Somehow, each one of our snafus this week revolve around the Mississippi State Bulldogs.  That’s the way the cookie bounces, as Dan Le Batard’s pops would say.  Last week, the Bulldogs lost on a heartbreaker at Auburn.  Except, as CaptTouchback observed, ESPN wasn’t so keen on letting Mississippi State leave The Plains with a loss…

Last night, MSU hosted LSU on ESPN’s Thursday night college football game.  Unfortunately for Bulldog fans, that meant a heavy dose of Craig James.  Also unfortunately for Bulldog fans, some of their less academically inclined (or plastered out of their mind) students were showcased as well.  EVERY SINGLE PLAY CONTS!  The tiny, hurriedly scribbled “u” isn’t fooling us.  My only hope is that the back of the sign reads “I’LL TRADE YA MY SHIRT FOR A GRILLED CHEESE!!” (h/t ChrisCrane27)

Then, ESPN mysteriously decided to remove Mississippi State’s #25 ranking at one point during the telecast, as bubbaprog observed.  No word on whether or not ESPN temporarily bestowed that ranking upon Texas

But there is one more snafu, although it has nothing to do with sports.  This may be the greatest headline in the history of the English language.  (H/T @ESPNAtTheBuzzer)


Wait.  There’s more.  Here are the first few lines of the article from Reuters…

For actor Nicolas Cage, making the new thriller movie “Trespass” hit close to home.

Cage, at the Toronto film festival along with director Joel Schumacher promoting the film about a home invasion, said that he has actually lived through the nightmare in real life.

“It was two in the morning. I was living in Orange County at the time and was asleep with my wife. My two-year old at the time was in another room. I opened my eyes and there was a naked man wearing my leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of my bed,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

“I know it sounds funny … but it was horrifying.”

A Fudgesicle is a frozen, ice cream-like snack.

Thank God Reuters cleared up the mysterious identity of the fudgesicle.  I had no idea it was a frozen, ice cream-like snack.  Phe-no-me-nal.  That was your week in snafus, next time, be careful out there… especially if you see any naked men with fudgesicles… or if you come across an angry Nicolas Cage…

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