ESPN Goofs With Wrong Spelling of President Barack Obama on Sportscenter

By Dan Parzych

When it comes to sports media, it’s always entertaining to catch outlets making a mistake every once in a while–especially when that mistake involves the correct spelling of President Barack Obama.

The 1972 Miami Dolphins were recently honored at the White House as they were lucky enough to meet Obama, but ESPN came up with the biggest fail of all by spelling Obama’s name wrong (keep in mind it’s spelled Barack, not Barak) during their coverage. It would be one thing if the mistake were something minor, but this is the President of the United States we’re talking about here.

In other words–spelling his name wrong on this big of a network is completely unacceptable.

It will be interesting to see who got in trouble over this type of mistake and whether or not they got fired considering how embarrassing this is on ESPN’s end. Spelling names can be difficult from time to time, but there’s no excuse for what happened here.

As far as the Dolphins–it was good to see them finally make the trip to the White House to honor their historical 1972 season as they’re still the only team in NFL history to go undefeated during the regular season and win the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots came close back in 2008, but those dreams were shattered when they were upset by the surprising New York Giants.

But back to the point of this article, make sure you double check the spelling of important names if you work for a popular network like ESPN–this isn’t amateur hour.

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