full rundown at Deadspin. AP by now has retracted but much too late, of course. They sent out on wire, "The Associated Press has withdrawn its story slugged UCLA-Oregon. The story was prepared as a test story during a training session and was moved inadvertently to the wire. It was not meant for publication."
And it was such a good one: "Bob Jones threw three touchdown passes, including the game-winner with 10 seconds left." Why, he might have gotten a university named after him!
Monday, August 27, 2012
AP's Amazing Goof: UCLA Stuns Oregon!
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