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#pounditWednesday, October 5, 2022

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Whoops! KC TV station celebrates Chiefs win

Chiefs win graphic

One Kansas City TV apparently missed the memo that the Chiefs lost.

After KC’s 22-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans in the wild card round of the playoffs on Saturday, KMBC 9 in KC ran a postgame report live from Arrowhead Stadium. If you take a look at the graphic at the bottom, it says “Chiefs Kingdom Celebrates Win.”

Maybe the graphics department created that one at halftime, back when it looked like the Chiefs had the game in hand.

Whatever the case, it’s embarrassing for the TV station, though not exactly anything new.

Newspaper somehow mixes up Kirk Cousins and DeMarcus Cousins

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins had a little fun with a newspaper article that confused him with Pelicans star DeMarcus Cousins.

During last night’s game between the Thunder and Pelicans, DeMarcus Cousins was ejected in the third quarter for swinging an elbow that made contact with the head of Russell Westbrook. Westbrook remained in the game and recorded a triple double with 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 assists.

In a recap of the game, a newspaper article mistakenly wrote Kirk Cousins was the man who was ejected, not DeMarcus Cousins. The Redskins quarterback shared a photo of the article and made a joke about his fighting skills getting recognition.

Earlier this year, Redskins president Bruce Allen repeatedly referred to Kirk Cousins as “Kurt” when addressing the media. A few years ago, Cousins was referred to as Kurt on a promotional item. At least this time the correct spelling of his name was used.

Comcast Chicago gets stat wrong about Cubs’ back-to-back division titles

Chicago Cubs stat

The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Wednesday night to clinch the NL Central division, which will send them to the postseason for the third straight season. Clinching the division for a second straight season is a big deal for the Cubs, but not quite as big as Comcast Chicago made it out to be.

CSN Chicago, the network that airs Cubs games, touted the accomplishment as the first time ever the Cubs had won back-to-back division titles.

Whoever created that graphic is mistaken. The Cubs won back-to-back division titles in 2007 and 2008, though they were swept in the NLDS both years.

The one stat shown that is true is this is the first time in the Cubs have made the postseason three straight years since 1906-1908. For a team that’s been around over 100 years, it’s hard to believe they’ve never done that. Then again, this is the same club that hadn’t won a World Series since 1908 prior to last year, so it does fit in with their storyline of franchise struggles.

The Cubs enter the postseason as one of the hottest teams in MLB. They lead the league in runs scored since the All-Star break and are playing well at the right time.

Oops! Scott Van Pelt misspeaks when saying ‘Kansas City’

Scott Van Pelt

Scott Van Pelt had a highlight on Thursday that he’d like to have back.

The ESPN host was doing highlights of the NFL’s season-opening game between the Chiefs and Patriots when he misspoke while saying Kansas City, using a dirty word that sounds similar to “city.”

True to his perceptive and honest form, Van Pelt quickly realized his fate and noted aloud “that’s going to be on the internet.” (you can see the video here)

Yup, that did end up on the internet.

The good news is Van Pelt’s coolness means most, including us, will take it easy on him. That could happen to anyone.

Hornets GM mistakenly introduces Dwayne Bacon as Dwyane Wade (Video)

Charlotte Hornets GM Rich Cho definitely knows how to say “no pressure.”

At Friday’s introductory press conference for new draftees Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon, Cho mistakenly referred to Bacon as “Dwyane Wade.”

It probably doesn’t help that Bacon is a shooting guard like Wade and that he played his college ball at Florida State, just a few hundred miles north of where Wade spent the first 13 seasons of his NBA career with the Miami Heat. Then again, maybe Cho is still having a difficult time getting over what Wade did to his team in the playoffs a little over a year ago.

H/T theScore

Celtics prematurely shown as conference finalists by TNT

TNT blunder

The Twitter account for the “NBA on TNT” seemingly predicted the winner of Monday’s Game 7 between the Celtics and Wizards.

Prior to tipoff, the header photo of the social medial account for Turner’s NBA broadcast showed Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Curry on the left side as representatives of the two teams in this year’s Western Conference Finals. On the right were Isaiah Thomas and LeBron James. The Cavaliers have, of course, advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. Thomas and Celtics still had a game to win. Here’s a screenshot.

Not surprisingly, a couple of people joked about conspiracy theories.

If the Celtics go on to win, it will largely go unremembered. However, if the Wizards come away with a victory, there will surely be more than few of their fans who will let TNT know they were a bit hasty with their graphic.

Newspaper confuses Keith Hernandez for Aaron in headline

Don’t worry, folks. Keith Hernandez is alive and well contrary to what one newspaper would have you believe.

According to Deadspin, The Brandon Sun in Canada reported on the death of Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday and ran an Associated Press version of the story. They decided to create their own headline but screwed up and wrote “Keith Hernandez.”

Keith Hernandez of course is the former Mets MVP first baseman, not the former Patriots tight end who was in prison for murder.

Hey, we make plenty of mistakes and don’t claim to be perfect over here, but we couldn’t help but share this blunder since it was so bad.

Columbus TV station WBNS interrupts Kentucky-UNC finish for weather alert

WBNS weather

College basketball fans in Columbus, Ohio, are furious after their local CBS affiliate missed the incredible finish to the Kentucky-North Carolina game to air a weather alert.

According to multiple Twitter users, WBNS cut into the Elite Eight game with about 30 seconds left in order to show a weather alert about a tornado. Here’s a look at what those viewers were seeing while the game was ending:

The good news is they broke back into the game in time for the postgame handshakes.

Here’s a sampling of some upset Twitter users reacting to the epic blunder:

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Early edition of Boston Globe painted Patriots as Super Bowl losers

Tom Brady

What would the newspaper headlines have looked like if Tom Brady and the New England Patriots lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl? Thanks to the Boston Globe, we don’t have to speculate.

The early edition of the Boston Globe that went out to readers on Monday featured a dramatic photo of Brady laying on the turf after throwing his first-half interception. The headline reads “A Bitter End.”

Let’s try that again, shall we?

The Patriots were down 28-3 at one point, so hardly anyone believed the newspaper headlines would be depicting them as champions. Brady, on the other hand, was confident enough to lead his team all the way back and film this commercial several months ago. There’s a reason the guy is almost unanimously considered the greatest quarterback of all time.

FOX affiliate misses final out of World Series to play infomercial

TV brokenSome fans watching the World Series in Seattle and Vancouver on Sunday night missed the payout they spent all night waiting for.

According to reports from multiple viewers, a FOX affiliate switched away from Game 5 of the World Series with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and aired an infomercial.

Viewers complained about it on Twitter:

We’ve seen TV channels screw up and cut away from programming at the wrong times, but nothing has been that bad. It was surely just an innocent mistake, but what a bummer for the viewers.