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steelz09
11-12-2012, 08:46 PM
Did anyone see this on the ESPN scroller (where it shows "What's Next"):

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Mister Pittsburgh
11-12-2012, 09:23 PM
Photoshop job or what?

steelz09
11-12-2012, 09:26 PM
That was on live TV. Aftwards, Chris Berman apologized for the image and didn't know how it happened.

I think some smart ass that has WAY to much access to that scroller did it on purpose. I'm sure the person responsible will get fired for this.

Mister Pittsburgh
11-12-2012, 09:29 PM
Shows how bush-league ESPN is.

Sugar
11-12-2012, 09:33 PM
Shows how bush-league ESPN is.

Which is probably why whoever did it will be in some trouble. Even if they were biased against the Steelers, this kind of thing looks bad on the brand.

steelz09
11-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Which is probably why whoever did it will be in some trouble. Even if they were biased against the Steelers, this kind of thing looks bad on the brand.

Most definitely ... That's an embarrassment for ESPN.

I'm sure if Ben wanted to, he could file a lawsuit for that. I'm sure he won't but that's just a HUGE mess up on ESPN's part.

Mister Pittsburgh
11-12-2012, 10:52 PM
Most definitely ... That's an embarrassment for ESPN.

I'm sure if Ben wanted to, he could file a lawsuit for that. I'm sure he won't but that's just a HUGE mess up on ESPN's part.

Is ESPN based out of Patriot territory?

SanAntonioSteelerFan
11-13-2012, 01:11 AM
Is ESPN based out of Patriot territory?

No, Goodell's basement.

Slapstick
11-13-2012, 07:01 AM
Is ESPN based out of Patriot territory?


No, Goodell's basement.

Same thing...

fordfixer
11-14-2012, 09:52 AM
In unfortunate typo, ESPN touts Ben Roethlisberger’s ‘drink and drunk’ stylehttp://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0Tak_cRpa8E7wLmzm1xsOA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTQwO3E9ODU7dz00MA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/388/2012/06/02/01-expert-feat-posts-70x70-png_000323.png

By Jay Busbee (http://sports.yahoo.com/author/jay-busbee/) | Shutdown Corner (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/) – 21 hours ago












http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0Y0i02MW3HHZ7AN3EmSCdg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusnflexperts/c1113drink.jpg(Via Larry Brown Sports)We live in a text-and-information-heavy sports society, so it's not surprising that every now and then a typo slips through. But some missteps are more unfortunate than others, as with the mistake on ESPN's "Monday Night Countdown" involving an assessment of Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. (Graphic via Larry Brown Sports. (http://larrybrownsports.com/blunder/ben-roethlisberger-drink-drunk/161941))
As you can see on the ticker at right, someone gave Big Ben the description of "drink and drunk." It was, in all likelihood, a misspelling of "dink and dunk," referring to Roethlisberger's quick-hit, short-pass style.


Unfortunately, Roethlisberger also has a bit of a history with alcohol, including "excessive consumption," in the words of commissioner Roger Goodell, in an incident that led to a four-game suspension in 2010.
Later in the evening, ESPN host Chris Berman apologized for the mistake. "Earlier in the show we had a graphic error in the rundown," he said. "We apologize for the mistake. Not sure how it happened. It won't happen again."
Now, we won't speculate on whether this was a joke that ended up backfiring (probably) or a case of someone not proofreading their work (awfully coincidental). It is awfully easy to get words out in front of an entire country without a ton of editorial oversight (like this: Go William & Mary Tribe (http://www.tribeathletics.com/)!), so we can see how this kind of mistake could be made. We're betting there will be a bit more ticker oversight from now on.