Biggest sports spelling screw-ups

We’re always a little miffed this time of year when the Scripps

National Spelling Bee gets big-time

sports coverage like it’s the Super Bowl.

So with the Bee (thankfully) finished on Thursday, we can at

least give you a real tie to sports — with some of the best

recent sports spelling screw-ups. And we won’t even make anyone

spell out Coach K’s name.

ALL I LURNED IN LIFE I LURNED IN MY 7 YEARS OF COLLIGE

You would think simple spelling would not be a problem at some

of America’s finest institutions of higher learning. You would be

wrong.

Even Notre Dame, a school who preaches constantly about its high

standards, cannot always be trusted. In gearing up for what would

be a magical 2012 football season, the

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target="new">official team gloves included a minor goof.

Unless Cha Pion was one of the school’s past fencing champions,

perhaps?

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Sheesh, I hope at least they didn’t wear the jersey of the

opposing team. Because

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target="new">that would be embarrassing, wouldn’t it?

In one case, the respected Duke Blue Devils — a school

with head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who really should be a spokesman

for Webster’s Dictionary — once lost out on a recruit

because they couldn’t get the kid’s name right. So

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target="new">he went to rival North Carolina.

It’s not like the NCAA (wait, did we spell that correctly?) is

any better. During the

href="http://network.yardbarker.com/college_basketball/article_external/the_ncaa_needs_to_send_itself_back_to_school_for_spelling_errors/10469392"

target="new">2012 National Championship telecast at the NCAA

Tournament, marketing wizards smartly utilized on-court banners

to promote the site of the ensuing year’s Final Four location. But

we bet no one realized the 2013 tourney would be held in

some

Lithuanian town.

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THE PROS CAN’T DO PROSE, EITHER

When you’re the new guy called up from the minors, I guess a

team can spell your name any way it wants and a player wouldn’t

care. But you’d have to

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target="new">ask Jeff Manship that one.

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In some cases, the MLB can’t even get the team’s city right. Ask

the

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Francicso Giants or

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Hard to rip the NFL over this one. I mean, even if it was

your name,

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you spell Michael Hoomanawanui?

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Seems like the retail folks ought to hire another proofreader,

especially

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target="new">if they can’t spell the league MVP’s name

right.

How appalling,

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target="new">right Green

Boy Packer fans?

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The Packers may be a tough name to spell,

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target="new">almost as much as the Redskins.

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Don’t undersell this spelling thing. You could get fired for

spelling the name of the boss’ wife wrong,

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target="new">right Dennis Rodman?

Hey, even

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guy’s teammates can’t spell his name.

Speaking of names, every editor here at FOXSports.com curses

you,

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target="new">Dwyane Wade’s grandma!!! (just kidding)

It’s incredible that French Lick, Indiana, could not even spell

the one and only person anyone’s ever heard of from French Lick,

Indiana.

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target="new">Really, Larry Byrd?!?!

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TATTOOZ ARE FOREVER (ALMOST)

The NHL is the only league with a trophy sporting the names of

every player who has ever won a Stanley Cup. So you can be sure,

there’s quite a lush

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of Cup Trophy typos. But one player’s

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target="new">tattoo artist must have been celebrating the 2011

Boston Bruins a bit to hard.

This is the

corrected version.

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NBA superstar

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Durant knows all about tat boo-boos. Imagine getting an

extensive bible verse all over your back, only to find out there

was a slight mistake. Can you spot it?

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At least

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target="new">this Olympic torchbearer didn’t have hard

feelings — she even decided against fixing the spelling

error on her ink.

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But hey, mistakes will happen. See more

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target="new">epic uniform spelling errors here.