Thursday, December 27, 2007

MBP of the Week: Orlando Sentinel

Here’s a Misidentified Black Person I didn’t catch earlier. The Orlando Sentinel published the following correction on December 5:

“The caption with a photograph of three University of Central Florida football players holding the Liberty Bowl trophy on Page C16 of Monday’s Sports section misidentified the player wearing No. 21 in the center. He is Curtis Francis.”

I do not know whom the Sentinel said he was. But wouldn’t you think the big-ass “21” on his jersey made it easy to get this right?

4 comments:

RP said...

Question: wouldn’t you think the big-ass “21” on his jersey made it easy to get this right? >>>

David, the Sentinel *might* deserve a slight pass on this one, as many college football teams have offensive and defensive players wearing the same jersey number because of the large numer of players on the roster.

UCF has two #21s (http://ucfathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ucf-m-footbl-mtt.html). That said, it's probably fair to say that anyone covering the team should know what the team's senior running back (Francis) looks like vs. the freshman DB who shares his number. Culpability probably with desk photo editor. :)

Undercover Black Man said...

UCF has two #21s...

I did not know this. Thanks, RP.

Bklyn6 said...

You know what they say: all No. 21's look alike.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Zing!