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Oops! But newsworthy?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Here's a tidbit:


    There are SO many things to update from year-to-year in a guide. I can understand how something like this can slip by. It shouldn't but it can happen.
    So today's question - is it worth pointing it out (and therefore probably hacking off the sports information office)? In the "pick your battles" category, I may have let this one go. Or not. I could be wrong. I often am.

  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Very minor. Best left ignored.
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I could see slipping it in as a secondary notebook item, but it's not a big deal. If Florida's alligator/crocodile controversy a few years ago was newsworthy then you could make a case for this.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    It could be worse.

    The local rag has started running a stupid "Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down." box on the sports front. Today's Thumbs Down was for a certain Mississippi State running back arrested for a DUI charge. Except that instead of identifying Anthony Dixon, they put Anthony Grant in as the name. Now that's an oops.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Very nitpicky to make that public. Sometimes SIDs can be sources too, so why alienate them?
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I didn't know Grant had eligibility left...
  7. Karl Hungus

    Karl Hungus Member

    Could be possible that this is just a joke, maybe a fun jab. Otherwise, it has a stupid fanboi ring to it and is a good way to lose a source.

    It shouldn't happen, no excuses made, but a 200 page guide with 8-point or smaller font leaves itself open for a number of small gaffes.
  8. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    It's not like they built their football preview section around the tidbit. Just mentioned it.

    I can appreciate the argument about not wanting to alienate the SID a lot more than the idea that it shouldn't be reported at all. Obviously it's not a big deal, but it's worth a very small chuckle and fine to include, I think.
  9. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member


    They look like the bad boys in one of those boy bands. That is some awful posing.
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