Jim Ringo was a Pro Football Hall of Famer who played 15 seasons at center for the Packers and Eagles, winning two NFL titles and reaching 10 Pro Bowls.
Ringo Starr is a world-famous musician best known for being the Beatles’ drummer during their run as the most popular band in the world.
Are there similarities between the two? Well, both were famous in the ’60s, and both have “Ringo” in their name. That’s about it. Still, those commonalities were apparently enough to trip up the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which was forced to print this amusing correction Saturday.
Oh no, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel! (August 26, 2017) pic.twitter.com/iwwZAOGvwv
— Romenesko (@romenesko) August 27, 2017
Here’s a link to what appears to be the online version of the article, which has been updated with the proper name (without a correction at the bottom, for what it’s worth). Ringo is mentioned as one of two (maybe soon-to-be three) Lombardi-era offensive lineman in the Hall of Fame.
We’re not going to beat up too badly on the writer or his editors. Everyone slips up some time, and when you’re writing quickly, what’s the difference between an NFL center and a rock-band drummer?
Look, we should just be thankful no one brought up the quarterback during Ringo’s glory days in Green Bay: fellow Hall of Famer Bart Starr. Maybe it’s not so hard to figure how the Journal Sentinel got this wrong, after all.
[h/t Jim Romenesko]