So, I’m starting to think that maybe I should start renaming this feature to “Friday News-Anchors-Know- Nothing-About-Sports”. I’m starting to think that maybe they should teach Sports 101 in journalism school. Anyways, the worst of the worst from this past week.
Then an ACTUAL screencap (via @RoyalHalf) of a news channel WHILE TALKING ABOUT THE LA KINGS.
Not only is this not a graphic about the LA Kings, but ERIC GAGNE RETIRED IN 2010. How does this even happen? Did this news channel dub Gagne “LA King”?
Oh, but it gets worse. This anchor apparently can’t read a teleprompter as she mixes up Jonathan QUICK and Jonathan SWIFT.
They do have similar career paths.
Then, this poor girl thinks that basketball games can end in a tie.
Oh it’s not just local news! Even ESPN joined in on the fun (via @YungBolo)!
Yes, that is what they posted on their Facebook page on Tuesday night. Too bad that never happened. I guess they were predicting the outcome of the Thursday game and got ahead of themselves?
Ok…so someone got a little eager with the trigger finger, but what about this…
Cleveland? Really? That’s almost as bad as an old Eric Gagne graphic. Almost.
Or maybe when Adnan Virk asked ESPN soccer analyst Alexi Lalas how he thought Lionel Messi would do in the Euros on Mike & Mike. You know that Messi who is from Argentina which, last I checked, is not in Europe.
And last, but definitely not least… (So this one has nothing to do with news anchors/outlets, but is a major FAIL – via reader Jessica Lovelace-Chandler.)
Seems Britain authorities played an outdated , apartheid version of the South Africa national anthem prior to an international field hockey game earlier this week. Just in case you thought this was an honest mistake, the version played, ”Die Stem”, was from the pre-Nelson Mandela days. You know, pre-1994.
The best part was certainly the reaction of the players when the song was played…
Your Not-A-FAIL of the week: Dick(ey) vs Wang
The baseball gods are often quite cruel, but at least they have a great sense of humor.