January 24, 2008

Killing Carr

Today’s sports radio moment of the day came courtesy of Howard Eskin’s show, in which the Wolfman had viewers call in and share their favorite childhood sports memories. One caller shared a tale of growing up in North Carolina near former Celtics player and coach M.L. Carr, at which point Eskin said something like “oh yea, great guy, he sadly passed away last year.” The caller replied, “yea, that was sad.”

Oops- Carr is very much alive. Eskin likely confused him with Dennis Johnson, another ex-Celtic who indeed passed away last year at a young age. But how could the caller, who had such happy memories of Carr, not know that he wasn’t dead?

Committing an almost worst gaffe came was Chris Matthews on “Hardball” tonight. When showing the footage of John McCain being endorsed by “Rocky” himself, Sylvester Stallone, Matthews joked that McCain’s next move will be to “climb the stairs of the Art Museum in Philadelphia and raise his arms, like everyone else always does.” Oops- McCain, due to his injuries in Vietnam, is unable to raise his arms.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 24, 2008 09:18 PM
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