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Michael Jeter? CBS News royally screws up Derek Jeter tweet

Michael Jeter tweet CBS News

Ooph! When it comes to epic screwups, this is up there.

CBS News sent a tweet during Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game linking to a story about Derek Jeter, who just so happened to be the biggest focus of the entire game. The only problem is they screwed up his name. Badly.

What do you think, did the person running the Twitter account mix Jeter and Michael Jordan? Jeter and Michael Jackson?

After an embarrassing mistake like that, you figure CBS News might poke fun at themselves for the blunder. But 10 minutes after leaving the tweet up there for all of mankind to laugh at them, they finally decided to address matters. They disappointingly played it straight:

Samsung Arabia wishes Landon Donovan, Team USA good luck

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Considering Samsung mobile devices are designed to bring you stuff like emails, text messages and news as quickly as possible, I can’t really think of a worse promotion than the one Samsung Mobile Arabia ran on Sunday morning.

The official Samsung Mobile Arabia Twitter page has been tweeting photos of some of the world’s best players and wishing them luck before their games at the World Cup in Brazil. Some of the bigger names have included Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Landon Donovan. Wait, what?

As of the time I’m writing this post, the tweet has been live for four hours. Apparently word of Donovan’s World Cup snub has yet to make its way to Dubai. You mean they didn’t see the infamous tweet from Jurgen Klinsmann’s son? It’s probably time to get with the program.

H/T For the Win

ESPN forgot the NBA wanted the Pacers to win Game 5

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The Indiana Pacers were able to defeat the Miami Heat in Game 5 on Wednesday night to keep their season alive. After the Heat took a commanding 3-1 series lead on Monday, many — myself included — expected them to wrap up the series. It looks like some of the programmers at SportsCenter did as well.

As you can see from the screenshot that Busted Coverage passed along, ESPN had a graphic that read “Heat back to the Finals” on Thursday morning. What the folks at the World Wide Leader must have forgotten is that the NBA wanted to extend the series, hence why LeBron James was called for a series of bogus fouls and became a non-factor in the game.

Instead of heading “back to the Finals,” the Heat are heading back to Miami. I’ve never been one for conspiracies, but I don’t see the Heat losing at home.

H/T LBS tipster David

Warriors screwed up email announcing Mark Jackson firing

The Golden State Warriors sent out an email to season ticket holders on Tuesday to inform them of the Mark Jackson firing. Only there was one pretty big oversight.

In the subject line for the email, the Warriors screwed up by saying they had beaten the Clippers and were now offering tickets for the second round of the postseason:

Warriors email

They obviously realized the mistake, because they sent out another email 10 minutes later to correct the error. Notice the subject line in this one:

Wishful thinking for the Warriors. They probably just had that email in their cue in case the team won and forgot to make the adjustment after the loss. It happens.

Tip via David B.

Timofey Mozgov lights it up with 93 points, according to TNT

Timofey Mozgov 93 points

Timofey Mozgov had one heck of a game on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors. He went 10-of-15 and grabbed a career-high 29 rebounds.

Impressive.

But according to a TNT graphic, he also scored an astounding 93 points!

Considering Mozgov’s 93 points rank second in NBA history, it was only natural for his game to get the Wilt Chamberlain 100-point game treatment:

As my friend Colin said, it’s pretty shocking that TNT didn’t even highlight the 93 as a career high for Mozgov! What, did he once go for 120 back in Russia?

You would think the Cavaliers would know how to spell LeBron James’ name by now …

How is it possible that someone working for the Cleveland Cavaliers doesn’t know how to spell LeBron James’ name? Do they have internet commenters working the scoreboard or something? I mean the guy only spent half his career in Cleveland and is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, but no expectations or anything.

And for those wondering if this was some personal thing against LeBron, take a look at how they misspelled Anderson Varejao’s name:

Looks like it’s a spelling problem, not an anti-LeBron problem.

James probably took notice and was motivated to go for a personal-best 25 in the first quarter. He’s such a monster.

H/T Eye on Basketball

FOX 31 Denver accidentally airs penis picture on live TV (Video)

FOX 31 KDVR in Denver committed one of the most epic blunders we have ever seen on live TV.

The Denver news station was covering the crash of a KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle and aired photos from a Twitter feed. Unfortunately for them, whatever Twitter feed they were scrolling through wasn’t exactly censored. The result was a penis photo made it onto air.

KDVR apologized for what happened:

While reporting breaking news about the crash of the KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle, FOX31 Denver accidentally broadcast an offensive photo while scrolling live through a Twitter feed of pictures from the crash scene.

The photo was mistakenly broadcast by our control room. It did not come from the tablet many viewers saw being used by one of our anchors.

We apologize for the inadvertent broadcast of the image and we are taking immediate steps to prevent such an accident from happening again.

The best part was seeing the entire panel gasp at the same time. Look at how appalled they were:

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That’s two mouths wide open and a third covering his mouth. Only the dude on his iPad didn’t react. He must have missed it.