Fake Quote About Derek Carr Getting Mall Tacos Makes It Into AP Story

On Friday night, a story on Raiders DE Justin Tuck moved across the Associated Press wire. It contained the following quote from coach Dennis Allen about rookie QB Derek Carr, emphasis mine: » 9/08/14 5:43pm 9/08/14 5:43pm

Yep, That's An Idiot's Dong Featured On ESPN.com [NSFW]

Tonight's Cubs-Cardinals game in St. Louis was interrupted by an Idiot On The Field who invaded Busch Stadium's turf clad only in a pair of boxers. One AP photographer spotted the hooligan just as he was apprehended with his junk hanging out the fly of his shorts; ESPN proceeded to put the photo on its website. » 8/30/14 12:33am 8/30/14 12:33am

The Associated Press Has Finally Gone About Correcting Its Lennay Kekua…

Whoever said print media wasn't nimble? It's been three weeks and two days since we published our initial story, "Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax." The Te'o story has made its rounds through the national media between then and… » 2/08/13 3:25pm 2/08/13 3:25pm

AP: Upstart Regional School Has The Honor Of Playing Notre Dame For A…

Yes, there is no higher merriment in college football than making fun of Notre Dame. But let's not overlook the joys of taunting the other side of the BCS championship matchup. If only there had been a giant sphygmomanometer hooked up to the deep Confederacy last night, to record the mass blood-pressure spike when the… » 12/03/12 11:30am 12/03/12 11:30am

Why Texas State Got A 16th-Place Vote In The AP Poll

For the time being, the Texas State Bobcats are the only team to be undefeated in their FBS history. Sure, they're just 1-0 all-time, joining the WAC this season after 23 years in the I-AA/FCS Southland conference. But that one was a stylish one. It was a 30-13 walloping of Houston, in Houston, that forced the… » 9/05/12 11:20am 9/05/12 11:20am

Associated Press: Oklahoma City Thunder Sign Brian Westbrook And The…

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka will be playing for the Spanish national team at this year's summer Olympics. Today, the Associated Press published a relatively mundane story about Ibaka's belief that his Spanish team has the talent to compete with the U.S. team. » 7/07/12 4:05pm 7/07/12 4:05pm

The AP Is Gay For Stupid

So I'm reading along, enjoying this pleasant little story by the AP about UConn hockey players appearing in PSAs in which they not only pledge their support to "any teammate, gay or straight, that can help us win games" but do so with a welcome matter-of-factness—as if they were telling you something obvious and… » 5/25/12 10:30am 5/25/12 10:30am

Ritually Edgy T-Shirts Prompt Ritual Coverage Of Ritually Outraged…

The Associated Press reports that the dry-goods sales-and-marketing company Nike has provoked a reaction by selling t-shirts designed to provoke a reaction. The shirts include "the phrases 'Dope,' 'Get High' and 'Ride Pipe,'" the AP reports. » 6/24/11 3:43pm 6/24/11 3:43pm

Today In "You Don't Fucking Say"

Headline on a story that checked in at 1,655 words and required the contributions of 10 Associated Press reporters: "Drinking linked to problems in the ballpark stands." [AP] » 5/25/11 11:23am 5/25/11 11:23am