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‘Penis’ misspeak leaves hockey TV hosts in laughter throughout report (Video)

Kyle KeefeA studio host’s “penis” misspeak led to both hosts laughing their way through a funny postgame show segment Wednesday.

In the video above, Altitude studio host Kyle Keefe was giving viewers the rundown of plans for the Avalanche’s postgame show when he accidentally called Peter McNab “penis.” Analyst Mark Rycroft began busting up, and so did Keefe.

The two broadcasters continued through the rest of the highlights from the game, laughing their way through it. Around the 1:30 mark, they really bust up in uncontrollable laughter.

It was hard to watch that and not laugh, but when it comes to hockey broadcasting misspeaks, this is my all-time favorite.

Stick tap to Puck Daddy

WBC umpire completely butchers call after Curt Smith fails to make catch (Video)

WBC-blown-callOne of the beautiful things about the World Baseball Classic is that we get a chance to start ragging on umpires for blown calls a full month before we typically would. During Thursday’s game between Cuba and The Netherlands, the home plate umpire completely blew a call on a foul ball that clearly dropped into the dugout but was ruled a catch.

Upon viewing the first angle of the play, you can see where the umpire was confused and almost had to take guess about whether or not Curt Smith caught the ball. In all fairness, umpires don’t have the luxury of viewing several camera angles before making a call. That being said, the second angle showed that Smith clearly dropped the ball and then picked it up while leaning over the railing.

You can understand why Cuba was furious. The good news is the bad call didn’t cost a team in the playoffs like this call did. That probably won’t save the guy from being embarrassed when he watches the replay and realizes how badly he botched it.

H/T LBS contributor A. Liu

George Stephanopoulos confuses Bill Russell for Morgan Freeman (Picture)

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Apparently Morgan Freeman is a big Boston Celtics fan. Who knew? Wait, that’s not Morgan Freeman. The legendary actor may be a green teamer for all we know, but that would be Celtics legend Bill Russell.

Russell attended Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration on Monday morning, and George Stephanopoulos accidentally identified him as Freeman during ABC’s telecast of the event. One is a Hall of Fame actor and one is a Hall of Fame basketball player. Russell has more NBA championship rings than fingers. Freeman’s award shelf looks much different.

Aside from the fact that they are both older African-American men with facial hair, Russell and Freeman have very little in common. Rough miscue for Stephanopoulos. It happens.

Photo via @bubbaprog

The media still can’t seem to get the LA Kings right (Pictures)

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The Los Angeles Kings may never get any respect from the media on the west coast. Despite the fact that the team is the reining Stanley Cup champions, local and national news outlets seem to know very little about it.

The photo you see above was tweeted by Bailey, the Kings’ official mascot, who wanted to give the folks at NBC Los Angeles a little assistance in properly identifying their hockey team’s players. The gentleman in the top photo is Kings wing Dustin Penner, not head coach Darryl Sutter. The young man on the bottom is actually Jarret Stoll.

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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