Its Preseason for ESPN Too
Another post in the "Randomly Occurring Periodic Post About Something Design Related" series, to fulfill my Monthly Quota.
During last week's Denver-San Francisco preseason game on Monday Night, Dick Herculanum and I went out to the bar to watch the game. He's a big Broncos fan. Anyway, during the first half, I noticed the following graphic come up on-screen:
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce to you the newest running back for the San Francisco 49ers, Number Double-Zero, Name Lastname! Weighing a robust 000 pounds, the veteran of X seasons was the 1997 Rookie of the Year. But despite the notoriety that comes with winning such a prestigious award, no photo of him exists. In fact, Name Lastname is such a mysterious fella that he not only has a Question Mark Face, the Niners refuse to allow their logo to be associated with him. Instead, he uses a player-specific logotype which is typeset in -- you guessed it -- Rosewood. With a drop-shadow to boot!
All kidding aside, this is clearly just laziness on the part of the graphics guys and gals in ESPN's truck -- or someone with an itchy trigger finger who hit ENTER before the graphic was complete. Either way, its hilarious, because you never see these type of mistakes in a big budget nationally-produced television program.
Incidentally, if you're wondering why I waited until a week later to post this, I just got around to Bluetoothing the photo off of my cell phone.
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