2013: The Year In TV News Bloopers

We spent a few months this year tracking local news blunders until the sheer volume of them forced us to abandon the project. Thankfully, a YouTube user has been collecting awkward events and put together this wonderful montage of the year's stupidest moments in TV news. » 12/26/13 11:16am 12/26/13 11:16am

Dumb Shining Moment: Your 2013 NCAA Tournament Lowlight Reel

Tonight in Atlanta, Louisville and Michigan will battle for the national title in what promises to be a game full of spectacular and heroic plays—some of which will make CBS's "One Shining Moment" highlight reel afterward. Here's a compilation of our favorite March Madness moments from 2013 that won't find their way… » 4/08/13 5:00pm 4/08/13 5:00pm

They're Getting Worse, Not Better: Here Are The 28 Worst Replacement…

After a lousy first week in the NFL, replacement officials again came under fire this weekend following trip-ups, missed calls, and general ineptitude. While Roger Goodell testifies to the NFL's increased emphasis on player safety, his continued lockout of union officials reveals the league really doesn't give a damn… » 9/20/12 2:22pm 9/20/12 2:22pm

Here Are The 21 Worst Replacement Referee Mistakes From Sunday

Despite management-friendly scribes swearing to the contrary, the NFL's replacement officials made some enormous errors yesterday—some of which affected the outcome of games and at least one that directly led to a starting quarterback being knocked out of the game. That's not to mention losing track of time outs,… » 9/10/12 3:35pm 9/10/12 3:35pm

Stupidest Football Play In History Occurs As Player Returns Fumble 58…

This actually happened! Kent's Andre Parker recovered a blown punt return after the ball grazed a Towson player, only to return the recovered fumble toward his own goal. The only thing that stopped him from scoring a safety for Towson? Towson's punt return team, who foolishly tackled him before he could score them… » 8/30/12 8:35pm 8/30/12 8:35pm

NBC's Local Affiliates Don't Understand How Spoilers Work, Either

On Monday NBC inadvertently spoiled the result of a race they had yet to broadcast by showing its winner celebrating in a promo for the following morning's Today show. It seems its local affiliates aren't quite getting how to play the tape-delay game, either. Here's a clip from last night's 6 p.m. broadcast on KXAS,… » 8/01/12 9:30pm 8/01/12 9:30pm

NBC Runs Today Promo Spoiling Outcome Of Race They Were About To Air

NBC can't even do tape delay properly, it seems. Tonight's heavily-hyped broadcast of Missy Franklin's 100 backstroke became a moot point after the Peacock Network ran the above promo for Today...in the commercial break before the race actually aired. If you're one of the fools who actually avoids learning about… » 7/30/12 10:04pm 7/30/12 10:04pm

North Korean Women's Soccer Team Refuses To Take Field After Venue…

The London Olympics are off to a kicking start after a screw-up at Hampden Park in Glasgow led to the South Korean flag being displayed before North Korea's women's soccer match against Colombia and the subsequent refusal of North Korea's side to take the field. (You can see a photo of the mix-up here.) The team… » 7/25/12 3:55pm 7/25/12 3:55pm

Maine TV Anchor Reports Last Night's Heat-Celtics Game Four Ended In A…

Portland, Maine, isn't exactly a small television market. With a Nielsen DMA rank of 78, it's solidly mid-sized, amongst the Toledos and Omahas of the TV landscape. Regardless, stations sometimes find themselves shorthanded on the weekends—which appears to have happened at Portland's ABC affiliate WMTW last night, as… » 6/04/12 2:00pm 6/04/12 2:00pm

Yesterday MSNBC Reported Tragic News On The Death Of... Jonathan Vilma?

Two major NFL stories broke yesterday, bringing havoc to newsrooms as they processed the Saints bounty suspensions and attempted to verify and report the news of Junior Seau's death. As it turns out, the complicated nature of doing journalism led to some mix-ups—at least at MSNBC, where a lingering zoom on Jonathan… » 5/03/12 11:50am 5/03/12 11:50am

The Ninth Inning Of Today's Mets-Giants Game Was About The Worst Ever

The Mets tried valiantly to lose today's matinee against the Giants, only to have their LOLMets returned twofold. An outfield blunder by Ruben Tejada and Kirk Nieuwenhuis on what should have been the final play of the game in the top of the ninth allowed San Francisco to tie the game, but the Giants (thanks to having… » 4/21/12 5:11pm 4/21/12 5:11pm

Dumb Shining Moment: Your 2012 NCAA Tournament Lowlight Reel

While the NCAA tournament isn't yet finished—the Final Four starts Saturday, after all—the 64 games played thus far have been short on the drama (one overtime game, zero buzzer-beaters) but long on the blunders. While a good number of these mistakes can be blamed on the officials, players (and fans) have accounted for … » 3/29/12 4:30pm 3/29/12 4:30pm