(Via Larry Brown Sports)
As you can see on the ticker at right, someone gave Big Ben the description of "drink and drunk." It was, in all likelihood, a misspelling of "dink and dunk," referring to Roethlisberger's quick-hit, short-pass style.
Unfortunately, Roethlisberger also has a bit of a history with alcohol, including "excessive consumption," in the words of commissioner Roger Goodell, in an incident that led to a four-game suspension in 2010.
Later in the evening, ESPN host Chris Berman apologized for the mistake. "Earlier in the show we had a graphic error in the rundown," he said. "We apologize for the mistake. Not sure how it happened. It won't happen again."
Now, we won't speculate on whether this was a joke that ended up backfiring (probably) or a case of someone not proofreading their work (awfully coincidental). It is awfully easy to get words out in front of an entire country without a ton of editorial oversight (like this: Go William & Mary Tribe!), so we can see how this kind of mistake could be made. We're betting there will be a bit more ticker oversight from now on.
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