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

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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 headline mistakes we’ve seen in the past.

Photo via Twitter/D_PaulSoHard
H/T Darren Rovell

Texas Bowl T-shirt has Texas state flag wrong (Picture)

Texas Tech played Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Friday, and one Red Raiders player noticed a T-shirt with a major blunder on it. Texas Tech freshman wide receiver Summitt Hogue shared the picture below on Instagram and pointed out that the shirt got the Texas state flag wrong:

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The flag seen above is that of Chile. Here’s what the Texas state flag looks like:

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What’s sad is that someone shared a photo of a shirt from last year’s bowl game that shows the same mistake was made. I’m really hoping this was an unlicensed shirt rather than the official bowl game shirt, because that would be pretty sad.

H/T SbB Live

76ers website was advertising ‘Drew Holiday’ jerseys for sale (Picture)

Jrue Holiday is in his fourth season with the Philadelphia 76ers and has emerged as one of the team’s top players. He is leading Philly in points, assists, and minutes per game. Given that he’s the center of attention on the team, one would figure those running the website for the team shop would know how to spell his name. Apparently not.

As our friend Spike Eskin shared with us on Twitter, the Sixers’ website advertised his jerseys on Monday and misspelled his first name “Drew” instead of Jrue. The mistake may have appeared on a banner ad.

Jrue’s first name is pronounced “Drew,” so the error makes some sense. There is actually a good story behind the odd spelling for Holiday’s first name. He explained the reason during a live chat in 2009:

“My mom and my mom’s sister were on a kick with J names … my cousins names are Jessica, Jenna, Jade, Jaelyn and James. My oldest brother is Justin and my name is Jrue (my mom liked the name Dru, but wanted to figure out how to keep with the J theme). After me though, that kinda ended, because my sister is Lauren and brother is Aaron.”

There you have it. The Sixers shouldn’t feel too embarrassed — we’ve seen even worse name misspellings.

H/T Deadspin

Graphic says Ben Roethlisberger runs ‘drink and drunk’ offense (Picture)

A graphic displayed on the rundown of ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show before the Pittsburgh Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs game comically said “Roethlisberger drink and drunk” in what were two obvious typos that should have read “dink and dunk.”

We won’t know for certain if the phrases were written intentionally by some devious employee, or if they were just two typos, but they certainly were funny.

Host Chris Berman later apologized for the mistake, saying he wasn’t sure how it happened.

As for labeling Roethlisberger with “drink and drunk,” I can’t imagine where they would have gotten that idea from.

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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

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

ESPN accidentally aired report saying Bobby Valentine was coming back for second season (Video)

ESPN was so prepared for the Red Sox to make an announcement on Thursday about the future of Bobby Valentine that they had Tim Kurkjian create two television reports: one in case Valentine were fired, and the other in case the Red Sox brought him back. Even though it was like 99.99999% certain Valentine would not be back, the network wanted to make sure they were prepared for either scenario.

Unfortunately, after the Red Sox announced Valentine would not be back, SportsCenter aired the report saying he would be returning. The result was a humorous conflicting message from ESPN; the scroll on the left side of the screen read “Bobby Valentine fired,” while Kurkjian was telling us in a prerecorded report that he’d be receiving a second chance.

“Valentine is getting a second chance because he never had his A-team on the field for even one minute this season,” the report said. “Major injuries to (Carl) Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Andrew Bailey and others, had Valentine juggling new lineups everyday. He’s getting a second chance because the vaunted rotation once led by Josh Beckett and Jon Lester was terrible.”

ESPN quickly realized the error and pulled the report before it was done running. This sort of mistake is nothing new in broadcasting and print, but it sure produced a funny moment.

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