Mar. 07, 2016
Seattle TV Station Confuses Peyton Manning with Gary Payton
In pretty much NO universe would a sports fan ever confuse retiring Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning with former Seattle Supersonics guard Gary Payton.
Yet that is exactly what Seattle TV station KOMO-TV did Sunday night.
Aside from the really obvious physical difference, one played in the NFL, the other the NBA. And they names--well they aren't spelled the same either so using the "Google Search" excuse doesn't exactly fly here. We know from working in the TV business that News people are sometimes not very familiar with or good at doing anything related to sports. But....really there is absolutely no excuse for this. That includes pawning the mistake off on the graphics people.
The only thing that might top it is if a TV station put a McDonald's Golden Arch an an Over the Shoulder shot instead of the person named McDonald...