All Knucklehead Day Award Nine
Today's ninth winners are Emily Badger and the Sun-Sentinel. They get the award for the following.
LONDON - The Dolphins' best defensive play of the game didn't actually make it into the stat book, but the way things are going during this winless season, the team might as well celebrate it anyway.What's wrong with this article?
Former 2006 first-round draft pick Jason Allen started the first game of his career Sunday, against the New York Giants at safety. A converted cornerback who played sparingly last season, Allen was helping plug up a battered secondary, with safeties Renaldo Hill out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and Travares Tillman still sidelined with an injured knee.
Allen, who has offered little evidence of his first-round value, corralled a tipped Eli Manning pass early in the third quarter at the Dolphins' 35.
It was exactly the play the Dolphins, down 13-0 at the time, needed to jolt a second-half comeback. Until, it turned out, veteran defensive end Jason Taylor — this week's widely celebrated star of this historic international game — was flagged for a holding penalty.
"I didn't realize it until they said, 'Defense back on the field,' and I was like, 'Oh man…'" Allen said of his interception, which went for naught. "That kind of broke my heart."
The Sun-Sentinel ran this article in Monday's paper with the following headline.
Penalty negates Dolphin Jason Allen's first career interception
Jason Allen intercepted a pass vs. Chicago in the 2006 season. The article and the headline were corrected online by the Sun-Sentinel but of course, papers that went out that day had this idiotic careless in it and that couldn't be erased. Knowing the Sentinel may try covering its tracks, I caught a screen capture.
The Sun-Sentinel is still running the wrong headline at the article's comments page. The Sun-Sentinel tried to cover up its stupidity but didn't complete the job. They even make mistakes fixing their mistakes!
Before this screwup Emily Badger was best known for Plagiarism. Maybe she still is, but Emily Badger along with the Sun-Sentinel have the honor of being our ninth Knuckleheads of the Day.