Tuesday, October 23, 2007

MBP of the Week: USA Today

I doff my cap most gratefully to Stephen J. Dubner, whose Freakonomics blog (written with Steven D. Levitt) is now part of the New York Times dot com.

Dubner reports that he spotted a Misidentified Black Person last week. Apparently, USA Today ran a photograph identified as New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

It was Amani Toomer.

Good looking out, Mr. Dubner. (And thanks for the linkage!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Given that football players wear helmets with facemasks, I can see how you could misidentify one. But they wear jerseys with these big numbers. Plaxico Buress is 17. Did they transpose the numbers and subtract one to turn Amani Toomer (81) into Toomer?