Are Typos Becoming A Huge Recurring Problem At ESPN.com?

Friday, July 27, 2007



Back when ESPN first hired their new online Editor-in-Chief I got an email from J at Vegas Watch with the subject "Tough start for New ESPN Editor". I opened the email and J mentioned that a title on the main page linking to a Pat Forde article on Tiger Woods read....."To Tough to Tame."

I was a bit late in reading the email, and by the time I got to the page the title had been changed entirely. Well that bring us to today, or yesterday for that matter. From Larry Brown Sports via Between The Lines....

So what's the problem you ask? Well, the deceased person's name is Skip Prosser. Now I'm not one to pick on mistakes because let's face it...I'm not perfect myself. But this is a tad ridiculous, and it seems to be happening more and more lately.

Hardly A Eulogy for Skip Prosser (Larry Brown Sports)
ESPN Misspells the Dead (Between the Lines)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:37 PM

6 Comments:

That's pretty bad considering it's not a small line of copy AND considering the nature of the story.

Jul 27, 2007, 2:34:00 PM  

Also worth noting: The caption reads: "Posser coaches 14 seasons..." Not only is his name also misspelled here, but I believe it should read "coached" not "coaches".

- b said...
Jul 27, 2007, 2:39:00 PM  

Ob their football rankings they initially had VaTech's record listed as 59-59.

Simon said...
Jul 27, 2007, 3:22:00 PM  

Why did they hire Patrick Ewing for Editor?

Mookie said...
Jul 27, 2007, 3:37:00 PM  

Please give me more Skip Prosser coverage. After all, it seems like he was a senator, given the amount of coverage.

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Qb Scale said...
Jul 28, 2007, 7:35:00 PM  

That's pretty heartless, QB.

Jul 28, 2007, 7:36:00 PM  

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