People are very mad the WaPo misidentified Sun Devils as Wildcats
Give the Sun Devils their glory.
Beating No. 2 Kansas in the Phog is as impressive of a college hoops road win as, well, any one could think up. For the most part, basketball heads gave Bobby Hurley’s Arizona State crew its due after a 95-85 win on Sunday. But as tends to happen all too often, not everyone accurately spread the news.
According to one Twitter user, it was the Washington Post that led its men’s hoops roundup off the Associated Press’ wire with ASU’s upset.
But with just a few tweaks needed to fit the headline, somebody got it all wrong.
After a GREAT Sun Devil win…I wake up to THIS in the Washington Post. Seriously!? Talk about FAKE NEWS. @SunDevilHoops @TimHealeyASU @942Crew @JFeinsteinBooks @washingtonpost pic.twitter.com/6ZQDQBXEb7
— Jim Halling (@DCJames) December 11, 2017
“Behind Holder, Wildcats humble No. 2 Jayhawks,” the headline read.
Mistakes happen, it’s true. But considering those of us in this state involved in this rivalry always see this mixup happen, it doesn’t get any easier to accept that those — usually on the East Coast — can’t get it right.
Is it branding problems? Late night games?
Here’s a truth: It’s hard to say that mistaking Sun Devils and Wildcats is something that is OK.
The people were not pleased.
So disappointed to see this. I grew up reading The Washington Post and still consider it to be the best newspaper in America.
— Tim Healey (@TimHealeyASU) December 11, 2017
— Arizona State Sun Devils (@TheSunDevils) December 11, 2017
— Scoreboard of Life (@DevilTukee) December 11, 2017
— Kyle Murphy (@Warhogs56) December 11, 2017
— Dry Heat Hoops (@Dryheathoops) December 11, 2017
— T-Rex (@TRexRevenge) December 11, 2017
— Nick Graham (@graham_nick) December 11, 2017