” and “Williams” are not the most difficult names to spell.Google+
Not only are the Vikings losing on the field, they can’t seem to get things right off of it. This time instead of a fumble, sack, or interception, it was a uniform failure. Check out the back of defensive tackle Kevin Williams’ jersey on Sunday:
As if the Vikings needed more embarrassment. Can’t say we didn’t call that one — it was a lock in Doc and Del’s Top 3 this week. Green Bay’s defense continues to look great while Minnesota has been pitiful. They simply don’t have it this year.
Thanks to Brady Phelps for the pic.Google+
The Washington Natinals have been supplanted for the latest jersey misspelling in professional sports. The Atlanta Hawks screwed up the spelling of backup center Zaza Pachulia’s last name on his jersey by placing they “C” in front of the “A” to produce Pcahulia. I’m not sure how they messed that up so badly because it just looks wrong:
It’s bad enough that Pachulia’s only playing 13 minutes a game. Now he has to deal with the equipment manager making fun of him? Poor guy. At least leaving out the “o” for the Nationals was much more understandable.
Zaza Pcachuia [bball 'n' more]