We try to be completely apolitical here, so lets use this latest sports-related botch to please ask politicians of any stripe to avoid trying to be regular guys by showing what fans they are and then getting something so wrong.
In this case, Republican vice presidential pick Paul Ryan was praising Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, except he called him Brendan Wheaton (via Deadspin).
And if youd like an example from the other side of the aisle, heres President Obama calling the former home of his supposedly favorite baseball team Caminsky Field instead of Comiskey Park. (HT to a Deadspin commenter for the suggestion.)
Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham hobbled off the field Thursday night in Cincinnatis exhibition game. But coach Marvin Lewis said, as reported by Bengals.com, that whatever happened to Greshams knee wasnt serious and hed be able to play next week.
Former Bengal T.J. Houshmandzadeh defended his ex-teammate, Chad Johnson, who was recently released by the Dolphins after a domestic violence arrest.
Outside of his grandmother and his brother Chauncey, I dont know if theres anybody that knows Chad as well as I do, Houshmandzadeh said on a podcast (via Pro Football Talk). Hes just a genuinely, genuinely nice dude. You know, he does a lot of things that are over the top, but thats just for fun and to put himself out there. But, man, Chad is too nice.
Next witness, please.