Ahh, football season. The crack of the helmets. The smokin’ hot cheerleaders. The newspapers and magazines that can’t tell one black athlete from another.
Yep, I’m all about those Misidentified Black People. This one comes courtesy of Spirit, the in-flight magazine of Southwest Airlines. Its August issue features a “fantasy football” rundown – who’s hot, who’s not.
See this item on Edgerrin James (which you’ll also find at Spirit’s website)? That picture ain’t Edgerrin James.
That’s Steve McNair. This is Edgerrin James:
Unfortunately for the folks at Spirit magazine, they printed this boo-boo in a month when hundreds of black journalists would fly to and from Las Vegas for this year’s National Association of Black Journalists convention. (Womp womp.)
My thanks to Baltimore Sun sports columnist David Steele, who gave me the heads-up. Steele just now blogged about the MBP phenomenon his own self.