Last night Pro Football Talk reported that Randy Moss was the subject of a temporary restraining order taken out by a Florida woman. Holy shit, we thought, this changes everything! Hilarious posts would have to be written (by someone else). Wagers recalculated.
The cold light of day found PFT backpedaling faster than Kyle Orton with a hangover. Turns out the story, from a Florida radio station, was a bunch of baloney. What do you know, there is more than one person named Randy Moss in the world!
We like PFT (most of us anyway), but apparently being first means being wrong on occassion. We can toss this one alongside other clunkers like Farve's 2006 training camp retirement, Terry Bradshaw's untimely demise, and the low, low rates on Sprint text messaging. No wait, that last one is really true. Carry on then.
Caveman edit: Don't forget this PFT fuck-up.
PM Update: Random Asshat writes: "And nice job attacking PFT for posting that 'false' Moss story, then failing to mention anywhere on your site that it turned out that the report PFT cited was 100% accurate." Thanks, RA.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Hey Florio, fake Patriots stories is our schtick!!!