The satire site SportsPickle.com had a great joke article the other day, titled "Brian Urlacher Retires as a Green Bay Packer: 'I just wanted to go out a winner.'"
If you understand or appreciate the Packers-Bears rivalry in the slightest, you know how funny and brilliant that is. And if you're basically any sane person, you also understand it was a joke.
Well, someone at NESN (New England Sports Network) didn't get it, which led to a joke on top of the original joke.
The screen grab of NESN reporting the Urlacher joke as actual news during a broadcast was obtained by @FSURich and forwarded to SportsPickle.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) May 24, 2013
Now that's funny.
Mistakes happen, obviously, but being on the wrong end of a satire article – especially one about the preposterous notion that Urlacher would ever sign with the Packers, or vice versa – isn't the error you want to make.