Everybody makes mistakes, only some are funnier than others.
Fox Sports apologized for a mistake it made on Sunday. They put a graphic on television of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford’s head on Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s body.
Jonathan Butnick told the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson that a placeholder graphic was accidentally not removed before it was needed.
“It was a mistake and we apologized to both players and to the Vikings and we tried to get it corrected right away,” Butnick told Tomasson, via Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
However, Deadspin’s Timothy Burke tweeted out that the graphic was used more than month earlier on Fox Sports 1.
Fox has been using this photoshopped Teddy Bridgewater image to represent Sam Bradford for more than a month pic.twitter.com/6hUpEqyctK
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 16, 2016
Clearly this is a technical problem, but it’s unfortunate that this turned into a reason to bash those working production for Fox. This was a bad oversight, but those responsible are surely catching it at work. The rest of us should find the humor in this.
There’s no need to comb through all of the 2016 Fox NFL footage to find out how often the Bridgewater/Bradford combo graphic went on the air.