Monday, December 19, 2005

Sports Finals From An Alternate Universe

On the New York Times web site yesterday, at 2:49 P.M., I saw the following sports blurb on the right-hand side of the screen:
With three games already finished on Saturday, the N.F.L. continues its Week 15 schedule today. The Colts continued their perfect streak with a win over the Chargers, 28-17.
At precisely that moment, the Colts, who had entered the game with a perfect 13-0 record, were losing to the Chargers by that same count -- 13-0 -- in the third quarter, and went on to lose the game, 26-17. Three minutes later, the sentence about a 28-17 Colts win had been taken off the site.

What the hell was that? Is the Times pre-writing sports stories with guessed final scores, the way they write obits for aging famous people before they die? If so, how utterly bizarre.


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