Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Again, I always preface this with the statement that I'm not one to necessarily poke fun at typos and errors, but to have twenty seven found in a national publication is a tad bit too much. ESPN's Fantasy Mag is out in stores now and for the low low price of $7.99 you can see some of the errors found by Walter Football too! Here are some of my favorites....
Who the Heck is Greg Smith? (Page 55)It's rare to not get through an entire magazine without finding a mistake, but doesn't ESPN employ people to proofread? It's one thing to have a typo or two but if you read the WF post you'll find that no one took a second look at any of the sections. Things contradict each other and they leave players out entirely (Steve Slaton). If you have the magazine, also keep an eye out for Merril Hoge's sound fantasy advice including taking Braylon Edwards as your first WR because he's, "like [Terrell] Owens without the drama."
I have no idea why ESPN even ranked Chauncey Washington, a Jaguars rookie running back, but it says the following in his write-up: "It's possible he could emerge as the inside rushing complement to MJD, but he'd have to bump Greg Smith first." I searched high and low on NFL.com's Web site, but I couldn't find any player named Greg Smith. The man they were referring to, of course, is Greg Jones.
Spelling Error No. 1 (Page 45)
Taking a look at the first sentence of Jamal Lewis' write-up:
"Dust when you thought he was done, Lewis pulled us all back in."
Special News Alert: Steve Smith Has An Is (Page 66)
Sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, doesn't it? At any rate, you can find this grammatical blunder in the Steve Smith analysis:
"He's not a burner but has is savvy enough to make occasional big plays."
Quinn Sypniewski, Miracle Man (Page 81)
Just a slight contradiction here. In the Quinn Sypniewski write-up, ESPN writes, "He tore his ACL during Ravens minicamp this April and will miss the season."
Yet, for projected stats, they have Sypniewski catching 21 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown in 13 games.
Lorenzo Booker - Lost in the Mail (Pages 45 and 53)
In the Ronnie Brown write-up, ESPN writes:
"Ricky Williams is still hanging around in south Florida, and Lorenzo Booker should be a bigger part of the offense."
OK, so maybe this magazine was released prior to the Booker-to-Philadelphia trade? Or maybe not - on Page 53, they list: "Lorenzo Booker, PHI."
I'm sure fantasy owners really care about that, Merril.
2008 ESPN Fantasy Football Magazine: 28 Factual Errors, Omissions and Illogical Statements (Walter Football)