I was hoping those Mad magazine parody Jeremy Lin headlines the other day might be the last word on that topic.
But apparently not. Following Lin’s 9-turnover performance Friday night — which snapped the Knicks’ winning streak — ESPN decided to spit out one more attempt at a cute headline.
AÂ misguided attempt at a cute headline.
I mean, really.
Not only did it appear on ESPN’s web site for about 35 minutes before it was changed — according to ESPN — but that headline was also pushed out to the network’s mobile app users.
ESPN apologized for the headline today. But, still.
Speaking of ESPN’s mobile app, there were other issues with it last night, as well. Grammar issues.
Darren Reese of the Jefferson City, Tenn., Standard Banner sent me this overnight. Check out the punctuation in that first headline:
For shame. Someone needs to hire ESPN a copy editor. Right after they kick the folks currently writing their headlines firmly in the ass.
ESPN has been all over the place lately, with glaring errors in its web site, mobile app and especially on TV. You’d think that ESPN would be good at TV broadcasting. They’re certainly paid enough from our cable fees. Find a recap of some of their recent bloopers here.
Both the New York Post and the Daily News struck upon the same pun for their respective sports fronts this morning:
The Daily News also took a swing at it on page one. Not that anyone will read it. They’ll be too busy gawking at today’s lead photo.
Meanwhile, the Post went with Catholic Cardinals on page one.
I’d hate to be a news vendor this morning. How many copies of the Post do you think will sell against that Daily News cover?
The tab sports pages are from the respective papers. The fronts are from the Newseum. Of course.