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Columbus Dispatch Newspaper Says John Elway, Not Peyton Manning, Throws Seven Touchdown Passes

Manning and Elway

(Rhonda Dixon Twitter)

On Thursday, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning displayed one of the best performances football fans have ever seen for an opening night as he threw for seven (yes–SEVEN) touchdown passes against the Baltimore Ravens to help his team kickoff the season with a 49-27 victory. While Manning’s performance was the popular headline in sports across the nation on Friday, it appears one beat reporter at a newspaper needs a reminder about who was playing quarterback for the Broncos on Thursday.

No, that is not a mistake in the photo above as a member of the Columbus Dispatch wrote “Elway throws seven touchdown passes” for the headline–which is obviously impossible considering John Elway called it a career after the 1998 season. It’s understandable that mistakes happen from time to time, but for a newspaper to let a major headline like this to get printed with the wrong name is completely unacceptable.

It sounds bad, but there’s no question who ever let this mistake slide is certainly going to receive an ear full from their supervisor as the photo of this article is quickly going viral.

On the bright side, at least the Broncos couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the 2013 season as Manning looks like he’s going to see his name in consideration for MVP once again. Everybody knew Manning would be anxious to square off against the Ravens with the way things turned out last January, but to throw for seven touchdowns in one game?

Come on–nobody saw that coming at all. Thanks to Rhonda Dixon on Twitter for the tip.

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