Posts Tagged ‘Misspellings

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Oct
08

Tampa Honors Mike Alstott Through Typos

While smart people were paying attention to the Red Sox/Rays battle, Tampa fans were split, with the Buccaneers playing on SNF last evening. During halftime, the Buccos retired former fullback Mike Alstott’s jersey, a truly classy gesture to a gentleman who, by all accounts is a very classy man. To show their love and appreciation for all of Alstott’s years in service to the Bucs, to show their respect for all the times he played hurt, to honor his many rumbling touchdowns the Bucs presented him with two of his uniforms framed. Maybe someone should have spell-checked them before they went under the glass though…

Very classy Tampa.

UPDATE:

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Buccaneers PURPOSELY misspelled Alstott’s name because

In Alstott’s first season, 1996, his jersey had his name misspelled for each of his first two games before the error was finally corrected. So, in commemorating the past, the Bucs decided to dot all the “i’s” but leave off one “t.”

Ok, so it’s not a COMPLETE screwup, instead, the Bucs are honoring how their team has HISTORICALLY screwed things up and want to commemorate THAT. It’s amusing but doesn’t inspire much past or future confidence in the team.




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