What Happens When News People Try To Cover Sports Stories

Gary Payton breaks TD record

Photo Via Gary Payton’s Instagram

This is what happens when news people don’t ask for help when covering a sports story on local TV: Peyton Manning becomes Gary Payton.

True, this awkward mishap happened in Seattle where Gary Payton is a favorite son, but this would be like me putting up an image of Chris Christie and calling it Barack Obama – if you are awake, you should know the difference between the two.

Seattle just may be a city in disarray.

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Could this be the lamest move by a pro athlete ever? (photo courtesy @chuckbrezina)

Fact: Their defending champion Seahawks are 3-3, losing two in a row and everyone else is to blame for it.

Fact: Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello was recently denied service at a local restaurant

Fact: The Mariners just had their first winning season since 2009 and still missed the playoffs by one game

Maybe it’s just me, but things started to go downhill after it became public knowledge that Marshawn Lynch puts velvet ropes around his Lamborghini in downtown Seattle – which is more lamer than Peyton Manning’s orchestrated ‘hide the football’ celebration.

Which brings this all back to the error at hand…. the picture above is not Peyton Manning, and even if you are a hapless news person, you should know better.

Somebody take their job and represent sports the way they were meant to, like this.

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About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the sports media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

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