At Yahoo! Sports, in a feature blog called "The Post Game," writer Max Thompson smugly makes fun of ESPN for putting up an image of Minnesota during a story on Wisconson athletes Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers stellar quarterback Aaron Rodgers. I borrowed the picture and show it below.
Okay, so a geography-challenged intern in the ESPN graphics department put up the wrong state image. That's bad. You know what's also bad? When the smug writer who makes fun of it goofs up in the same post.
"Wisconsin hockey is ranked #1 in the nation." Err, no. Teams that are currently 5-8-1 overall do not get ranked #1. In fact, in the most recent USCHO poll not only are the Badgers not in the top 20, they're not even listed as "also receiving votes." The honor, #1 in the nation, goes to Coach Mark Dennehy's mighty Merrimack College Warriors, of North Andover, Massachusetts.
If you're going to poke fun at ESPN, you'd better make sure you don't have any glaring, easily refudiatable* errors of your own.
*refudiatable -- I did that intentionally.
11/25/11 1305: You know, I knew I should have grabbed a screen-cap. Check out the story now and the reference to the Badgers as #1 in hockey is gone. Vanished into the internet memory hole, with no inkling of the prior error. Here it is below as it now stands. The reference to Badger hockey used to reside in the first paragraph.