What happens when you're running on a tight sports deadline?
You make predictions sometimes -- every sports department at newspapers has probably done it. But this big of a screw up is horrible. So horrible it's funny. Friday's New York Post published an editorial in their print edition that said:
Despite holding a 3-2 lead in games over the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees couldn't get the job done at home; their season ended last night in the seventh game of the American League Championship Series.The thing was, the Yankees won in extra innings. Heck, even the folks across town knew that.
The flubbed editorial is obviously not online, but the Smoking Gun is all over it.
Needless to say, the goof-up was the talk of New York, with the New York Daily News making fun of them. For the NY Post, this was a big screw up, as they make their paychecks pointing out flaws in others -- and they know this, so they're making sure it doesn't happen again.