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Dewey Defeats Tampa Bay Lightning! Actually, the Lightning won the Stanley Cup, but someone forgot to tell The Tampa Tribune's crack editorial staff.
posted by tregoweth (17 comments total)

 
Via my pal sylvar, incidentally; I didn't want him or his employer to get swamped with traffic.
posted by tregoweth at 12:38 PM on June 8, 2004


Uh, did you click on the link before you posted it?
posted by xmutex at 12:39 PM on June 8, 2004


It doesn't allow referrers, but if you cut-and-paste the URL into your browser it works fine.

Did this actually run in the Tampa Tribune?

/me starts dreaming of a better world, where a team from a subtropical climate didn't win an ice hockey championship
posted by Johnny Assay at 12:43 PM on June 8, 2004


(and by "actually run", I mean "make it into print.")
posted by Johnny Assay at 12:44 PM on June 8, 2004


This link might work better.
posted by urlnotfound at 12:51 PM on June 8, 2004


I moved the image to my server.
posted by mathowie at 12:56 PM on June 8, 2004


Um, DOH?!?

You mean the Tampa Tribune isn't the world beater newspaper that I've always thought it was even though I just heard about it five minutes ago?

I'm shocked that a news article with false information got out, its been like fifteen minutes since that's happened.
posted by fenriq at 1:03 PM on June 8, 2004


Any Hockey fan will tell you...

The Flames won the series in the third period of game 6, with a goal that no one saw.

I am heartbroken.
posted by Quartermass at 2:32 PM on June 8, 2004


Sorry about the broken link, and thanks for posting the fix.

Apparently the editorial ran in an early edition, but was later fixed.

(An error in a posting about an error. Oh, the Irony...)
posted by tregoweth at 2:46 PM on June 8, 2004


The Flames won the series in the third period of game 6, with a goal that no one saw.

Maybe, but before game 7, ABC showed a 3d computer simulation which showed that the puck might not be over the line. Really there wasn't enough information to state conclusively it was a goal.
posted by bobo123 at 4:21 PM on June 8, 2004


Maybe, but before game 7, ABC showed a 3d computer simulation which showed that the puck might not be over the line. Really there wasn't enough information to state conclusively it was a goal.

Bah, no self respecting Canadian would trust any source other then HNIC (or possibly TSN) for such a declaration ;)
posted by smcniven at 5:31 PM on June 8, 2004


All hail HNIC. Bunch of interlopers at ABC.
posted by Salmonberry at 6:03 PM on June 8, 2004


Tampa bay has what, half of a player from the US? A good number of Canadians on that team, which for me kind of ruined the whole "Canada vs US" vibe they were trying for.

Especially given that we still have that to look forward to.
posted by Salmonberry at 6:05 PM on June 8, 2004


Tribune Apologizes For Incorrect Editorial
Published: Jun 8, 2004
"In advance of the final, we had prepared two editorials, one for either outcome. When we saw that the Lightning had won, we placed the proper editorial on the computerized page, printed it out and eliminated the other version. Still, somehow, the other version appeared on the page. We are checking our systems to ensure we learn from our mistake.
It is so important to us to get it right. And today we failed you. We extend our heartfelt apologies."

Tribune Publisher Apologizes For Editorial Gaffe
From TBO.com, Published: Jun 8, 2004
"Gil Thelen, the publisher and president of The Tampa Tribune, apologized for the newspaper's error..."

Smoking Gun has the story as well

Via the source for all media newsbytes - Romenesko!
posted by batgrlHG at 6:50 PM on June 8, 2004


*parties like it's 1989*

*fails utterly to cringe at being the 100,000th Calgarian to use that joke*
posted by arto at 11:01 PM on June 8, 2004


There's also a lengthy discussion about the series in general over on SportsFilter.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 5:25 AM on June 9, 2004


I'm pretty sure Canada won the cup, just on the basis of nationalities.

Professional sports these days is a complete farce. How can anyone support a team composed entirely of foreigners? They don't represent your town, your state, your country... they're just a bunch of overpaid employees at that point!
posted by five fresh fish at 10:39 AM on June 9, 2004


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