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    • #12513
      El Duderino
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      Has anyone seen the highlight of the 100 butterfly on the espn.com website? The front page link says “Phelps wins 6th gold medal” and next to it there is a video link to see the race. The caption for the video says “Phelps rallies past Crockett in 100 fly.” Does the fact that they called Ian Crocker “Crockett” piss anyone else off, or am I reading too much into a typo?

    • #37429
      Anonymous
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      You’re reading way too much into it … I consider it a positive that they’re even carrying Phelps’ story. The story was probably written by some pimple-faced, wannabe, basketball-slappy writer who doesn’t know the difference between a back flip and the backstroke.

    • #37430
      sbswim
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      crocker(or crockett) certainly pisses me off though, he dq’d a relay(400 MR), that he had no business pushing the starts on, in prelims

    • #37431

      maybe he was pissed at phelps for beating him and was getting revenge from letting phelps get another gold.. haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #37432
      Kari Byron
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      @chunkybearcub137 wrote:

      maybe he was pissed at phelps for beating him and was getting revenge from letting phelps get another gold.. haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Doubtful… At that level, they have respect for each other. Besides, if Phelps doesn’t push Crocker and vice versa, then who’s going to push them? The only reason swimming is continually getting faster and people like Phelps, Lochter, Piersol, Hansen, Crocker, etc are getting faster is because they strive to beat each other. Give ESPN a break; they f’d up, I’m sure you all have too. I’m not even sure how “Crockett” is a derogatory or whatever. How is that typo worse than any other?

    • #37433
      El Duderino
      Member

      Its not the fact that its derogatory at all, just the fact that they didn’t bother to get his name right because its just swimming. And why bother spending more than a minute or two on swimming when we can spend hours analyzing the affects of steroids on Barry Bonds’ head.

    • #37434
      Kari Byron
      Member

      I see your point there. I’m sure it’s not the first typo, but the fact that it’s swimming and swimming is an overlooked sport does rub some salt into the wound.

    • #37435
      Anonymous
      Member

      This crap goes on all the time and it’s not only in swimming. Just last week the Detroit Tigers resigned potential MVP Carlos Guillen to a multi-year year extension … it was big news in baseball because Guillen was going to be a free agent at the end of the year and was to be, arguably, the hottest commodity on the market. Not only did Sports Illustrated misspell his name but they showed a picture of his teammate Omar Infante (his name was even visible on his uniform) over the headline.

      That some idiot writer misspelled a name is not a slam or an indictment vs. swimming but, rather, a really poor reflection on the writer specifically and journalism in general. The lack of professionalism and accuracy in journalism is as old as the enterprise itself.

    • #37436
      swim5599
      Member

      I think that it is such a joke when I hear Sports Reporters talk about swimming. So many of them in fact all of them have no clue. They were talking about Phelps on ESPN news the other day and it is just embarassing to listen too. Half the time they don’t get the names right and the other half they can’t get the times right.

    • #37437
      JHU84
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      I agree it is just some numnut reported not knowing anything about swimming. Heck they are too busy publishing the results of some interim stage of the iditerod instead of reporting results of age group championships in texas in which local boy won 14 yr old high point. Iditerod in San Antonio TX yeah big readership following!!!

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