CBS Seems To Think That Jamarcus Russell Is A Bald, White Kicker

Monday, December 22, 2008

I love when graphics go bad, which is why this screenshot sent in from RG makes me laugh so much. As the Raiders and Jamarcus Russell, were picking apart the Texans, CBS put up a graphic for the QB which contained a very interesting photo. Take a look....

I poke fun, but Jamarcus Janikowski would be a badass name, and they're basically the same build so it's understandable how CBS would mix them up. Wait, no it's not.


Those graphics packages are based on excel spreadsheets most of the time, which will "attach" the photo to graphic. Anyone who has used Excel knows that glitches or typos can happen. Especially when autofill kicks in... as Ja was probably picked up as janikowski when it was typed in, without the operator noticing.

While it is funny as a blooper, we who deal with this stuff every day don't like when things like that happen... especially when someone points it out.

I had someone decide to write the local paper about a typo on a screen I made, and the paper (apparently devoid of any real content) ran the item.

We try not to make mistakes... but you will always be there when we do. And we will be on the lookout for you to have one good enough to send to Leno's headlines!

Dec 22, 2008, 2:37:00 PM  

Buzz Killington?

Dec 22, 2008, 2:40:00 PM  

We all make mistakes, and I'm sure the guys in the truck felt like an idiot when they saw it. I don't think its a big deal.

walnuts said...
Dec 22, 2008, 3:13:00 PM  

Don't forget that CBS sent their #7 team to this game so we shouldn't be shocked to see a mistake like this.

Oaklandfan said...
Dec 22, 2008, 3:27:00 PM  

Now wait a minute, guys. What if, without anyone knowing, JaMarcus Russell decided to have plastic surgery just so he could look like his lifelong idol, Sebastian Janikowski?

JFein said...
Dec 22, 2008, 3:31:00 PM  

Ironically, Sebastian Russell got his ass kicked at school everyday.

GMoney said...
Dec 22, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

Maybe he got his ass kicked by bazarro Russell, that being Jamarcus Janikowski.

walnuts said...
Dec 22, 2008, 4:35:00 PM  

I definitely know which B.A. is responsible for this mishap.

Anonymous said...
Dec 22, 2008, 5:39:00 PM  

And shock to the public the bald, pasty white kicker, from I believe Eastern Europe, has a major criminal record.

Anonymous said...
Dec 22, 2008, 9:18:00 PM  

The graphics B.A. put a nice big postage stamp on this one... maybe he needs a few more reps doing Fordham basketball games at Rose Hill Gym before he can do his job on the big stage...

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