1/31/2009

This is just super ...

As a rule, Mr. Rewrite takes no side other than standing for proper spelling, grammar and usage. This year's Super Bowl makes that a challenge, however, as Mr. Rewrite's hometown team is in the big game. 

In the interest of rubbing it in, he will note that he attended both the wild card and NFC championship games. Nyah, nyah.

Anyway, Mr. Rewrite checked out the potential Super Bowl misspellings this afternoon and came up a few media black eyes, starting with Pittsburgh. Too many of those paid to know better leave off the H, spelling it Pittsburg. The tally of woe is pushing triple digits, and it surely will be in the hundreds by game time.

There is a Pittsburg, but that's a community just outside the Bay Area.

So far, individual bucking for media misspellings MVP is Ken Whisenhunt, the Arizona Cardinals head coach. As of Saturday afternoon, 80-plus articles botched his name as Wisenhunt.

As for the players, Ben Roethlisberger has the most potential for media misspellings. But so far only a few dozen article botch his name as Rothlisberger. Keep an eye on Anquan Boldin as well. Anquan Bolden is showing double digits at present.

Mr. Rewrite will take Arizona and the points. Oh heck -- he'll show his true-red colors and take the Cards straight up.

Peck, peck, peck.

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