Veteran sportswriter Bob Nightengale was, unfortunately, ridiculed on Twitter this week after hash tagging “Cuns” – and not “Cubs” – on one of this tweets.
Look, tweeting is something that is done quickly and maybe even the best makes a typo sometimes. It’s just silly to have so many people tweet back at Nightengale to mock him.
What’s worse than goofing up on a tweet, though, is giving wrong information on a story posted on a website that draws a lot of clicks – and not have anyone proofread that story.
Here are some examples from ESPN.com:
This one starts off well. It’s ESPN giving the up-to-date playoff schedule.
But since when does a best-of-five series have a Game Three as potentially unnecessary?
Wow, so ESPN is saying that a team could win the first two games of the division series and the series is over!
And yes, Tom Brady is, undoubtedly, a first-ballot Hall of Famer. But you need to have retired first to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
Yet, ESPN has already crowned the 42-year-old QB as a HOFer… while he’s still playing for the Patriots!
Yes, some love for Brady – and that’s great. But not so much for the Patriots, who’ve been to the last three Super Bowls (not two). Here’s an ESPN.com preview of the 2019 Week One Steelers-Patriots contest (with New England coming off its third consecutive NFL title game), via the Associated Press:
So, I get it that even a sportswriter might goof up on Twitter – and people should be ashamed of themselves to mock him or call him out on social media – but a site like ESPN.com messing up things that should have been proofread? Awful.