There’s no more annoying push notification than when your phone constantly asks if you want to update the operating system. It’s always a treacherous button push; one wrong move and you won’t be able to use your phone for a length of time that is always too long.

There are a few specifically bad times to update your phone; ahead of a long flight or car ride, for example. But what if you’re a reporter, in the middle of covering one of the most important days of the year for your sport? That has to be among the worst possible circumstances, and that’s exactly what ESPN’s Brian Windhorst did tonight:

That’s a classic smartphone mistake, akin to oversleeping after hitting the “alarm off” button instead of the snooze. (Uh, may or may not be speaking from personal experience there.)

The outage was noticeable, as Windhorst went more than two hours between tweets:

It can happen to anyone, Brian. Way to keep your head up.


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About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.

  • YoDudes

    2 hours? C’mon, no update takes that long.

    • Johnny America

      Not sure if trolling but when I update my Iphone it normally takes about 2 hours.

      • YoDudes

        Not trollin, android updates don’t take that long and i have no experience with an iphone, probably never will

  • Raymond Terry

    Consider me surprised that he doesn’t have a backup phone. I would have thought that Lebron’s reporter would have at least 2 phones ready to go.

  • inku palios

    Is it me or Brian Windhorst looks like Jonah Hill’s twin?